Are you looking for a high-energy, informative, thought-provoking international keynote speaker who will push your audiences to think and work differently for the better? You’ve found her.

Denise Jacobs’ keynotes, workshops, and programs give A Creative Dose™: a booster shot of inspiration and injection of fresh ways to approach creativity and bust through creative blocks, techniques for idea generation and execution, and methods for creating an engaged and productive workforce.

Through leading-edge research and new thoughts on creativity, Denise’s inspiring keynotes deliver compelling content that lead to insights that provoke attendees into making real, lasting changes in their thinking and with their habits for the better. She deftly interweaves authoritative data with vivid storytelling, and sparks change through participant interactivity, assigned action items, and follow-ups.

Ultimately, Denise inspires audiences not only to create more and better, but also to create Betterness.

A Strong Open or Close To Your Event

Denise’s high-energy opening keynotes set the stage for conferences, creating both context and space for inspired thinking, deep listening, and spirited conversations.

Denise’s closing keynotes are famous for weaving together her ideas with insights from other speakers’ conference talks and workshops — providing attendees with an integrative conference experience and actionable takeaways.

Ready for a dynamic, engaging, content-focused speaker who wakes audiences up to their brilliance and gives them game-changing techniques for unleashing creativity, creating career success, and stepping into leadership?

Current Keynotes

Denise’s latest keynotes focus on creativity, career, and leadership. She covers proven techniques, methods, and practices for getting creatively unstuck and structuring both mindset and time in order to become more creatively productive, generate and capture ideas, and leverage creative synergy with others.

Talk titles:

(Btw, we made it easy for you: each talk page has the talk description, the talk video, and the related slides.)

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Past Clients

Here are a few of the events and organizations where Denise has spoken:

In addition to the above, Denise is honored to have spoken at these events around the world:

  • UX Australia (Melbourne, Australia)
  • HOW Interactive (San Francisco, Boston)
  • User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) Conference
  • The Future of Web Design (London, New York)
  • Oredev Developer’s Conference (Malmo, Sweden)
  • Skissernas Museum at Lund University in (Lund, Sweden)
  • Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity. (FITC) Conference (Toronto, Vancouver, Amsterdam)
  • Design/Content Conference (Vancouver, Canada)
  • ParisWeb (Paris, France)
  • New Adventures in Web Design (Nottingham, England)
  • InterLink Conference (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Web Directions (Sydney, Australia)

Want to see the complete list of all past speaking engagements as well as upcoming ones?

Bios and Headshots

You’ll find Denise’s bios, headshots, and a sample speaking video on Denise’s Press Kit page.

Audience Love

Denise’s keynotes resonate deeply with audiences. Here’s what participants are saying:

“Denise, I would just like to thank you for being part of our Innovation is Now event in Milan. Your speech was really inspiring for the whole organization.”
– Alberto Calcagno, CEO, FastWeb.It

“~@denisejacobs’ talk on creativity is my new favourite. Conference organisers should hire her.” – Andy Clarke (@Malarkey)

“I could listen to @denisejacobs talk about creativity all day. Her talk at #dpm2015 was killer.” – Adam Connor‏ (@adamconnor)

“Thank you for the inspiration @denisejacobs, feel like I had a therapy session and you were speaking just to me! #agile2017” – Amy Melser‏ (@amypmp20)

“Thanks Denise for a habit-hacking, brain-altering, distraction-kicking delight of a talk 🙂 @denisejacobs @webdirections #wd15” – Ste_4n‏ (@Ste_4N)

“Honest, hilarious talk from @denisejacobs about fear, how it affects the creative process, and how to banish the inner critic. #dcc15” – Jeff Eaton (@eaton)

“@denisejacobs talk on #creativethinking & banishing inner critic was fantastic. Highly engaging speaker who inspired motivation. #INBOUND15” – Jason Doring‏ (@IMCJasonD)

“Brilliant, engaging and passionate. What more could you ask for?” – Ben MacGowan (@benmacgowan)

“Magical.” – Gavin Elliot (@gavinelliot)

And yes, there is even more audience love to be had.