Thought Leadership to position
YOU as the ‘go-to’ person in your
company, community, or industry.

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“When Denise makes a recommendation, I listen! She has proven to be an excellent personal and professional coach and adviser.”

Janet Miller Evans | Senior Account Manager, UPS


Denise Brosseau is a top-rated speaker on the topic of Thought Leadership. She offers insightful and actionable talks to help your company go from success to significance.

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Whether you’re a Fortune 500 Executive or an entrepreneur, coaching can help you develop a thought leadership plan to Increase your influence and impact within your industry.

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We work with leaders who want to position themselves as the ‘go-to’ person in their company, community, or industry.

Who is thought leadership for?

At Thought Leadership Lab, we work with individuals, teams, and organizations (executives, start-up CEOs, service professionals, trade association leaders, non-profit leaders, and social entrepreneurs) ready to develop a thought leadership plan. We help craft your influencer strategies, build your visibility, and accelerate the ‘discoverability’ of your ideas.

Are you looking to:

  • Bring attention to a new organization, project or product?
  • Build your personal brand?
  • Create a movement?
  • Build a following of potential funders, clients, or partners?
  • Create a community of existing customers and fans?
  • Launch a book, podcast, or online class?
  • Get the word out about your important ideas?

If so, we are here to help. Learn more about our services. Contact us.

What is Thought Leadership Anyway?

To me, a thought leader is someone who is not just talking about how to do things… but they’re actually doing things and then teaching others how to do it too.

– Denise Brosseau, CEO of Thought Leadership Lab

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Denise Brosseau is known as a ‘thought leader about thought leadership.’

She brings your audience easy-to-implement strategies and actionable case studies of how thought leadership will increase their influence and impact, and take their careers, teams, or companies to the next level – all in a highly engaging, straight-talk style that’s both inspirational and energizing.

Some popular topics Denise is available to speak on include:

  • Ready to Be a Thought Leader?
  • Personal Branding & Thought Leadership
  • What It Takes to Be a Champion of Change

“Denise is truly an incredible resource, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a brilliant, experienced, inspiring keynote speaker.”

Alexandra K. Davis, CAP®, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

“Members of the WPO are in the top 1% of women business owners and they have pretty much ‘seen everything’ when it comes to speakers. Denise was able to bring insights they had not considered. Hands-down, our best speaker yet.”

Brenda Abdilla, Denver WPO Chapter Chair

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For Individuals

Do you hope to build lasting change and a legacy that matters?

Then maybe it’s time for you to become a thought leader. Thought leaders are recognized for their ideas and contributions to the world. They share their expertise and engage a community of followers—while enhancing their own reputations in their fields.

In this highly rated course, thought leadership consultant and author Denise Brosseau defines EXACTLY what a thought leader is and explains the risks and rewards that come with this unique position.

Plus you’ll discover how to plan your strategy, develop a compelling message, build influence, maximize your visibility, and track your impact. And tips to scale your ideas to reach the widest possible audience—online and off.

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For Businesses

Thought-leading organizations create change, build trust, and make an impact beyond their bottom line.

In this course, we explore ways that organizations can step into the role of a thought leader in their communities, industries, and beyond—and why it matters now more than ever.

This easy-to-access course dives into the risks and rewards + key attributes of thought-leading organizations.

Discover how to identify your niche and cultivate a clear, recognizable point of view. Plus, see how to develop your talking points and brand voice, build thought-leadership skills throughout your organization, and expand your reach by leveraging your ecosystem.

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Are YOU Ready to be a Thought Leader?

The how-to guide to becoming a go-to expert

Ready to Be a Thought Leader? maps the path for any successful executive, professional, or civic leader to become a respected thought leader. Following a proven seven-step process – and starting from where you are in your career – you can set a course for maximum impact.

Within their fields, thought leaders are sources of inspiration and innovation. They have the gift of harnessing their expertise and their networks to make their innovative thoughts real and replicable, sparking sustainable change and even creating movements around their ideas.

As your influence and platform grow, so will your opportunities to create a significant impact on a larger and larger scale, to inspire and bring about meaningful change that can last long after you’re gone. As a thought leader, you will leave a lasting legacy – transformed teams, communities, industries, systems, or governments.

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Ready To Be a Thought Leader? is a likable, practical book for seasoned executives who have achieved financial success but now want greater influence.”

Harvard Business Review

“I’m recommending this book to my start-up CEO friends so they can get their ideas heard in an increasingly noisy market.”

Aneel Bhusri, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Workday

“Denise Brosseau outlines a well thought out seven-step process to capture clients’ attention and expand the reach of your ideas.”

Gene Zaino, CEO & President of MBO Partners

“Ready To Be a Thought Leader? is your GPS for achieving that designation. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, executive or non-profit leaders, you won’t want to go to work without it.”

Peggy Klaus, Author of BRAG!

“If you want to build community, advance ideas, and effect lasting change, READ THIS BOOK. You’ll find all the inspiration and know-how you need to enhance your impact and improve lives.”

Jane Wales, Aspen Institute

About Denise Brosseau

Denise Brosseau has dedicated her career to moving change forward around issues that matter.

She is a lecturer at Stanford Business School, a speaker, a consultant, and the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab.

Denise works with leaders and their teams to accelerate their journey from leader to thought leader.

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What People Say About Denise

“Denise is truly an incredible resource and a brilliant and inspiring keynote speaker.”

Vice President, Morgan Stanley

“Denise is such a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker! Her session was informative and thought-provoking for our members and attracted a standing-room0-only crowd!”

CEO, Association of California Nurse Leaders

“Out of all my years of attending business conferences, I have never come in contact with a presenter who is that willing to extend herself. Denise is a model of what it means to be a leader.”

Attendee, Microsoft Conference

“Thank you for delivering a captivating presentation with both practical pointers and real-life anecdotes. You have an exceptional ability for engaging the audience and focusing them on the immediate actions they can take to improve their success.”

Corporate VP, Cadence Design Systems

“Your talk was probably one of the most useful talks on women in leadership that I’ve ever heard.”

CEO, Apptimize

“I got so much more out of this group than I expected. Not only was the content highly applicable and provided in an easy-to-digest format (lots of worksheets, reflection exercises, breakouts) but the other participants were all on their own thought leadership journey, so I could learn from watching them and gain ideas from their strategies, too. Denise is an excellent instructor — she held my feet to the fire and shared a ton of great ideas and resources.”

P. Thomas, Academy Participant

“Looking back, I can’t believe how much we covered in our six months together and how much progress I made. I was definitely a bit of a skeptic going in because I never thought I’d have time to attend the sessions, much less implement what I learned, but Denise did a great job keeping people (including me) on track and the sessions became something I really looked forward to each month. If you’re on the fence, I say…go for it. You’ll be glad you did.”

N. Murphy, Academy Participant

Are YOU Ready to be a Thought Leader?