Deneisha Thompson

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As a natural born leader and true lover of all people, Deneisha has built a strong reputation as a “consultant with a heart” who has over a decade of experience in strategic planning, group facilitation and retreats used to build strong teams so they can achieve results-based outcomes. A social worker turned entrepreneur and consultant, Deneisha specializes in change management, partnership development and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion).

Deneisha began her career working in the area of Adult Education at Hofstra University. She then transitioned into the nonprofit sector taking on a variety of direct service, management and leadership roles for programs servicing very challenging populations such as mentally ill substance abusers, chronically homeless individuals and families, and people with special medical concerns such as HIV/AIDS. More recently, Deneisha has been providing facilitation, consulting services and professional development to educational, government & non-profit institutions. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan College of NY and has taught undergraduate courses such as Statistics for Groups, Community Psychology and Values & Ethics.

Deneisha is a fierce advocate for oppressed people and their communities. She has helped to build several partnerships in high poverty communities and worked with clients to improve diversity, equity and inclusion for their staff and stakeholders. Her background in psychology and social work has made her an empathic leader known for her fairness, integrity, and ability to move groups towards action and change. She is gifted at managing teams as well as developing tools and systems related to targets, measurements and quality controls.

Deneisha has a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Psychology and Political Science from Hofstra University. She also has two Master’s Degrees, one in Forensic Psychology and the other in Social Work with a concentration in Organizational Management and Leadership. In 2012, she founded Rent-N-Expert LLC, a consulting firm that takes on projects that aim to impact the greater good. Born to immigrants and raised in the Bronx, NY, Deneisha understands how and why her story is unlikely and could have been very different. She is committed to using her resources, access and voice to help others. At Blue Compass Group, Deneisha manages our retreats division.

In the rare occasion that she has down time, Deneisha enjoys traveling, reading and live music. She lives between NYC & Atlanta with her partner and their mini poodle. Deneisha can be reached at dthompson@bluecompassgroup.com.

Fun Fact: Play a song, Deneisha almost always knows all of the lyrics.