Career Counseling, Life Coaching & Training

About Dena

I worked with Dena to prepare for an important job interview.  Her coaching really prepared me for a successful interview.  I went into the interview feeling sharp and confident.   I was able to respond to those frequently asked questions and knew what I wanted to say and convey.  I studied the materials she provided and felt ready and able to respond easily during the interview.  She understands employer needs and also helped me find my perfect job.


I have a private career counseling practice and have worked in the Employment and Training field for over 20 years. My experience working in the career development field spans almost all areas of work and includes people of all ages.

I also provide training for businesses, non-profit organizations and schools. My training emphasizes a practical approach to enhancing employer/employee communication and educating employers on making good hiring decisions.

Earlier in my career, I hosted a local cable T.V. show where I interviewed people representing a wide spectrum of businesses and careers. Real time interviewing gave me the opportunity to draw people out, help them express themselves and engage in meaningful conversations.

I have been working with individuals and conducting workshops to help people find more joy in their lives through wholehearted living.  Because we are so vulnerable when we are making changes in our lives, I have expanded my practice to include Life Coaching as a separate service. Being a Life Coach gives me the opportunity to share tools and techniques that benefit all individuals on a daily basis. It is a joy to serve individuals who are seeking greater freedom and peace in their lives.

My work experience also included working as adjunct faculty at USF in the Organizational Behavior Department teaching Training and Development.  The student population consisted of working adults who were able to take what they learned in the classroom and apply it back on the job.  The instructional tools Dena created are still being used in her workshops and business.

Some of the organizations I have provided workshops for include: Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce, County of Sonoma, Sonoma County Office of Education and Sonoma County Volunteer Center.

I hold an M.A. in Counseling from USF, a certificate in Organizational Development and Training from UCLA and have completed extensive course work in Career Development.