what if you could…

converse and connect more easily, authentically, and meaningfully?

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

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®

a short list of organizations I’ve worked with

A+ Federal Credit Union
Association of Texas Professional Educators
Austin Small Business Conference
The Carlisle Collection
Concordia University – Texas

Geoscience Support Services
Hewlett Packard
Lakeshore Public Media
MGM Resorts Foundation

NXP Semiconductors
Rodan + Fields
Society Government Meeting Planners
Silicon Valley Bank Private Equity
Texas State University
Texas Society of Association Executives
Worth of New York

how i can help you

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


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