About Denise

Denise Dudley is a professional trainer and keynote speaker, author, business consultant, and founder and former CEO of SkillPath Seminars, the largest public training company in the world, which provides 18,000 seminars per year, and has trained over 12 million people in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Denise holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, a hospital administrator’s license, a preceptor for administrators-in-training license, and is licensed to provide training to medical professionals in the United States and Canada. She’s also a certified AIDS educator, a licensed field therapist for individuals with agoraphobia, a regularly featured speaker on the campuses of many colleges and universities across the US, and the author of Simon and Schuster’s best-selling audio series, “Making Relationships Last.” Denise speaks all over the world on a variety of topics, including management and supervision skills, leadership, assertiveness, communication, interviewing skills, career readiness skills, business writing, and personal relationships. Denise says she loves people, animals, and lively audiences!

Five things to know about Denise

  • I spent ten years working with long-term, chronic, psychiatric populations in private and state hospitals, and I loved every minute of it.
  • I absolutely love professional speaking, and I’m never happier than when I’m standing in front of an audience, having fun with them.
  • I have a ranch in California, with a lot of rescued and adopted animals on it. Chickens, goats, alpacas, horses, donkeys, cows, a dog, and a whole bunch of cats. Most were taken in because they were homeless or about to be slaughtered.
  • I currently work extensively with young people, teaching them communication skills, interviewing skills (for internships, scholarships, or jobs), and professional image skills—and I love doing this more than just about anything else! Young people rock.
  • I’m an avid hiker, and the most fun vacation I ever took was when I hiked—literally—across England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.