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CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES

My clients tell their stories. They are my fuel. Take a look at what they have to say. You too may be experiencing a big change in your life, a major transition, or you’re ready to explore new possibilities. Maybe, you’ll see yourself in their stories. If you do, let’s connect.

Michelle Rhodd
Non-Profit & Governance Advisor
Working with Denise, during and after her course, was instrumental in helping me gain clarity around my personal and professional goals.  Denise challenged me to be honest with myself and articulate what I wanted to achieve.  As a result of my conversations with her I was able to set long and short-term goals and formulate plans to successfully execute them.
Brenda Hill
Information Management Professional
Denise has guided me to do things I’ve been either hesitant or lazy about. I’d gotten comfortable and complacent – letting habits and skills that I once had to sustain success just go. Though I had recognized that before joining Mission North Star, I knew I needed guidance/support to navigate in my current environment while being encouraged to seek opportunities for professional development and networking. This program is positioning me to be PREPARED for opportunities as they arise. Working with Denise as my coach, I’ve been reminded that I have the ability to see beyond just “now” and see situations from various points of view. I’ve also been reminded that I shouldn’t feel “stuck”. I’m still in the process of getting “unstuck”. Partnering with Denise has helped me to THINK about the tools I already have and how to use them. She’s given me additional tools and the encouragement I need to disconnect from the negativity in my current environment both intellectually and emotionally. Now I am thinking toward the future  – where I want to be and what I want to do.
Ruth Rathblott
CEO/President Non-Profit
Denise is very straightforward and goal-oriented. She is direct and not afraid to help you take risks and explore areas that are uncomfortable or deeply buried.  She is not a therapist, nor does she claim to be one, but her coaching helps to unblock areas where you may feel stuck, which then frees you up to continue moving forward on your path. With Denise’s coaching, I was able to take my big goal of writing a book and break it into smaller action steps. She was with me, by my side, the whole time—keeping me accountable, engaged, and focused. By participating in Mission North Star, I have opened my eyes to so many new opportunities and being open to what is presented to me.  I am energized and jazzed by life and its unknown path, and I am further convinced of the possibilities that await me.  Coaching with Denise has helped open my eyes and my heart. I am grateful.  
Dru Yokum
Real Estate Business Owner
We've all heard the quote "When the student is ready the Teacher will appear", that began my amazing journey with Denise Harris.  I left a successful career in corporate and transitioned to a Solopreneur. I stepped out on faith and determination and as faith would have it, Denise appeared and has helped to direct my steps personally and professionally.  Denise operates as an insightful and laser focused Coach. She isn't your typical Business Coach; she's a Life Builder Partner. My personal emotional blocks prevented me from living and experiencing the life I wanted to live and the world needed to see from me. Working with Denise, I experienced a complete shift and have reframed my outlook and approach to how I show up in the world and how I manage my business.  I can't imagine where I would be now without the coaching partnership I have with Denise. She is an incredible Coach, who cares passionately about her clients. I'm ready for my next journey and it includes Denise Harris.
Angela Steel
Global Clinical Sciences & Delivery
My 4 hour strategic planning session with Denise provided so much insight and possibility. She was very well prepared and came to the session with a very clear agenda, fueled by what she had learned from my pre-meeting questionnaire. The meeting exceeded my expectations and I am so excited to continue working with her.
Keely Rich
Residential Real Estate
North Star changed my life in a matter of months. Denise is an exemplary Coach. She has the uncanny ability to help you get to the deep hidden parts of your soul that most coaches don't usually deal with. What a gift to be able to help even the strongest of women uncover their limiting beliefs and what's stopping them from reaching their goals. I want everyone to have Denise Harris as their coach, she has made such a huge difference in my life. My thinking is clear and I am now ready to accomplish goals that once felt impossible for me.
Marlene Peters
Research & Development, Life Sciences
The North Star program is amazing! Each session gave me an opportunity to be more intentional about reaching my goals. I am showing up each day as my true authentic self and loving it. Denise's coaching has helped me transform into a better version of myself.
Suvi Gluskin
Media/Communications
Denise Harris is an extremely special person. She is incomparably caring, committed and dedicated to her clients and truly embodies the qualities of a dream coach. Denise is the perfect combination of mentor, advisor, encourager, listener and friend. She empowered me to trust in myself and tap into resources, skills and talents I always ignored and undervalued. She takes time to listen to her clients - she is responsive, generous and thoughtful with her feedback. She gives her clients the courage to pursue their goals allowing them to truly recognize that they are attainable. She encouraged me to come to my own conclusions and supported me every step of the way - often sending supplemental resources and knowledge on her own time. I am so grateful for Denise and the time we've worked together. In just a short time of working with Denise, I've been able to make significant progress and am eager to see the many new ideas and directions we take as time goes on. Thank you Denise for being truly wonderful!
