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Career
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Salary Negotiation Coaching

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We are passionate about helping high achievers. We want career-driven professionals to know their worth and get paid for it.

  • Do you watch others get promotions and wonder why you aren't getting one?

  • Do you fear that your name will be on the next layoff list?

  • Do you look at job openings and daydream about doing a job you love?

  • Do you train others only to have them get promoted to the job you wanted?

  • Do you know you should look for another job but panic at the thought of updating your resume or interviewing?

  • Do you feel anxious about asking for a salary increase and worry your manager will think you are ungrateful or greedy?

  • Do you feel like there's an invisible ceiling on your pay?

Does this sound like you?

  • You are decisive, resourceful, and ready to take action.

  • You are a high achiever and are tired of being underpaid and overlooked. You have big ideas that no one wants to hear or help you implement.

  • You want to be challenged and have a manager that cares about your career as much as you do.

  • You want to work for a business that is making a difference and has a mission beyond the bottom-line.

  • You want more balance in your life and flexibility. You are so done with seeing your co-workers (or the nighttime security guard) more than your spouse, partner, family, cat or dog.

  • You want to work for a leader that doesn’t tolerate low performance, because you’ve had enough of working with Donald (or is it Debbie?)-Do-Nothing.

  • You want to feel like you matter and that you belong to a team that is changing the world, the industry, or at least the lives of its customers.

  • You are fed up with the micro managing boss, toxic culture, or workload that never ends.

  • You don’t trust the senior leaders, HR, or anyone else in charge to turn the company around before it fails spectacularly.


What to Expect

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We help you ramp up your job search so you find that amazing job faster than you could on your own. The faster you get a great offer from a company that values you - the better.

We help you to plan your career based on the lifestyle you want to have. Not the one that society, your family, or that inner critic in your head tells you that you should go for.

We believe that you are in sales. The pain points you solve, the value you deliver, and your presence is your product.

We help you design a marketing plan that promotes your unique strengths to companies that will value the results you deliver. We help you talk about your accomplishments so you get recognized for being remarkable. And we help you stay out of the companies that have toxic cultures, poor leaders, and lack a purpose or vision.

We help you negotiate so you get paid what you are worth. Not just as a new hire but throughout your career. Don’t leave $500k - $1M on the table over your full career by not negotiating when the time is right and in the right way.

We also help you recognize when you are not leading yourself to greatness. We’ll call you out if you are getting in your own way of achieving your goals.

We listen to ensure that we understand your personal definition of success. And then we help you achieve it faster than you can on your own. We help you develop the habits, routines, and rituals that make it easier. We will ask you questions that make you think differently. It is up to you to act differently to be successful.

And we don’t give band-aids when you need a holistic solution.


