Danery is a change, service improvement and transformation specialist based in the East Midlands with national coverage, supporting the embedding of sustainable change through coaching, mentoring, facilitation of events and/ or as a strategic advisor.
Operating as a trusted partner, aligned to the senior team. Danery provides inspiring leadership, confidence and guidance, enabling an organisation to successfully deliver it’s strategic agenda.
A bit more about Jenny
- Who are Danery?
Danery is owned and led by Jenny Danson with a small team of trusted associates. Jenny and her team have a wealth of experience in coaching, mentoring, facilitation and strategic support for executives and boards.
By working with a range of associates you can be sure we have the right solution for you and your company
- Executive Coaching and Mentoring
For nearly 30 years Jenny Danson has been leading transformational change and service improvement in CEO, COO, Executive and Programme roles. She has worked for a wide range companies from start ups to multi-national brands.
Jenny has been providing coaching and mentoring for 10 years to both young leaders and executive teams.
Her natural coaching style provides confidence and guidance, enabling an organisation to successfully deliver its strategic agenda.
Jenny is qualified to Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring and follows the British School of Coaching Professional Conduct
- Strategic Advisor
The most successful organisations rely on having a diverse perspective. Jenny and her teams extensive and varied experience enables Danery to quickly and honestly provide businesses with a reality check from a trustworthy yet challenging perspective.
Jenny provides a range of Masterclasses in Leadership Development. These are powerful interactions with outcomes that delegates remember for years to come.
- Disruptive Innovation
Jenny is an Associate Director of the Disrupted Innovators Network. A membership network for social housing providers actively engaged in disruptive innovation. Working with start ups through to global household names to support housing providers to navigate a changing world. Jenny leads two networks PropTech Innovation and Intelligent Automation. Both launched in January 21, these are unique networks in the housing sector and are gaining wide acclaim.
- The Boardroom
Jenny is a Non Executive Director of Aspire Housing, serving on the Group Board and Remuneration Committee. Aspire have three businesses: Aspire Housing, PM Training and the Realise charity, blending commercial expertise with social purpose to revitalise communities by providing homes, training, employment and support.
'Having coaching sessions with Jenny has been a very positive experience and one that came at an opportune time for me. The coaching sessions have provided me with tools to use when dealing with issues at work, building working relationships and coping in a new role.'
A powerful, focused and effective development tool for senior leaders in any organisation. Skilled and targeted conversations that challenge and support executives to help themselves, and their business, to excel over the long term.
Coaching is led by you, based on what you want to accomplish and is provided in a safe and structured environment, allowing the coach and client to form a close and confidential relationship. Coaching can be used for a variety of reasons to gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve development objectives, unlock potential, and act as a sounding board.
We usually recommend 4-6 sessions, but it does depend on what the client wants to achieve as sometimes just one session is enough. Each session lasts between 1.5 -2 hours and can be virtual or in person to suit.
Executive coaching equips you with the tools for self-development and to become more effective – maximising personal and professional potential. Executive coaching uses models and questions to help executives clarify and solve their own problems. Improving the performance of leaders and subsequently their teams and the organisation.
Coaching provides both short and longer term benefits, with clients often quoting how the effect of the coaching has benefited them for years afterwards. Executive coaching is a very worthwhile investment, often surpassing training
Danery can provide facilitation for meetings, boards and workshops. Agreeing in advance the goal of the meeting with the CEO/ Chair. Setting the tone for the meeting, keeping the agenda on track, ensuring everyone, participates in the meeting in an inclusive way.
At the end of the meeting, the goals will be achieved, along with a write up of the event to ensure the actions and discussions are captured to allow implementation.
Maybe there are areas of your business that would benefit from a critical friend, mini deep dive or peer review? Perhaps you have ongoing projects that need support? Danery gets under the skin of a business, fast, identifying areas for improvement. The most successful organisations rely on having a diverse perspective, Danery’s extensive and varied experience enables a quick and honest reality check of the business from a trustworthy yet challenging perspective.
Working with the CEO, Chair, Board or Leadership team, Danery can provide a one-off overview, ad-hoc call off support or a more regular input (4-6 weekly).
Any company needs a ‘road map’ to efficiently and effectively achieve its objectives. Your strategy is your road map. A strategy is about making choices with the express aim to make the best choices possible for the future.
