Denise Cooper


  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Denise Cooper is a leadership development speaker, founder, podcast host, and author. Her work with women and other members of the BIPOC community to thrive and become cultural change agents within their organizations is the basis of her book, “Remarkable Leadership Lessons: Change Results One Conversation At A Time.”


Teaching others how to inspire, lead and measure change to create high-performing, inclusive workplaces.

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Popular Talks

Is Your HR Strategy Disruption-Proof?
What it Takes to Lead During Times of Disruptive Change. Do you know how to lead your team effectively while experiencing turbulent change? In this keynote, you will gain insights on how to adapt to change, foster resilience, and drive innovation in your organization.

Career Management Has Changed, Did You Get the Memo?
In this keynote, you will learn about the shifts and trends in modern career management, and gain practical strategies to take charge of your career and thrive in today’s job market. Don’t miss this opportunity to future-proof your career.

Measure What Matters: Turning Standard HR Metrics into Predictors of Business Results.
In this keynote, you will learn how to measure the right HR metrics that can be used to predict business outcomes. The session will provide insights on how HR data can be used to improve business results and drive organizational success.

“Denise is a dynamic speaker who can captivate any audience. Denise shows you the potential of change to improve operational effectiveness and builds support for ideas by developing and presenting logical arguments. I highly recommend Denise and her company, Remarkable Leadership Lessons, for any company or individual who wishes to achieve success.”
– M. Webb, Sales Consultant, Cire Computer Productions

“I tell people all the time, Denise knows her stuff. She opens your eyes to stuff you would have never thought of. Very personable and I believe she can assist anyone if she speaks with you for a bit. I think to be a great leader you must be able to understand as well as encourage the person needing your help. I feel Denise did that for me and then some.”
– Sr. Director Bank of America

“Denise has unquestionable integrity. She is extremely passionate and exceptional in her ability to help organizations and individuals successfully meet their goals. Denise’s enthusiasm for treating individuals with respect places her in the elite: a tutor, a mentor, a coach and a teacher.”
– Ken Burgdorf, Clarity Consultants

“I can honestly say that I made some absolutely life-changing discoveries, and I am more secure in myself and my direction now than I have ever been. Denise keeps telling me I did all the work, but she was most definitely the catalyst.”
– N. Sisk, Sr. Manager, Procurement

"Denise worked with me and my team for nearly five years. Her coaching, facilitation of meetings, presentations and delivery is always on point. I highly recommend her. You’ll not be disappointed."

There’s no doubt the pace of change is increasing and yet few leaders know how to be agents of change within their organization. Innovation, navigating social and competitive changes as well as the new employee/employer contract are all increasing the complexity of being a leader in the 21st century.

Denise Cooper is a leadership development speaker, author, podcast host, and CEO of Remarkable Leadership Lessons — a company founded over fifteen years ago to assist C-suite, senior-level business leaders and managers in raising their game as contributors to profitability. Her work with women and other members of the BIPOC community to thrive and be leaders is the basis of her book. “Remarkable Leadership Lessons: Change Results One Conversation At A Time” offers readers practical and actionable lessons on how to create a high performing inclusive workplace.

Denise earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, a coaching certification from North Carolina State University, and studied under Judith Glaser to earn the distinguished designation as a Certified Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) Coach.

Denise draws on over 25 years of working inside corporations of all sizes, union companies, government offices, and agencies. Denise shares her experiences in her thought-leadership book, Remarkable Leadership Lessons: Change Results One Conversation at a Time. The book lets you see the power and potential within you; if you show up, step up, and speak up; you can get the results you want.

Specialties: Executive Coaching, Keynote Speaking, Change Management, Innovation, Business Strategy, and creating high-performance work cultures.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.