Bringing audiences what matters most

& what works best.

Dr. Deanna Davis is an accomplished professional speaker, entertainer, and author with 25 years’ experience engaging, enlightening, and entertaining audiences internationally.

Known for her characteristic blend of humor and how-to, Deanna helps audiences focus on what matters most and what works best. She blends cutting-edge research with practical strategies for creating extraordinary success and satisfaction in work and in life.

Deanna holds a PhD in Leadership with a focus on Positive Psychology from Gonzaga University and a Master of Public Health Degree with a focus on health promotion from the University of Washington. She advocates personal and professional change using “the big power of small,” since small changes, small steps, and small investments lead to big—and lasting—results over time.  Deanna is an admitted laughaholic and a strong proponent of adding chocolate and cheese as major food groups.

Topics that Engage, Entertain, and Equip Audiences to Succeed

While Dr. Davis customizes every talk to meet the unique needs of each audience, trending topics include:

  1. The Neuroscience of Confidence: Women leading the change
  2. Cultivating Radical Resilience and Purposeful Productivity
  3. Thrive: The Science of Success and the Power of Strengths-based Leadership
  4. Staying Well While Doing Good: How to Stay Healthy and Happy While Helping Others
  5. The Start of Something Really Small: How Small Steps Make Big Changes and Spark Better Outcomes

And, her one-woman comedy shows, “Comedy for a Cause” and “Womanhood: The Divine Comedy,” bring laughter and lightheartedness to conferences, annual meetings, and fundraisers. 

(Event image photo credit: YMCA of the Inland NW)

““Deanna’s ability to share powerful and practical leadership strategies is second to none, but that she can share well-honed expertise with raw comedic talent is what truly sets her apart. Our Inland Business Catalyst magazine Women in Business Leadership Awards attendees left feeling energized, inspired, and ready to take their own leadership to the next level . . . and given that this annual event for busy women leaders and their organizations is held at 7:30 a.m., this was no small feat!””

Stephanie RegaladoEditor - Inland Business Catalyst Magazine

““Deanna brought such an inspiring blend of wisdom and wit to her keynote for our Go Red for Women event for the American Heart Association. She struck an ideal balance between energizing, educating, and entertaining our audience of thousands, and her keynote helped make our event a resounding success. She was an absolute delight!””

Michelle HegeCEO of DH and Chair of American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Event (Inland NW Chapter)

“"Just when I think she couldn't possibly get any better, I find that somehow she has. That's why we bring Dr. Davis back to our Leadership Program year after year after year to help our candidates learn strengths-based leadership. Her content is always cutting-edge and research-based, delivered with a warmth and accessibility you rarely find. She is a hit time and time again for our organization and the diverse sectors and companies we serve."”

Deborah MooreVice President and Program Director - AgForestry Leadership Foundation

““First in a packed ballroom and then in a lively metropolitan theater, Deanna had our audiences laughing until they cried and leaning into every word. She has an unparalleled talent for pairing comedy with cause. She advanced both our organization’s mission and our event goals with warmth, professionalism, and credibility."”

Kay KnoxCEO - Within Reach

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You'll Be In Good Company

Dr. Davis has spoken and consulted nationwide for many companies, including the following: