Denise Thomas is the President of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC. Her consulting and coaching business serves professionals from entry level to C-Suite Executives on how effective communication can drive advancement in their career and innovation across their businesses. Her portfolio of clients includes Associated Bank, GE Healthcare, Kraft Heinz, Northwestern Mutual, Stanley Black & Decker, St. Norbert College and Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
She is also an active dynamic speaker In her role as “ The Effective Communication Coach” she uses techniques that are engaging and relevant. She has been featured as a keynote speaker, emcee and moderator for various corporations and organizations including Baird, Medical College of Wisconsin, Carroll University, HPGM, NAACP Milwaukee, Milwaukee Urban League, YMCA of Greater Milwaukee, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, National Black MBA Chicago Chapter and the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute in Washington D.C.
Over the past 14 years, Denise has held numerous leadership positions and earned various awards based on her successes in Change Management, Global Supply Chain and Information Technology across companies such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc., ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo, General Electric and MillerCoors. A graduate of Cardinal Stritch University in Business Management, Denise is a proud member of the United YMCA Teen Achievers program and The Links Incorporated - Milwaukee Chapter. In 2015 she was recognized as the ONE MKE Drivers of Diversity, “Professional of the Year” and the MillerCoors 2015 Q3 BIS Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipient. In 2016, she was featured on the cover of NV (New Vision) as one of the 20 2016 “Movers & Shakers”. She proudly serves as Leadership Co - Chair for TEMPO Milwaukee - Emerging Women Leaders , sits on the Board of Directors for Meta House - Milwaukee. She also serves on the United Way Emerging Leaders Council and Social X Milwaukee Advisory Council