Testimonials from our clients
Coaching has allowed me a safe and structured space, away from the hustle and bustle of daily work, to reflect on my work and my development as a leader. It gives me an opportunity to de-compress, distil my thoughts, process my emotions and thoughts, and talk openly about my insecurities. It essentially clears the deck, for me to generate new ideas and obtain new insights on my work. That this was a regular exercise, throughout a very intense period of my career, was an additional benefit. I’ve come to look forward to these sessions, as a mental spa.
In terms of outcomes, there are many – I’ve come to learn from the similar experiences of others, I’ve come to understand the importance of having the quiet time, to question myself and process my thoughts. But perhaps most importantly, it has given me first taste of the need to set time aside, which I will henceforth, do quite properly.
Dennis draws on a huge wealth of experience from his long career and forges a very strong coaching relationship that is always outcome oriented. I truly look forward to his sessions. He quickly became accustomed to my own style, strengths and shortcomings and has provided excellent advice and insight into my leadership. He certainly will challenge you, so do not expect to sit back and simply listen to a long sermon!
Dennis listens extremely well and gains a deep understanding of the situation before extracting the right way forward. Some of the moments of insight during his coaching sessions have been truly profound and the monthly cadence of the meetings allows me to be very cognisant of his teachings as I carry out my day to day activities.
I have had some particularly nice results with Dennis helping me to become a more effective coach to my leadership team and combines fantastic practical advice with thought provoking analysis of my biases and assumptions. I hadn’t appreciated the differences between Western and Asian business culture and Dennis helped me navigate that to get the best from my teams and I am already seeing marked differences in business outcomes, harmony and relationships.
I would, without hesitation, recommend Dennis to anyone who is serious about developing themselves or their company’s leaders.
Every session in my coaching experience with Dennis was rewarding. With his great listening skills, empathy, patience, Dennis guided me to take up challenging situations and helped me evolve to a proactive and dynamic leader. A great mentor who shared life experiences as well and motivated me to ask the right questions, focus on important things, plan well and introspect. He has been helpful in bringing solutions to some complex issues that surfaced during the coaching tenure. I also learned how to maintain a healthy work life balance.
Regional Product Marketing Head
I have just completed a rewarding coaching journey with Dennis. He is patient, thoughtful and has an amazing ability to probe deeper and pose challenging questions to get to the crux of the issue. The coaching and guidance that Dennis has imparted upon me will support me throughout my career and remain a key contributor behind my success and achievements. My hope is that many more managers will have the good fortune like me to enjoy a fulfilling coaching experience.
I have benefited very significantly from engaging my Coach in a wide ranging series of management discussions over the course of the year. With Dennis’ thoughtful guidance and meticulous attention I have achieved greater clarity, focus and confidence in the running of my organisation.
Your greatest strength I believe is your faithfulness. You remained faithful to the journey irrespective of how many obstacles I put in my way initially. You ensured I remained on the path with your insightful and sometimes difficult and provoking questions. Your coaching empowered me to take my journey of self-discovery further. I gained the courage to seek feedback from others and improve my leadership. I have a better sense of self-worth and feel positive about how to use my God-given gifts.
Executive Manager Construction, Indonesia
Major international construction and mining company
No gift or cards can match the gift that you have given me, as a Coach, mentor and friend. This (coaching programme) has meant a lot to me and I will treasure it in my journey in life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Head, Sales and Service
Maxis Telecom, Malaysia
My regular sessions with Dennis have provided an excellent opportunity to step back from the day-to-day operations, and focus on the challenges that I face as a manager, including time management, performance reviews, and people development. Dennis’ thought-provoking questions have helped me clarify my thoughts, get to the crux of the matter, and formulate specific solutions for the challenges that I face. Dennis is personable, professional, and most of all, full of wisdom. I have greatly benefited from my coaching sessions with him, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Dennis to anyone looking for an executive coach.
Co-Head of Asia Rates and Credit Distribution
UBS Investment Bank
Dennis has been a wonderful coach. There are occasions where he has been able to draw out my thoughts and in turn make me see the issues from a different angle and helped me to solve problems myself. He facilitated the sessions objectively and made me feel very comfortable articulating even some of my sensitive issues.
Government Health Institute
Dennis provides a very enjoyable and beneficial senior executive coaching experience. By drawing on his own background as a senior executive as well as his extensive experience as an executive coach he provides clear and concise insights into how top-performing managers can improve even further their own performance.
