Denise L. Cook is taking the world communities by storm. With over twenty-four years certified teaching experience, and fifty-one years of life experiences ranging from child abuse to rape to spousal abuse to motherhood and beyond, Ms. Cook guarantees results. Whatever the subject, she brings a personal knowledge and understanding to the table which leaves you and your guests feeling as if you've been hugged from the inside out.
Denise L. Cook, known as The ORACLE, is a published author, motivational speaker, actor, singer, spoken word artist, poet, choreographer and dancer, and is well known as a healer in the field of massage therapy. Asked what motivated her so to pursue such a wide range of interests and she answers, "my father always said 'anything worth doing is worth doing well. And anything you put your time and effort into, you may as well get credentialed'. I believed him, so doing anything less wasn't an option. With Daddy excellence was the first line of defense against the big bad wolf of life."
Denise holds a B.A. in Dance and M.F.A. from U.C.L.A and M.ED. from National University. She received her teaching credential from the Graduate School of Education at U.C.L.A.
Literary accomplishments include her newly released book and CD, The ORACLE Speaks... just because, ISBN #978-0-615-26196-6 52295, ORACLE Publishing, 2008, her first book, FULL CIRCLE Balance In Life: A collection of poetry and prose chronicling self-love and self-awareness, ISBN #0-9624577-6-0 51495, Back To One Publications/
ChinaEyes Productions, 2005, a nomination for poet of the year 2004, 2006, 2008, by the International Society of Poets, Editor's Choice Award winner, 2004 and 2008, ISP and Hollywood Poets Consortium, contributing Poet for "A Simple Guide To Better Lovemaking:69 ways 2 Please Your Lover, Your Better Sex and
Relationship Guide", by William Barnes, Romeo Casanova and Juliet Lovelace 2004, W.H.A.M. Agency Publishing and contributing poet for the San Gabriel Valley Poets Society 2004 and 2007
calendars. Ms. Cook also has works included in the international poetry anthologies titled "Poems From the Heart", 2003, and "Favorite Memories", and a host of commissioned works which include dignitaries Archbishop Cardinal Christian Tumi, Celes King, Founder Congress of Racial Equality, Congresswoman Diane Watson, legendary international Jazz and Blues entertainer Linda Hopkins, and movie and television producer David Wolper to name a few.
The ORACLE attributes her love of life and firm belief in "I can do anything I put my mind, body and soul into", with her close association to her sister Bessie Maria Lyles who was born with muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy and lived only a short but full 22 years of life. "Other than my father, Ri Ri, as she was lovingly called, was my best friend for many years. From her I learned compassion, a deep sense for unconditional love, and an awareness of how precious and special life are and how sincerely lucky I am to be where I am today; alive, healthy, happy and in love with G-d, my life and myself".
What People Are Saying: "Bright, fresh and injected with an understanding of life as it is and as it could be, The Oracle's words on the page leap at the reader with an embrace as an old friend. In performance she is all the more thought provoking, motivating and relevant. And an experience to be savored and repeated again and again." Larry Carroll, President, Diversified Entertainment Group, and former Local / National TV News Anchor.
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And Others... "She makes you feel good about yourself." "When she walks in the room, you know she's there. It's as if a bright white light has been turned on." "The ORACLE made me cry because I saw and felt myself in her words. It was as if I had written them myself. How does she know exactly what to say?" "Ms. Cook made us feel like we mattered. Most teachers don't seem to care what teenagers think. Ms Cook really cared."
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