I am the mother of two grown children, grandmother to an amazing grandson, mom to an adorable silky terrier, as well as a grandparent for three well-behaved grand-dogs.
I am a woman who will do whatever it takes to thrive. I once believed surviving was necessary in life; to get ahead I had to be everything to everyone. My husband left when my son was only 3 days old… I remember being a single mom with an infant son, working full-time, attending college and running a cake decorating business on the side to make ends meet. At that time, I thought, “Why Me?” I did whatever it took to survive, stay driven and focused. All of these combined were the complete opposite of thriving.
``I once believed surviving was necessary in life; to get ahead I had to be everything to everyone.``
``Today, I am a woman who sees my vision the Savvy way, to be the authentic woman I was born to be.``
Today, I am a woman who sees my vision the “Savvy Way” to be the authentic woman I was born to be. I am NOT a Licensed Therapist, Counselor or Life Coach. I AM however, an Entrepreneur, Rainmaker and a born Leader. My “business” is to mentor, motivate and empower women!
You will find throughout Dr. Savvy Speaks™, how I regained the savvy parts of me. How to live in the present moment. How to set healthy boundaries. How to say “no” without guilt. I no longer allow fear to paralyze and run my life. I am in the driver’s seat.
I am living authentically, Denise Whitney, PhD… Dr. Savvy Speaks™.
Denise was born to inspire and motivate others. From the time, she was a little girl, Denise has wanted to help everyone in any way possible. She has an innate stubbornness that is charming beyond measure and it drives her to never give up, always admit when she is wrong and to step out on any limb to make the world a better place.Diane Short
The "Perfekt" Denise
In my early childhood, my mother made sure all of my dresses were custom-made at the Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. This wasn’t just for photo day, play clothes were not an option!