Who is the Effective Communication Coach?

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.


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. 


A graduate of Cardinal Stritch University in Business Management, Denise is a proud member of the YMCA Teen Achievers Strategic Council 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 twenty 2016 “Movers & Shakers”.  She is a proud member of The Links Incorporated - Milwaukee Chapter, serves as Leadership Co - Chair for TEMPO 

Milwaukee - Emerging Women Leaders , and 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.


Denise’s coaching techniques include the “communicating with purpose” formula delivered through engaging team workshops, dynamic keynote addresses and individual coaching sessions.She began her professional career 17 years ago working in leadership roles for corporations including GE Healthcare and most recently Miller Coors. Throughout her journey, she witnessed first hand how effective communication is critical to a business’s growth and played a key role in her career wins. She now wants to share those winning techniques with others all over the world.