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Dee Elliott Bio

Dee Elliott has been providing Mentoring programs to organizations for 19 years and is currently President of DEC Strategic Mentoring; a company that provides customized Mentoring solutions for organizations looking to leverage talent, quickly expand capability and develop authentic leaders.

Dee’s success in business spans 29 years over which time she has gained tremendous experience in sales, operations and leadership. Dee began her career in sales and was successful in establishing new business and increasing sales volume and productivity nationwide. Dee has been recognized as an award winning sales person with every Global company she joined.  Valued for her strategic thinking, Dee went on to be Vice President and Regional Director at many National Transportation companies. She was known to promote creative problem solving, team building and was successful in increasing volume and productivity of all branches she oversaw.  In both official and unofficial roles, Dee has trained, managed and mentored hundreds of people with her functional knowledge and educational background. Dee guides organizations with strong leadership qualities, sees the big picture and is able to envision what needs to be done to move an organization forward.

Dee chose to combine her passion for mentoring others with her business acumen and formed the DEC Strategic Mentoring Program.  Dee loves meeting and working with people from all backgrounds and she thrives on the challenge of working with her client groups to determine the optimal use of mentoring based on the unique goals of each organization.

Dee genuinely cares about helping others succeed and has volunteered her considerable talent to help entrepreneurial business owners, executives and sports enthusiast’s benefit from the power of mentoring.  Below are a few of the ways Dee supports the community through the DEC Mentoring Program:

  • Past President and nine-year board member of NAWBO-OC 
  • Oversaw the Mentoring program there for 15 years
  • Past-President and six-term board member of Executive Women International
  • California State University, Fullerton board member - 2 years
  • USC Athletics, Cardinal & Gold and Committee member - 10 years
  • Provisors member, Orange County
  • Association of Talent Management member
  • National Coaches Federation member

Dee is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Education and a California Teaching Credential. She is a native Californian and resides in Irvine, CA with her husband.