Testimonials

Denise was instrumental in helping me simultaneously negotiate two executive-level job offers and realize $25K - $30K more in compensation than the original offers. She was amazingly responsive, creative, and practical in her suggestions related to looking at the entire package – base, bonus, equity, benefits, title, boss and so much more. The investment in Denise as a consultant and coach will pay for itself 100 X’s over! I could not have done this without her!
— SVP, Financial Services
Before working with Denise, it had been many years since I last negotiated a salary, and I was having a difficult time accurately assessing and conveying my value in the market. While working with Denise, she provided extraordinarily helpful guidance in salary negotiation best practices, helped me understand and articulate my value to a potential employer, and significantly increased my confidence in countering an employer’s offer. As a result I was able both to maximize the employer’s initial offer through effective positioning and to secure an additional $20,000 in annual compensation on top of that through my counteroffer. The investment I made in Denise’s services has paid back many, many times and provided a solid foundation for future negotiations with current and potential employers. Thank you, Denise!
— Director of Sales Operations
Due to what I learned in the recent Negotiation workshop, I was able to negotiate $10,000 higher than the first base salary they offered me as well as an additional week of vacation, and the opportunity to review and increase my base salary again after six months.
— Territory Manager
Denise has guided me through a number of stressful situations at work. She helped me stay focused on the advantages instead of the difficulties. Denise empowers people and helps them to look at problems in different ways. This has helped me to find very meaningful solutions. Denise possesses a tremendous amount of knowledge about compensation, and she knows how to work with people to obtain the desired results during pay negotiations. She has been a vital resource to me, and I look forward to our continuing relationship.
— HR & Global Mobility Professional
Denise was critical to my negotiation with my current employer! She gave me great objective advice throughout the whole process, and I wound up with a much better situation (role and compensation). If I had tried the negotiation on my own, I wouldn’t have known how to best proceed, and I would have second guessed myself the whole way. She helped take the stress/anxiety out of the process for both myself and the employer. It ended in a classic win/win for me and my new employer. Thanks so much Denise!
— Director, Design & Engineering
I landed the job of my dreams... The money I spent with you for our consultation was, as I’ve been repeating to many, “the best...I’ve ever spent!” You helped me prepare and set great expectations, thank you! I was able to negotiate a great salary. I set my “bottom dollar” to him...and he offered me more! Great stuff. The working atmosphere is amazing! THANK YOU for working with me, for meeting with me “last minute” and for your advice and coaching. You are amazing! :) Thanks again!!!!
— Business Analyst, Start-up in Boulder
I reached out to Denise when I lost my job in January 2018. I knew I was at a crossroads in my career but I desperately needed Denise’s direction to move forward. I also knew that, because things had gone so poorly over the last six months, I was unwilling to settle for anything but a job I love.

Denise is a total powerhouse with decades of experience coupled with an incredibly kind and caring heart. It was amazing how much more confident I was even after just one session with her. She taught me how to create my own personal marketing plan and research my pay, and I came away from our sessions with a greater understanding of my worth, a priceless knowledge which I will carry with me throughout the rest of my career. In the end, I even landed a position as a Program manager at my asking salary (double what I was making a year ago)!

I would absolutely recommend Denise’s services to anyone who knows they deserve more in their career and in their life. Her dedication to her clients is unwavering and she has the tools and experience to help anyone reach their goals.
— Program Manager, Professional Development Company
Not only is Denise a subject matter expert in Compensation and Rewards, she helped me immensely in creating an online presence that enabled recruiters to find me. I am mature in my career and not savvy in social media. She was encouraging and knowledgeable when advising me of my worth in the job market and laid the steps out to negotiate a salary, ask for a sign-on bonus, and when/how to approach my manager to make a case for a promotion. Less than two months after Denise’s coaching sessions, I was offered a role in my field at a company with the mission I was looking for and at a rewards level that is satisfying. I will continue to work with Denise to further my career and reach the earnings potential I am striving for.
— Compensation Manager, Nonprofit Healthcare Organization
I was struggling with finding a way to make my resume stand out. I had very little job experience for my age. I needed to get the right people to look at my resume instead of having it filtered out by applicant tracking systems. Denise listened to my concerns and helped me to progressively narrow down my interests, needs, and wants. She helped me to write a narrative and skills list that better projected my abilities in spite of my lack of consistent job experience. I was able to better identify what type of work and organizations were a good fit for me, and I was able to confidently assess my professional strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, that put me in a great position to network with the right people who could get me into the organizations I was interested in.
— Administrative Assistant, Colorado School of Mines
I was struggling with finding a way to make my resume stand out. I had very little job experience for my age. I needed to get the right people to look at my resume instead of having it filtered out by applicant tracking systems. Denise listened to my concerns and helped me to progressively narrow down my interests, needs, and wants. She helped me to write a narrative and skills list that better projected my abilities in spite of my lack of consistent job experience. I was able to better identify what type of work and organizations were a good fit for me, and I was able to confidently assess my professional strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, that put me in a great position to network with the right people who could get me into the organizations I was interested in.
— College Student & IT Summer Intern
I was uncertain about how to do salary negotiations. I had two similar job offers and needed assistance to make sure that I was maximizing my compensation before accepting a position. I enjoyed the conversational style of the coaching call and the ability to get clarification. I then had the confidence to ask for more.
— Commercial Insurance Industry Specialist