VP & Country Manager
Talisman Energy Indonesia
I highly recommend working with Executive Coach, Dennis Heath as an effective way of learning how to master people skills for attaining leadership success and ensuring team success. Dennis had an amazing ability to dig further and deeper with issues in order to get to the core or driver of the issue or problem we were addressing. He also has a non-threatening, non-judgemental style, which makes the client feel safe and comfortable when discussing difficult topics.
Group Head, Regional Marketing, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Dennis has been a great coach in two ways. He has helped me focus on and think about the big picture for my life, and look at how what I am doing forms a part of that. Second, he has worked with me on getting my head around some of the events and big changes in my life that came up during our work together. This meant sometimes working at a very low level of detail in making decisions, to accepting the changes and being in the best frame of mind to deal with them.
Dennis has provided the space for me to do my own thinking, while at the same time challenging me to keep me on track. He has an effortless way of managing the times he is coaching and consulting, which was always very clear and transparent to me. I would be delighted to recommend Dennis as a Coach to anyone serious about making changes in their life.
IT Consultancy Owner, UK
He is a good active listener and quick to pick up points of concern for more detailed discussion. He is able to stop me when I digress. This helps me to focus, focus, focus. He is punctual, non-judgemental and smiles a lot. Best of all, he has an “approachable” face. This is important as I need to feel comfortable talking to him. First impression counts. The greatest benefit I get is my ability to carry out my duties effectively and efficiently as a Director of the company.
- Won over my manager’s co-operation and buy-in.
- I will look at issues now from a broader angle.
- By practising more active listening, I have improved my listening skills.
- Using different leadership styles to suit different situations.
- By knowing my audience’s psychological type, I am able to communicate better.
- Delegation of work.
- Learn to use open and non-critical questions to elicit views and opinions from staff rather than making assumptions.
- Learn to gain buy-in of my ideas from the audience by having a good understanding of the audiences’ background.
A first-class coach, who inspired and guided me in my new role with non-judgemental opinions and invaluable advice.
Global logistics company
I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for your frameworks and support over the past months. I very much believe the time spent discussing my own leadership strengths and weaknesses, helped me to focus on the kind of business I want to run. Not so much in terms of business activities, but in the outlook and management style. We’re now happily growing the business and enjoying the freedom of a new start-up company.
I consider this coaching program as a life changing experience for me. It helped tremendously with the significant change in my job function and expectations which were the most challenging change in my career of 14 years with the same company. I believe this brought significant value to me, my direct reports (leading and supporting them better) which in turn brought significant value to their area of influence, hence value to my company. I will have no reservation in recommending this program and also Dennis, my coach to all within my company.
Operations Manager – Asset, Asia Pacific
Dennis is an excellent coach. He is a good listener and draws from his past experience whilst in employment as well as past coaching advice. He is culturally sensitive and has been most accommodating of my schedules. He demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and process and would certainly recommend him for Directors and above. His advice has been useful > 90% of the time and applicable to the issues I have been facing. He does try to generate the solutions from me rather than tell me what to do and this is all good practice.
Dennis is an excellent coach who is calm, patient and very clear in the way he communicates. He stretches and challenges you in a non-offensive and yet very effective manner. He is able to cut through your thoughts and crystallise what it is which really matters to you. I had a fantastic coaching experience with Dennis and wasn’t disappointed.
Director, Legal Asia Pacific Customer and Market Operations
I didn’t know what benefits I would gain from coaching and I was initially sceptical. However, the techniques learned through coaching with Dennis have been a key part of a successful career in a highly demanding investment bank. Before I started the coaching my career was stagnating and I assumed that I was being held back by factors that I could not influence. After a few sessions with Dennis things began to change. Together we started exploring areas in which I needed to develop and how to acquire the skills to become more effective. We examined in detail specific problems that I was facing and Dennis coached me to develop my own solutions in ways that I previously would not have been able to do.
Dennis has been patient, professional, prepared and has been focused on producing a successful outcome for me. I would have no reservations in recommending Dennis to anyone in need of coaching.
Prior to meeting Dennis I had tried various other mentor/coach type relationships but never found any benefit or balance in the pairings. Dennis has been patient, supportive, adaptive, insightful and on many occasions bought a balance to what ever temperament I may have had in my work challenges and with my career choices. Dennis has made a major difference to my approach to many situations. I have seen the coaching Dennis has given me come out in my professional and personal life. Dennis Heath is an excellent coach and mentor.
Associate Director, Information Technology