Meet a Scientologist—The Secret of Patrick Valtin’s Success
Scientologist Patrick Valtin combined determination with a firm understanding of the works of L. Ron Hubbard to make a success of his own life and help others.
A name synonymous with business solutions, Scientologist Patrick Valtin has built a highly successful career by providing clients with the tools to make their work… work.
“I earned an MBA in the United States in 1984 and was pretty proud of my diploma,” says Valtin. “But while it helped me gain credibility with potential employers and a great job in a U.S. multinational company, when I started my own consulting business in 1986 I felt I was missing the tools to stably expand my business, let alone help others do so.”
In 1988 Valtin found what he had missed in his education.
“I discovered the Hubbard management system contained in the Organization Executive Course, a 10-volume management encyclopedia written by L. Ron Hubbard,” he says.
Taking what he learned on this course, Valtin started a management training company called U-MAN Belgium, now Europe’s largest provider of management training services based on the Hubbard management system.
“The Problems of Work by L. Ron Hubbard has also been an amazing source of help to my clients,” says Valtin. “I use the book as a management coach and trainer.”
Impressed by the effectiveness of Mr. Hubbard’s administrative technology, when personal tragedy struck a close friend, Valtin looked to Scientology and Dianetics for help.
“My friend was a former European champion in karate and a popular martial arts teacher. When his brother died in a fire, my friend lost interest in life, started drinking, and was going downhill very rapidly. I read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and applied its principles to him. In less than 12 hours of auditing—Scientology and Dianetics spiritual counseling from the Latin audire, to hear or listen—all the emotional pain he experienced since his brother’s death seemed to evaporate. He immediately stopped drinking and regained his interest in life.”
Success was never simply handed to Valtin. To survive, he had to rely on his own skill and judgment. Born in Belgium in 1958, he was abandoned by his parents when he was 3. He was living on the street when he was found and placed in the first of a series of orphanages which were “home” until he was 18. Valtin began his first business at 15, selling soap door-to-door. Despite his disadvantages, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA degree from the University of South Carolina.
Valtin and wife Chantal have been happily married for nearly 30 years. They have three children—Anne, 24, Steve, 22, and Nathan, 13—and live in Clearwater, Florida, the spiritual headquarters of the Scientology religion.
Over the past 22 years, Valtin’s clients have spanned nearly every industry, from businesses that are just beginning, to multinational corporations including USPS, Ford Motors, GM, BMW, Renault, Mercedes, Toyota, Motorola, AIG, IBM, Remax, Century 21, ATT Canon, France Telecom and Hotels Accor.
Valtin has authored several popular works on business and sales including the book No-Fail Hiring and serves on the advisory board of the Hubbard College of Administration International. He is president and CEO of M2-TEC USA Inc., and founder of Execlife Training & Coaching Group LLC.
A Scientology Volunteer Minister for more than 15 years, Valtin uses the skills he learned to help people on a daily basis. He is proud that his son Steve is carrying on this tradition.
“Steve was part of a Scientology Volunteer Minister mission in Sichuan, China, in 2007, working with the Red Cross and helping victims recover from physical and emotional trauma when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed more than 60,000.”
Valtin says that Scientology, a very practical religion, aligns with his attitudes toward life.
“I have always been curious and intrigued by truth—about anything: life, our origin and our innate powers,” says Valtin. “All my life I looked for solutions to the many questions left unanswered by my education. I always had a hard time believing my fate was predetermined—that someone else could decide my future, my luck, or my eternal freedom. I always believed the future was in my own hands, and I’ve worked to make the future good for myself and others.”
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