Patricia Fripp

When your message must be memorable, your presentation powerful, and your sale successful, call Fripp.
Travels from CA
$10,000 - $15,000

Patricia Fripp arrived in San Francisco from England at age 20 as a hairstylist with no job or contacts and little money. Patricia excelled in the beauty industry and became San Francisco’s most in-demand men’s hairstylist when that was a new domain. She started training stylists and speaking to promote her business which led into her next successful career as a keynote speaker. On 60 Minutes she was asked, “There must be a big difference between being a hairstylist and a speaker?” She replied, “I used to work on the outside of heads; now I work on the inside. There is only a half inch difference.” That half inch has been worth millions of dollars!

Patricia has won or been awarded these designations by the National Speakers Association: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), CPAE, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and the Cavett Award (considered the Oscar of speaking). Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-content, entertaining, dramatically memorable presentations.

One of the few professional speakers who can transform the presentation skills of others, she is an executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that one of the best investments in your career is Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills training.
Patricia simplifies and demystifies the process of preparing and presenting powerful, persuasive presentations.

Patricia is a past president, and the first female president, of the over 3,000-member National Speakers Association.  She is a member of the highly prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only group of highly regarded professional speakers, authors, and consultants.

Patricia often teams up with her brother, legendary guitarist of King Crimson, Robert Fripp, for Fripp and Fripp presentations on “How to Be a Hero for More Than One Day” and “Beginner to Master.”

She is the author of Make It So You Don’t Have to Fake It! and Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker’s Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters and Insights Into Excellence.

Patricia is now virtually everywhere with, her interactive, learn-at-your-own-pace, virtual presentation skills training. Fripp Virtual Training’s Powerful, Persuasive Presentations is a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, web-based training platform that emulates live training and coaching. It is almost as if Patricia Fripp were sitting right there with you.

 Memberships & Associations

  • National Speakers Association (NSA)
  • Global Speakers Federation (GSF)

 Awards & Designations

  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
  • Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)
  • Cavett Award

 Testimonials for Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE as a Keynote Speaker

Tracy Berger, Senior Vice President Sales, First American Home Warranty

At three different companies I have watched Patricia Fripp work her sales presentation magic. At First American Home Warranty, it is no surprise that she has done it again. After seeing her in person, my team was buzzing about diving into Fripp VT. Patricia always delivers on everything she promises. I am grateful and excited to bring her talents to our company. I truly love working with her as she helps me take our group to the next level.”

Dave Larson VP, Client Marketing, ADP National Account Services

Patricia Fripp is the BEST keynote speaker and investment! She keynoted our major client conference, Meeting Of The Minds and was a HIT! After her opening keynote she conducted HALF of the ten best break-out sessions. Based on this incredible feedback, we invited her back the next year for and equally successful repeat performance. We were so impressed by Patricia’s performance we have engaged her for executive speech coaching and sales presentation skills training.”

 Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

We have hired professional speakers for 30 years. Without a doubt Patricia Fripp is the most user-friendly, hassle-free, versatile, talented speaker we have ever hired. For 19 consecutive years we have hired her to speak at our entire convention. Patricia is the best investment for our speaking and training budget.” 

Testimonial for Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE as a Sales Presentation Skills Expert

Greg Stivers, Vice President, Client Development, Concur

For 20 years I have hired Patricia Fripp to train and coach sales teams with amazing success. FrippVT, in combination with in-person training and coaching, is an unbeatable combination.”

Testimonials for Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE as a Speech Coach

Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Award Winning Keynote Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author

I wanted a super bowl quality coach and I was lucky to be introduced to Patricia Fripp. Even as a best-selling author I found her help in coaching and scripting was right-on, world class, and amazingly insightful. With Patricia Fripp on your team, you can go places.”