Denis Burke -
Author of “Purpose & Practice” and “The Admired List”
“For more than 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with thousands of Executives, Graduates, Aikido Students and Sports People of all ages, including International and Elite Athletes in several sports.”
Founder of Isshinkai Aikido -
Apprentice Served Professional Aikido Teacher/Sensei
Managing Director at Kinleven Marine, a manufacturing business.
Associate at Farbeyond Consulting
Associate at TRI Partnerships LLP -
Partner at Elemental Practice LLP
Expert Affiliate at Aberkyn
Partner at David Pearl Group
Associate at Executive Learning Partnership
Associate at Conacting
Adviser at Citizens Advice Bureau & SSAFA Army Support-
Designer, Company Director & Rugby Union Coach
Real Progress -
When it comes to developing skills, progress is real if it lasts. It’s illusory if change is only temporary. Permanent change only happens through a combination of “Insight” and “Practice”.
“Insight” is when you re-
Good Coaching helps to engineer “Insight” that is both useful and of greater magnitude, in other words, something you not only think but feel as well.
“Insight” often brings a sense of euphoria; when we feel things will surely be different from now on. However, we are habit-
“Practice” is what makes insightful change permanent. Practice can and should be joyful, attractive and rewarding. It can often be hidden amongst the things we already do every day. Above all it must be purposeful -
Working with a Coach experienced in the art and science of “Practice” can significantly accelerate real progress.
This is why no professional sports team or athlete would expect to sustain success without great coaching.
Person Centred, Skills-
Individuals and Teams
Accelerating Skill Development for:
Good intentions are important, if they’re followed up effectively and so lead to change.
Intentional change requires certain skills, some specific to the situation and some common to all.
Skills function differently in individuals and teams, and yet there’s a surprising amount of overlap.
All skills can be developed through a process of “Insight and Practice”.
The ability to develop skills is itself a skill-
Concrete, practical and measurable results are fundamental.
Where to start?
With Teams as much as with Individuals, it always helps to start with where you are.
So, our work together will almost always start with “Knowing your Mind.”
What that looks like will vary.
How does it work?
With this kind of coaching, you can’t beat face-
And, it’s not usually practical or optimal to do all of our work that way. A lot can be done in other ways; using purposeful practice, email, phone, and Skype.
At the beginning, with every client, a tailored programme of face-
I do occasionally travel to work with clients or teams where they are, sometimes on different continents. However these days I mostly see Coaching Clients at Isshinkan, near Andover in Hampshire, UK.
This work must be by mutual agreement. It must feel right for both of us. So if you’d like to explore working with me, contact me to arrange a conversation, under no obligation.