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Danessa Knaupp

Danessa is an executive coach, leadership expert, best-selling author and CEO shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has supported executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the best-selling leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity, named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 8 Must Reads of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Danessa regularly addresses audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (not #authenticity) to drive measurable business results.

Known for her unique ability to drive new levels of engagement and performance with key leaders, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership, crisi and resilience, andteam effectiveness. Her clients have included senior leaders and audiences at Anthem, Amerisource Bergen, Capital One, Comcast, Genworth, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard and more.
Danessa earned her executive coaching credentials from Georgetown University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary. She spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a senior executive and ultimately, CEO before transitioning to elite executive coaching.