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Denise Russo
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HR and Enablement executive with 18 years of experience with end to end operational and talent development strategy and execution. Former head of ICF Prism award winning coaching program. Board of directors for ICF, Maxwell Leadership, Forbes Coaches Council, HBR and more.

HR and Enablement executive with 18 years of experience with end to end operational and talent development strategy and execution. Former head of ICF Prism award winning coaching program. Board of directors for ICF, Maxwell Leadership, Forbes Coaches Council, HBR and more.

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Bio

Denise boasts a wealth of experience as a Senior Executive in Total Talent Management, Learning and Development (L&D), Leadership Development, and Coaching. She has successfully served as a leader in large multinational companies specializing in cloud software, procurement, HR, travel, and tourism. These organizations include renowned names in the industry, ensuring her extensive expertise in navigating the intricacies of these domains. Denise excels in guiding individuals through critical career transitions across all stages.

In her role as an Executive Coach, she collaborates with senior leaders to enhance their coaching skills and build high-performing teams. With her profound expertise in organizational leadership, Denise offers a distinctive perspective to her clients. Whether you are actively job hunting, exploring internal promotion opportunities, or returning to the workforce after a hiatus, she comprehends the expectations of employers and leaders, and she is eager to help you kickstart your journey!


Notable Client Achievements

  • Led a multinational ICF Prism award-winning coaching program from inception.

  • Sought after executive coach with results including talent promotions, compensation increases, and global mobility.

  • Led global leadership development programs impacting 8000 leaders.

  • Recruited to the global board of directors for ICF.

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Work History
SAP
  • Global Head, Enablement & Readiness (VP Learner Experience Design - CSS), Head Coach Americas
  • Global Head, Talent & Executive Development - People & Culture (CSI PE), Head Coach Americas
  • Senior Director, Global Programs, Organizational Effectiveness, & Executive Development (SAP Ariba)
  • Global Senior Director, Strategic Planning & Project Management; Exec Coach (SAP SuccessFactors)
  • Global Head, Customer Experience Management (SAP SuccessFactors)
  • Sr. Manager Global Customer Success, HR Strategic Accounts Consultant (SuccessFactors)
AirTran Airways
Sr. Manager, Learning and Executive Development
Universal Orlando Resort
VIP Tour Guide/Events Coordinator and Seasonal Vacation Planner
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Credentials
  • Erickson Solution-Based Coaching (Level 5)
  • A New Kind of Diversity Facilitation Cultural Mastery Facilitation
  • Disney Institute Leadership Excellence
  • DISC
  • Positive Intelligence
  • Executive Education: Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Masters of Tourism Administration (AMTA)
Industry Specialties
Computer Software, Human Resources, Management Consulting, Professional Services and more
Functional Specialties
Customer Service, Human Resources, Management, Writing Editing and more
Expertise
Job Search Strategy, Career Direction, Improve At Networking, Interview Feedback and more

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