About Denise2020-05-25T13:04:14+01:00

About Denise

My background

My expertise for over 30 years is in human performance, I specialise in helping people to unleash their innate creative potential and resilience and lead happy, high-performance, and fulfilling lives.

My career as a coach in elite sports performance for over 20 years, fuels my continuous exploration into what a person is capable of achieving through its physical body and mind. As the captain of the national Hong Kong netball team, I know all about the highs, lows and struggles that go with the territory of success, failure and results! After two World Netball Championships as a player, I moved into coaching, working with both the national team in Scotland and two England Netball Superleague teams.

As Scotland’s performance director and national netball coach, I presided over the team’s move up the world rankings to 12th place and qualification for the Commonwealth Games. Frustratingly, I was unable to help when this previously high-performing team finished last in a major competition, amidst bickering, lack of focus and uncharacteristic mistakes. This pivotal moment was a real wake-up call, and I went on a mission to find the key to consistent quality performance. Little did I know that my discovery would be the ultimate game-changer for people who are inspired to overcome their limitation, create and achieve in life freely.

“If you are ready for change, I am inspired to work with you! Together, we will explore the fluidity and transient nature of your current perspective, and unleash your innate potential for creativity and achievement in life”. 


My ethos explained

I see that human beings are an amazing creation of nature, full of innate resilience and wellbeing, designed for life. There is opportunity and possibility, everywhere, even among the most challenging circumstances!  An innocent misunderstanding prevents people from living their best lives and the Three Principles explanation, guides people back to self-reliance and peace of mind. From this flows high performance, achievement and fulfilment of both career and life goals.

I am a 3PGC registered practitioner – “The Three Principles Global Community (3PGC) is a non-profit organization that is committed to bringing an understanding of The Three Principles* to people throughout the world.  The Principles have helped people the world over to discover their own well-being and to move closer to achieving their full potential.  The Principles have had a profound impact on every aspect of life, including: education, business and leadership, addiction and PTSD recovery, athletic performance, community work, and marriage and family counseling”.

3PGC.Org Registered Practitioner

I am a registered IHEART Practitioner – This non-profit organisation provides a full 10-week curriculum, which meets with Ofsted requirements. This program is designed for 11-18 year olds, to realise that resilience and wellbeing is innate and alwasy accessible – no matter what!

IHEART Registered Practitioner

How I can help you

I draw on my grounding in the Three Principles and over 30 years of experience involved with elite sports teams, to help you to be on your game when it counts. I know what it takes for human beings to collaborate with ultra-efficiency at its core; seamless communications, effective use of time, and a no-blame culture, vital ingredients arising from people who enjoy a healthy headspace, naturally equipped with innate resilience and wellbeing. This unique transformative conversation brings harmony to your relationships, you’ll suffer less and enjoy every part of your life.

Together we:

  • Explore what is possible through your mind and body, so you achieve the psychological freedom that leads to extraordinary results.
  • Look at simple ways to stay in the game even when your thinking isn’t playing ball!
  • Minimise slumps and losing streaks caused by excessive thinking.
  • Achieve higher quality thought processes that nurture unity and team cohesion, even when personalities clash.
  • Maximise your skills and knowledge; enjoy a focussed mind to access data and be open to fresh new ideas.

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.

Adam Ashe
Professional Rugby Player – Glasgow Warriors

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

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

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

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.

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

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
Senior Business Analyst and Golfer!

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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