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Our Founder

Denise Simmons, CEO and founder of DIV & Associates Global Enterprises (DIVGE) leads a multi-disciplinary firm that specializes in diversity management, organizational development with a focus on assessments; strategic planning; business growth planning; system/process improvement and leadership development/executive coaching for businesses, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and government entities experiencing change, challenges or transformation.


Denise is an Organizational Development Leader, a Certified Diversity Professional, trained in change management; a certified facilitator, certified in Hogan Assessment Systems and Franklin Convey Solutions (nationally recognized leadership development tool designed to identify; grow and support leaders), as well as the Myers Briggs and numerous evaluation tools. Her education is in business, counseling and marketing.  She has certification in Global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) trainings and incorporates GEDI into the fabric of every client projects.  She has also held senior level positions in Higher Education, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and consultation services over the last 20 years. 

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