Marcel Daane is one of the pioneers in integrating health and neuroscience to improve performance in executives. 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.
He is the author of the internationally acclaimed book: “Headstrong Performance – Improve Your Mental Performance With Nutrition, Exercise, and Neuroscience.” Headstrong means determined, focused and committed 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 military service in naval intelligence, to coaching Olympic and professional athletes, and ultimately into executive and leadership coaching.
He is the founder, and CEO, of Headstrong Performance, a Singapore based boutique consulting company that enables leaders to improve organizational performance through employee health, and engagement. Previously, Marcel was the Vice President of Organizational Development and Training for the world’s largest gym franchise, Anytime Fitness, in Asia. There, he played an instrumental role in developing the franchise, building leadership teams in all countries, and designing a business education, and coaching, model for all franchisees and staff.
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 and performance coaching.