Recipient of the 2012 Global HR Excellence Award in Leadership as well as the 2016 Global Coaching Leadership Award, Marcel Daane is considered one of the pioneers in integrating health and neuroscience to strengthen leadership brand and facilitate success mindsets in executives and organizations.
He is the founder, and CEO, of Headstrong Performance, a boutique-consulting company specializing in Leadership Branding and facilitating behaviors in alignment with the organization’s brand mission.
With over 20 years of coaching experience across business, sports, health and cognitive performance, his integrated approach has transformed the lives of thousands of executives and has subsequently helped improve the performance of numerous multi-national organizations from a wide variety of industries.
Marcel is the author of the internationally acclaimed book: “Headstrong Performance”. Headstrong means “To be determined, focused and committed in the face of adversity” and Marcel learned from the best about what that really means. His mother was exiled, but ultimately honored, by South Africa for her courageous stand against apartheid. Marcel’s own life-journey has taken him from elite military service in naval intelligence, to coaching Olympic and professional athletes, and ultimately into executive and leadership coaching.
Marcel holds a postgraduate degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University and an Undergraduate Degree in Complementary Medicine from Charles Sturt University coupled with advanced certifications in fitness, sports, and performance coaching.