Passionate about coaching, leading, and super-charging strategy and process, Danessa Knaupp consistently enables clients to deliver results grounded in authenticity. By empowering people to bring life and energy to the constant change swirling in today’s corporate environments, Danessa supports executives and teams as they create value and operate with purpose.
Danessa uses a practical, behavioral coaching approach to explore leaders’ potential. Aware of the organizational culture and systems surrounding the client, she co-creates targeted, simple practices to increase effectiveness and deepen impact. Danessa’s trademark candor, compassion and humor enable leaders to achieve their full, unlimited potential.
During Danessa’s 20+ years as both a senior corporate leader and an entrepreneur, she successfully navigated the same challenges her clients face, from managing a P&L in a tough, ever-changing economic environment, to leading a national sales force to prominence. Danessa has founded and successfully run three separate companies. She’s navigated start up complexities, the double-edged sword of exponential growth, and operational issues of scale and delivery. Danessa brings that breadth of experience to her client work.
Leveraging her expertise as a senior leader, entrepreneur, and executive coach, she provides highly effective coaching in leadership development, team performance enhancement, strategy development and execution, and change management.
A flexible, creative performer, Danessa’s work spans a variety of industries and continents. She has deep financial services, sales, operations, professional services, and non-profit experience. Danessa holds the PCC credential from the International Coach Federation and is proficient with various assessments, including Hogan and TetraMap.
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