Denise Spatafora Author and Business/Life Coach

Denise Spatafora, author, motivational speaker and founder of her consulting firm in 1997 has coached hundreds of individuals and companies. She has coached CEOs, entrepreneurs and teams in private and public companies, non-profits, celebrities, athletes, advocates for humanity, teachers, teenagers and families.

She has led seminars and off sites for companies including Google, Conde Nast, Citibank, Tishman Speyer, Uniliver, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather, Credit Suisse, BBC and The Onion as well as organizations such as Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and Universities. She is a master of unlocking fearlessness, creativity and clarity in all kinds of people, leaving them with the power to accomplish their goals and thrive. Denise is also adept at complex conflict resolution and has worked with many institutions in that role including serving as a group mediator in Ireland with Protestants and Catholics.

As a successful entrepreneur herself, Denise has founded and successfully grown a number of businesses, including a major event design firm in NYC acclaimed for her exciting events like Elton John's 25th Anniversary, the Opening Night of the NYC Ballet for 1000 people, Brooke Astor's 90th Birthday with 3000 guests, The Relaunch of Elle Magazine in Central Park and Clive Davis's Grammy Parties in LA and NY. She also founded and created a national childbirth education program and movement called Bornclear and book "Better Birth, The Ultimate Guide to Childbirth from Home Births to Hospitals” endorsed by renowned doctors, mind-body scientists and celebrities.

Being featured in the media and public-speaking is not new to Denise. Her charismatic, authentic and passionate spirit makes her a favorite guest on a number of television programs as well as radio and a contributing editor to several publications, sites and blogs. She was used as an expert for empowering women for the "Dove" campaigns and received national acclaim for her successes in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and NBC's Today Show to name a few. Her first book was released by Wiley Publishing in May 2009.