About Dennis

Early on I had a heart to serve. From my time at West Point, to a bid for U.S. Congress, and my work in politics, I was on a path aimed toward public service. But my life’s course took an unexpected turn. When our beloved son, Nate, passed away suddenly, my focus turned outward — from my ambitions to others. You might say that it sharpened my perspective and gave me clarity about what is truly important. That’s why my life’s mission today is to impart courage to others, whether I’m coaching an executive, speaking at an event, or writing a book. Because I am passionate about helping people overcome challenges to succeed. In business, in relationships — in life.

I’m also passionate about spending time with my bride Susan. We’ve enjoyed traveling the world together, but we’re happiest when riding our bikes on the greenbelt along the Boise River, and being with our children and grandchildren.


Interview with Kevin Miller at KIDO Talk Radio: New Book, To Trust in What We Cannot See (April 29, 2020): listen now
Family Life Today (March 21, 2013): read article
Associated Press (March 1, 2013): read article
The New Yorker Magazine (June 5, 2012): read article
Mansfield Helps Raul Labrador Win US Congressional Seat in Idaho (May 19, 2010): read article
Nate Mansfield Dies (March 12, 2009): read article
Ex-Inmate Theater Launched (November 26, 2007): read article
Dennis Mansfield Runs for US Congress (October 18, 1999): read article