Denise has extensive coaching experience through working with a vast array of leaders from 80 + countries across the globe. With a passion for diversity and transformation, Denise enjoys working in multicultural settings, offering individual or team coaching, team facilitation and coach supervision.
Denise’s rich life journey from Teenage mom to Global CEO positions her well to journey alongside you. As no stranger to challenge and controversy, she ably adapts her strength-based approach to each client’s context, facilitating client-cantered sustainable growth and development.
As a life-long learner with a passion for growing global leadership, Denise keeps abreast of key leadership thinking, fuelled by her decade of prior CEO experience. Her approach to coaching is provocative within a safe and trusting environment, with high engagment, balancing challenge and support in equal measure.
Denise studied Leadership & Management and Public Health through Wits Business School and Wits School of Public Health respectively. She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Team Coach, ACE Coach, Appreciative Inquiry Coach as well as a Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Coach, to name a few coaching accolades, see more detail below. She is Registered locally with COMENSA, as a Coach and Registered Coach Supervisor.
Her clients are mostly Executives and Senior leaders, across many different corporate sectors, including Banking, Finance, Retail, Insurance, Research, Health, Digital services and beyond. She also works extensively across the globe with multiple United Nations agencies, Government and international profit and non-profit concerns. This variety speaks to her sweet spot of working alongside Leaders working in difficult and transformative circumstances.
Prior to launching her Coaching Practice, Denise spent a decade in CEO / Executive Director roles and was head hunted to turnaround or transform organisations. She successfully navigated national and international organisations through intensive culture change, restructures, rebranding and change management, in both profit and non-profit sectors. She served on numerous Boards and Trusts acting as a guide and mentor to individuals and senior management teams. This significant expertise enables Denise to masterfully observe the larger culture and system at play and connect broader organisational themes, as an invaluable source of client information.
These variety of strengths are evident through countless client recommendations, testifying to Denise’s ability to facilitate transformation across a wide spectrum of sectors through responsive, relevant and integrated approaches.
What Denise’s clients say:
“I cannot quantify the innumerable value bestowed upon me from a personal and business perspective because Denise Hunt is a dedicated and thorough practitioner who leaves not stone unturned in her pursuit of our stated objectives. With one year of coaching, there has been a significant and sustainable behaviour change in my leadership approach. I have mastered the critical contributors required at all levels to be able to set aside time to assess, plan and reflect to better lead my people.” – Nkateko Mabasao, CEO, Mnet
“Denise is a complete Coach. Asking her to improve is like asking Lionel Messi to play better soccer” – Khamis Suleiman, Chief Executive Officer, Sanlam Life Insurance, Tanzania
Executive and Leadership Coach | Facilitator | Team Effectiveness Specialist