About the Founder/CEO
of Positive Parties®
Denise Devlin, winner of Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the Strabane Business Awards 2015, is a passionate, innovative and creative entrepreneur who came up with an ‘out of the box’ ‘wacky’ idea to use in training and coaching that has taken Ireland by storm.
Five years ago she saw a gap in the market for ‘Training With A Difference’ as business and companies staff were so bored with the usual ‘death by power point,’ long lectures and pages of handouts. So she created training delivered in a ‘party style’ setting that would teach new methodologies using NLP, (Neuro Linguistic Programming), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Emotional Intelligence, plus motivation and productivity strategies and tools that would be positive & fun, thus Positive Parties® ‘Training With a Difference’ was born.’ Clients include First Source, Allianz, Pramerica, Argento, Tesco’s, Legal Island, Belfast City Council, City of Derry Airport, City Hotel, Best Western, NWRC, Education Authority, Banardos, Cooperation Ireland.
Denise is a Communication Studies graduate, with a post graduate Professional Cert in Management and a Diploma in Community Development & Education. She holds an IIC accredited Diploma in Life Coaching from Noble Manhattan (Europe’s leading Coach Training Company). She is a trained Facilitator and has a training for trainers qualification in Essential Facilitation Skills. She also attended and received a Certificate in Leadership & Facilitation from The JFK School of Government, Harvard University.
Denise is a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
As a former Committee Member and a current active member of Women In Enterprise (which is based in Derry-Londonderry and supports business women networking in the North West) and a member of the professional body – the Association for Coaching, Denise has combined her passions for coaching, facilitating and communicating to form this unique & fun training and coaching company Positive Parties®. Denise is a volunteer speaker for Young Enterprise and she shares with students how following your passion can lead to great things, especially if you wish to become an entrepreneur and build you own business.
Denise is married with 2 daughters who are 10 and 13. She loves where she is right now in her life, lives for the moment, yet visualizes her goals, has much gratitude for the lessons she has learned so far and looks forward to what each new day brings. Helping people ‘change their vibes’ to a more positive way of living is what she knows she is here for, its her life purpose she claims and when delivering and growing Positive Parties® she is ‘In her element and feels ‘fully alive.’ Although, she does not profess to being positive 100% of the time, she does aim to ‘walk the talk’ and is thankful for the inspiration that has brought her on this wonderful journey. Her 2 favourite quotes of all time are “The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts!” and “Live, Laugh, Love.”