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WENDY LIPTON-DIBNER, M.A. is a 3-time bestselling author and internationally recognized authority in business development through effective impact and ethical influence. President of Professional Impact, Inc. and founder of The Action MovementTM, her unique strategies for business design, content marketing, sales and leadership have helped clients increase revenues exponentially by creating measurable results for the people they serve.
A music and theater major, Wendy shifted gears when she became fascinated by the social psychological factors that move people to action. She received her Masters Degree in sociology and social psychology from Duke University and while presenting her research at an academic conference, was recruited for a position as a university instructor and director of organizational research studies. Her research led to an invitation to present at a high-profile committee hearing at the United States Senate. Her presentation influenced a decision that has since served millions of people and the experience led Wendy to question whether her work was allowing her to make the impact she truly wanted to make.
Wendy decided to leave her research position at the university to open her own business. She had no idea how to launch (let alone operate) a business, but she typed up a proposal and brought that, along with her hand-drawn napkin design and tons of enthusiasm into her local bank.
The bank gave Wendy a $50,000 loan to open a full-service styling salon to be used as a social laboratory for business growth. Wendy applied her social science background to develop and test formulas that would move people to action and within 3 months, her retail and service sales skyrocketed well beyond industry standards. In only 3 years, she became a sought-after consultant and trainer for small and mid-sized businesses, sharing the formulas she'd created for sales, leadership and customer service.
Driven to make a more lasting impact on people's lives, Wendy sold her salon, got certified in 3 schools of psychology and built a private practice specializing in sales professionals. Her proprietary blend of psychotherapy, sales and leadership training helped her clients dramatically increase revenues and led to a swell of invitations for consulting and training for Fortune 100 organizations where she became known for creating measurable results in record time.
Seeking to grow her impact even further, Wendy purchased a franchise from Success Motivation Institute and sold their motivational programs as an add-on to her training. By the end of her first 30 days, she became their U.S. Sales Leader and volunteered to teach "competitors" her success secrets. That was the game-changer for Wendy. As she stood on that stage, looking out at her first international audience of over 5000 entrepreneurs, Wendy discovered her passion for using platform speaking as a tool for collaborative impact.
Since then, Wendy has delivered thousands of customized training and consulting programs in healthcare, Fortune 100, small business & non-profit organizations and spoken for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe. A sought-after media guest and keynote speaker, her bestselling books are required reading at businesses and in medical and dental schools and her Move People to Action Live Event and E-Course has been named, "The most comprehensive training ever created for impact-driven professionals."
Wendy serves as a trusted advisor and coach to doctors, executives, entrepreneurs & top influencers, helping them make an impact on every life they touch. She loves the time she spends with her clients - almost as much as the precious time she shares with the love of her life and business partner, Dr. Hal Dibner and their 4-legged son, Parfait. Visit Wendy at ProfessionalImpact.com