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About Denise Thomas

Denise Thomas is the president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC, a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into extraordinary leaders by mastering the art of effective communication.

With 19 years of experience in working for Fortune 500 companies, Denise has honed the ability to deliver and receive messages across language, cultural and communication-style barriers. She has been recognized for excellence in leadership from companies including Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, PepsiCo, General Electric and MillerCoors. Denise continues her focus on empowering people by traveling and teaching effective communication to professionals worldwide including Egypt, China and Israel.

Her existing portfolio of clients includes Kraft Heinz, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Northwestern Mutual and Manpower Group. Organizations she’s consulted and coached include the National Black MBA Association, the National Urban League, the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.

Over the years, her formal accolades include NV Magazine’s Movers and Shakers Award and the MillerCoors Diversity and Inclusion Award. She was a featured alumna during the Mission Driven Leader Series at Cardinal Stritch University in 2017. Denise was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 2019 Woman of Influence and a Top 100 Power Broker in 2018 and 2019. In November 2019, Milwaukee Magazine listed her as one of its Women of Distinction and BizStarts recognized her as an Inspiring Entrepreneur during their annual BizStarts Honors event. The Milwaukee Times newspaper recently recognized Denise for her excellence in business during the 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards.

Denise is a lead facilitator as part of the Schneider School’s Center for Exceptional Leadership and also an Instructor for the Cardinal Stritch University Mission Fuel leadership program. She serves on numerous nonprofit organizations’ boards of directors and advisory councils including Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Waukesha County’s Women United Leadership Council and the Cardinal Stritch University College of Business Advisory Council. She is also a certified Hogan Assessment and CEL 360 coach.

Denise is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University in business management and a member of The Links Incorporated - Milwaukee Chapter. She is a proud mother of two future leaders, her daughter, Dominique, and son, Daren.

About
About Denise Thomas

Denise Thomas is the president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC, a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into extraordinary leaders by mastering the art of effective communication.

With 19 years of experience in working for Fortune 500 companies, Denise has honed the ability to deliver and receive messages across language, cultural and communication-style barriers. She has been recognized for excellence in leadership from companies including Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, PepsiCo, General Electric and MillerCoors. Denise continues her focus on empowering people by traveling and teaching effective communication to professionals worldwide including Egypt, China and Israel.

Her existing portfolio of clients includes Kraft Heinz, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Northwestern Mutual and Manpower Group. Organizations she’s consulted and coached include the National Black MBA Association, the National Urban League, the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.

Over the years, her formal accolades include NV Magazine’s Movers and Shakers Award and the MillerCoors Diversity and Inclusion Award. She was a featured alumna during the Mission Driven Leader Series at Cardinal Stritch University in 2017. Denise was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 2019 Woman of Influence and a Top 100 Power Broker in 2018 and 2019. In November 2019, Milwaukee Magazine listed her as one of its Women of Distinction and BizStarts recognized her as an Inspiring Entrepreneur during their annual BizStarts Honors event. The Milwaukee Times newspaper recently recognized Denise for her excellence in business during the 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards.

Denise is a lead facilitator as part of the Schneider School’s Center for Exceptional Leadership and also an Instructor for the Cardinal Stritch University Mission Fuel leadership program. She serves on numerous nonprofit organizations’ boards of directors and advisory councils including Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Waukesha County’s Women United Leadership Council and the Cardinal Stritch University College of Business Advisory Council. She is also a certified Hogan Assessment and CEL 360 coach.

Denise is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University in business management and a member of The Links Incorporated - Milwaukee Chapter. She is a proud mother of two future leaders, her daughter, Dominique, and son, Daren.

Denise Thomas
Denise Thomas
Assessment Coach and Leadership Cohort Facilitator
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