You Should Know Her:
Denise Duffield-Thomas

Denise Duffield-ThomasDenise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of entrepreneurs. Her books Lucky BitchGet Rich, Lucky Bitch, and the upcoming Chillpreneur give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business.

Denise helps women create wealth through her mindset courses and practical wisdom on releasing money blocks. She inspires women to overcome their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control of their finances. She is an award-winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life. 

Denise Duffield-ThomasName: Denise Duffield-Thomas
Facebook: @denisedt
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Twitter: @DeniseDT

1. What are three words that best describe you?

Chilled, wealthy, funny

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.

I help women get over their fear of money. When women have more money, they can change the world!

3. What are your three biggest indulgences?

I never really feel guilty about this any more, so they don’t feel like indulgences:

– My housekeeper: she takes care of me like she’s my mother (or wife!)
– Weekly movie date with a girlfriend at the fancy cinema
– Weekly salon appointment so I have bouncy fresh hair every Monday

4. What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: I rarely eat out at restaurants because my kids are small, so like… McDonalds?

Food: Eating kale from my own garden makes me feel so earth-mothery

Cocktail: Does beer count?

Shopping destination/store: Seriously, Target. I was just there today. Apart from that, I dream about going back to Paris to buy bread and pastries.

Fashion item: I can’t go past a caftan, especially Camilla ones or Girl on a Vine. I’ve bought a million dresses from Aloha Lucy and Billabong. I’m obsessed with Icon Pee Proof Panties. I also have way too much denim. I really like the comfy shoes from Taos.

Place to hangout: My couch. I’m a mega introvert and I like the idea of the beach more than actually going. The cinema is my happy place.

City: I miss living in London, except for the weather, which sucks but I miss the theatre scene. I also love my town, Newcastle. It’s so chilled and relaxed.

Travel item: As long as I have my passport and credit card, I’m happy. Packing cubes from Kathmandu make packing so easy. I also go to salons when I’m traveling, so I don’t have to take all my hair styling stuff. I want one of the turquoise suitcases from American Tourister.

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Beauty product: I don’t wear makeup every day but I’m really glad I got my eyebrows microbladed. I also got a Zazen filter for my office so I drink more water.

Skincare product: I love the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Somehow a good scrub always makes me feel alive! The Thank You brand body coffee scrub is awesome too and all profits help fight global poverty.

Hostess gift: The Incense & Embers Jo Malone candle. I always grab a new one when I’m in an airport. In the future, everyone will get roses from my farm and maybe one day honey too!

Home décor item: I get a bit cushion crazy. When I was pregnant and nesting, I bought 40 cushions online. My husband freaked out when they all arrived, so he banned me for a while!

Book: I’m currently reading Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, as slowly as I can to really savor it. I also love reading celebrity autobiographies.

Website: When I’m not reading about business or marketing, I catch up on my celebrity gossip at and

Magazine: I’ve been obsessed with CountryStyle magazine for a while and it inspired me to buy a rose farm in the country that I’ll turn into a retreat center for female entrepreneurs. I also always buy Vanity Fair and the sustainability magazine Peppermint

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5. What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?

At the moment, my iPhone. It’s my business tool, my lifeline to friends and family and my entertainment. I’m so grateful for the technology. It’s pretty amazing that we can run a whole business from it.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people say money is evil. Money can do a lot of good in the world, but we need it in the hands of more good people.

7. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be, and WHY?

The biggest inspiration behind my life and business is Oprah. She makes me want to be a better person and to serve more in my life and business. We could pick kale from her garden and swap gardening tips. When I met her briefly a few years ago, she told me that she shops at Target too!

8. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?

My brand motto is “my face is my fortune” which is my shortcut reminder to SHOW UP. Make the videos, not be scared to speak up, and not put off getting new photos. When I show up, I make money.

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9. What is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

Inspiring people IS a job. You’re dissatisfied at work because you’re not meant to be there. Keep learning and dreaming.

10. What is one piece of advice you would give to women today about staying true to themselves and succeeding on their own terms?

Why not you? Nobody can want it more than you want it for yourself. But you have to SHOW UP.



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1. Kaftan
Free-flowing silhouettes combined with ethereal prints create a look of goddess-like radiance.
$327 – $2000,

2. iPhone
An honest must-have. ????

3. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama’s deeply personal autobiographical memoir has become a must-read on everyone’s list (including ours) since it was published at the end of 2018. In it, she reflects on how she found her voice, her role as a mother and advocate for women and girls, her public health campaign, and her time helping create the most inclusive White House in history.
$14.99 – $21.21,

4. Solar Charger
The first solar lighted cover for Kindle E-readers. We love this idea!

5. Kindle
“I was once stuck at a resort with only Swedish books to read, so I vowed to switch to Kindle from that day on.” ????
$79.99 – $249.99,

6. zazen Alkaline Water System
Denise reminds us to take it back to the basics when it comes to beauty – drinking water. And not just any filtered water – alkaline mineral water that hydrates you immediately at a cellular level. ????????

7. thankyou. Botanical Geranium & Rosewood Coffee Body Scrub
Antioxidant rich coffee grounds + cold-pressed macadamia oil = smooth, soft, exfoliated and amazingly hydrated skin.

8. Kathmandu Packing Cell
“Because good packing isn’t an art, it’s a science.” Streamline your suitcase for 2019 with this travel essential – available in multiple sizes and shapes. ????
$15 – $79.98,

9. Incense & Embers Jo Malone candle
Denise’s go-to hostess gift: this memory evoking, smoky incense scented candle. (Definitely trying this one out.)

10. Coconut Oil
A one-stop beauty product and staple. Organic, cold-pressed, unrefined virgin coconut oil is the healthiest way to buy it.

11. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
The secret sauce here is Dermalogica’s rice-based ingredients that accelerate cell renewal. Renewal. Promises of a Skin Brightening Complex that evens skin pigmentation, active agents that regulate melanin production and micro-exfoliate, PLUS soothing and refreshing blends of oatmeal and green tea are really drawing us in.

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