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The Denise is an author, speaker, and mentor for change. She connects people with possibilities.
Denise is the former Chief Innovation Officer of the Filene “think-tank” Research Institute where she led the prestigious i3 innovation program throughout the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Denise served as Chief Operating Officer at the Northwest Credit Union Association where she was responsible for leading the team to help build a brighter future for the nearly 200 credit unions in the region.
Denise is a lifelong learner. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Eastern Washington University and served as a member of the Berkeley Innovation Forum at the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business. She also graduated from Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Forum.
As a speaker, author, and change agent, Denise is passionate about growing leaders, building strong corporate cultures, and inspiring people to embrace and drive change. By storytelling from the stage and clicking the keyboard to finish her book—she continues to make change possible, inspire people to stand in their own power, and help organizations think big.
Areas of Expertise:
Thank you for being AWESOME! Your energy and humor made the awards gala experience even more memorable for us. I cannot imagine a better Master of Ceremonies. Thank you for being a part of such a special night for us. I look forward to our paths crossing again!Stephanie, Executive Director
Denise most recently emceed the National Marketing and Business Development Conference and also has spoken on many topics throughout my 19 years of knowing her.She is the most dynamic, engaging speaker and emcee; first class comes to mind along with above and beyond! If you have an opportunity to use her vast knowledge I highly recommend her.Nancy C. Hutchinson. SVP Marketing/Business Development
Denise is always a pleasure to watch on stage. Her presence in front of an audience will always grab your attention and above all she is a consummate professional.Cheryl Sorenson, Manager, Conferences and Meetings
Denise brings an energy and excitement to the dinner that is extremely refreshing. Through her subtle humor and radiant personality, she creates a warm and friendly atmosphere that makes a large group feel much more intimate.Lynn Heckler, EVP Talent
As a speaker, author, and change agent, Gabel is passionate about growing leaders, building strong corporate cultures, and inspiring people to embrace and drive change. By storytelling from the stage and clicking the keyboard to finish her book—she continues to make change possible, inspire people to stand in their own power, and help organizations think big.