Dede is a deeply sensible advisor to executives. She brings experience from many years of running a business, a master's degree in systems thinking from Pepperdine University, and a broad understanding of the complexities of leadership. As a course designer, she has assisted in the creation of three internal corporate universities. She creates experiences that enable participants to accelerate their professional development rapidly. Dede is currently spearheading original research on the impact of leaders on culture in organizations.

As a Principal of Henley Leadership Group, she focuses her team on igniting leadership at all levels positively impacting business results for our clients. Ranked among the top 100 thought leaders by Leadership Excellence two years in a row, Dede has provided coaching and consulting to thousands of corporate leaders in a variety of industries.

She is a monthly contributor to Forbes.com in the leadership channel. She serves as adjunct faculty to the Pepperdine Master of Science in Organization Development program. She is the mother of three and second mom to three more. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their outrageous dog, River.

  • Being willing to learn all along the way how to grow a leadership development consulting company with clients who are changing the world
  • Being named one of 100 top thought leaders in my field – twice!
  • Working alongside the MSOD faculty as a Learning Group Consultant for three rounds
  • Writing for Forbes.com, Thrive Global and Medium – a dream come true
  • Being clear about the best use of my time and energy and saying “no” when it was needed
  • Being “alcohol free” in 2019!
  • Every adventure in our Airstream
  • Learning to fly fish with my husband and enjoying time on the river
  • Learning to quilt and making a wedding quilt for my son and his new wife
  • Being a good friend, neighbor, wife, mother, sister and daughter
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Did you know Dede is writing a book on partnership and collaboration?