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Speaking Human-First with Mary Knox Miller

EP 2.4 Denise Brosseau

Hard Truths About Thought Leadership

Original Air Date

May 2, 2024

How do we make change that scales and replicates beyond our immediate sphere?

For Denise Brosseau, founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, thought leadership is a transformative path, a way to not just expand our influence and impact for good but to reshape the very fabric of our industries and ecosystems.

It’s not about personal branding or superficial success. It's about being the 'pebble in the pond', the one who, with unwavering determination, uses their knowledge, experiences, and networks to push industries or ecosystems forward, even in the face of adversity.

During our conversation, Denise shares practical tips on how to become a thought leader, including the importance of finding your niche and building a network of support ready to jump in when the waters get rough.  These insights can be invaluable on your journey to thought leadership.

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • What it actually means to be a thought leader

  • Denise’s two key inflection points in her career and the different choices she made each time

  • Why thought leaders need to cultivate allies along with their ideas and convictions

  • Essential questions to ask yourself when finding your thought leadership niche

  • The importance of making your experience and processes tangible


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EP 2.4 Denise Brosseau

CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, Author, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?


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