5th World Congress on Positive Psychology 

July 13-16, 2017,  Presentation:  Hope-centered Coaching

National Association of Colleges and Employers

June 6-9, 2017, :  Presentation:  Integrating Positive Psychology for Career Happiness

Maryland Career Development Association Annual Conference. 
​April 2017,  Presentation: Unmasking Career Shame: Restoring Hope Through Coaching

George Washington University
August and April 2016, Guest Lecturer:  Positive Psychology Class

National Career Development Association Conference
June 2016, Presentation:  Myths of Public Service

AmeriCorps Alums
May 2016, Webinar:  Career Happiness

Maryland Career Development Association Conference
April 2016, Presentation:  Hope: Belief Plus Action Equals Career Success

AmeriCorps Alums
November 2015, Webinar:  Cover Letters That Won't Get Ignored

George Washington University Alumni Association
November 2015, Webinar:  Career Happiness

Maryland Career Development Association
October 2015, Presentation:  Bringing Positive Psychology into Networking

​Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Conference
September 2015, Presentation:  Career Happiness

Alumni Career Services Network
Conference 2015, Keynote Speaker:  Science of Career Happiness 

National Career Development Association
Global Conference, June 2015, Presentation:  Happiness Hype or Lasting Positive Impact? Practical Integration of Positive Psychology into Career 

Membership / Affiliations

About Denise



Certified Advance Resume Writer, Career Director's International

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, The Flourishing Center 

Global Career Development Facilitation (GCDF)

Positive Psychology Certificate, Wholebeing Institute

Positive Psychology Coaching, Wholebeing Institute

​Federal Job Search Trainer & Federal ​Career Coach

​Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Strong Interest Inventory

Six Sigma Champion Training Program

​Work on Purpose, Echoing Green

Trainer Certificate, Association for Talent Development

The Coaches Training Institute

Denise Riebman (GCDF) is a career development specialist who applies a strength based, positive framework towards inspiring individuals to find career happiness.  She has spent 20 years working in nonprofit and higher education sectors, specializing in career advancement, professional leadership and community development.

Denise is credentialed as a Global Career Development Facilitator and in 2016, she was selected for the Outstanding Career Professional Award by the Maryland Career Development Association.  She is an adjunct professor at George Washington University to teach, "Science of Well-Being: Applied Positive Psychology."

Active in the National Service community, Denise is the AmeriCorps Alum Career Coach and has reached thousands of national service members and alumni through workshops, webinars and her Career Coach Column.  In 2015, she received the AmeriCorps Alums National Leadership Award.

Denise received her Bachelor degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and her Masters in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.  

She is a graduate of The Flourishing Center's Certificate of Positive Psychology, Wholebeing Institute's Certificate in Positive Psychology and Coaching, The Coaches Institute, Interactive Associates Facilitative Leadership Course, National Service Executive Leadership Program and LeadBoston.

Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association

Maryland Career Development Association

National Career Development Association

International Positive Psychology Association

National Association of Colleges and Employers