January 7, 2020

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Denise Banks-Grasedyck

Denise Banks-Grasedyck

Keynote Speaker

Certified Professional Coach, Consultant, Speaker and 2018 and 2017 European Champion of Public Speaking


Denise Banks-Grasedyck is a 2018 and 2017 European Champion of Public Speaking. She was in the top 1 percent of over 35,000 speakers globally, competed as a semi-finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking two years consecutively and has delivered speeches to audiences over 4000+ large.

Denise combines a unique blend of authenticity, intuition and analytical skill to deliver transformational insights and to help leaders and their teams thrive in personal and professional development. She also coaches professionals and entrepreneurs who dream of speaking in public but fear they “aren’t ready” become ever-ready, confident, impactful, speakers on any stage.

Referring to herself as a former corporate wallflower at a Big Four advisory firm, Denise has gone from a project manager turned Relationship Manager who second-guessed herself out of speaking up even in team meetings, to a speaker, trainer, and coach who is comfortable on any stage.

When asked what her secret is, Denise answered: “I broke through the fear of criticism and other people’s opinions and aligned with the most powerful, authentic and compassionate version of myself. What I found was my voice and the courage and skills to use it. Now I use that power to create real impact and make a difference in the world. As a servant leader, I share my expertise, my experience, and my story. My goal is to inspire, empower and equip others to do that for themselves, because now more than ever, the world needs each of us to show up and work our own unmistakable magic.”