Speaking Testimonials

Michael Thompson

President & CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

“Dennis has a unique ability to communicate the role of emotional health and wellbeing in the workplace. He uses his experience as a former CEO of a major medical center to illustrate how understanding, supporting and engaging with employees at all levels is central to success. At the same time, he inspires audiences with his personal transformation from mopping floors to a c-suite executive position, highlighting the huge opportunity we have to help people with trauma or other mental health issues achieve their full potential. At our Leadership Summit, Dennis reminded us about why we care and how we can do better as individuals and organizations to support the mental health and wellbeing of our people!”

Tom Weatherall

President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey

“Dennis Miller can ‘talk the talk’ because Dennis has ‘walked the walk;’ he’s been there, done that! You know immediately that Dennis isn’t merely speaking from the theoretical or from a textbook but rather, he has a wealth of rich and tremendous knowledge to draw from when providing counsel. And his communication style is refreshing – Dennis doesn’t mince words…he tells it like it is! In the seat I occupy, it’s comforting, to know I can tap into that treasure of experience to help advance the mission I am privileged to represent.”

S. Craig Mourton

Associate Provost, Fairleigh Dickinson University

“Dennis Miller’s ‘From Mopping Floors to CEO’ presentation was the perfect addition to our annual Enhanced Freshmen Experience banquet. Dennis has an engaging presentation style that uses humor as well as touching personal stories to make his message relevant and effective to today’s college students.”

Debra L. Wentz, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc.

“Thank you for partnering with NJAMHAA and presenting The Truth About Leadership and Mental Health in the Workplace: A CEO’s Perspective. Your presentation was excellent and greatly appreciated by the attendees as evidences by the feedback we received from your session. Once again, thank you for your presentation and for your commitment to improving leadership within the mental health and substance use community.”

David Williams

President & Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America

“We were pleased to have Dennis Miller at our 30th anniversary conference in Orlando which was attended by 64 chapters around the country and affiliates from 36 countries around the world. In short, Dennis hit a home run! His session was dynamic and practical. We will have him back again soon.”

Heather Iliff

President & CEO, Maryland Nonprofits

“Dennis C. Miller, author of Moppin’ Floors to CEO, was the keynote speaker at the 36th Annual Conference for the Maryland Association for Resources for Families and Children (MARFY) in 2016. Dennis speaks from the heart, has an engaging style and a great sense of humor. We all enjoyed the chance to meet him as he shared his courageous and inspirational journey.”

Michael J. Tozzoli, MSW, LCSW

Chief Executive Officer
, West Bergen Mental Healthcare

“We recently hosted Dennis C. Miller, author of Moppin’ Floors to CEO, to speak at an event as part of our month-long celebration of Mental Health Awareness. Dennis inspired us all as he spoke about his early life struggles with emotional abuse and depression and how he transformed his life from hopelessness and failure to happiness and success.”  View PDF

Michael V. Kerwin

President & CEO, Somerset County Business Partnership

“The Somerset County Business Partnership is a Chamber of Commerce with a 100 year old that provides economic development and tourism services to the entire community. Our largest constituency is our 80+ nonprofit organizations that work in Somerset County. In order to service that constituency, we invited Dennis Miller to talk about how to get your nonprofit Board more engaged. Dennis did an outstanding job in describing the process of how you can get your Board more energized, motivated, inspired and ready to achieve the true potential of your organization. His personal life story is remarkable and inspiring.”

Diane Fennimore

President and CEO, Community Health Charities of New York

“We received excellent feedback from our Board members regarding the presentation on ‘Creating a High Performing Board’ given by Dennis Miller of Dennis C. Miller Associates. Dennis was engaging, informative, and thought provoking. He got excellent marks for how he engaged the participants in the dialogue.”

Arianne Andrusco

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Columbia University Mailman School Of Public Health

“Thank you so much for your time and expertise facilitating our Alumni Board retreat!  You led the group masterfully, keeping us on track with great humor and poise, and really made the retreat both productive and enjoyable.  It’s obvious that you have a lot of experience in managing nonprofit boards, and I am truly grateful for your willingness to share that expertise with us.”

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