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Do you want to be…

better connected,
more respected and wonderfully successful?

I specialize in teaching smart professionals how to attract and enjoy more meaningful and rewarding conversations, connections, and relationships.

do you want better relationships…

With coworkers and colleagues
with prospects and customers
at conferences and networking events
in social settings and everyday life

what’s the big deal about having better conversations, connections, and relationships?

pretty much everything.

Numerous studies over several decades reveal that friendly, positive, supportive, and memorable in-person social interactions can enhance:

  • Productivity
  • Team effectiveness
  • Image and brand
  • Customer loyalty
  • Professional development
  • Event success
  • Career advancement
  • Opportunity awareness
  • Brain power / intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Self-esteem & sense of belonging
  • Attitude and energy level
  • Happiness and well-being
  • Health and longevity

who doesn't want all of that?

Ready to talk about how you, your team, and your event participants can enjoy more meaningful conversations and connections? Let’s set up a time to discover how we can work together.

hire me

interactive presentations + workshops

  • Conferences
  • Retreats and professional development programs

panel moderation

  • Let’s get an interesting, enlightening conversation going!


  • Tap into my experience and expertise
  • Let’s explore and collaborate

a short list of organizations I’ve worked with

A+ Federal Credit Union
Ascension / Seton Cove
Austin Small Business Conference
Carlisle-Etcetera LLC  (Carlisle Per Se?)
Concordia University – Texas

Executive Women in Texas Government (EWTG)
eWomenNetwork International Conference & Expo
Geoscience Support Services
HEB – Women in Leadership  Conference
Hewlett Packard

International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA)
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – So. Region Conference
Lakeshore Public Media Professional Women’s Conference
LSO (Lone Star Overnight)

MGM Resorts Foundation  Women’s Leadership Conference
Microsoft Corporation – R&D High Potential Leaders
National Speakers Association (NSA) Chapter Leadership Institute
NXP Semiconductors

Project Management Institute (PMI)
Red Velvet Events
Rodan+Fields Conference (2015 and 2016)
Silicon Valley Bank – Private Equity –  Annual Leadership Summit
Society for Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

Texas Association of Counties
Texas Conference for Women
Texas Healthcare Association (THA)
Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE)
Texas State Agency Council
Texas State University – McCoy Business School
Wnet Career & Leadership Summit
Worth of New York
YMCA of Illinois

what clients have to say

Ginger Kelly, VP of Marketing

As the opening keynote speaker for our event, Patti set the tone for the day with her charm and wonderful ideas... Ginger Kelly, VP of Marketing, RIM Architect LLC and 2018 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference Co-Chair

One Thing New: Smart Reads for Busy Women

“There’s always more to learn when it comes to networking! Author Patti DeNucci has been teaching her intentional networking strategies for over 25 years...[she] provides positive life-strategies for anyone who needs to deal with people…” - One Thing New: Smart Reads...

Jill Griffin, The Loyalty Maker®

“Patti DeNucci is the “real thing”...the consummate professional with a great strategic mind and a powerful network. I recommend her highly.” – Jill Griffin, The Loyalty Maker®


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