👋🏽 I’m Deneen L. Garrett, Founder and CEO of Deneen Consults.
In January of 2021, I saw a tweet about going beyond Dream cars and Dream houses to pursuing a Dream Lifestyle. I was preparing to retire from a 20+ year career so this resonated with me. I chose “live” as my word for the year and “Live a Dream Lifestyle“ as my focus.
A Dream Lifestyle is unique to each person. Using my 3 D’s, Dream, Decide, Drive led me to “travel”; the main component of “my” Dream Lifestyle. This consists of: Hopping on a plane to visit a museum. Meeting friends on an island. Spending a holiday abroad.
After recognizing many women delay “living”, I launched Deneen Consults to empower women of color to Live their Dream Lifestyle NOW. Finding joy in your work. Pursuing entrepreneurship. Spending your days volunteering. I want to empower you to drive towards Whatever you decide is your Dream.
Deneen Consults, a 🎙podcasting
🗣speaking 👩🏽🏫 coaching business elevates the voices of women of color and empowers them to Live a Dream Lifestyle.
Deneen has over 20 years of experience empowering others through coaching & developing, championing Diversity & Inclusion, and creating opportunities. She attributes much of her success to the art of relationship (team) building, professional development, and the investment of others as mentors. Deneen has also created several panels and is a skilled speaker and moderator.
During Deneen’s 5+ years in corporate Diversity & Inclusion (10+ years overall), she leveraged talent acquisition, employee development, and sponsorship initiatives on behalf of marginalized employees. She also co-founded an Inclusion Council and led projects impacting 250,000+ employees. As a Talent Development professional and corporate lead for the Women of Color (WOC) Leadership Development Program for high-performing/high-potential WOC, Deneen launched an enterprise-wide continuous learning and employee/social engagement platform and up-skilled allies and advocates for WOC. Deneen designed the strategy and rolled out programming to strengthen the long-term capabilities of WOC.
Deneen is a Passionate, Innovative, Executioner (P.I.E.) who leveraged years of program management, HR and leadership to launch Deneen Consults. Deneen Consults elevates the voices of women of color and empowers them to Live a Dream Lifestyle through podcasting, speaking and coaching. Deneen is the Creator & Host of the "An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color" Podcast, which she launched in 2020, a published author, a LinkedIn Creator and active on several boards; Detroit, Community Sailing Center, The Gathering Spot.
In 2021, Deneen chose “live” as her word and “Live a Dream Lifestyle” as her focus. She dreamed, decided, and drove, her 3 Ds, to what this would look like (lots of travel) and shares this journey to encourage others to do the same. Deneen made a bold move by retiring early and launching Deneen Consults.
Deneen is committed to elevating the voices of WOC and empowering them to Live a Dream Lifestyle NOW!