- About Me -

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For more than two decades, Denise has cultivated the skills necessary to position her an expert in entrepreneurship, career building, and public relations /marketing strategist.

Known for her transparency, honesty, sense of humor and wit, Denise delivers common sense strategies with practicality and charm while offering simple solutions to achieve your most personal and professional goals.

Keynote attendees and workshop participants praise Denise for providing simple and relevant information that can be immediately applied to their daily work routines.

With a unique ability to help individuals and companies to find the confidence to celebrate their inner voice, she brings diverse opinions and first hand experience on current issues such as:

The value of mentoring and mentorships

Entrepreneurship and small business development

Developing women leaders

Creating access and inclusion




Strategies That Move...

Through creativity and expertise, the Denise and her team will get you noticed and provide the results you desire. Specializing in creating robust integrated marketing and communications strategies for a diverse roster of clients, in the non-profit, government, healthcare and corporate sectors.

Awards and Accomplishments

2018: Pass the Torch:  Ignite the Torch

2017: Indiana Minority Business Magazine- Excellence in Business 

2016: PRSA Pinnacle Award - Award of Honor: States Minority Supplier Development Council Business Opportunity Fair - Special Events

2016: PRSA Pinnacle Award - Award of Honor-States Minority Supplier Development Council Annual Report - Annual Report

2013: Indy Chamber Monumental - Entrepreneur of the Year  

2003: “Lis Daily” Achievement in Mass Media  

2003: Center for Leadership Development Distinguished Achievement Award

1998: The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series