Brilliance Inc. was founded by San Francisco Bay Area motivational speaker, executive coach, writer, and trainer, Denise Renée Green. The author of Conversations for Brilliance and other popular e-books on communications, habit change, and leadership, Denise has an insider’s view on the effectiveness of teams and the impact of distinct leadership styles. For over 15 years, Denise held senior positions with Oracle and Charles Schwab. Her clients have included PayPal, salesforce.com, Kaiser Permanente, and other leaders from the high-tech, financial services, healthcare, and consumer products sectors.
Much of Denise’s inspiration for helping others to overcome obstacles in their lives comes from overcoming her own. After a life-changing car accident, she sustained a broken back and other injuries so severe that her doctors called her “incurable.” When gripped by a crippling autoimmune disease several years later, she once again rose above seemingly insurmountable obstacles not only to recover, but to lead a full and rewarding life.
As a Keynote Speaker, Creator, and Trainer, Denise is known for her dynamic storytelling, her warmth, and her ability to quickly build rapport with audiences. “Transformative,” “powerful,” and “knows her s@$t,” are just some of the phrases that fans of Denise use to describe her keynotes and workshops.
Denise helps others reach their potential by leveraging strengths that include compassion, wit, flexibility, pragmatism, optimism, quick-thinking, and creativity. She walks the talk, using her own techniques and process to overcome injuries, sustain fitness habits, and most recently, learning to play the cello.
Denise holds an Honors degree from Arizona State University and the University of Paris Sorbonne, a Masters from Stanford University, and a Professional Coaching Certification from ICF-accredited New Ventures West. Her home is in beautiful, vibrant Oakland, California where she lives with her amazing daughter.