Denise Brosseau


Denise is the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, a boutique professional services firm which specializes in providing executive coaching and thought leadership consulting services to executives and their teams. She works with corporations, start-up CEOs and service professionals, with a focus on women leaders.

Denise Brosseau is the author of “Ready to Be a Thought Leader?”, published by Wiley (Jossey-Bass) in January 2014. Harvard Business Review called it “a likable, practical book for seasoned executives who have achieved financial success but now want greater influence.”

Denise has spoken to tens of thousands of people worldwide, at companies, conferences, organizations and college campuses. Her expertise has been featured in major media outlets, including,, Fast Company and

A Wellesley graduate with a Stanford MBA, Denise began her career in the technology industry at companies like Motorola and Kensington. She was the founding CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE). She grew FWE (now Watermark) into the country’s leading organization for women-led start-ups. In 1999, she co-founded Springboard, the prestigious women’s startup launch pad that has led to over $6 billion in funding for women entrepreneurs.

In 2012, Denise was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House and honored with a Forever Green award by the Girl Scouts. In 2014, the Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized her as one of the year’s 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley.