Speaker Biography

Patti DeNucci

Award-winning Author / Speaker /Workshop Facilitator/Moderator
Chief Connector, Communicator & Collaborator at DeNucci & Co. LLC
Author of The Intentional Networker™: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business

With a strong background in promotion, communications, and talent management, Patti DeNucci’s passion and purpose is to inspire motivated people to Live, Work & Connect at a Higher Level™ so they can be happier and more successful.

She has studied, practiced, taught, and written about the art and science of attracting and enjoying powerful conversations, connections, and business referrals for more than 35 years. Check out her sizzle reel here.

Both small and large audiences appreciate Patti’s genuine, engaging style and ability to provide and facilitate fresh ideas, wisdom, and perspectives about business socialization; ideas that can be put to use immediately to create positive results.  Listen to Patti speak on the TEDx stage by clicking this link: TEDx talk – Courageous Conversations.

To read what others have to say about Patti and her book click here. DeNucci TEDx 5-28-15

Patti’s book, The Intentional Networker™: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals, and Results in Business, continues to receive high praise and enthusiastic reviews as a must-read success manual. It was selected as a Finalist in ForeWord Reviews 2011 Book of the Year and swept the entire non-fiction category in the IndieReader Discover Awards in 2012.

The Intentional Networker™  was written as a refer-to-often field guide that offers stories, techniques, and tips gleaned from Patti’s career and experiences as a communicator, entrepreneur, connector, and consultant. Nine strategically-ordered chapters provide a holistic view of what it takes to be a more purposeful, polished, present, and productive networker, one who earns trust and respect and attracts opportunities and success in business.

Patti has been invited to present, facilitate, and emcee for numerous businesses, organizations, and events, including TEDx, Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett Packard, BazaarVoice, HEB, Rodan + Fields, Worth of New York, Lone Star Overnight, PayPal, the Texas Healthcare Association, The Texas Conference for Women, and many others. She is happy both on the big stage and in small, more intimate settings.

Patti shares message curated from 25 years of experience and her own diverse and powerful network of experts and leaders

Patti is frequently quoted, interviewed, profiled, and published in numerous media, among them Fox News, the Atlanta Tribune, Arizona Republic, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, The Office Professional, Working Mother, Austin Woman Magazine, Austin Business Journal, Austin American Statesman, and others.  Numerous podcasters have enjoyed having Patti as a featured guest.

To date Patti’s work represents millions of dollars in projects and connections. She has also served, impacted, and helped create positive results for thousands of clients in a multitude of industries, including: high tech, healthcare, fashion, cosmetics, associations, non-profits, education, media, finance, energy, real estate, and others.

Patti believes strongly in “giving back” to her industry and is Past President of the Austin chapter of the National Speakers Association.  She was named NSA Chapter Member of the Year in 2014 and selected soon after to serve on NSA’s Chapter Leadership Council. During her three-year term as part of this committee, she helped rewrite/redesign and delivery NSA’s chapter leadership training curriculum.   This program helps the association build stronger chapters and chapter leaders and focuses on Membership, Money, Management, Meetings, and Marketing.  Patti served as lead on the Membership sub-committee.

In 2008 Patti was selected as one of 40 female entrepreneurs from across North America to be featured in Mary Ann Halpin’s book Fearless Women, Fearless Wisdom (http://www.fearlesswomenmag.com/fearless-women-book.html ).

She is also a featured expert in the book 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career (http://www.amazon.com/101-Ways-Enhance-Your-Career/dp/0979499275 ).

Back in the 1990s, Patti founded of what is now known as Freelance Austin (www.freelance-austin.org), a networking and professional development organization for business-minded freelancers, consultants, and solopreneurs.  She also has served on leadership teams with the Association of Women in Communications.

In recognition of her ongoing leadership and contribution to the Austin business community, the Austin Business Journal chose Patti as a Finalist for its Profiles in Power Award in 2012. The Austin Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications honored Patti with both its Outstanding Chapter Member and Mentor Awards in the 1990s. She has also been nominated for AWC’s Outstanding Austin Communicator and Creative Initiative Awards, the Austin Women’s Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Women Award, and Working Mother Magazine’s Raising a Ruckus Award.

Patti’s interests include good conversation, cycling, swimming, hiking, reading, jewelry-making, painting and spending time with family, friends and her dogs, Maggie and Kodiak.  She is a fan of good coffee (during the day) and good wine (in the evenings).