DENNIS KERSLAKE, MERRYCK MENTOR
"Since starting to work with Dennis my personal development and leadership have accelerated dramatically. By combining a deep understanding of the demands of today's CEO and Dennis' vast experience of leadership tools he has helped my leadership capability develop profoundly"
CEO, Europe, Global Services Company
Dennis has spent his career in the Communications Industry. He has been a business leader in publicly quoted international groups, a small company entrepreneur and is a consultant and non-executive director. He is heavily involved in how companies react to the digital revolution and the pressure that is exerted on existing business models.
As an executive mentor and coach, Dennis brings a powerful combination of insight and objectivity to each assignment. He has a natural affinity for organisational purpose, employee alignment and customer engagement. His impact is immediate and his effectiveness is rooted in his ability to see each client within their unique business and market context.
Dennis has held MD, CEO and Chairman positions in Omnicom, Havas and most recently Publicis Worldwide, where he had international client responsibilities across more than 40 international markets. He has been a successful company entrepreneur and consultant. He is proficient in strategic and team facilitation, organisational structure and cultural programmes, leadership assessment and development.
Dennis deeply understands building brand equity, marketing effectiveness and the impact of the digital revolution on existing business models.
A qualified coach with The School of Coaching 2008, he is EMCC/ICF accredited.
He is certified to deliver Barrett Values Centre Cultural Transformation tools, Zenger Folkman's Extraordinary Leader programmes and is a certified DISC practitioner.
Dennis has been married to Jackie for 36 years and has two grown-up children. He is a keen skier, plays hockey, golf and tennis, and watches rugby and cricket. He also enjoys music, wine, travel and literature.