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Ready to Be a Thought Leader: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success

February 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

About the Author – Denise Brosseau is an award winning author, thought leadership consultant and keynote speaker with a long track record of results with an international clientele including Abbott Labs, Deloitte, Cisco, Gracenote and Roche.

Featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, NPR and the New York Times, Brosseau is also a regular guest blogger at such sites as Inc.com and Salesforce.com.

Brosseau is also a frequent keynote and seminar speaker at companies like Intel, Intuit and Microsoft; leadership conferences including the Indiana and California Governor's Conferences; and college campuses, including Wellesley, Berkeley and Stanford Business School. She has been engaged by KPMG to offer a one-day seminar for their women leaders in over 50 cities since 2008.

In addition, Brosseau is a serial entrepreneur who is the co-founder of the prestigious women's start-up launch pad Springboard Enterprises (which has helped women entrepreneurs receive over $6 billion in funding for their businesses), the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (now Watermark), Invent Your Future Enterprises and the Invent Your Future Conference for Women.

In 2012, Brosseau was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House and honored with a Forever Green award by the Girl Scouts. She was also recognized as one of six Women Who Have Made Their Mark by Watermark.

About the Book – The how-to guide to becoming a go-to expert

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. In Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, renowned executive talent agent Denise Brosseau shows readers how to develop and use that gift as she maps the path from successful executive, professional, or civic leader to respected thought leader.

With the author's proven seven-step process—and starting from wherever they are in their careers—readers can set a course for maximum impact in their field. These guidelines, along with stories, tips, and success secrets from those who have successfully made the transition to high-profile thought leader, allow readers to create a long-term plan and start putting it into action today, even if they only have 15 minutes to spare.

  • Offers a step-by-step process for becoming a recognized thought leader in your field
  • Includes real-world examples from such high-profile thought leaders as Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar; Chip Conley, author of PEAK and former CEO of JDV Hospitality; and more
  • Written by Denise Brosseau, founder of Thought Leadership Lab, an executive talent agency that helps executives become thought leaders, who has worked with start-up CEOs and leaders from such firms as Apple, Genentech, Symantec, Morgan Stanley, Medtronic, KPMG, DLA Piper, and more

Ready to Be a Thought Leader? offers essential reading for anyone ready to expand their influence, increase their professional success, have an impact far beyond a single organization and industry, and ultimately leave a legacy that matters.


February 19, 2014
12:00 am
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DC United States


Denise Brosseau