Patrick Mc Namara

Catalyst for positive change


Current mission

Having moved to France after responding to President Macron’s “Make our Planet Great Again” initiative, I am currently focusing on climate change in France and Europe, supporting courageous leaders to take a whole-systems approach, generate innovative business models, and transform sustainability norms in their industry towards zero-waste, minimal carbon usage, and regeneration.

Courageous leadership

​To reverse climate change and move toward a regenerative economy, we need bold leaders who are willing to make change happen. I guide people who want to go above and beyond, who intend to lead change in their industry or transform their system – and see their work as part of a bigger shift.

Systems change & transformation

One company cannot reverse climate change. It takes a system-wide approach to change the rules.  In key industries, I’m working with others to generate new solutions, to create shared value that expands industry earnings, and to design new business models with positive environmental and social impact. 

Sustainability innovation

  • Improve your competitive position with sustainability at the core

  • Assess your strategy and recommend ways to create and capture more value

  • Engage your employees around sustainability and social impact

  • Generate breakthrough business models with positive, regenerative impact

  • Achieve your sustainable development goals through engagement and implementation


What I do

  • Support courageous leaders

  • Facilitate systems change & transformation 

  • Help companies innovate sustainability performance

Organisations I've worked with

Consulting experience with Capgemini, Motorola, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), UN Women, UNDP-UNHCR, Innovation 4 Crisis, Findhorn Foundation, State of California Department of Education,
UN Global Compact Businesses (Canada), International Development Research Centre (Canada), Stanford University, Interministerial Delegations (France), Ministry of Agriculture (France), Ministry of the Interior (France).

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California USA.

Group Facilitation Training Program. Course facilitator: Interpersonal Dynamics (OB374), Strategic Leadership, Design Thinking, Designing Organisations for Creativity and Innovation. 


Presencing Institute (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. 

Foundation and Masters Course, Action Lab, and Forum with Otto Scharmer, Arawana Hayashi, Peter Senge, and others.


Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois USA.

Master of Business Administration; Concentrations in policy, marketing, and international business.


L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Université de Strasbourg, France. 

Political Science, first year.



French, English, Spanish (fluent), 

German (intermediate), Arabic (basic).

I have worked in 30 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.


My purpose

To be a catalyst for positive change, helping leaders and organizations realize their vision and mission in a way that engages the best in people, allows them to practice their deepest values, generate positive social and environmental impact, and transform their industries toward regeneration. 

My Principles

Integrity, congruence & clarity

in my engagement with clients and colleagues