• Learn practical steps to work through almost any decision in life.
• Simplify the problem-solving process.
• Reach real innovation and have multiple ways to do it.
• Understand practical steps of how to expand your circle of influence. a practical problem solver. Steve Jobs said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” You can choose which you are by solving problems and finding the best answers for the problems you face. Denise is a positive example of local innovative leadership as an accomplished business woman, curiously vivacious, and passionate about helping small businesses succeed – especially for women.

She lives the modern day “Green Acres” story with businesses downtown allowing her to travel the globe, and in the rural Tennessee countryside with her husband. She loves sharing what she’s learned with other small businesses and entrepreneurs as a professional speaker through keynotes, workshops, event breakout sessions and retreats. She is owner of The Concierge Office Suites, Chattanooga’s premier full-service office space, established in the central business district of downtown since 1995. She also manages a commercial broiler chicken farm, Wing and a Prayer, with 150k birds every eight weeks with her husband. This business mashup along with her professional speaking is what keeps things exciting and propels her ideas to lift off the ground.

She’s actively involved in the local business community with leadership roles in numerous associations and civic organizations through the years. She’s served as Chairperson for the Chattanooga Chamber Small Business Awards. She’s been featured in Entrepreneur, Chattanooga Magazine,, along with many other publications and media. The Tennessee Small Business Development Center awarded her in 2008 the “Rising Star Business” of the year. She is poised to share her message of practical problem solving around the world.

She speaks from 25+ years of business experience managing projects, staff, contractors and resources to meet client needs. Her business experience along with an Associates’ Degree in Advertising and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Organization propel her into public speaking for business and projects she’s passionate about. She is a curious and consistent communicator through social media generating business connections around the world. She never meets a stranger and considers the next business introduction an opportunity to make a difference. She’s a consummate researcher and networking addict of ways to connect businesses, resources, and social media. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family with her father being a research chemist and having 10 years experience in Corporate Quality Engineering with Shaw Industries Group, Incorporated, she learned theory must meet practical problem solving or you’re not moving forward. She thrives on bringing together the right people with the best skills to improve a process and the “bottom line.”

Denise’s favorite quote is by T.E. Lawrence, “All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dream with open eyes to make it possible.” She believes innovation is an everyday experience. With innovation comes problem-solving. She wants to share some practical techniques and processes to work through perceived obstacles, consider the “what’s possible,” and provide a clear the path for “what’s best for you.”


“I don’t think I have ever met anyone so committed to giving to others and empowering women!” – Cathie Keegan
“We think you will be the most sought after speaker/trainer/coach since Tony Robbins!”
“When I grow up, I want to be a business leader just like you!” – Veronica Mendez
“I want you in my tribe!” – Suzanne Burrell