Dennis Heath is one of Singapore’s top leadership coaches and in this episode we have a lively chat about his journey into coaching and how his diverse experience, personally and professionally, has prepared him well for this successful transition.
His background includes thirty years in sales and management positions with multinational telecoms manufacturers in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.
During this distinguished sales career, as well as leading successful sales teams, he managed many complex, multi-national accounts with responsibility for negotiating global, multi-million dollar contracts across thirty-five countries. He lived in Saudi Arabia in the late 70s and early 80s and has been in Singapore since 2000. Born in England he is now holds Singapore citizenship.
He transitioned from being a corporate employee to Coach in 2004 and is trained in three coaching methodologies. He is certified in the administration and application of several leadership and personality instruments, as well as being an NLP Master Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist. His clients often refer to his calm aura combined with laser-like questions that help them come up with new ideas and approaches to business issues.
Never afraid to use humour in his coaching conversation, (our interview provides quite a few laughs too), his easy and relaxed style belies a tough determination to push clients out of their comfort zones towards more effective leadership behaviours. He demands focus and action to ensure clients achieve their personal and corporate goals.
Dennis is a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches, the Singapore Institute of Directors, Singapore Institute of Management and holds a Professional Diploma in Training and Development. He is registered with the British Psychological Society as a qualified practitioner in Occupational Testing.
His articles on coaching and leadership development have been published in the Straits Times, Business Times, SIM’s “Today’s Manager” magazine, Human Resource and HRM magazines. He has also appeared on CNBC TV’s “Business Centre” programme and 93.8FM Live radio as an expert guest.
He is a senior leadership Coach to the Singapore civil service where he coaches senior managers in the various Ministries and Statutory Boards. His private sector clients include global financial institutions, technology and oil companies.
Very much a contender for being case in a James Bond film, in Dennis’ rare spare time he performs voice overs for TV and online videos and also TV and film acting. He has appeared in a German TV movie and a Japanese feature film as well as numerous local TV productions. He recently appeared in a trailer for the Netflix series The Crown. Enjoy listening in on my conversation with a very distinguished and amusing gentleman, leadership coach and actor!