Denise Carpenter, ICD.D
Certified Professional Executive Coach; Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities; Chair, EnerFORGE; Chair, Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation; Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee, Synergy North; Chair, Canada’s Great Kitchen Party
Denise Carpenter is an experienced c-suite executive, business strategist, board director and executive coach with broad experience in several business sectors.
She established her formal coaching practice to enable leaders to grow and lead with clarity of purpose. Her business experience and coaching style enables executives to analyze issues, generate and test different courses of action, identify obstacles, and move toward successful implementation.
Denise’s most recent work focuses on utilities, energy security, climate change, cyber security, First Nations economic development, a national digital health platform and change management in a variety of business's including at an integrated community health organization (long term care).
Denise is currently a Board Director at Ronald McDonald House Charities, Chair of the Board EnerFORGE, Chair of the Board, Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation, Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee of Synergy North and Chair of the Board, Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, a social enterprise. She has served as a guest lecturer and executive in residence at the University of Alberta’s MBA program and guest lecturer at the Fellows Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. She has written and lectured widely on diversity of thought, governance as a business enabler and stakeholder relations, including public opposition to the siting of industrial infrastructure.
In 2018, Denise was appointed to the Diversity 50 Cohort, recognizing Canada’s most diverse and eligible board candidates.
She is an active and accredited member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, The International Coach Federation and the International Women’s Forum. She has been honoured by Global TV as a Woman of Vision; by the YWCA with a Woman of Distinction Award; and has twice been named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine. Her passion is exploring the world, its people and its cultures. She lives in Toronto and continues to travel widely.