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What People Say About Working With Denise:

Leinster Rugby Squad Training, Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 10/12/2018
Senior coach Stuart Lancaster
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“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


"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. The fact is that those few minutes changed my life. I spent 15 years in pursuit of peak performance, competing internationally in the high jump and achieving a lifetime best of 2.26m. It was through my love of this sport that I became a seeker, wanting to uncover the power 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".

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


“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.  It’s the knowledge that what we are at our core, is freedom, expression and confidence.”

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 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


“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 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

When I was first invited to join the University first team sessions, I was so eager to impress I couldn't take in the coaching points. My head filled with doubts and insecurities; sometimes making it difficult even to do straightforward passes! I’m delighted in just six weeks to make the first team playoff team. My skills and understanding of the game have grown immensely, now that my mind is clear – I am free to ‘just play’. I’m also more confident to speak up when the whole team needs to dig deep! Denise has helped me to raise my game beyond anything I could have imagined inspiring me to apply for a scholarship next season – this is incredibly powerful. We got ‘two for the price of one’, having Denise as our Performance Netball Coach." Claire Wolf – 1st-year student BA Spanish and Drama University of Kent - Netball


University of Kent, Medway Campus, Netball Squads 2017-2018

" 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 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.



"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

"This came at a pivotal time in my life as I am currently finishing my degree and applying for jobs. I believe we vastly improved our connections on the court and I am now a more accurate and confident shooter thanks to Denise's coaching." Katie May Nelson - Third Year Student - The University of Kent - Journalism

"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


Netball athletes understand their mental 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". Harriet Bonner-Leney - Age 12
"MIND THE GAP was brilliant! I would recommend this course to other netballers as they will benefit from understanding their thoughts which will help them play more freely." Scarlet Bonner-Leney - Age 14
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