I speak on topics of leadership, thought leadership and what it takes to build a thought leading organization. I specialize in working with women leaders and I also facilitate a lot of strategy sessions. See below for a little about me and the topics I like to speak about.

But before you get to that, a quick note. I am at my best with audiences where I can engage from the stage rather than being a sage from the stage. I believe we all learn more when we can have some dialogue and interaction during any presentation. That's my typical style -- whether in a keynote or workshop session. Hope that fits with what you're looking for. 

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Denise Brosseau is a well-known keynote speaker and thought leadership consultant who enjoys speaking to and working with CEOs, senior executives, academics and social entrepreneurs who want to scale their impact and influence and become thought leaders in their niche. She has presented to tens of thousands of people worldwide, including for Fortune 500 companies like Roche, Abbott, Microsoft and KPMG and conferences like the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing.

Denise is a lecturer at Stanford Business School where she teaches about reputation management, thought leadership and credibility. She has also guest lectured at Wellesley, Berkeley, Princeton and Stanford's Graduate School of Business and presented for dozens of associations like the Association of California Nurse Leaders, Women in Consulting, CORO and the International Women's Forum.

Her high energy and interactive speaking style combined with her practical, actionable ideas and inspiration make her a crowd favorite. Her credentials, including an MBA from Stanford, and her background as the co-founder of Springboard, which has led to over $7B in funding for women entrepreneurs, give her the credibility to stand before any audience. Her career as a technology executive and a serial entrepreneur and her book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, give her a wide variety of content and actionable strategies to speak about. As the founder of a leadership conference, she also understands what it takes to make a great event and she promises a low-maintenance style and a customizable program that fits the needs of your audience. Here's my longer bio.

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Want to see clips of Denise speaking? Click here. See her speaking engagement calendar here.

Take a look at Denise's programs and contact us if you'd like to book a speaker who doesn't just engage on stage, but enrolls her participants in making positive steps to shift their day-to-day behaviors in ways that make a difference - for themselves, their companies and their communities. Keynotes, breakout, half-day and full-day programs are available. Note: Any topic can be adjusted based on the organizations’ needs and priorities.

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"Denise is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker...She attracted a standing-room only crowd."
- Patricia McFarland, MS, RN, FAAN 
CEO, Association of California Nurse Leaders 

"Denise delivers a captivating presentation...She has an exceptional ability for engaging her audience and focusing them on immediate actions they can take..."
- Mona Sabet
Corporate VP, Cadence Design Systems and Co-Founder, Women in Licensing, WiLPower program

"...Your talk was probably one of the most useful talks on women in leadership I've ever heard."
- Nancy Hua
CEO, Apptimize

"I learned so much that I did not know before, thought of things I did know in a new and enlightening way, and left feeling more empowered than I have in a very long time."
- Lucia Mokres, DVM
Senior Clinical Scientist,  Abbott Vascular

"Denise has a gift for connecting with people, even when she can’t see them!"

- Elizabeth Mason
Intel Corporation

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