Autumn 2023 Creative Minds Series Kicks off with Dr. Denise Berger Ed.D

Let’s GO Creative Minds Series Autumn 2023!

It is an honor to have guests that lead with innovation and integrity in their personal, business and family life.

I am humbled to have Dr. Denise Berger, Ed.D. back to discuss her current entrepreneur consulting projects, educational leadership pursuits and her positive intelligence coaching announcement.

Go Dr. D!

Dr. Berger teaches social entrepreneurship and organizational leadership at the graduate level at Pepperdine. I have seen her IN ACTION inspiring the future leaders of the world as an invited guest speaker in discussing global consciousness for the last 7 years!

I also have the privilege of collaborating  and cocreating with her with our consciousness jewelry line ALIKI ONE.  This jewelry line was inspired by our mutual interest in Capitalism with Altruism aka  GIFT, GIVING IT FORWARD TOGETHER!

Tune in to BE inspired to attract your own INSPIRATIONAL TRIBE:

Bio Dr. Denise Berger, Ed.D.

I am a leadership consultant and graduate-level educator, helping individuals, teams and organizations achieve growth with purpose. I bring together practice-based, hands-on experience having run a global Fortune 500 business group, with acquired research-based knowledge and wisdom. I focus on educating leaders and their teams, developing a great workplace, and optimizing leadership efficacy. What do I mean by “optimizing leadership efficacy?” This involves identifying and developing the skills, behaviors, and strategies that enable a leader to be successful in your role, not just the analytical qualities but the soft skills too. I teach organizational leadership at the master’s level and include in my lessons: vision, mission, values work, resiliency, conflict management, relational intelligences, collaboration, systems thinking, and change management. I frame the lessons within a context of cultural intelligence, social responsibility, and impact thinking.

I have a BA in History from Colgate University, an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Fordham University, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. I am a certified Positive Intelligence® coach, helping people build their mental fitness. In addition to teaching Leadership & Service in the Social Entrepreneurship & Change program at Pepperdine University, I previously taught Program Evaluation in the same program, and I have taught Leading Inclusive Organizations in Vanderbilt University’s doctoral program for Leadership and Learning in Organizations. I have authored articles, scholarly work, blog posts, and appeared on the radio and in podcasts. My most recent publication can be found in the Routledge Series on Leadership and Change, a chapter entitled Why Leaders in the US Build Businesses with Purpose. Through the years, I have volunteered my time with Social Justice Partners LA (formerly Social Venture Partners) to coach cohorts of social entrepreneurs in their fast pitch and growth strategies. I have also coached TEDx speakers and Annenberg/CNN Hero awardees on their pitches.

Details of my organizational and leadership work can be found at And fun fact, I also founded a Greek hand-made jewelry brand, Aliki Designs, locatable at


PROMO CODE: LOVEALLKIND for the Aliki ONE jewelry line.