Denise Harrington

//  Senior Consultant

Denise has been a professional communications trainer and coach since 1987. She has provided customized media and presentation skills development and crisis response preparation to C-level executives and spokespeople at Nike, Autodesk, Intel, Microsoft, Adidas, HP, Starbucks, Kaiser Permanente, the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, the American Red Cross, Mentor, and Victoria’s Secret among other organizations.

She has prepared spokespeople for appearances on major news and sports broadcasts including CBS’s “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours,” ABC’s “Prime Time,” HBO’s “Real Sports,” ESPN’s “Up Close,” and ABC’s “Nightline.”

For Nike, Denise worked with Chairman Phil Knight and his advisory team as they crafted their response to media coverage of Nike’s labor crisis in Asia. She also prepared Knight for his address on the subject to the National Press Club.

Denise also designed and facilitated a women’s leadership training module for Microsoft that was rolled out worldwide for the software giant.
For Autodesk, she has coached hundreds of employees and executives for analyst meetings, media opportunities, product launches and global conferences in Europe, Asia and Africa.

One of Denise’s areas of expertise is working with premier and Olympic athletes on media and presentation skills. Her roster includes Tiger Woods, WNBA star Lisa Leslie, NBA stars such as Scottie Pippen and Branden Roy, Olympic track & field stars Michael Johnson Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Olympic speed skater Apolo Aton Ohno.

A Washington, DC native, Denise is a graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.