DENISE RUSHING is a three-time #1 Best-selling Author, a “2015 Congressional Woman of the Year” winner, a social entrepreneur, speaker, community leader, and avid tree-hugger.
Even at a young age, as she transplanted pumpkin seedlings into her Grandfather’s garden, collected rocks, and observed tree frogs in the woods behind her home, Denise found the planet's eco-systems enchanting. She devoted her early career to environmental stewardship through science and technology--earning a degree in environmental engineering from Stanford University. Her career as an energy technology executive spans three decades and includes launching award winning energy efficiency and technology initiatives adopted by utilities around the world. Business success notwithstanding, Denise recognized that humanity’s relationship with Earth’s living systems requires a deeper response. After earning her Masters Degree in Culture and Spirituality, she co-founded Rockhaven Ecospiritual Center, where she developed an ecologically-inspired approach to change management that she later documented in her book: Tending the Soul's Garden.
In 2006, she was elected to public office in her local community and served two terms, where she was best known for her community revitalization and environmental advocacy efforts which included her spearheading one of the largest public solar installations in the western U.S. With a rich background in energy technology, ecological design, digital marketing, and business development, Denise Rushing advises innovators who want to create sustainable businesses in keeping with their values. Her clients include US and international energy and clean tech companies and earth-centered entrepreneurs.
Denise Rushing has undergone five major reinventions:
Energy Industry Pioneer.
After earning a Bachelors of Science in environmental engineering from Stanford University, she set out to reduce the human environmental impacts by pioneering energy efficiency technology. Her executive career spanned three decades and included senior executive roles in some of the most innovative energy companies.
Business success notwithstanding, Denise recognized that Earth’s living systems require a deeper response. In 2003, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University and went on to co-found Rockhaven eco-spiritual center, a non-denominational retreat center focused on Earth's sacred story.
#1 Best-Selling Author.
Denise literally “bought the farm”—becoming a certified organic farmer and permaculturist where she began integrating earth wisdom in human systems and authored three best-selling books including: Tending the Soul's Garden, Entrepreneurs and the New Story, and Find Your Big Why.
Award-winning Community Leader.
Denise served two terms in public office where she was nationally recognized for her community revitalization and environmental advocacy. Her successes included spearheading one of the largest solar energy installations in the Western U.S.
Founder of New Story Center and Dancing TreePeople Organic Farm, Denise’s products and services have helped social and environmentally-driven authors, experts, entrepreneurs, change makers and leaders fulfill their mission. She is passionate about creating an economy in harmony with Earth's living systems.
Today, Denise lives, works and writes in Upper Lake, California with her partner and Dancing TreePeople Farm community.
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Denise is happy to work with your organization and customize her content to empower your audiences and inspire their success. She welcomes invitations to speak and to share her content by telesummit, teleseminar, webinar, and workshop format.
To schedule Denise to speak for your organization , contact her by email or call (707) 560-1166