Career adviser and writer Denise Felder (that’s me!) is an experienced trainer, presenter and workshop facilitator.


  • Motivating young adults, entry-level job seekers, and adults in underrepresented ethnic groups to make informed decisions about their education and employment plans.
  • Professional development trainings for career advisers, high school and college educators, community leaders, and workforce professionals on promising practices for using various career development resources and principles to improve diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace.

For Educators & Career Professionals:

  • “Flying Alongside Undiscovered Superheroes”
  • “People, Policies & Possibilities: Poverty on College Campuses”
  • “Engaging Ex-Offenders in Career Development”
  •  “Where’s the Good Stuff? Effective Use of Online Career Tools”
  • “Collaborative and Systematic Approach for Career Development”
  • Roundtable Facilitator: “Career Development & the Working Poor”

For Students & Job Seekers:

  • “Know Yourself, Be Yourself, & Express Yourself“
  • “Networking: The Best Way to Find Jobs”
  • “The Basics of Building Your Personal Brand”
  • “Using Social Media to Create Real-World Relationships”
  • Moderator: “Unwritten Rules of Corporate Culture – Employer Panel”
  • Guest: “Life is a Business” Radio Talk Show

Past Conference Presentations & Trainings:

  • Facilitator of job seeker workshops at various Minnesota community organizations
  • Keynote for college student services, public employee, and nonprofit organizations conferences
  • Lead Minnesota Minority Education Partnership’s College Counselor Certification Career Exploration Track (5 sessions)
  • Facilitate faculty development and community organization staff in-services
  • Guest trainer for Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
  • Lead Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor events (online and in person)
  • Breakout Session Presenter
    • National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference
    • National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Conference
    • Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Conference
    • CTE Works! Minnesota Career Technical Education Conference
    • International Corrections Education Association Conference
    • U.S. Dept. of Labor Native and American Indian Employment & Training Conference
    • Wisconsin Careers Conference
    • Joint Counselor Training (DEED & MN Dept. Human Services)

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