You know you have greatness in you…

…as a student, sportsperson, or business leader, whatever your endeavour, lately, you’re not getting your best results and failing to make your usual impact. Your enjoyment levels are deteriorating, and stress levels starting to rise…

Who are we here to support?

Class Performance Education-imgHome

People in Education

iheart – Innate Health, Education and Resilience Training for Schools, and Colleges

As a licensed Iheart Practitioner, I am fully equipped to deliver the new iheart curriculum which is Ofsted approved and meets RSHE learning requirements in schools. This unique approach is about prevention, health and education. It expects to see improvements in key areas of a young person’s life:

  • Resilience & Wellbeing, e.g. self-esteem, dealing with setbacks, coping skills.
  • Mental Health, e.g. anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, addictive behaviours.
  • Motivation, e.g. progress, attendance, perseverance, problem-solving & attainment.
  • Behaviour, e.g. self-regulation, exclusions, disruption, anger, aggression.
  • Relationships, e.g. tolerance, respect for difference, teamwork, positive relationships with teachers, peers and family members.
More about People in Education
Class Performance Sports

Sports People

Unleashing your potential for greatness, irrespective of your circumstances.

As a former athlete and national coach, I used to believe that the level of my mental toughness determines results, and I was so wrong! Truly outstanding human performance springs automatically and effortlessly when you are entirely present in the moment.

Sportspeople who experience the freedom of mind, enjoy optimal functioning as a way of life:

  • Function, e.g. despite feeling anxious, you can still live and perform well.
  • Confidence, e.g. transient fearful head noise, is a given, which you easily discard.
  • Adversity, e.g. skill capabilities don’t fail you in the heat of competition. 
  • Awareness, e.g. ultra self-awareness beyond the personal need for approval.
More about Sports People
Class Performance Business

Teams in Business

Being productive and highly effective in business directly affects the bottom line!

You are right to be concerned that when people feel anxious or stressed, they do not live or perform very well.

Unlike in elite sports business often leave the states of mind of their employees and the corresponding reactions to chance which compromises profit margins. The key areas in business, that transformative performance coaching impacts:

  • Culture e.g promotes resilience so that blame and excuses are eradicated. 
  • Relationships e.g. conflict resolutions are found quickly with limited damage to output.
  • Sickness e.g days lost to illness do not paralyse employers and sabotage deadlines.
  • Creativity e.g. you can guarantee your team will present creative ideas which turn heads.  
More about People in Business

Find your excellence within through transformative performance coaching

You can work with me either in person (lockdown restrictions permitting) or via zoom online; one-on-one, or small groups, whichever meets your needs or that of your organisation.

Each client is different, so I will not put you in a box, and assume a structure, we’ll create a bespoke training program to maximise the return on all your investments and resources.

Together, we’ll unlock the power of the mind to create high performance and nurture health and enjoyment

Read more about Denise >

Contact Denise
Work With Me

What People Say About Working With Denise

Jack Pransky

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.


Jack Pransky

Nadia McMillian

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.

Nadia McMillian
Third Year Student - The University of Kent, Sport and Exercise Science.

Adam Ashe

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.

Adam Ashe
Professional Rugby Player – Glasgow Warriors

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

Vicky Norman

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.

Vicky Norman
Implementation Manager

Grayson Hart

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.

Grayson Hart
Scotland International Rugby Player - London Scottish FC

Lesley MacDonald

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

Lesley MacDonald
Scotland National Netball Athlete (107 caps)

Mark Harris

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.


Mark Harris

Matthew Roberts

I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Denise 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.

Matthew Roberts
England International High Jumper who came back from breaking his neck!

Hannah Salem

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.

Hannah Salem
Third Year Student - The University of Kent - Sports Therapy

Charlie Harris

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.

Charlie Harris
2nd-year student – The University of Greenwich – Forensic science with Criminology Student

Amelia Davies

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.

Amelia Davies
Third Year Student - The University of Kent, Sports and Excercise for Health

Stuart Lancaster

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!

Stuart Lancaster
Senior Coach Leinster Rugby – Former England Rugby Coach

Harriet Bonner-Leney

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.

Harriet Bonner-Leney
Age 12

Richard Pybus

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.

Richard Pybus
Founder & CEO Optimal Performance - Former Director of Cricket - West Indies Cricket Board

Check out our most popular resilience and wellbeing training programs.

Get in touch!

Telephone: 020 3929 2000 or Email:

Subscibe here and keep up-to-date with all our latest news and products.