Candida Botts
Finance
I met Denise over 15 years ago and from the first day we met I knew that she would become a special friend and for those that know me that is not an easy task because I am very guarded. Denise is someone I admire and look up to. She brings out the best in you with her positive attitude and laid back lifestyle. She is determined, always setting new goals, learning and growing and going after her dreams. When others are ready to give up, Denise is up for the challenge to learn the lesson, keep it moving and succeed in the end. She is caring, has a great sense of humor and is so easy going. She operates under the "NO STRESS" policy and keeps it real. After one coaching session with Denise, she was able to change my thinking about a personal challenge I was facing from, it will not make a difference to, I will give it a try and I am so happy I did.
Colleen Hawthorne
Health Care
Brilliant, engaging and witty Denise Harris is a fresh voice of wisdom, whose powerful insight and strategies have helped countless numbers of people to live better, bolder and more full lives. If you’re ready to move out of your comfort zone and dive deeply into living the life you truly desire, with Denise Harris at the helm as your coach and guide, you are destined not only to meet, but to exceed your expectations and goals. I have known Denise for many years  and she always brings a special magical, and transformational energy to our private talks that only she possesses. She knows how to get right to the core of the matter and get you mobilized and moving toward your North star.
Adela Smith
Commercial Real Estate Technology
Denise’s guidance and leadership has significantly shaped my career growth and personal development. She has coached me to become a confident woman eager to make an impact within our company, as well as achieve my highest potential within my personal life. From our initial time together, she has epitomized professionalism and quickly become a role model and someone I have looked to emulate. I seek her guidance for difficult conversations, project management, and holding people accountable - among many other things. She has been genuine and honest about areas and skills I need to develop. And I appreciate her ability to coach me through these issues- providing support and thoughts to consider. I am stronger because of the chances she has given me to work through these difficulties and develop my own solutions. I know that whatever my future brings, I will forever be implementing the ideas and lessons learned from Denise.
Ray Farmer
Publishing
Be Passionate. Be Intentional. Have Clarity.  These three short phrases are just samples of the many tangible outcomes that have come from my six months working with Denise Harris.  I am loathe to call the experience coaching because that marginalizes what has truly been a partnership walk with a knowledgeable and trusted friend.  I was asked to submit a testimonial, but in truth, this is a thank you note.
When I was downsized out of my role with a global media company in 2015, I took it in stride with full confidence that I would land on the next tier of my career path. However, as I soon learned, careers are no longer definitive and even the most talented of us are simply on an unpredictable course that results in a "series of random adventures" in the marketplace.  My current role has required some deft and tumultuous navigation this past year.  Over the past six months, Denise has helped me recognize what is important to me; to peel away the layers of job and title and to truly connect to the role ( the one I am in and the one I would want); to recognize the talent one brings to an organization and to leverage the contributions to be made within.  Her candor, tight focus and direct engagement have been a welcome challenge to the comfort zone I inhabited and now, in a better equipped and positioned state of mind, I embrace the next phase before me both professionally and personally.
Thank you Denise and continued success.
Charlotte Norris
Life Coach
I loved my work with Denise; she challenged me in a way that so many coaches are apprehensive about doing. She helped me to see and explore why I was behaving in a given way and what I could do about it. She kept me on track when I was resisting but all done with so much support and kindness that it felt easy to do. She is clearly a huge reader and has many titles at her fingertips to offer as additional support. She listens carefully and provides honest useful feedback. She is clearly very engaged with her clients and very good at her work. I would love to work more with her. I cannot imagine anyone not moving forward in huge leaps after her work.
Emily Adams
Health & Wellness
Denise is a sincere, warm, knowledgeable, passionate coach who is interested in helping her clients to be all they can while addressing what may be standing in the way. She is willing to get in the passengers’ seat and take the ride with you on your journey.
Carla Harmon
Technology Consulting
I've known Denise for years and it has been exciting to watch her take her own personal journey as an executive coach. Denise dedicates herself entirely to what ever she has decided to do. This is one of the most important reasons why I selected her as my coach. If she agrees to it...she's ALL in! The other reasons...she is smart as a whip and has this uncanny ability to get to the root cause of any issue. She has helped me cut through the clutter and zoom in on what is preventing me from doing what I want to do. And she holds me accountable to the outcomes that I've committed to. Finally, because of Denise's makeup she is able to make it serious without being stressful. We all know how difficult it can be to stare into our "emotional mirror" but she makes it worth it. Denise is the true essence of a Guide.