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what if you could…

converse and connect more easily, authentically, and meaningfully?

Award-Winning Author  —  Speaker

Facilitator  — Consultant


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

 Let’s discover how we can work together.

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...

a short list of organizations I’ve worked with

A+ Federal Credit Union
Charitable Giving Planners
City of Austin
Commercial Real Estate Women
Concordia University – Texas

Geoscience Support Services
HEB Women’s Leadership Conference
Hewlett Packard
Lakeshore Public Media
MGM Resorts Foundation
NXP Semiconductors

Rodan + Fields
Society of Association Executives
Silicon Valley Bank Private Equity
Texas State University
Wnet Leadership Summit
Worth of New York

how i can help you

Interactive Presentations & Workshops

  • Retreats
  • Strategic sessions
  • Fireside chats

Panels & Discussions

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

Consulting & Coaching

  • Tap into my experience and expertise
  • Participate in one of my events
  • Join one of my coaching groups


Four frequently asked questions

Whether it’s Holiday gatherings or everyday networking events and opportunities, knowing how to start, deepen, manage, and even exit conversations is an invaluable skillset. So, today I’ll share four questions I’m frequently asked on these topics and provide answers...

7 tips for being your best social self at holiday gatherings

Whether you see yourself as the ultimate social butterfly or a retiring introvert who’d rather be home watching a favorite movie with your cat, I have some favorite tips and tricks that can make almost any holiday gathering a lot more pleasant and memorable for you --...

We can do better

Ever heard the phrase “Own the awkward?”  I first saw it on social media a few months ago. To me, this well-meaning message says, "Let's acknowledge and even embrace our hesitation, discomfort, and clumsiness in social situations." I get it. Not everyone is a...

How to have social energy when you need it

In my last post, I shared how to evaluate the "energizers" and "drainers" in your life and at work. You know, the activities, tasks, settings, and situations as well as the interactions and the people who either leave you better than you'd otherwise be -- or feeling...

How’s your energy – right at this moment?

Ever have moments, days, or even entire segments of your life where you feel totally alive, inspired, and in flow?  What about those times when you feel completely drained? Like the last of your Life Force has been sucked right out of you. Yes, me too.  I’ve had both...

A big secret to great conversations

One of my favorite chapters in my new book More Than Just Talk is called "Consider The Four C’s."  It's about four important traits and practices that set the stage for great conversations. One of the four Cs is Caring.  Sounds so obvious. But, face it, if you don’t...