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Igniting Change and Stimulating Minds


"For 75 minutes, she held the entire audience in the palm of her hand and it wasn't at all a mystery. She was entertaining, insightful, and incredibly gifted at communicating. She had basic thoughts and deep thoughts, making us all think about how we handle high conflict mediations and how we communicate with people.

I can't thank Dr. Dupree enough for the fantastic presentation she gave. It made us think as well as feel positive and confident about handling high stress situations."

Changing the Way We Think about Conflict

"Out of Adversity Comes Opportunity" ~ Dr. Debra Dupree

Dr. D gained firsthand insight into the destructive consequences of unresolved conflict, growing up in a family of nine siblings within a family-owned business.

The opportunities were rich for generational- and gender-divides, unspoken communication and unresolved differences, unmanaged emotional reactions, that often led to damaged relationships and broken hearts. These early experiences led to astute observational and listening skills, cultivating a passion for understanding the dynamics behind human behavior and making a difference in the lives of others. 

Driven by this profound passion for influencing the human condition in positive directions, she’s dedicated to igniting the fire and sparking the imaginations of leaders and followers in all walks of life in navigating with peace and harmony through challenging confrontations for meaningful conversations and connections.

Dr. Debra Dupree is a Dispute Resolution Master and International Keynote Speaker.

Featured presentations include:

  • TEDx Taft Avenue on “We’re Talking but Are We Really Communicating?”
  • Keynote speaker for SCMA’s Employment Mediation Institute at Loyola Law School on “Why Aren’t They Listening? Redirecting the Disputant’s Mindset”
  • Following rave reviews, SCMA asked her back as a featured speaker for their Annual Conference, speaking on “Words Matter:  What to Leave at the Courthouse Steps”
  • ABA DR’s 20th Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Institute asked her back as one of the featured plenary speakers on the topic of “Behavioral Strategies for Managing Emotional Intensity”
  • The Lodestar Mediation Training Institute at the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law, located at Arizona State University featured her presentation on the “Art and Science of Persuasion”
  • Celebrating holiday cheer, PARMA invited her back as their keynote speaker with a message on managing upcoming holiday/family stressors with “Why Aren’t You Listening:  The Brain’s Emotional Hijack”

Most Requested Programs


Unleashing Transformative Conflict Resolution

Discover the secrets to conducting effective and emotionally intelligent mediations. Dive deep into the cognitive distortions and emotional triggers behind complex disputes and learn behavioral methodologies to navigate intense conflicts. This engaging and dynamic keynote challenges traditional thinking with innovative mediation strategies to advance attendees’ standing as a highly sought after practitioner.


Unlocking the Power of Influence

Bridging the chasm between communication and connection

Explore the mindset of today’s most influential leaders and uncover the four keys to effectively redirecting others towards actions that align with your goals. This engaging keynote shows attendees how to develop their influencer status and gain a competitive edge by emulating some of the world’s most highly respected leaders to elevate impact and create a legacy of connection.


The Power of Effective Communication

Building Climates of Courage and Curiosity

Unlock the secret for transforming confrontations into conversations where people feel heard, valued, and respected. Dr. Debra Dupree, a renowned expert in leadership development, positive psychology, and the neuroscience behind human behavior, provides attendees with simple tools and techniques to enhance their communication skills and confidently navigate challenging interactions.

"I thoroughly enjoyed your talk today. You did a fabulous job."

"Thank you! You were amazing! Your visuals were great and you had everything so well organized. Your speech was lively and interesting! It was clear why you're in demand worldwide . It's really important to be able to resolve conflict and you share your passion brilliantly! We were very impressed!"

Learn How Others Have Been Inspired!

Robert Cohen

Attorney, Mediator
Beverly Hills Bar Association – Co-Chair

Ty Bourdony

Primary Mediation Trainer Director
Mediation Center of Central Florida

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