About Dr. Debra Dupree


Dr. Debra Dupree

Dr. Debra Dupree, The Mindset Doc, transforms challenging confrontations into learning conversations.

WHY and HOW does she do this?

She saw firsthand how her own family and family-owned business mismanaged their differences leading to blow-ups, broken hearts, damaged relationships and dashed dreams. She felt there had to be a better way and turned these early experiences as a blueprint for her education, training and experience to make a difference in the lives of others.

Honed through the years, her “3D Formula for Managing Conflict” is a Lifeline for smart people who fear conflict based on their own background and experiences. She fosters insight, awareness, and tools by bringing in the brain science behind emotionally-charged reactions and communication breakdowns.

WHAT we all have in common!

Everyone has a family and everyone has a need to work but life doesn’t always feel ‘psychologically safe.’ We all have a part in fostering workplaces where we feel safe, not afraid to speak up, and in bringing out the best in others for a sense of cohesion and feeling valued.

Dr. D works with individuals and organizations to build this type of climate so people can step forward with courage and curiosity to set the tone for meaningful exchanges and to stop the cycle of conflict

WHAT Dr. D offers today:


She is the host and founder of “DECODING THE CONFLICT MINDSET” podcast designed to bring thought leaders to her worldwide community to gain different perspectives on conflict and people in difficult situations when emotions run high and tough negotiations are at stake.

She was recognized as one of the top 10 Trainers globally by SKILL PATH CORPORATE STRATEGIES in 2016 and designated as a super smart mediator by the Los Angeles Federal Executive Board in 2008.

In addition to her popular keynote presentations, she is actively sought as a guest lecturer at major universities and workshop facilitator at professional conferences worldwide. She is on the faculty and mediation panel for the American Arbitration Association, and regularly contributes to conference planning and presentations for the American Bar Association as well as many other professional organizations.


Dr. D. is the author of three eBooks to date and numerous articles. Her book – “YOUR EMOTIONAL POTENTIAL: HOW YOU SHOW UP MATTERS” is available on Amazon with all the proceeds dedicated to “KIDS MANAGING CONFLICT” – a nonprofit subsidiary of Southern California Mediation Association where she served on the board of directors.

Ways to work with Dr. Debra Dupree


Dr. Debra Dupree, an experienced mediation expert, delivers engaging keynote speeches drawing from 30+ years of conflict resolution knowledge. Her dynamic style and practical insights captivate audiences, leaving them inspired to tackle conflicts effectively. Dr. Dupree’s expertise and genuine passion create an impactful and memorable experience, fostering understanding and actionable takeaways for all attendees.


Expert in Interactive Process Meetings (IPMs) – She brings over 30 years of experience to facilitation. Her exceptional communication skills and impartial approach navigate discussions effectively, fostering collaborative solutions. With expertise in analyzing situations and guiding stakeholders, Dr. Dupree ensures positive outcomes in diverse interactive processes.


Experienced educator and trainer in conflict resolution, engages learners with her expertise and dynamic teaching style. She fosters an inclusive environment, encouraging active participation while respecting diverse learning needs. Dr. Dupree’s patience and continuous learning ethos ensure a supportive and engaging educational experience for all.


Dr. Debra Dupree, host of “Decoding the Conflict Mindset,” embodies a top-notch podcast host. Her engaging demeanor and adept interview skills create captivating episodes. With thorough preparation and genuine authenticity, she crafts compelling stories that resonate with her audience. Dr. Dupree’s technical proficiency and consistent schedule foster a strong community around her podcast, ensuring an enriching experience for all listeners.