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ENROLLING NOW for our Summer-Fall 2022 Academy



Proven thought leadership strategies and techniques that really work and ideas on how to implement them for your niche.


Access to the Ready to Be a Thought Leader? Toolkit with worksheets and checklists to guide your journey.


Bring your unique challenges to ‘workshop’ with the group so you gain the wisdom of all in how to move forward.


Identify the right to-do items that will move you forward; the group will help hold you accountable for achieving them each month.

It’s Time to Take the Next Step

There’s no doubt that you’ve worked hard to get where you are — started a company, built a consulting practice, advanced up the corporate ladder, maybe even raised outside funding. So, what’s next?

Perhaps it’s time to become a thought leader.

Why thought leadership? What I have witnessed, in the more than 10 years I have been working with business leaders just like you, is that thought leadership is the key that unlocks a whole new level of professional accomplishment and achievement as well as career and personal satisfaction.

If you’d like to increase your strategic visibility — your visibility and standing with the people who matter — then thought leadership is one of the easiest paths to achieve that.

Thought leaders become rainmakers who attract clients/customers for their services, followers for their ideas, readership for their books, and funders for projects they have underway. Thought leadership leads to exposure for your ideas, status, and authority in your industry, as well as more credibility and trust among those you wish to influence. Thought leaders are quoted, cited, linked to, and sought after for their expertise. And, they have more opportunities to influence and inspire others, bring about meaningful change, and leave a legacy that matters.

As I like to say, thought leadership is the journey from success to significance.

Are You Ready to Lead The Way?

I created the Thought Leader Lab Academy, a six-month professional development program and community for business owners and senior-level leaders so that I can help more people like you become thought leaders. The Academy is a community designed for you if you want to:

  • Stop being the best-kept secret and start being recognized for what you know
  • Confidently identify and/or solidify the niche and audience where you can make the most difference
  • Craft a unique point of view that distills your expertise and shares a fresh perspective
  • Recast your doubts and concerns about taking a stand into energy and enthusiasm about your thought leadership journey
  • Select the right platform and modality to share your message
  • Understand the process for creating content that resonates and establishes your expertise
  • Increase your credibility and influence and bring prospective followers, clients, customers or advisors to your door
  • Build a plan to create a following for your ideas
  • Join a community of like-minded people who can help you workshop your ideas in a safe space and amplify your efforts online and off

Isn’t it time you made the investment in yourself, your business success, and your ideas? When I have offered this program before, I charged $2500, but for a limited time, I am offering a special price… Your investment is $997.

Learn more of the details below or read the testimonials of past participants. To secure your spot click the button below to register.



  • Want to increase your impact and influence this year?

  • Need advice on how to identify, narrow or better define a niche you can ‘own’?

  • Wish your thought leadership efforts could be more easy and effortless?

  • Need support and accountability to keep you motivated?

If so, you’re in the right place!

As a longtime thought leadership consultant and business owner, I know the unique challenge of staying focused on what you need to do to build your career or business, while also getting done what is next on the to-do list. And yet, what I’ve learned is that building a visible, public reputation as a trusted expert opens the door to new opportunities, reducing the time and energy it takes for new clients, promotions, funding and more to come in the door.

I have also learned that going it alone can be frustrating and paralyzing. You have so many questions – how do you know you have the right niche, what is the right message that resonates, which platform is the right one to reach your intended audience, etc.

These are all topics we will cover… and more. My core values are test and iterate, figure out what’s easy for you rather than push to be something you’re not, and be bold. And what I know is that we can do all three of those things better when we work together. I hope you’ll join the Academy and make a commitment to move forward on your journey from leader to thought leader this year.


Meet Your Instructor

One thing to know about me… I was an accidental thought leader.

I started my career in the tech industry before co-founding and leading the first trade association for high-growth women entrepreneurs, which I grew to 7 cities in the US and Europe. I also co-founded the first venture capital conference for women, Springboard. In those roles, I had the opportunity to gain a national ‘bully pulpit’ around the topic of women and access to capital and I got a ton of press, invitations to speak, and a large following for my ideas.

But, I really didn’t know what I was doing.

I was a change agent around a big cause that mattered to me but I didn’t have a clear message, I didn’t understand how to engage my audience and win them over to my side, and I certainly didn’t know how to leverage the opportunities I had to make the kind of change that was really necessary to move the needle for women entrepreneurs.

