About Deena

executive coach


With over twenty years of experience in coaching, learning, and development across all levels in organisations.

Deena has coached, designed and led development workshops. She has also designed and implemented large corporate events in the United Kingdom, the continent, Asia and the United States. 

Deena is a regular speaker at international events, where her presentations are always of an experiential and inspirational nature.



Deena Gornick – My Story

What began as a passion for presentation skills and inspiring passion for performance grew to an in-depth understanding of the facilitation of assertiveness, team building, leadership, and confidence-building. I run training events from one-to-one to one-to-2,000 on these themes. 

Past work has seen my teachings in a circus tent in Derbyshire inspiring innovation in a group of global actuaries, and on a theatre, stage celebrating a national bank’s 1,000 star retail tellers. 

I designed an event for over 100 high-level cardiologists globally; I have trained a team of European trainers to lead a high level, high impact training event raising the level of their presentation skills.

“Confidence is not a feeling, but a behaviour”



Why Work With Me?

I believe passionately that learning should be fun and this is borne out by client feedback. Creating a challenging and safe environment where clients are able to take risks and explore their potential. My style is informed by my fifteen years of experience as an actor and theatre director. 

Laughter is a massive learning tool, and I insist my participants learn through this vital tool.

I have worked with literally every level within an organisation and I bring my degree of insight from a vast degree of experience into my coaching and leadership development programmes.

Qualifications & Awards

A citizen of the USA and a permanent resident of the UK for over 25 years



  • Bachelor of Arts, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Trained at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, London


  • Coached High level Corporations
  • Coached, designed and delivered programmes in the USA, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Continental Europe
  • Speaks French

Levels of Clientele

  • CEO
  • FD
  • MD
  • SVP
  • VP
  • CIO
  • Manager


“ I loved the session it was great. Deena’s engagement with us all made the online training so fun. I could listen to her all day!”

Participant from Mullen Lowe



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