Motivational Speaker for Conferences & Workshops on Boards, Leadership & Visionary Achievement

Vibrant. Engaging. Thought-Provoking. Inspirational. Relevant.

Dennis not only wowed the crowd with his dynamic presentation style but completely engaged the audience. One attendee said, ‘Dennis is one of the best speakers I have ever heard!’

These are just a few of the words that audiences across the country use to describe Dennis’ presentations, trainings, keynotes and retreats.

Dennis, a motivational & inspirational speaker for nonprofits, provides state of the art educational programs, conferences, retreats and workshops for the nonprofit community, educational organizations and corporate foundations. He can design specific educational programs for your organization and/or tailor some of the many programs below that we have provided to other organizations. In addition, these educational programs can be provided either at your own location or another setting more conducive to learning.

Speaking Events

NJBIA’s Not-For-Profit Summit
The Collaborative Approach: Bridging the Gap for 2021

YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services
Executive Search and Non Profit Leadership

Speaking Videos

9 Transformational Competencies Needed by Today’s Non-Profit

Interview: Executive Search and Non Profit Leadership

Speaker at Unlock Your Life Purpose: How to Find and Live your Purpose No Matter Your Circumstances

2020 Affiliate Pre-Conference Day: Harnessing Your Leadership and Board to Respond to COVID

Speaking at the January 2018 Alliance Learning Circle


Thanks again for your participation in our 2021 PCCYFS Annual Conference – A Year of Resilience. It was very well received. Your presentation on The Nine Transformational Competencies Needed by Today’s Nonprofit Leaders was lively, engaging and motivational in helping CEO’s think strategically about what it takes to transform their organizations in to high performance teams. PCCYFS highly recommends DCM Associates for any nonprofit organization that wants new tools to assess and evaluate their organization’s performance.

Terry L. Clark, President & CEO
Pennsylvania Council for Children, Youth and Family Services

I have had the pleasure of meeting Dennis recently over Zoom on 2 webinars and again this morning with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Roundtable. Each time I hear him speak; he gives me so many things to think about, including helping Boards cultivate relationships to expand an organizations donor base, enhance their bottom line, and engage others with their mission.

Dennis’ ideas and thoughts on how to truly engage leadership and board members to create a successful culture of philanthropy is phenomenal. I highly recommend inviting him to hear him speak.

Peggy Banko, Director of Development
Community Hope, Inc.

Dennis was truly incredible as the keynote speaker at our annual gala. I read his autobiography, Moppin’ Floors to CEO, and learned about his journey from homelessness to becoming a CEO in a prestigious health care system. I was impressed from reading the book. But, hearing him speak was remarkably motivational – far more impactful than I imagined. Thank You Dennis for sharing your inspirational story.

David Walker, CEO/Executive Director
Visions and Pathways

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.

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

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!

Michael Thompson, President & CEO
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

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.

S. Craig Morton, Associate Provost
Fairleigh Dickinson University

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.

Debra L. Wentz, Chief Executive Officer
New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addition Agencies, Inc.

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.

Heather Iliff, President & Ceo
Maryland Nonprofits

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 J. Tozzoli, MSW, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer
West Bergen Mental Healthcare

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.

Michael V. Kerwin, President & CEO
Somerset County Business Partnership

Dennis was a delight to have as our conference speaker. He engaged the entire audience. We were anticipating learning a lot and Dennis did not disappoint. His personal stories of his experience with nonprofits, foundations and boards made it clear. His sense of humor is terrific, and he made it fun. And the tips and takeaways made is very practical. Thanks Dennis Miller. Job well done!

Debbie Marini, President
Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth

We received excellent feedback from our Board members regarding the keynote 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.

Diane Fennimore, President and CEO
Community Health Charities of New York

The feedback NJACYF received from Dennis Miller’s presentation “Strategic Leadership Decisions – Building a Sustainable Future for your Mission” was excellent. Attendees learned how to be more successful as a leader, how to build lasting relationships and how to engage board members and supporters in meaningful ways. NJACYF appreciates Dennis’ support of our members and our mission and we are fortunate to have made a connection with him.

Megann Anderson Fischer, J.D. Executive Director
New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth and Families

Dennis not only wowed the crowd with his dynamic presentation style on ‘Does Your Board Need a Therapist?’ but completely engaged the audience. One attendee said, ‘Dennis is one of the best speakers I have ever heard!

Mary Jo Buchanan, President
Morris County Chamber Nonprofit Conference

Dennis Miller spoke at our firm’s recent nonprofit conference on “Recognizing and Developing Great Nonprofit Leaders.” He was succinct and on point in every aspect regarding the key characteristics of great leaders. His personal insights gained from years in the nonprofit world added value and helped the audience understand how to apply the lessons to their own situation and to their own organization. He educated and inspired us all with his passion and experience.

Sally Glick, Principal & Chief Growth Strategist
Sobel & Co., LLC

To hire Dennis to be your next keynote motivational speaker or to facilitate a workshop please contact our office!

Dennis C. Miller