Fast forward a few years and a friend asked me to help her become a thought leader in her industry and that started me on a new path as a thought leadership coach and consultant. I wrote the best-selling book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader? (Wiley) sharing my story and those of many other thought leaders that I had the opportunity to get to know and work with. A few years later, I was invited to teach the first course on thought leadership at Stanford Business School. Over the years, I spoken widely at companies and conferences across the US on the topics of credibility, influence, personal branding, and thought leadership. I’m eager to share all I know with you.

Questions? Email me.

Denise Brosseau, Founder & CEO of
Thought Leadership Lab

Honored to work with these amazing companies

Client Examples

+ CEO in the real estate investment industry created a unique niche speaking at industry conferences about the future of boutique hotels as experiences vs. properties. This opened the door to more partnerships, brought in more investors to his fund and gave him a respected voice at a time that his industry was undergoing enormous change.

CEO with a growing data analytics and services firm established a podcast around her expertise that allowed her to be in conversation with the leaders in her field. This opened the door to speaking opportunities, brought new employees to her company and eventually led to a book compiling all that she had learned. She then successfully sold her business for far more than she would have otherwise.

+ Late-career executive turned executive coach crafted a unique niche working with start-up co-founders, building her practice through content, partnerships, and targeted networking strategies.
+ Senior HR executive in the SAAS space built an extensive following in the future of workspace by convening other HR executives in her industry to collaborate, host events, and share their expertise.

Senior product executive in the software industry created a curriculum to teach her methodologies and gained executive sponsorship to create a new division focused on a novel approach to digital equity that she pioneered.

Senior LGBTQ health care leader leveraged opportunities to share her experiences in multiple forums (book chapters, speaking, hosting events) to advance the cause of diversity and inclusion in health care and equal patient access and outcomes.


  • WHAT: Supportive learning & accountability group

  • WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, November 30, 2022

  • TIME: all live calls are noon-1:30 Pacific Time
    (yes, replays will be available)

  • WHERE: Zoom + Facebook Group + Email Support

  • INVESTMENT: For a limited time, secure your spot for $997


  • One 90-minute group Zoom call per month (6 total)

  • Regular tips, techniques, & checklists for accountability.

  • Access to a private Facebook group for on-going support

  • Case studies of other’s journey’s for inspiration

  • Vetted resource list of tools that work… and more!



The Academy program is specifically designed for business owners and executives committed to raising their profile, building their business, sharing their ideas, and making a difference. No matter where you are on your thought leadership journey – just getting started or well established, the Academy will help you move forward with more confidence, a clearer strategy, and a step-by-step plan for the year ahead. Apply now.

We’ll start each session (after the first one) with a quick check-in on what you’ve committed to accomplish for that month, celebrating your successes and eliminating any barriers that may have held you back. Then, we will cover a thought leadership module from my book or toolkit for about 20-30 minutes, with time for questions. Next, we’ll workshop the topic, using a worksheet, checklist or discussion questions to ensure you can put to work what you’ve learned in the module. Then, we will have time for commitments and questions.  Apply now.

Each participant will have the opportunity to join a small group of three that will meet between sessions. In that group, you are encouraged to bring an article or talk that you’re working on and ‘workshop’ the topic, audience, or content with the others. This is a great way to get feedback on your message and identify areas for improvement. Apply now.

I do offer one-on-one coaching sessions, either single-session or a package. We can discuss this – just let me know in your application questionnaire.

I don’t know anyone who can make a commitment of 100% to their thought leadership efforts. This group is designed for people who want to move forward in measurable ways to build their reputation, impact and influence. How you measure that forward momentum is up to you, but you and I both know that just showing up every month and hearing from others about what they are doing will motivate and energize you to make more progress than you would otherwise. And, you’ll have a chance to learn, ask questions, share best practices and cheer others on. Apply now.

I want to keep this group very affordable — it will be $997 for the full six-month program, including 6 live (and recorded) calls, the Thought Leadership Toolkit, email support, and access to small groups sessions for further feedback. Apply now.

The Academy is $997 for those who pay in full and can be divided into 6 monthly payments of $200 for a total of $1200. Apply now.

Join us for the supportive advice, action, and accountability you need to move your business forward!

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