Performance Coaching in Business
As a Human Performance & Resilience Consultant, I share 30 years of experience in elite sports with business leaders to ensure their workforce is mentally fit for purpose and at the cutting edge of their industry with optimal performances even in the most challenging circumstances.
Irrespective of your role in business, high-performance and profitability is determined by the quality of the minds of everyone involved.
Teams are only ever as strong as the weakest player, and this is a moving dynamic; making sure everyone in your business is on their game is a trait of outstanding leadership.
Now, as countries around the globe rebuild their economies, it is fundamental to business growth that your workforce is in the best possible shape, both physically and mentally.
Cohesion, communication and confidence are recognised attributes of high-performing teams and the difference between winning well and barely making your presence known.
Leading by example is not always possible as many business leaders find their state of mind is unwilling. Ensure that you return to the workplace with clarity of mind and authentic connection and support your team members.
Team members in elite sports teams don’t always get along, with behaviours or losses the leading cause of frustration; however, what they do exceptionally well, is to take ownership of their state of mind and ensure that it doesn’t impact the results. Organisations that embed this quality at the heart of their culture, guarantee time lost to conflict is kept to a mimimum.
Work with me
I can help you, individually or within your team environment, to consistently perform at your best, stress less and inspire those around you to take their game to a new level of health, wellness and success. You and your team will enjoy high energy and crystal-clear clarity of mind to guide the business forward in a changing world.
Transformative Coaching Programs in Businesses
Two-Hour Team Building Session
Great businesses are run by dynamic leaders, confident, willing and unafraid to go beyond what they already think they know! They embrace uncertainty and change, knowing they are equipped for life and can rise to the challenge in times of adversity.
High-performing teams are the by-product of each person understanding their state of mind or moods and where to look for their innate resilience, creativity and well-being. The session is interactive and powerful, taking back living minutes lost to judgement and blame.
The quality of your thinking determines the team’s performance; this session inspires people to step up with great new ideas and eliminates fears and concerns that restrict results.
Small-Group Coaching Program
A 3-month coaching program designed for small teams of people, 8-10; to work with me both one-on-one and then to work collectively as a group for maximum impact on performance, results and overall business and individual health.
By the end of the program, habitual restrictive mindsets transform, making way for enhanced team cohesion and unity, qualities of effective leadership required for all high-performing teams.
During adversity, productivity and effectiveness continue to flourish as members avoid blaming others or situations for the way they feel. Instead, with a deeper understanding of their innate resilience and wisdom to bounce back, they elevate their daily working lives from mediocrity to inspired creativity and psychological freedom.
What People Say About Working With Denise
I enjoyed speaking with Denise about the mind and performance. The conversations were very insightful and always had me challenging and questioning the status quo regarding mental performance. The critical pointer Denise gave was that our natural state is freedom of mind, clarity and potential. We don’t need to overexert the mind to find these states. Searching for them often leads us further into tension. I found this very relatable to direct experiences in life and sport.
Denise has a tremendous understanding of how to achieve elite performance in sport. Her contagious enthusiasm is motivating and inspires you to the next level
I used to struggle to remain calm and confident in stressful situations, what others think of me, what would happen if I did something wrong? We are all capable of achieving, no part of our abilities is lacking! This programme has truly changed me for the best and is perfect during my final year of University.
I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Denise over a cup of coffee when we met in America. It would be easy to accuse me of exaggeration or sensationalising by making the following statement, but I can only offer you the truth as I see it. The truth is that those few minutes changed my life. I had spent the last 15 years pursuing peak performance, competing internationally in the High jump and achieving a lifetime best of 2.26m. Through my love of this sport, I became a seeker, wanting to uncover the truth of the mind and how to reach that flow state. I’m not saying that I’m now enlightened, but I know that a beautiful, peaceful, loving state is only one thought away, for that, you have my complete and utter gratitude.”
I appreciate the support Denise gave me when I was transitioning into my new role at Leinster and helping me understand how to ‘free my mind!
Denise has the skills and experience to wake people up to deeper knowledge about themselves. In the sporting arena, this knowledge happens to be crucially important.
Denise’s new approach is great for teamwork, we don’t get upset with each other anywhere near as much, and get over disappointments quickly.
Denise Holland is one of my best “students.” She is one of the few students I have asked to teach with me, and I was and remain very impressed with her presence, her knowledge, her wisdom, her feeling and her responsiveness. I would say anyone who works with Denise is in excellent hands.
Meeting Denise was perfect timing, written in the stars, foretold, whatever. My world was falling apart, my marriage had ended, my child was in serious trouble, and I was upping sticks and moving up North to run the biggest, most complex project of my career.
Four months later, my project is an astonishing success, my marriage is back on track, and best of all, my baby is coming back to me. I am different at work, at home, inside my head, and others can see it. The dark days aren’t dark any more because they don’t last, and the light days are far more frequent. Denise’s workj isn’t just amazing in the world of sport but any area of life.
Before I took part in Denise’s Health and Well Being programme, I stressed in many situations; it would prevent me from taking part in different things. I now look at the situations holistically and not let thoughts prevent me from putting myself forward.
Denise has been instrumental in my evolving understanding of the Three Principles and how they specifically apply in high-performance sport. Her insightful and intuitive way of working has challenged and deepened my fundamental understanding of all human performance. I’ll always be appreciative of her significant role in my development as a performance director and coach.
Floyd Woodrow MBE
Denise is impressive in her abilities by any standard. Her ability to teach and develop those around her, mark her out as someone with exceptional leadership and coaching skills. I constantly seek advice and counsel from her and trust her implicitly.
I am so grateful to have worked with Denise, I used to float in and out of different moods and believed it was other things and situations causing them. Honestly, this understanding has changed my life.
I enjoyed this course very much as it improved my shooting technique and accuracy dramatically. I learned that you do not have to be controlled by your negative thoughts because they are not you.
I reached out to Denise when my world seemed to be falling apart. I had recently received a diagnosis of two different types of cancer; my son was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and had little time to live. I did not know how to process all of this, and my mental state spiralled! Within ten minutes of quiet time with Denise, I felt everything lifting from my shoulders and a feeling of calm settling in its place. Working with Denise has given me a deeper understanding and knowledge of the mind, it keeps me on a healthy path not only in general day-to-day life but as a life skill in my work environment and sport. Forever grateful to you, Denise.