Certified Elite Level Consultant Listener & Chief Listener at Gold Half Ltd
Deanson Senda, nicknamed ‘Magic Deanson,’ is a Certified Elite Level Consultant Listener and the Chief Listener at Gold Half Ltd, a consulting, coaching and training company that uses cutting edge knowledge on listening practice to impact on clients positively and sustainably at individual, group and corporate/institutional levels. He has vast knowledge and experience in the practice of professional listening across settings. His professional joy is coaching, training and consulting in listening that generates advantage and sustainable solutions in business, education, health care as well as non-profit and community organizations. He believes that while speaking is the great half in the communication story, the ‘golden half’ is listening! A priceless asset!
Deanson facilitates use of listening intelligence in a variety of contexts including promoting innovation, process improvement, authentic change, building sustainable client relationships, optimal team functioning and motivating behavior change. As a highly skilled and authentic listener he has unique abilities in listening to the feelings, questions, dreams, concerns of consumers, clients, employees, companies, leaders, patients and their families in the most impactful way that produces real advantage and solutions. He has outstanding insight on how to move clients from compliance models to commitment models of engagement in many contexts and settings.
He attended the University of Zimbabwe, University of Surrey (UK), University of Wolverhampton (UK) and Professional Practitioner Doctoral studies in Educational and Community Psychology (Year 1&2)) at University of Exeter (UK). He is a member of the British Psychological Society.
Deanson has participated in numerous Continuous Professional Development training opportunities on listening across disciplines including training by former Scotland Yard top trainers. He has practiced listening in Education, the National Health Service, Social Care and business with outstanding results. Deanson is actively involved in a 4-year $12 million project in Wolverhampton, UK on listening to children and young people. He has been featured in podcasts as a listening expert on the voice of the marginalized.
Among other training Deanson is a:
- Certified Professional Listener
- Certified ECHO Listening Practitioner
- Certified Strategic Listener (Hostage Negotiation)
- Certified and Registered Psychological Test User/Psychometrist
- Certified Cognitive Abilities Practitioner
- Certified Emotion Coach
- Certified Restorative Practitioner
- Certified Transformational Coach
“Deanson, bottle this thing called ‘listening’ …however you do it, I will sell it for a million dollars…. it’s like magic!” (National Health Service Manager of a Specialist Unit. Wolverhampton, UK)