As a Senior Executive Leader, I have established myself as a passionate leader within many companies, organizations and associations. I am a passionate influencer committed to teaching and communicating practical and relevant influencing techniques to create strong effective leaders. I gained my passionate influential leadership style through my many experiences with both good and bad leaders.

My goal is to provide insights to influence the tare practical and relevant to your daily personal and professional lives.

With over 25 years of relevant and practical leadership experience in various industries including: oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, construction and multiple manufacturing settings, Denis has developed a unique teaching and speaking style that resonates with participants and attendees.

Denis is a Certified Executive/Business Coach, Trainer and Keynote Speaker through the John Maxwell. He holds a BS in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).


We all resist change. But why? Because we are uncertain of the outcome. However, change is invetiable and must be embraced.

Influential Leaders Never Use These Phrases

Believe me when I tell you that I can offend even when it is meant for praise. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.

5 Ways to Defeat Complacency

The phrase,” it is what it is” becomes the motto for many people who allow complacency to embed there lives and way of thinking. In fact, that phrase indicates complacency has overtaken their ability to transform their results.

Complacency occurs in everyone sometime within their personal life and career. However, success is determined by your ability to effectively avoid or move away from complacency. 

YOU GOT THE JOB! 7 Questions in 3 Categories to Ask Before You Accept Your Next Job Offer

As you begin to evaluate your job offer(s), it is crucial you carefully consider your options making sure you choose what is right for your career and family.

All You Are Is Full Of Hot Air! Moving From Words To Actions

Has anyone ever told you, you were full of hot air? If so, you are not alone. I think this post will help you understand why our words should not be hot air but rather backed up by the foundation of our actions.


ttitude is contagious. Our attitude will determine our success or failure and the success or failure of others.  Attitude is more important than anything else, it is more important than money than any of your circumstances than your failures or your successes.

TRANSFORMATIONAL INFLUENCE, The 6 B’s to Transforming People Lives

I want to introduce you to something very different. A thought process that takes our daily interactions with others and uses it to influence the desired conscience or sub-conscience outcome. We all … Continue reading TRANSFORMATIONAL INFLUENCE, The 6 B’s to Transforming People Lives

Thought for The Day

If life were easier we would become complacent and stagnate in our growth. Use every opportunity for personal growth.

6 Ways To Add Value To Your Team

I don’t think there is ever an instance where one person is the team, or where one person is responsible for the success or failure of the team.  Whether at work or within the family, I believe it always involves a team effort.


One of the best books for teaching practical influence is Dale Carnegie’s, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

This book provides the reader practical principles that lead to the efficient influence of others.

I have read this book at least five times and use it to increase my influence every day and validate my perspective on how I influence others.

What Message Are You Sending? 8 Principles for Sending Effective Text- Part 3 of 3

Texting is an easy and quick way to communicate to one or more people. However, it is also an easy and quick way to offend, ands mis-communicate.

What Message Are You Sending? PART 2 of 3 – 11 Rules and Etiquette for Crafting and Sending Effective Emails

The way you craft or respond to an email determines the effectiveness of your words. That drives the intended outcome and creates the influence you desire.