Dr. Dilip Abayasekara
Dilip Abayasekara, Ph.D., A.S. has trained and inspired thousands of people in many different industries in almost every State in the USA and in nine other countries since he launched his training, speech coaching and professional speaking business in 1994. The focus of his company, Dr. Dilip, LLC, is to enable individuals and organizations unleash their communication and performance potential.
One of his favorite quotes is: “If you want to change the world, don’t wait for the world to change; just look at the old world with new eyes.”
Dr. Abayasekara (known affectionately as “Dr. Dilip” by many of his clients) has helped thousands of people discover their “new eyes” through his private customized speech coaching, seminars and workshops in the areas of communication & presentation skills, creative thinking, relationship building, customer service, leadership and spirituality and his inspirational keynote speeches.
Dr. Dilip is on the speaking circuit for the Institute for Management Studies as well as for Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO organization. He also serves as the Strategic Advisor to the President of Central Penn College and has been an adjunct faculty member in the areas of oral communication and interpersonal communication for Central Pennsylvania College and Eastern University’s School of Professional Studies.
A partial list of his clients include: Hershey Corporation, Northrop Grumman, PNC Bank, Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union, Veterans Administration, Central Penn College, Baltimore City Community College, the US Army EEO office, The Government of Sri Lanka, The US Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the United Nations Development Program. He has provided customized, private speech coaching to business executives, small business owners, scientists and engineers, professionals, elected officials, candidates for elected office, and speech contestants.
Dilip Abayasekara was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He attended college in the USA, earning an A.A. at Palm Beach Junior College, a B.S. in Chemistry at University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Organic and Polymer Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. After working for 12 years as an industrial scientist, he surrendered to his avocation – connecting, influencing, and enriching others through the power of the spoken word.
Dilip was twice a finalist at Toastmasters International’s World Championship of Public Speaking, placing second in 1992. He is among a small number of Toastmasters who have received accreditation by Toastmasters International for professional level speaking skills and outstanding contributions in public speaking. In 2005-2006 he served as International President of Toastmasters, with the theme, Find Your Voice, Serve Your World.
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