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.