I am a motivational speaker with a focus on development, success and leadership. I deliver keynote speeches and development workshops to both small groups and very large crowds (over 2000).
My popular True North Challenge (Peak Performance) presentation reveals the new science of expertise - with practical tips on how to get there. It is ideal for business leaders, teams, or groups who need motivation, grit, and inspiration.
I also have presentations specific to WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION & YOUTH.
What makes me different? I don't believe in the one-and-done motivational speaker model. I will give you practical tools and an accountability plan to maintain peak performance.
Do you know how some speakers just draw you in and your mind never wanders while they are talking? Well, that is what comes to mind first when I think of Dena. She just demands your full attention and engages you with her personality. Then she'll throw out a question that is so thought-provoking you just have to pay attention! When talking with Dena, I also feel like I have her full attention, she's listens and truly cares about me. When working with her one-on-one, I can always count on Dena to be responsive and follow-up immediately on any request. Iit's just like working with your smart, caring best friend!
I had an opportunity to speak in front of 80 of my new co-workers, but as a graphic designer public speaking was not something I had experience with. However, because I knew Dena would be available to help, I jumped out of my comfort zone and embraced the challenge. Dena's help was priceless - she didn't try to make me into someone else, she just helped to strengthen my own voice and gave me the tools and confidence I needed.
After years of video recording and watching Dena in action. I can honestly say she is the "GO TO" person to motivate and inform your audience with energy and confidence.
Get your message out there. Dena Davis is the one!
I have hired Dena as a speaker for large events and smaller trainings. She inspires both youth and adults with real experiences, thoughtful insight and provides concrete and usable take-home messages. She has infectious energy that truly motivates!
Price Range: $400-$5000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Business Owners Liability
What to Expect
I am known for my energy and audience engagement. With an extensive background in Theatre, I am extremely comfortable on the stage and I have a lot of interaction with attendees.
Previous clients have described me as "inspirational", "highly-motivating" and "extremely high value".
I am easy to contact, I personally respond within the day.
I tailor my presentations to the client's needs, and I am extremely adaptable. I can do anything from a 30- 90 minute speech, to a 3 hours workshop-based presentation with breakout sessions. I deliver both on and offsite and have my own presentation materials if client cannot provide.
As a presenter, I never carry a "prima donna" attitude (I make no crazy requests!) - I believe any quality training or motivational event is based on a partnership/relationship between myself and the event planner, where I do my best to identify the greatest needs of the client.
Dena R. Davis, (M.F.A.) is the founder/executive director of ACTion Performance & Leadership, which specializes in executive performance coaching, team leadership training and communication, and the Artistic Director of a non-profit Children's Theater Education program in Barrington, called Arts Alive!. She is the founder/co-chair of the East Bay Mastermind Networking group, a member of the National Career Association, the Greater Providence Chamber, the East Bay Chamber, the Center for Women and Enterprise, and The PVD Lady Project. She is also a youth program development director with the BAY Team, a nationally recognized anti-substance abuse coalition, based in Barrington. Dena works with corporate clients, professionals, people in transition and college graduates, specializing in performance techniques, success strategies, interview skills and the mastery of “soft skills”. With a 25 year background in professional theatre, Dena brings practical, proven techniques to individuals and teams who seek a solution for communication problems or weak delivery. As
Additional Booking Notes
I generally use slides (usually only images and very little text). I do often incorporate video so in some situations require an audio patch.
I can work on any platform, any size from large stage to boardroom.
Past Booked Events
|October 10, 2016–October 15, 2016 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||RWU Communication Skills|
|September 21, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Providence College Presentation/Improvisation|
|August 16, 2016 • 9:00am - 10:30am||Keynote Speaker RICDA event|
|August 09, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Interview Skills Workshop at the CWE|
|July 05, 2016 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||Teen Motivation workshop|
|July 01, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||National Career Development Global Conference|
Influences & Inspiration
I love the work of Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Simon Sinek, Darren Hardy, Mel Robbins, Amy Cuddy, Brene Brown.
I am also a huge fan of live music and jazz in particular, as I feel the improvisational aspect translates to life.
As a former actress in the UK, I have also been inspired by many of the phenomenal actors I have had the opportunity to work with, including Ben Elton and Hugh Laurie.
Projector (although I can provide)
Projection Screen (although I can provide)
Audio Patch for video projection (if available)
Wireless Microphone if very large venue
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