Not Just an Event,

An Experience For Your Audience

In my keynote talks I explore:


Why successful owners find it hard to let go of their businesses, and how to ease that process for them.


How to dramatically improve an owner’s journey through the sale of their business by unraveling and resolving the emotion-fueled obstacles that lead to deal fatigue.


Ways to increase the probability of a successful and regret-free closing for everyone involved.

The Result? More business owners reach a successful conclusion from a sale process that restores the participants, instead of wearing them down.  Everyone benefits from a feedback loop of trust, respect and humanity that ripples into the businesses and families of those involved, creating more robust referral networks and transactions that produce less conflict.

After all, it’s a transition, not just a transaction, and when we treat it that way, everyone wins.

Our highest rated events are always the ones where we’ve booked Denise as our speaker.  We were thrilled to get her back and she just gave our organization the most engaging presentation I have heard in our 14 year history.  The participants are already asking when we can get her back again.” 

Co-founder, Women’s Association of Venture and Equity

More Praise

“The most surprising and inspirational session of the entire conference. Send my congratulations to the person who realized how important it was to include such a unique offering. We need more of this, a way to integrate our views of life and business and infuse them both with meaning instead of making them separate silos we struggle with individually and pretend aren’t affecting our performance.”

– Participant, Investor Summit (private invitation only event)

“From an event organizer’s perspective, she gave me and our shared community everything we wanted, plus the energy and connection we didn’t know we needed until she generously shared it. Concise or story-filled, from one topic to another – I’ve yet to meet anyone who thinks Denise’s words and warmth are anything less than powerfully inspiring.”

– Founder, Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network.

“If you can get Denise’s message in front of your people – written, spoken, in pictures, or otherwise – do it. Her compassionate, eloquent, and always inspiring guidance is a winner. She’ll make you laugh, she’ll make you tear up and her stories will move inside your audience for a long time.”

Conference Director, Midwest University Research Network

“We were lucky enough to have Denise as the keynote speaker for our recent event. Denise’s session was completely packed as our attendees were eager to talk about What’s Next! Denise’s presentation was incredibly accessible for our alumni and she was extremely sensitive to the different stages our attendees were at in their careers. This session was fun, interactive and filled with plenty of time for Q&A. Most importantly, Denise was approachable and spent a considerable amount of time answering individual questions and offering ideas and resources after her session.”

– Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement, Northwestern University

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