Denise Banks

DeSoto, TX – In addition to being a veteran spouse, Denise is an accomplished professional who is passionate about empowering women and helping them reach their full potential, both personally and professionally. Denise is the managing partner and CEO of Gladiator Professional Development and Coaching, a firm that provides professional development training, customer service, leadership, networking skills, business relationships training, and workshops for corporate, professionals, and organizations.  

Denise is also the Founder of Women Building Wealth Globally, an organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve wealth on all levels. Denise serves on the Executive Board for Empowering Her Tomorrow Nonprofit, an organization focused on the growth and development of young girls. 

Denise is a published author, Gladiator in a Skirt Transformational Journal. Denise is involved in Public Relations for Suburban Dallas, Desoto Section of National Council of Negro Women, and Membership Chair for Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce. Denise was named SDDS National Council of Negro Women 2015 recipient of the Economic Empowerment Award. 

Denise is an accomplished speaker and Certified Empowerment and Peak Performance Coach.  She is also a Certified Fire Walk Instructor with the Fire Walking Institute of Research and Education. Denise’s certifications in arrow breaking, board breaks, glass walk, and fire walks, coupled with her energetic and unique style of training are her keys to helping people eliminate negative and limiting beliefs 

Denise provides workshops for leadership and team-building focused on limiting beliefs, Attain Any Goal, and Mindset. Denise’s signature topics and keynotes are Networking like a pro, Gladiator in a skirt, Growth Mindset, Leverage, Ignite Your Passion and Faith, Love, and Business workshop for couples. 

Denise Co-founded, with multi-millionaire Charles Horton, a new startup called The Boardroom EDGE, which offers opportunities to network at multiple chapter locations with opportunities for entrepreneurs to pitch their business to a panel of investors much like a Shark Tank setting. 

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