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Patricia Aburdene is an author and motivational speaker. As an advocate of corporate transformation, Aburdene now inspires audiences with predictions of how values and consciousness will transform business.


Aburdene earned a BA in philosophy from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, a BS in library science from Catholic University, and four honorary doctorates. In 1990, she was awarded the Medal of Italy for her interpretation of global trends. She lives in Telluride, Colorado and Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  • Naisbitt, John; Aburdene, Patricia (March 1998). Megatrends for Women. Diane Books Publishing Company. ISBN 0788153552. 
  • Aburdene, Patricia (13 September 2005). Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism. MHampton Roads Publishing. ISBN 1571744568. 

She co-authored, with ex-husband John Naisbitt , the bestsellers Megatrends 2000, Re-inventing the Corporation and Megatrends for Women. The Megatrends books topped bestseller charts in the United States of America, Germany, and Japan.


Aburdene has lectured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, and the Pacific Rim. Her clients include the Management Club of Vienna, the Professional Coach and Mentor Association, the Management Institute of New Zealand, and the Consciousness in Business conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Her career in business journalism began at Forbes magazine in 1978. As a Public Policy Fellow at Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1993 to 1996, she explored emerging leadership models.



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