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If you really help people succeed in business and in life, they thank you for all you have done for them. This is a sampling of testimonials from those who know first hand and have experienced the power of Denis Waitley's common sense and practical approaches to success...

Testimonials have been grouped into categories (Authors & Philosophers, Sports, Corporate, Associations, and Customers.)


"Denis Waitley cares about you and wants you to win!"
Ken Blanchard, Ph.D, co-author The One-Minute Manager

"Nothing is more urgent than integrity and wisdom in the borderless world, and no one offers better perspective and action steps for successfully managing change than Denis Waitley."
Harvey Mackay, author Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

"Denis Waitley is among the best in teaching principles of living successfully."
Robert H. Schuller, best-selling author Founding Pastor, Crystal Cathedral and Hour of Power

Those whose words and works we will never forget

"This renaissance man, who has changed so many lives through his lectures and writings, has created a magic mirror that will reflect back, to each individual, the kind of person he or she can become."
Og Mandino,
author The Greatest Salesman in the World

"Denis Waitley shows us, most graphically, the difference between mythical, superficial success and the genuine article."
Earl Nightingale 20th Century Philosopher

"Denis Waitley tells how to overcome setbacks, how to find self-esteem, and how to apply his practical approach to setting goals. The Waitley Way works!"
W. Clement Stone, Pioneer The Positive Mental Attitude Movement

"Denis Waitley is one of the most inspiring men of our time. And he has the rare ability to motivate every reader and listener."
Norman Vincent Peale, Minister Emeritus Foundation for Christian Living Author, The Power of Positive Thinking

"Lives there a man or a woman who doesn't cherish the dream of becoming a winner? Denis Waitley has given the world a blueprint for success in achieving that dream."
Mary Kay Ash, chairman emeritus Mary Kay Cosmetics


"I've appeared many times with Dr. Waitley and my advice is to read and listen to everything you can from this man."
John Wooden, Head Coach emeritus UCLA Basketball Team

"Denis is a mentor for all of us. He has special stuff!"
Pat Riley, Head Coach The Miami Heat NBA

"Denis teaches us to believe in ourselves and then go out and do it!"
Rick Pitino, Head Coach The University of Louisville NCAA Basketball

"I have always believed that it takes work and perseverance for even the naturally gifted to become winners. Through his research, Denis Waitley confirms this premise and creatively takes us step-by-step to become more consistent, top level performers in our careers and daily lives."
Roger Staubach, President The Staubach Company
Hall of Fame Quarterback Dallas Cowboys NFL

"Underachievers are not born, they are produced by the lack of leadership and knowledge. Real leaders empower everyone around them to become all they can be. His program offers you that power; if you will take the principles and internalize them, you can take your dreams and realize them."
Dick Vermeil, Head Coach
Kansas City Chiefs NFL
Former Superbowl Coach of the Year

"I've been a disciple of Denis Waitley and his Psychology of Winning since he addressed our National Championship Team."
Vince Dooley, former Athletic Director The University of Georgia

"I've never met a person who couldn't use a helping hand. For me, Denis Waitley's hand has always been there through his tapes and, for that, I will be eternally grateful."
Rocky Bleier, President Rocky Bleier Enterprises
Former fullback, Pittsburgh Steelers
Superbowl Champions

"The game of life, like baseball, is a total team effort. Denis Waitley echoes my belief that champions are not born, they are developed by commitment, sacrifice and a desire to go beyond what's expected of them every day, throughout the season and during the off-season."
Tony Gwynn
National League Baseball Player of the Decade

"Denis Waitley's psychology of winning changed my life. I draw on his strength to help me make decisions affecting American athletes, many of whom achieve world-class status."
Tom Wilkinson, Colonel, USAF ret.
United States Olympic Committee

"Denis Waitley helps individuals like me become winners."
Bruce Jenner
Former Olympic Gold Medal Decathlon Champion

"From the day I met Denis Waitley, he has been my source of inspiration and I feel honored to have worked with him. In my sad or low moments, I think of him and smile."
Wilma Rudolph*
Triple Gold Medal Olympic Champion
Track and Field
*Wilma Rudolph passed away in 1994, leaving a legacy for all who knew her.


Denis Waitley has conducted keynote addresses and in-company seminars to some of the most successful multi-national corporations in the world, large and small. The following represents a thumbnail view of the responses.

"Your talk was 100 percent on target and had great impact on the audience. The standing ovation you received was testimony to the message and its outstanding delivery."

"Many expressed that this was the best keynote speaker we have had in all the years we have been putting on this session."
Bankers Life & Casualty

"Thank you for your extraordinarily professional and inspirational presentation. It undoubtedly was the most successful such meeting we have ever conducted and was due in large part to your presence and contribution."
Merrill Lynch

"Motivation has many practitioners and yet, in our experience, few real experts. Your presentation to our annual convention underscored your role at the forefront of the motivational speaker field."
United Van Lines

"Denis Waitley under promised and over delivered!"

"You lived up to and exceeded the expectations of our customer group"
Dell Computer

"Thanks for an outstanding presentation at our national sales meeting at our worldwide headquarters. We will be ordering your books and tapes as follow-up material.

"This was the single highest rating on any individual contributor."
Data General

"The talk by Dr. Waitley was one of the finest we have ever heard. All of our team gained a great deal from it and I am sure they will apply it in their lives."
Harris Semiconductor

"We knew your presentation would be the hit of our sales meeting and sure enough it was. We have received nothing but rave reviews and requests for information on where to buy your books and tapes."
Blue Cross and Blue Shield

"You were the hit of our annual users' meeting!"

"Everyone in attendance was impacted by your message. In fact, we have been asked to contact you about scheduling a seminar for all of our Account Executives."
Northwestern Bell

"Your message was exactly what we wanted"
Bell South

American Airlines, American Express, AMP, AT&T, Bank of America, Bekins Van Lines, Baxter Medical, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citigroup, Citicorp, Coca-Cola, Daimler-Benz, Dell Computer, Disney, DuPont, EDS, Eli Lily, Equitable, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Glaxo, Harris Corporation, Hyatt Hotels, IBM, INTEL, Kodak, Marriott Hotels, Mercedes Benz, Merrill lynch, Miami Dolphins, Microsoft, 3M, Motorola, NASA, Philadelphia Flyers, Phillips Petroleum, Ratheon, Sears, Time-Life, Toyota, United Airlines, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, US Olympic Committee, United Van Lines, Upjohn, Volkswagen, Westinghouse, Xerox


"Our members are telling us that your keynote speech was the best beginning of an annual meeting in years. The tempo, message and delivery were perfect for our group."
National Association of Convenience Stores

"Your material, your delivery and your personality all added up to making your presentation one of the outstanding ones during our entire convention."
American Concrete Pipe Association

"Dr. Waitley's presentation was excellent by any standard. His delivery effectively employed every quality public speaking tool. His oratory skill combined with his enthusiasm for his personal strategy for more meaningful living, make his address highly motivating and persuasive."
National Association of Accountants

"What can we say that hasn't been said to you by the best: you were great! The hit of the convention. Only complaints were that they didn't get enough of you!"
Florida Society of Association Executives

"Our annual meeting will go down as one of our best ever. No small part of the credit goes to you for your excellent presentation on The Psychology of Winning."
National Machine Tool Builders' Association

"One of the highest ratings ever received by a keynote speaker at our events."
Million Dollar Roundtable

"They were captivated, leaning on the walls and sitting on the floor. Standing room only!"
Young Presidents' Organization

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