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

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

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®

Texas Women in Business, Beyond50 Conference

“...informational, inspiring and intentional… Your presentation was regarded as a favorite with the right mixture of purpose and personality.” - Texas Women in Business, Beyond50 Conference

a short list of organizations I’ve worked with

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

Geoscience Support Services
HEB
Hewlett Packard
IABC
Lakeshore Public Media
MGM Resorts Foundation
Microsoft

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
YMCA

how i can help you

Interactive Presentations & Workshops

  • Conferences
  • Retreats and professional development programs

Panel Moderation

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

Consulting

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

Blog

What we wish we knew then: 27 bits of advice from seasoned leaders

For those of you who are adults: Remember what it was like back in your early 20s? The excitement, the possibilities, the ability to stay up late (having fun) and get up early (and still get some work done)?  (Boy, those days are pretty history in my life!) For those...

The stresses – and benefits – of change

I had just returned from a wonderful vacation when I heard the earth-shattering news. My gym, a privately-owned facility ranked among the best workout facilities in the nation, had been purchased by a larger publicly-held corporation. "Oh no!" I thought. The place I...

Powerful – yet simple – advice on living and connecting well

Every year I re-do the big bulletin board in my office; the one my friend Cindy had made for me several years ago.  It's three-and-a-half feet tall and four-and-a-half feet wide. Huge and surrounded by a magnificent frame, much like the kind you'd put around a...

Where could you use a refresh?

     Do you have a morning ritual? Besides coffee and some reading and writing, mine includes giving my dogs a walk around my neighborhood.  Julia Cameron, creator/author of "The Artist's Way," insists daily walks can give us valuable insights. I couldn't agree more....

11 Strategies for Hosting an Epic Wine Tasting Party

I've never seen my dogs so tired. No, we hadn't gone on a 5-mile hike. Nor had the pups been out chasing squirrels all day. They were wiped out because the night before my sweetie and I threw a little wine-tasting party. There were people coming and going throughout...

A Networking Success Story: Four on Friday

Sometimes my readers, audience members, clients, and even friends and family take my advice and (eureka!) get fantastic results. This is one of those times, so I think it’s worth sharing here. To begin, here’s a question I’m frequently asked when I present or when I...