Our overarching philosophy is to go beyond our client’s expectations by listening for their needs and responding with a sense of urgency and respect.

Taking the time to know the unique challenges and issues that each client faces is just as important as our background. While we always endeavor to leverage the experience and knowledge we may have from working with similar organizations, our approach is never mechanical. We begin work with each client with a wide-open mind to find fresh, innovative solutions. Even during a preliminary interview we are committed that you gain something valuable for yourself.

At DKBWAVE, leadership is the foundation for all of our work. Our Breakthrough Action leadership model has been specifically developed to motivate clients into action right now. We train you to effectively apply new tools, concepts and techniques for application in your workplace. Breaking through to an unrealized capacity to lead requires partnership-based leadership training, so we integrate our programs with your experience, wisdom, frustrations and challenges.


    Debra Keenan has more than 20 years of business line management experience, including managing a $100 million product line at J.P. Morgan. A member of the International Coaching Federation, Ms. Keenan earned a BA from Douglas College and an MBA from University of Wisconsin and is a graduate and certified coach from New York University’s Executive Coaching program. She is on the Advisory Board for the Darfur Rehabilitation Project and is the former Chairperson of the Board for the Community League of the Heights, New York City.


    David Mensah’s 21-year career has included 13 years in Executive Director positions, as well as 10 years as a youth and family counselor. Mr. Mensah has two BS degrees from Oregon State University, a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Bridgeport and a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. He has held faculty positions at Sacred Heart University, in Leadership Studies, at the University of Bridgeport, in Trauma Counseling, and currently holds an adjunct faculty position at Baruch College, in the School of Public Affairs.