Denise Martin – Coach and Consultant

Denise Martin is the principal and founder of BridgeLite Consulting Services, LLC.  She provides practical, sensible solutions addressing organizational challenges by combining coaching and leadership development expertise with an interdisciplinary background in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.

Enabling turbo-charged, change management, and organizational strategies, Denise has achieved success for multiple organizations in start-up and reset modes by maintaining a coaching presence, paying attention to vital transitional elements, and leveraging an irrepressible sense of humor. Organizations are enabled to communicate more effectively, reduce operating costs, extend market reach, and increase customer and employee satisfaction.


Prior to BridgeLite Consulting Services, LLC., Denise held a number of senior management and leadership positions in a variety of high-tech firms such as 8×8, Inc., [24],  NetApp, Savi Technology (a Lockheed Martin company), Xerox Engineering Systems, and other solutions-based, start-up companies. Her leadership expertise spans the functions of Sales, Services, Marketing, Corporate Education/Training, Human Resources, and IT in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.  This broad range of corporate knowledge enables Denise to connect the dots and assist clients in maneuvering through obstacles quickly.

Denise received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Southern Methodist University and her Master’s in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change from Colorado State University. A lifelong learner, she has participated in executive programs at Stanford and Cornell Universities and achieved her Executive Coaching Certification sponsored through Lockheed Martin. She participated in many corporate and commercial programs focused on leadership, management, and professional growth and created leadership and management curriculums for Leadership Gilroy and other small businesses.

She is affiliated with and operates under the ethics and guidelines of the International Coaching Federation,

She resides in Silicon Valley with Arvie,  husband of 30 years, empty nester Doodles Brandy and Whiskey, and remains a mom to four adult children even though they are quite competent on their own. Or, at least, they say so.