About Denise Ryan

Denise received the North Carolina Association of CPAs 2008 Speaker of the Year Award

Denise was featured in the July/August 2012 issue of Arthritis Today.

Raleigh, North Carolina based professional speaker Denise Ryan is a motivational pyromaniac. Her infectious energy and enthusiasm will set a room ablaze.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in business, what she really specializes in is lighting fires.

After earning millions for clients in the corporate world, Denise realized she had a talent for firing people up. She parlayed this gift into FireStar, a company specializing in enthusiasm. Fifteen years later, Denise motivates and energizes large corporations and small businesses across America at conferences, board retreats and annual meetings. Her no nonsense, direct delivery coupled with her astute business savvy and irreverent wit leave audiences not only laughing, but with actionable tips.

Not your typical “motivational speaker,” Denise is genuine and real. But also highly skilled – she holds the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation awarded to fewer than 10 percent of professional speakers. Denise is an author, keynote speaker and most notably, a fire starter extraordinaire. FireStar’s unique programs are relevant, uplifting and informative. Denise’s trademark interactive programs address myriad workplace issues such as dealing with change, getting along with others, staying motivated and the secrets of successful selling. She also offers customized training sessions. Denise’s infectious enthusiasm motivates the unmotivated and challenges the challenged. Consider yourself warned: FireStar programs are five-alarm scorchers.

 

Build a man a fire and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
~ Terry Pratchett, English writer

 

 

 

 

AENC Patsy2

Denise is presented with the coveted 2013 Patsy B. Smith award by John Sneed on behalf of the Association Executives of North Carolina

 

 

 

 

AENC presents this award as the highest honor bestowed upon an individual in the Affiliate or Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) membership category.  While recognizing outstanding professionalism and exemplary service to the association community, the award also recognizes a member’s contribution to his or her employing organization and to other professional organizations.

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Raleigh, NC 27622
Phone 919.788.0291
info@firestarspeaking.com


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