Helping your people, your workplace and your business to... shine!

Breakthrough Coaching

Self-discovery.  Positive Change.  Shine.

I’ve been coaching people from all backgrounds and professions for over 20 years in my varied corporate roles in the public sector, private sector, not for profits and NGO’s.

What I love in my work is seeing people grow, develop and ... yes ... Shine!  This philosophy sits at the heart of my business.  Seeing people, teams, workplaces and businesses Shine. 

When I started my business I wrestled over finding a business name that reflected my expertise and values.  Where do I start?  I spoke to people who knew me and my work well.  They asked me ‘what do you most love about your work?’.  It was a light bulb moment.  Without hesitation I said ‘I love developing people and seeing them shine!’.  There it was.  Shine People Consulting emerged.

When you work with someone on a coaching journey and be in the moment as they achieve a goal, as you share in their success, to see them shift thinking and mindset, to see them grow and learn, that is the best feeling.  This sits at the heart of my coaching practice.

I love partnering with my clients to help them gain clarity on issues, open up possibilities, create goals and solutions and facilitate new ways of thinking that result in positive change.   Combining positive psychology, neuroscience and NLP expertise I use a range of proven, industry leading methodology and a range of internationally recognised tools in my practice, including:

If you look on the right hand banner of this page you'll see that I take my coaching practice seriously.  I'm a member of the  International Coach Federation

a client quote :

"The qualities that stand out for me with Denise are:  a sharp mind, underpinned by a wealth of knowledge; a  fantastic sense of humor; a generous, kind spirit; a focused, professional approach”


Small Steps = Big Leaps over time.  Step Forward Into Action!

My coaching enables people to:
  • Develop self awareness of personal strengths and blind spots (the things that may be getting you into trouble but you are unaware of it.  We all have them!
  • Facilitate new ways of thinking
  • Set and attain achievable goals
  • Support changes in behaviour and skills
  • Enhance performance and well-being
  • Better develop and manage relationships inside and outside of work
  • Develop personal resilience and reduce workplace stress

We also offer interview coaching skills for people wanting to transition into a different role.

What people say ...

"Denise was very effective in coaching me through some business challenges and was instrumental in equipping me with the tools and solutions to achieve my professional goal.  From the first contact she was very engaging, warm and personable.  She was also forthright and clear with her information, and was unafraid to ask the tough questions.  She  was great at delivering constructive feedback with a warmth and humor that made it easy to swallow! I found she has a gift for effectively asking the right questions, giving over the right information and delivering it in such a way that it sticks!  Denise very quickly built a safe and supportive environment by making me feel great about the skills I already had, whilst helping me to build new ones.

I had several face to face meetings with Denise, these were interesting, fun and super useful.  Whilst overseas we used email coaching.  Denise was always very prompt and laid out a strategy for success that helped me reach several important goals. 

She helped me to understand that I could achieve my goal. It felt like she overlaid some new skills after making me proud of the skills I already held. This boosted my self confidence and eased my nerves in a time of change and growth.

 Denise’s input has been instrumental in my recent success. For this reason I would recommend her to any person or organization looking for a professional, effective coach that delivers the goods.

DP - Government employee

“Over a period of several coaching sessions, Denise helped me develop the ability to recognise and understand the traits of my personality that reflected negatively on my professional and personal life.

I have learnt how to approach situations in a professional manner and avoid conflict , to stand back and assess and to be more mindful of my colleagues .  My style of communication has changed with very positive outcomes. Although hesitant at first and in not a very positive frame of mind Denise through her warm, positive, and relaxed style , really changed my life.  Her sense of humour, and the many other skills she brings to her job lifted the grey fog that had been hanging over me . I would have benefited from her coaching years ago , my life would have been a lot easier.  If I could ask for one positive outcome from the situation I found myself in , it would be that others could go to Denise before they reach that critical period.”

Deb B., health professional

 “I feel that working with my coach [Denise], I've been able to receive a strong clarity and growth in my personal and professional life. I've been able to develop a new courage to take on difficult challenges and know that the decisions I'm making are intelligent ones based on the facts and not just my emotions. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be able to have this relationship, by working with an external coach I have been able to achieve life changing development and strength which is a step in the right direction for me heading into senior management.  I am far more resilient and confident. I would recommend anyone wanting personal or professional development of any kind to contact Denise.”

Sue A.  senior manager, health


Coaching Cancellation Policy

Below is set out our cancellation policy for scheduled coaching sessions.  A no-show is treated as a cancellation.

Cancellation 7 days in advance of appointment

No fee

Cancellation 2 days in advance of appointment

75% of fee payable

Cancellation  24 hours notice or less

Full session fee payable


We realise that sometimes a sudden illness (of you or a loved one) can prevent you from giving 24 hours cancellation notice.  In this instance you will only be charged 50% of your session fee.

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