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SABRINA RISLEY

Founder & Owner, CERTUS Professional Network
Managing Partner, The Alternative Board (TAB) Denver DTC 

Sabrina Risley founded CERTUS Professional Network, the Denver Metro area’s longest standing grassroots networking organization, offering high-level professionals, from companies of varying size and industry, a platform through which to convene and collaborate with well-connected business leaders, influencers, key resources, potential partners, and new prospects. More than 22,000 professional have attended CERTUS Networking Events since 2003. 

The CERTUS community culture is one of benevolence and abundance, attracting professionals to their Denver networking events who set out to add value to others, without expecting anything in return. Sabrina Risley shares her networking insights in Strategic Networking for Success. 

Alongside CERTUS, Sabrina Risley joined The Alternative Board (TAB) Denver DTC as Managing Partner in 2015, facilitating Peer Advisory Boards for company presidents and CEOs, providing them access to the level of guidance and advice typically afforded only large, public organizations. 

Her areas of fascination and expertise include: business networking; rapport building; vendor relations; referrals; staffing and recruiting; marketing; social media; team building; relationship management; customer service; membership communities; collaboration vs competition; service mindset and culture. 

Sabrina Risley is a Denver Business Journal 2015 Outstanding Women in Business nominee, 2014 Aspire Award Nominee, 2012 Connection Maker of the Year, 2012 Champion of Free Enterprise-Sales Professionals International, and 2011 Go-Giver Award recipient from Burg International. She shares her story on the TEDx platform and is a contributing author to three books: Speaking Your Truth, Soulful Marketing, and Forty and Wiser. 

Originally from Orange County, CA, Sabrina Risley relocated to Colorado in 1997. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Her mother was born and raised in Germany, affording Sabrina Risley the opportunity to learn German at the tender age of four. Her time is spent raising her two sons and her spare time involves health and fitness related activities, hiking, supporting Colorado's professional sports teams, volunteering in the Denver community and she served on the non-profit Board of Directors for Dolls For Daughters and Kenzis Kids. 

Sabrina Risley is thrilled to serve as a member of the Advisory Board for the Opportunity Coalition. 

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