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Denise Rabius

Denise Rabius

President, Rabius Consulting
A Leadership Consulting Group


Denise specializes in designing and leading executive development programs for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and startups. She partners with her clients to provide comprehensive leadership assessments and training that set the tone for the culture of the organization.

Denise is known for developing strong women leaders. She co-created the popular “Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power,” and “Women Leaders: Mastering Organizational Strategy” courses for the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program.  She facilitated the Women in Management program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as the Women’s Alumna Circles.  Denise regularly provides women’s leadership workshops to organizations.  She brings a depth of knowledge and experience on gender and diversity issues to her work of developing authentic leaders and creating strong contributing teams.

In her executive coaching engagements, Denise shapes high potential performers into powerful leaders.  She partners with her clients to enable long-term behavioral change that will enhance effective leadership. She is trained as an executive coach in the Results Coaching System through the NeuroLeadership Institute, and is certified with the International Coaching Federation. Denise’s clients include: Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education, Survey Monkey, AnswerLab, eBay, Paypal, Alcoa, Arup, and Google.

Denise brings over 25 years of management experience to her practice. Prior to her consulting work, she led the Advanced Technology Business Development Group at Microsoft.

At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she is a leadership facilitator for the Organizational Behavior courses, and the Executive Education Programs. She is a guest lecturer at Waseda University, Tokyo, and adjunct faculty at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

  • BA Economics, Smith College
  • Graduate studies at Keio University and International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • MBA, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Denise has a passion for art and is a painter and fine art photographer. On weekends, you will find her on the water with her husband racing their 35 foot Ericson on the San Francisco Bay.