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RiverLogic: Tools to Transform Resistance:
Interview with Denise Blanc

We have the capacity to soften resistance and support more ease in our communication with anyone- but we will need intention, courage, and willingness to build more vital skills.

Denise Blanc

Denise Blanc

How Denise Blanc describes herself –  I believe that outstanding leadership requires courage – the courage to be authentic, not always to know the answer, and the courage to speak the truth. It also requires the ability to manage relationships, navigate social networks, influence, and inspire others. This understanding is rooted in over two decades of working in Organization Development as a leadership/team coach, facilitator, mediator, and internal senior leader. Whether coaching CEOs, executive directors, engineers, physician leaders, or their teams, I provide practical tools to tackle tough conversations, harness a growth mindset, and create high trust/high-performing cultures. Consulting in both healthcare, high education, and business industries, my key areas of focus include leadership/team development, emotional intelligence, equity & positive change, and conflict transformation. Over my career, I have been the chief architect of three leadership academies (serving 800+ leaders) from Supervisor through C-Suite, all providing a shared language and the skillset to lead across multiple sites and disciplines.

While at the St. Joseph Health System, I was the recipient of several awards for leadership design, “best practice for developing future leaders” and “The International Spirt at Work Award.” I hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado, and an MA in Health Education from JFK University. My background includes certifications in Conflict Resolution and as an Emotional Intelligence Coach through Six Seconds at the ACC level. I have advanced skills interpreting various industry-recognized assessment instruments including Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence tests for leaders and organizations, DiSC, Enneagram, Gallup Strengthsfinder, The TKI Conflict Assessment, and numerous 360 feedback assessments. I have trained extensively with the program “Crucial Conversations.” For the past five years, I have taught programs on social justice and race identity for both healthcare and within Shambhala, a global Tibetan Buddhist organization. I am the author of Riverlogic: Tools to Transform Resistance and Create Flow in all our Relationships.

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