About Denise

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.

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