I want to help my clients to find their way to success, instead of telling them “The One Way” to success.

You probably know that there’s no shortage of books, e-courses, workshops, and professionals out there teaching that “one proven way to success.” But here you are – still feeling stuck, overwhelmed, maybe even a bit like you’re failing. And these things are just more noise that make those feelings even worse.

That’s why I became a coach and consultant to business owners and employees. Your business, your career, your resources, your hopes and your priorities – these things are all unique to you – so why the "one size fits all" solution or approach? It doesn’t make sense, and no - the answers aren’t in the course bonuses (but only if you buy today!).

The truth is - meaningful answers come from getting clear on what you really want. They begin to reveal themselves when you can focus – when you have someone to advise you on the way. They become more realistic when you gain confidence in what you’re doing and put to bed the expectations you’re placing on yourself. And they become reality when you have help and feedback on shaping a plan to discover them.

I came to know this after spending decades working for and with a wide variety of businesses, including 20 years in financial services with Bank of America and later, as the director of a successful start-up, Fleet Feet Sports.

In this work, I’ve seen all kinds of businesses and careers from a diverse set of angles. I’ve learned how to turn struggle into success and how important it is to define that success for yourself. Along the way, I've discovered...

  • how to be scrappy with resources
  • how to narrow your business focus
  • the best practices for small business development and career development
  • and as an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC), I’ve become a trained partner on helping you get unstuck


It’s not about teaching or lecturing – instead, it’s about creating space for you to see what’s most important so you can move in that direction. These are the things that guide the work I do with you for your business or your career.

Whatever you’re facing - you need real solutions, tailored to who you are. To me, there’s nothing better than watching you relax when you realize you can let go of the pressures you’re feeling and can feel free to open yourself up to possibility. It’s amazing to see what you can do when that happens.

So thanks for the opportunity to step in and be your partner. Thanks also for the chance to tell you it’s okay to forget about “should” – it’s the “s” word you no longer need in your vocabulary.

say hello > denise@denisecorey.com | (919) 883-8445


When I’m not coaching small business owners and employees, I am an enthusiastic tennis player, regular yoga practitioner, attentive dog owner, and happy wife. I also have four grown sons and two daughters-in-law who are all pretty wonderful, in my opinion.