Recipient of the 2012 Global HR Excellence Award in Leadership, the 2016 Global Coaching Leadership Award, and voted 2020 Executive Coach of the Year in Singapore, Marcel Daane is an accredited Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Since 2010, Marcel has been partnering with organizations, teams, and individuals in Asia and North America providing leadership assessments, feedback, and coaching to align the leadership skills of senior managers and behaviors of teams with the organization’s brand promise and culture.
As a coach and author, Marcel is considered one of the world’s authorities in mind-body leadership, a whole person approach to leadership using a combination of energy practices, mindfulness, and somatic awareness. that enables leaders to choose the right energy projection for lasting results in how they perform, live, and lead. He is the author of his critically acclaimed leadership and performance books “Headstrong Performance,” and “Five Energies of Horrible Bosses and How Not To Become One.”
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. In his spare time, Marcel volunteers as a Mental Health & Wellness advocate and he loves to spend quality family time with his wife, Ursula, and Daughter, Kilani.
Marcel holds a post-graduate degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University an Undergraduate Degree in Complementary Medicine from Charles Sturt University coupled with multiple certifications in Executive Coaching and Sports Performance 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.”