Specialties: Big Change, Agility, Leadership, and Inclusion
Denise is an organization development expert specializing in transformational change and inclusion. She has led numerous change projects across various sectors and industries; and served as both an internal and external resource in pursuit of organizational effectiveness. During the past 10 years, her projects have included implementing strategy initiatives, organization design, program development, culture and climate assessment and change, assessing and developing organization change capabilities, and managing diversity and inclusion, among others.
Denise studied strategy formulation and implementation, and organization design under Dr. Chris Worley, and takes seriously the charge to build agile and change-ready organizations. Her core competencies lie in uncovering gaps between strategic intention, culture, and system design; enrolling all levels of the organization in problem solving; and facilitating team and cross-department collaboration.
She believes in co-creating culture-specific solutions with people in the organization: developing new or existing capabilities by transferring knowledge and skills, leveraging employee leadership and participation, and fostering diversity and inclusion to build trustful working relationships. With a background in operations and project management, she focuses on practical solutions and business outcomes as well as human factors.
Denise has a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University, and project management certification from the U.C. Berkeley Extension. She is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership to conduct its assessments. She is a member of the Organization Development Network, and is a former board member of its Pacific Northwest regional chapter. She is also a member of the Organization Development Network of Singapore and the Asia Organization Development Network, and served on its 2012 conference planning committee.