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Patti’s background




Author of the award-winning book The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business (Rosewall Press, 2011) and the companion book The Intentional Networker Collection: More Powerful Strategies for Attracting Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business (2015)

Featured in Fearless Women, Fearless Wisdom by Mary Ann Halpin (2010)

Contributed to 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career (Riklan Resources, 2010)

Other contributions, interview and mentions in the media.


National Speakers Association – Austin Chapter – Outstanding Chapter Member Award 2014

Austin Business Journal – Profiles in Power / Women of Influence Finalist – 2012

IndieReader Discovery Award 2011 – First Place – Non-fiction – Patti’s book, The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business, won this award June 4, 2012 at the BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City.  Judges included top executives, agents, publicists, and reviewers from some of the biggest companies in publishing.

ForeWord Review’s 2011 Book of the Year FinalistThe Intentional Networker was chosen as a Finalist in this prestigious publishing competition among thousands of entries.

Mentor Award (1998) and Gladys Hearst Outstanding Chapter Member Award (1996) – Presented by the Austin Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications.

Other Nominations:
Austin Women’s Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Women Award
Working Mother Magazine’s Raising a Ruckus Award


Former member of the Chapter Leadership Committee for the National Speakers Association
Founding board member and Past President of NSA Austin, the Austin, Texas chapter of the National Speakers Association
Founding member of Impact Austin
Founder of Freelance Austin
Former board member of the AustinProfessional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications
Former member of Leadership Team for the Austin Chapter of eWomenNetwork


2001 – Present     DeNucci & Co. LLC / Rosewall Press
This is my publishing, connecting, consulting & communications firm.  I am a professional speaker, writer, award-winning author, executive coach, and consultant.  My sweet spot is teaching others how to Live, Work & Connect at a Higher Level™ and be more intentional with their networking. I want to show them ways they can stop wasting time, money and energy and attract more powerful relationships, referrals and results in their careers, businesses, and social lives.

Up until 2013 I also managed and provided mentoring and business development services to a hand-picked network of top notch freelancers and consultants. Companies and organizations in all industries relied on me for my insight and targeted referrals to the independent professionals.

1989 – 2001     Patti DeNucci, Business Writer & Marketing Communications Consulting
I wrote marketing communications materials, from jazzy ad copy and snappy taglines to annual reports and techy spec sheets. I also handled media relations for some of my favorite clients. I worked with companies of all sizes and in a wide range of industries: high tech, retail, education, non-profit, healthcare, manufacturing, construction — you name it.

1983-1989     BJW Marketing Communications, Inc.
I was a copywriter and account manager at this boutique advertising and PR firm, one of the first in the world (yes, the world!) to specialize in serving the emerging high tech industry.  It was like Mad Men for high tech — only we were a mostly-female team and drank a lot less! Since it was still the 80s, we initially used IBM Selectric typewriters. How things have changed!

1981 – 1983     Columbia Scientific Industries, Inc.
I was the marketing services clerk and assistant to the vice president of marketing.  This was kind of a stodgy, male-dominated company. They needed help! I yearned to rewrite all their marketing materials and take over the PR. Wasn’t going to happen. I didn’t stay long!

Other experience & internships:
Newspaper & magazine feature writer
Retail sales & merchandising


Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors – Clothing, Textile & Design / Merchandising/ Communications / Art
University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin

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