Recipient of the 2012 Global HR Excellence Award in Leadership as well as the 2016 Global Coaching Leadership Award, Marcel Daane is a thought leader who believes we need to constantly challenge the paradigm of normal business practice by daring to explore the unknown without the loss of enthusiasm.
A Pioneer and Practitioner of Executive Coaching in Singapore, Marcel is considered one of the world’s authorities in mind-body leadership, a combination of mindfulness and body-awareness to inspire authenticity, openness, and trust in leadership, strategy, teamwork, change management, and communication.
He is the author of his critically acclaimed leadership book and App called: “Headstrong Performance” and is a renowned neuroscience and leadership researcher exploring the link between physical and mental wellness and their impact on leadership and performance capacity in individuals, teams, and organizations.
Marcel is a life-long practitioner of Martial Arts and is the son of a celebrated Political Activist who taught him early on that life has greater meaning when we are of service to others rather than merely to ourselves. This value shines through in everything Marcel has done in his 30-year professional evolution ranging from serving in the military to developing elite athletes, coaching chronically ill patients, conducting ground-breaking Neuro-Leadership research, and in his work executive coaching in Singapore transforming today’s top managers into tomorrow’s top leaders.
In his free time, Marcel volunteers as a Mental Health & Wellness advocate supporting professionals struggling with mental wellness challenges and loves to spend quality family time traveling with his wife, Ursula, and Daughter, Kilani.
Marcel holds a postgraduate degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University an Undergraduate Degree in Complementary Medicine from Charles Sturt University coupled with advanced certifications in fitness, sports performance, and executive coaching.
“With Marcel's guidance, I've been able to improve my health and fitness while simultaneously have become even more effective in the office than ever before. I feel more at ease and am more able to deal with the challenges of working in a large organization..”
“I use Marcel's mind-body executive coaching methodology to manage the demands and stress of work and still have the energy to enjoy quality time with friends and family at the end of the day. I now promote health-performance throughout my organization and am seeing an improvement in my employees and my company's bottom line.”
“Thank you, Marcel, for the ‘awareness’ coaching sessions which will last for a lifetime. My willingness today is to become the best and truest version of myself..”
“My experience working with Marcel as an executive and life coach has been fantastic. He is a positive, interested and caring person who got to know me very well in a short period of time. His coaching forced me to broadened my views. It gave me new ideas and a stronger sense of direction”
“Marcel has an incredible ability to connect with people from the heart and the head. He has been a brilliant executive and life coach to me over the past year and I relied on him to help work through my core values and key areas for my own improvement in leadership and business performance.”
““Marcel's sound executive coaching expertise helped me improve self-awareness to prepare for different situations, take control and gain a personal advantage of the interactions I have in both the work and personal environments. Marcel has interacted with me at the highest professional level possible. This is something that I will carry the rest of my life.”
“Marcel ran a workshop to help bring my team to a new level of high performance focusing on goal setting and understanding each profile to leverage the diversity in the team. It was very valuable and well received by the whole team and I've seen it translate into how they work together.”
“Marcel delivers a life-changing message about healthy work-life balance, good nutrition, rest and regular exercise, all leading to an improvement in performance, individually and as a team. A great way to bring about real, positive, and productive change.”
“Marcel drove home the connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body to the participants of our regional leadership conference. Participants learned to increase mental well-being and perform more effectively in their leadership roles.”