Dr. David Patient

Visiting Faculty | Professor - People & Organization, Vlerick Business School, Belgium

Dr. David Patient, Professor - People & Organization, Vlerick Business School, Belgium, MYRA School of Business


MBA & Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Law Degree, University College London


  • 2006-2019: Professor in Organisational Behavior at CATOLICA-LISBON, Portugal
    • Academic Director for:
      • Master in Psychology in Business and Economics
      • CUBE (Catolica Lisbon Research Unit in Business and Economics)
      • Executive Master in Management specializing in Leadership Development
      • The Lisbon MBA
  • 2016-2019: Representative-at-large on the Board of Governors of the 20,000 member Academy of Management, the leading international organization for management scholarship.
  • Lecturer in Business Communication at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver


  • Effective managerial communication
  • Group and individual decision making
  • Motivating clients and employees during difficult times – in ways that increase decision-acceptance, strengthen relationships, and advance the interests of both parties.
  • Persuasive communication and best practices for negotiation.


  • Designs, coordinates, and teaches in numerous open executive programs for international corporate clients such as WebSummit and Sands China Casinos
  • Independent provider of corporate writing and editing services to a variety of large enterprises


  • Journal of Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Organizational Studies
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior