Worked with Dennece over a three-month period as I undertook leadership development training at work. In the role, Dennece was there to provide coaching for both a team of colleagues and on a 1:1 basis.
I really enjoyed the experience working with Dennece. She has a great ability to quickly understand the dynamics of a situation and then ask probing questions to help the team develop potential solutions. In addition, she prevents teams from going down 'blind alleys' by reminding them of the objectives of the team.
I found the 1:1 discussions even more valuable. Although we were often working virtually it did not matter, Dennece was able to understand what my main objectives were with regards to career development. More critically, she probed why they were important to me, challenged my assumptions and gave me ideas and suggestions that would help me achieve my objectives. At time she took me 'outside of my comfort zone', but I believe that was a critical element to enhance my development and challenge some of the dogma that I had internalized.
Overall it was a great experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dennece.
As a Professional Coach, Dennece McKelvy possesses the rare combination of logical reasoning, intuitive listening and passion in her work with clients, whether she is consulting, designing, strategizing, facilitating or coaching. I have worked with Dennece for almost three (3) years now in a professional co-facilitating relationship and find her to have an uncanny ability to connect with each participant, read the group, and adapt the material to different learning styles and emotions, as needed. Dennece has shared her exceptional coaching skills to more than 400 program participants ranging from front line Managers, their Directors and CEOs who represent a broad spectrum of cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, education and multi-lingual backgrounds. Dennece has enhanced the curriculum with different media including videos and face book, experiential exercises and relevant readings. She has exceptional intellectual, emotional and social intelligence, epitomizing the phrase that COACHING is a way of “being” as well as “doing".
"Dennece was my first (and only) career coach and I could not have asked for a better experience. She is friendly, engaging, supportive, and encouraging, while at the same time challenges you to ask yourself the difficult questions and work on your targeted areas of improvement. Dennece is a great listener, shares her experiences as real-life examples, and has a fantastic ability to identify what her clients most need in their growth and development. I recommend Dennece to anyone looking to explore their career, change jobs, or realize more of their full potential."
Over the years that I have known and worked with Dennece, I have found her to be not only extremely competent, but also deeply intuitive. She is able to critically assess the relevant issues in any situation while recognizing the personal dynamics. She possesses the ability to put people at ease while encouraging them to assess how best to resolve issues.
Dennece is great at providing career coaching. She has a unique combination of expertise in business, strategy and leadership combined with excellent insight and coaching skills. She has helped me hone in on things that I eventually might have come to realize but through her coaching I saved time and avoided miss-steps. I highly recommend her and will continue to use her as a trusted advisor and