Denise Ehlen

Leadership Consultant & Master Trainer

As a full-time leadership consultant, coach, and master trainer, Denise has supported hundreds of clergy and lay diocesian and parish leaders in multiple contexts of their leadership development and challenges. She has also supported dioceses and parishes in their strategic planning and change management. Denise brings a creative balance of corporate and faith-based ministerial leadership to the Catholic Leadership Institute. Prior to joining Catholic Leadership Institute in November of 2007, Denise was a leader in large, medium and small business environments for over 25 years. She has created operations, managed, educated, and trained professionals in benefit plan design, plan management and communication services. Denise has served the Church as a liturgical minister, religious education instructor, retreat director, and parish planning consultant. Denise developed, produced and co-hosted a weekly one hour radio talk show called On the Way that addressed Catholic spirituality in daily living. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Elmhurst College. Denise and her husband Ted live in Burlington, Wisconsin.

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