Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile

  • Award winning, commercially aware executive coach with a warm, empathetic and challenging approach.
  • Natural ability to engage and connect with people at all levels, creating a safe space for them to work in.
  • Strengths based, solution focused, intuitive and insightful.
  • Skilled at enabling people to raise their own levels of self-awareness and gain a greater understanding as to what’s going on beneath the surface.
  • Excels in motivating and stretching people to be the best they can be.
  • Dynamic, enthusiastic self-motivated leadership development specialist with drive, ability and a positive “can do” attitude.
  • High levels of infectious energy make facilitation and delivery, real, fun and impactful.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, heightened emotional intelligence and excellent communicator.
  • Ability to remain calm in emotionally charged situations and normalise complex situations.


  • Leading through rapid change and volatility
  • Complex decision making
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Improving working relationships
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Improving service delivery
  • Business strategy
  • Developing emotional intelligence
  • Building resilience and confidence
  • Managing time and work life balance


Executive Coach and Leadership Development Specialist

Denise Chilton Ltd

March 2007 – Current

Executive coaching assignments with Executive Directors/Senior Managers.


Organisations include:


  • National Museums Liverpool
  • NHS England (approved external coach GP Development Programme since 2015)
  • Avios
  • Merseyside Police
  • Accenture
  • University of Liverpool (approved external coach, L&D facilitator provider since 2017)
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (approved external coach and L&D facilitator provider since 2014)
  • Macmillan Cancer Services (approved external coach provider since 2013)

Business Innovation Coach

Local Growth Hub, Liverpool City Region

Since 2014 – Current

  • Providing leadership coaching, mentoring and business support to leaders of high grow SME’s in LCR.

Enterprise Co-ordinator

University of Liverpool

March 2015 – July 2017

  • Reporting into Pro Vice Chancellor responsible for all University-wide enterprise and entrepreneurship activities.
  • Assisting with the development of a more coherent, visible and joined-up enterprise strategy across the University.
  • Working across the three University Faculties and with the Careers Service, enrolling professional service and academic colleagues to help facilitate the roll-out and growth of the enterprise agenda. Resulted in Entrepreneurship agenda incorporated into the University’s 2020 Strategy
  • Managed the relationship with Santander Universities team, local Santander Business Managers and Business Growth Hub Manager in Liverpool.

Associate Business Coach and Trainer

Striding Out

June 2010 – July 2011

  • Supporting the creation of social enterprises and small businesses across the Liverpool City Region, providing IAG on all aspects of small business operational and strategy development.
  • Supporting businesses and social enterprises with funding applications and growth plans.

Qualifications & Education

2020 – Certificate in Team Coaching (Virtual) – Team Coaching Studio

2019 – CTI 3 Day Leadership Experience

2017 – ILM Level 7 Coaching Supervision

2014 – Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation

2013 – Qualified practitioner in Strengths Profile and Strength scope

2013 – ILM 5 Clean Language

2012 – Systemic Modelling in Clean Language Certificate

2012 – Organisational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) Fundamentals

2012 – Enterprise Mentor, Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

2011 – Common Purpose Meridian Leadership Programme Graduate

2011 – CTI Certification Programme, Associate Certified Coach ICF

2010 – CTI Core Curriculum Coaching Programme

2009 – Approved Accelerated Learning Trainer ITOL Accreditation

2008 – Mental Health First Aid Trainer

2006 – Corporate and Professional Stress Management Diploma – Distinction

1979 – 8 GCSEs including Maths & English


  • High health and well-being value. Practice yoga, swimming, cycling, tennis, dancing.
  • Passion for supporting women’s development. Mentor on Santander Mentorship Programme for Women in 2018 and provide support for leaders of a local project supporting vulnerable women.
  • Previous panellist for late night live show on BBC Radio.
  • Life motto – Live life to the full!
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