Denis Waitley is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He has counseled leaders in many fields, including Apollo astronauts, Fortune 500 top executives and Olympic gold medalists. Waitley has also written 16 books and has released numerous audio lectures.
In 2007, he decided to withdraw his re-nomination to the board of directors of Usana. Immediately afterwards, he announced his retirement from the company. Apparently he was asked to resign after it was discovered that he did not have a Master's degree. He currently lives in Ensenada, Mexico and travels to China on a regular basis as a business development consultant.