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Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley is one of America's most respected authors, keynote lecturers and productivity consultants on high performance human achievement. He has inspired, informed, challenged and entertained audiences for over 40 years from the board rooms of multi-national corporations to the control rooms of NASA's space program; from the locker rooms of world-class athletes to the meeting rooms of thousands of conventioneers throughout the world.

Recently, he was voted business speaker of the year by the Sales and Marketing Executives' Association, as well as Toastmasters' International, and inducted into the International Speakers' Hall of Fame. In 2015, he was inducted into The Personal Growth Hall of Fame in San Diego, California.


With over 10 million audio programs sold in 14 languages, Denis Waitley is one of the most listened-to voices on personal and career success. He is the author of 20 non-fiction books, including several international best sellers, "Seeds of Greatness," "Being the Best," "The Winner's Edge," "The Joy of Working," and "Empires of the Mind."  His latest book, “The Dragon and the Eagle: China and America, Growing Together, Worlds Apart”, has already captured the interest of western and far eastern business leaders, educators, students and travelers as a “wake-up-call” during the transformation of China into a dominant world power. His audio album, "The Psychology of Winning," is the all-time best selling program on self-mastery.


He has counseled winners in every field from Apollo astronauts to Superbowl champions, from sales achievers to government leaders and youth groups. During the 1980’s he served as Chairman of Psychology on the U. S. Olympic Committee's Sports Medicine Council, responsible for performance enhancement of all U. S. Olympic athletes. He currently serves on The Board of Directors of the first American-owned University in China, SIAS International University.


He has been a consultant to and keynote lecturer for top multi-national corporations including General Electric, Microsoft, Dell Computer, UBS, Citigroup, IBM, Toyota, Prudential, Walmart and Mercedes Benz. Currently, he is developing leadership training programs specifically aimed at young entrepreneurs in China and other Asian regions, including Singapore, Malaysia and India as well as programs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


He is a founding director of the National Council on Self-Esteem and the President's Council on Vocational Education, and recently received the "Youth Flame Award" from the National Council on Youth Leadership for his outstanding contribution to high school youth leadership. As president of the International Society for Advanced Education, inspired by Dr. Jonas Salk, he counseled returning POWs from Viet Nam and conducted simulation and stress management seminars for Apollo astronauts. A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1955, and former Navy pilot, he holds a doctorate degree in human behavior.


Career Highlights:


  • B.S., U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis                                  

  • PhD. in Human Behavioral Psychology

  • Simulation Trainer -- Apollo Astronaut Program

  • Rehabilitation coordinator for Vietnam POW's and Iranian hostages

  • Former Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California

  • Motivator for Superbowl Champions

  • Author of "The Winning Generation", a student oriented video workshop used in over 1,000 schools nationwide

  • Author of twenty books and 10 best-selling audio programs

  • Recognized by Congress for his work and achievements

  • Member of Board of Directors, National Council on Self-Esteem

  • Formerly consultant to the president of the Jonas Salk Institute for Biological Studies

  • Former Chairman of Psychology, Sports Medicine Council, U.S. Olympic Committee

  • National Youth Award for outstanding work with teenagers

  • Member of the Board of Directors of SIAS International University, the first American-owned university in China

  • Keynote speaker for 40 years

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