Manage Smarter 195 — Denise Cooper: Better C‑Suite Conversations

Denise Cooper on the Manage Smarter Show podcast on SalesFuel for sales managers

Denise Cooper is the Founder and CEO of Remarkable Leadership Lessons, a company founded over 10 years ago to assist C‑suite, senior-​level business leaders, and managers in raising their game as contributors to profitability. She earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis MO, a Coaching Certification from North Carolina State University, and studied under Judith Glaser to earn the distinguished designation as a Certified Conversational Intelligence (C‑IQ) Coach.

Able to draw on over 25 years working inside corporations of all sizes, union companies, government offices and agencies, Denise shares her experiences in her thought book, Remarkable Leadership Lessons: Change Results One Conversation at a time. It’s designed to let you see the power and potential within you, and if you show up, step up, and speak up, you can get the results you really want.

Denise serves as an Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker, with a proven process for grooming diverse candidates for succession through one-​on-​one customized coaching, professional assessments, time-​proven case studies.

In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Denise discuss:

  • Emerging leaders: how to show up when you show up
  • How to be the C‑Suite level and be your authentic self in the job
  • Conversation anxieties most C‑Suite level leaders have and how to fix it
  • Assumptions you should avoid making in trying to improve conversations

"Listeners will learn how to ask the right questions to the right people, that will help them build relationships and achieve the results they desire."

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C. Lee Smith

C. Lee Smith

CEO and Founder at SalesFuel
C. Lee Smith is the CEO and Founder of SalesFuel - a firm he founded in 1989. He was named one of the 14 Leading Sales Consultants by Selling Power magazine. Lee is the creator of the AdMall® and the TeamTrait™ SaaS platforms. He is also a Gitomer Certified Advisor, C‑Suite Network Advisor and Certified Behavioral Analyst.
C. Lee Smith


CEO of @SalesFuel | Bestselling Author of "SalesCred" and "Hire Smarter, Sell More!" | Keynote Speaker | Certified Behavioral Analyst | Sales Credibility Expert
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