Denise P. Federer, Ph.D.


Dr. Denise P. Federer is a speaker, consultant, coach and psychologist in Tampa, Florida. She brings over thirty years of experience to her work with individuals, executives and corporations providing consulting and performance coaching. She helps clients realize their extraordinary potential and make a 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. Connect with Dr. Federer on LinkedIn.

Dr. Federer maintained a successful private practice in Tampa, Florida for over 20 years. Currently, as principal owner of Federer Performance Management Group LLC, (FPMG) 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, Leadership Development and Change Management consulting to businesses and organizations working 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, Columbia Threadneedle, Dreyfus Investments, Evergreen Financial, Fidelity, LPL Financial, Natixis, PriceMetrix, American Express, Pershing, LLC, Prudential Securities, Russell Investments, South Trust Bank, Sun Bank, Sentinel Investments, SourceMedia, and Raymond James Financial Services.

In 2018, Dr. Federer began a two-year partnership with Kaplan Professional where she contributed her expertise in behavioral psychology as part of Kaplan’s Licensed Faculty, providing consulting services to Kaplan’s clients.

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”, “Legacy Advising-A Multigenerational Approach to Guiding Family Wealth and Retaining Assets”, “Building Team Synergy”, and “The Power of Emotional Intelligence”. She has written for the magazine, On Wall Street and currently publishes a monthly column for business owners and leaders in Business Observer in addition to her blog and newsletter.

She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan Honors Program and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova University. She is a Certified Professional Coach and has received certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising. Her professional affiliations over her career include the American Psychological Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, National Association of Female Executives, 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.

Dr. Federer’s most recent honors include being designated an FFI Fellow, the most prestigious designation offered by The Family Firm Institute and being named a 2016 Woman of Distinction by the Tampa Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy.

She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She has also received certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising. Her professional affiliations over the past twenty-four years include the following:

Transforming Visions Into Results

Guiding Successful People To Be Their Best

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