Girls in Uganda struggle to cope with the basic natural occurrence of the monthly menstrual cycle; they do not have the luxury of comfortable throw away sanitary napkins; life is hard if you’re a female in Uganda. In many cases, young girls are victims of abuse, so we set out in our small way to make a difference!
From small acorns, grow healthy, strong oak trees!
We recently shipped a parcel to Kampala, Uganda, to help women and girls with their quality of life. It occurred to me to also send a few balls and bibs so they can play netball, a sport close to my heart.
I am now inspired to “go large” and have engaged the support of Sevenoaks Junior Netball League, local sports clubs and businesses to send an entire crate of sports items that will make a huge difference to the lives of young women and girls in Uganda, containing; sports shoes, netball posts, bibs, and balls.
Can you help too?
WHY GET INVOLVED?
For me, I was introduced to a lovely lady Mary Kevin who is the Director of an initiative in Uganda called, “A Future a Girl”. It just felt right! We sent a parcel of bra’s and sanitary napkins and a few netballs and bibs. Please see the delightful response when the parcel arrived! The coach said they need sports shoes to be able to play better and compete against neighbouring villages. Girls and women involved in organised sport reduce the risk of abuse, rape and drugs. Their confidence, self-worth and fun are enhanced as they find real purpose in their lives through sport.
We’d love to supply them with regulation netball posts, but need your help?
Can you make a small donation to contribute towards the new posts and the freight charges for the crate, we so hope you can?
Thank you in advance for your kind contributions. If you would like to learn more about this initiative, please get in touch, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What People Say About Working With Denise
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.
Professional Rugby Player – Glasgow Warriors
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.
Third Year Student - The University of Kent, Sport and Exercise Science.
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.
Third Year Student - The University of Kent - Sports Therapy
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
Scotland National Netball Athlete (107 caps)
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.
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.
Founder & CEO Optimal Performance - Former Director of Cricket - West Indies Cricket Board
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.
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.”
England International High Jumper who came back from breaking his neck!
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.
Floyd Woodrow MBE
Chairman and CEO of Chrysalis Worldwide
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.
2nd-year student – The University of Greenwich – Forensic science with Criminology Student
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.
Third Year Student - The University of Kent, Sports and Excercise for Health
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 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.
Scotland International Rugby Player - London Scottish FC
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.
After a close family member benefitted hugely from her transformative coaching programme, I worked with Denise.
What I discovered about my perspective transformed how I now live my life, clear-minded and present to the moment, knowing what’s truly important to me, which is so relaxing and enriching. I used to live from a place of “it’ll be better when”, so I was never present. “When I’ve sold the business, I…!” “When I’ve retired..!” When I’ve bought this house or car etc..!” This program has given me my life back!
Charles Mayhew – Dad, Husband, Entrepreneur, and Sports Coach.
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!
Senior Coach Leinster Rugby – Former England Rugby Coach