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Dr. Denise P. Federer is a speaker, consultant, coach and psychologist in private practice in Tampa, Florida. She brings over twenty four years of experience to her work with individual, executives and corporations providing consulting and performance coaching. She helps clients realize their extraordinary potential and effect significant behavioral change. Her unique perspective as both a clinician and researcher influences her method of assessment, intervention and evaluative feedback on outcome success that she offers to her clients.

Dr. Federer maintained a successful private practice in Tampa, Florida for over 20 years. Currently, as principle owner of Federer Performance Management Group LLC, she utilizes her extensive cognitive-behavioral training and expertise in stress management, health and wellness issues, differing communication styles, performance enhancement and motivational strategies for behavioral change in her coaching and consulting work with individuals, teams and corporations. As a natural outgrowth of her interests, Dr. Federer is an expert in the unique dynamics of closely held and family businesses, as well as strategies for improving workplace interactions to maximize both financial success and increased job satisfaction.

Dr. Federer began her consulting and coaching career in 1988. She developed and implemented the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for American Express Southern Region Operations Center which served 4000 employees and their families. She also developed pre-employment assessment instruments, provided a comprehensive behavioral analysis of specific departmental procedures, and implemented programs to impact individual and organizational change. Since that time Dr. Federer has provided Peak Performance training to the financial industry. For the past 25 years she has worked with experienced, successful individuals to achieve the next level of accomplishment in their careers. Her clients include corporations and executives from Allianz Life Insurance, American Funds, Bank of America, Coldwell Banker, Dreyfus Investments, Evergreen Financial, Fidelity, American Express, Pershing, LLC, Prudential Securities, South Trust Bank, Sun Bank, SourceMedia , Raymond James Financial Services and Raymond James and Associates.

A popular speaker for motivational talks and keynotes, Dr. Federer’s recent invited speeches to the financial industry include, “Working in the Zone--Optimizing your Potential for Peak Performance”, “Cultivating Trust Through Performance Management”, and “Communication Differences between Men and Women -- How These Differences Impact Your Client Relationships”, “The Power of Emotional Intelligence”, “Becoming the Trusted Advisor -- Understanding the Dynamics of Family-Owned Businesses”, “ Effectively Managing Your Clients Anxiety”, “Leveraging the Impact of Legacy Advising -- Becoming a Multi-generational Advisor”, “Utilizing the Financial Behavioral Interview- An Important Tool for Understanding Your Client”, “Advisor Resiliency”, “Managing Your Client’s Resiliency” and “Facing the Succession Planning Challenge”. She also writes a bi-monthly column on Advisor Emotions for the magazine, On Wall Street.

Dr. Federer’s received her B.A. from the University of Michigan (honors program) and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova University. She also is a Certified Professional Coach and has received certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising. Her professional affiliations over the past twenty four years include the American Psychological Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, National Association of Female Executives, and Society for Psychologists in Management, the International Coaching Federation, and The Family Firm Institute. Dr. Federer has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations in her local community.

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