Career adviser and writer Denise Felder (that’s me!) is an experienced trainer, presenter and workshop facilitator. Contact me at to learn how to book me to speak at your next professional event.


  • 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 workshops 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” (Supporting Low-Skilled Adult Job Seekers)
  • “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:

  • “Discovering Your Career Identity”
  • “Know Yourself, Be Yourself, & Express Yourself”
  • “Building Your Professional Community” (Networking)
  • “The Basics of Building Your Personal Brand”
  • “Using Social Media to Create Real-World Relationships”
  • Moderator: “Unwritten Rules of Corporate Culture – Employer Panel”

Past Conference Presentations & Workshops:

  • Facilitator of job seeker workshops at various Minnesota community organizations
  • Keynote for college student services, public employee, and nonprofit organizations conferences
  • Curriculum developer and instructor of Minnesota Minority Education Partnership’s College Counselor Certification Career Exploration Track (5 sessions)
  • Facilitator of faculty development and community organization staff in-services
  • Guest trainer for Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
  • Workshop leader for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor events (online and in person)
  • Interviewee and guest on radio shows and podcasts
  • Breakout Session Presenter
    • National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference
    • National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Conference
    • Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Conference
    • Minnesota School Counselors Association
    • 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)
    • Regional Adult Basic Education Meetings

For references and a complete list of past presentations, contact DeniseMpls Career Services.

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