Daneryy works together with colleagues and clients to assist leadership teams in making the best choices they can to improve the outcomes of their organisation for the future
The results speak for themselves…
- Delivered leadership coaching to support the delivery of a Cultural Transformation Strategy and Community Strategy. Following initial change was recognised as ’Employer of the Year’
- Engaged in leadership and development mentoring and coaching for two key leaders, as they take on more responsibility in a successful and rapidly growing start up.
- Provided coaching to support to key leaders responsible for implementing a counter-culture and groundbreaking quality focused £100m procurement
- Executive coaching programme for 3 talented women looking to make their next step into senior leadership roles
- Providing coaching both individually and in groups for key leaders as the organisation seeks to double in size over 3 years
Our clients include:
"Jenny is exceptionally talented in aligning commercial and strategic drivers with the needs of the full range of her customers. Jenny creates a culture of high performance, leading by example and fostering loyalty. I learned an awful lot working with Jenny"
Gary Bellinger, Head of Repairs
"many things improve as a result of Jenny's ability to lead and inspire. Jenny says what she means and does what she says she will do; qualities that you can't fail to admire"
Mark Varley, Head of Health & Safety
"As well as consistently delivering results, she genuinely cares about her colleagues and customers. She always seems to be able to get the best out of them by setting high standards, inspiring loyalty and building strong relationships. I learned a great deal from working with her."
Susannah Cherry, Customer Engagement Manager
"also adept at very quickly getting to grips with complex issues and challenges and breaking them down in a way that enabled her teams to successfully manage them"
Chris Elliott, BAA Plc
"She is highly competent in all that she does and expert at 'managing people through change'."
Martin Cymbal, Operations Director
"she introduced a fresh focus on ensuring that the whole customer experience was how it should be and not how it was, encouraging multiple layers of management and staff to walk in their customers shoes much more often and take action as a consequence."
Paul McCarthy, Manager Service Delivery
"She led her team through difficult and demanding times and was both a supportive leader and tenacious in her pursuit of culture change. I loved working with, and learning from Jenny"
Suzanna Shaw, Head of Planning
"found her inspirational in terms of drive, leadership and delivery. She could be a strategic planner one minute and an excellent operational professional the next. I believe her can do, always rise to the challenge approach has rubbed off on me !!"
Simone Assi, Retail Business Manager
"Jenny is a real purpose-driven, outcome focussed leader. She has a fantastic ability to manage and lead both up and down, to get the job done. Having worked with Jenny on several challenging projects, she's always been a safe pair of hands and is able to give confidence to those around her"
Josh Dunn, Services Director
"It's rare to come across standout leaders like Jenny... her ability to juggle projects and constantly deliver on targets was incredible... never too busy to help others'
Tristin Willis, Executive Director
"She is an excellent strategic leader, managing to look at existing processes and ways of working and completely revamping them to improve the effectiveness and productivity of the whole team"
Mark Thorpe, Design Manager
"Jenny improved stakeholder communication and was an advocate of getting the end customer involved throughout the design process"
Tom Heathcote, Executive Director
'Her gravitas as a senior leader was evident from day 1 and during her time with us led a number of business critical initiatives, taking a number of our most challenging situations in her stride'
Giles Carter, CEO, Ilke Homes
'Jenny’s mentoring has opened up conversations around different leadership styles and strategies to grow our business, and she has given me the confidence through her belief in me to drive our business forward. The things I have learned from Jenny will help me for years to come'
Andrew Buckels, Director of Organisation Growth, 3C Consultants
'Having coaching sessions with Jenny has been a very positive experience and one that came at an opportune time for me. The coaching sessions have provided me with tools to use when dealing with issues at work, building working relationships and coping in a new role. They have made a positive impact on me, and in turn have allowed me to question myself as to what I want to do'
Head of HR
'Thank you Jenny Danson the training was really enjoyable, even when you encouraged me out of my comfort zone. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone giving presentations. Heartfelt thanks to Jenny Danson for the amazing session'
Victoria Harman, Strategic Risk Manager, WMCA
Jenny provided excellent support for Access Training recently by facilitating our Board’s Strategic Away Day. Jenny’s energy, knowledge and insight provided real added benefits to the day as not only was she an excellent facilitator, she was also able to probe and challenge the conversations to make sure we were getting to the heart of the issues.
Jenny uses a collaborative approach combined with a wealth of experience in leadership, housing and business to drive up the quality of the organisations she supports.'
Corrina Hembury, Managing Director