Deshun Deysel

Deshun Deysel

Deshun Deysel is a pioneer, adventurer, entrepreneur, wife and mother. Her thought provoking presentations leave audiences with a sense of “just go out and do it!” energy, which carries them for months and even years. Book through Motivators

She has addressed thousands of audiences worldwide, with her remarkable story of overcoming the limitations that the Apartheid regime has set for women of colour, to conquering the world of mountaineering and then spearheading new cognitive technologies in the world of business.


In addition to becoming the world’s first Black female high-altitude mountaineer, Deshun’s determination has led her to running an international business (Deshun Deysel & Associates) which provides Business & Executive Coaching for a new breed of digitally savvy leaders. Among DDA’s clients are Fortune 500 companies and disruptive start-ups!

With over 20 years’ experience as a speaker, moderator and coach, Deshun adds incredible value to clients and helps them achieve conference objectives. Follow Deshun on Twitter


Deshun Deysel

Deshun holds an International Certificate in Business Coaching from the IDM School of Coaching. She has spent many years researching the link between thinking and doing. This research included embarking on high altitude mountaineering expeditions on the highest peaks of 5 continents – including two expedition to Mt. Everest and 3 to Mt. Kilimanjaro. She was a member of the 1st South African team to embark on expedition to Mt. Everest in 1996.


Having put cognitive/behavioral theory to work in her own life [combined with more than a decades worth of research in her client base] Deshun created a unique tool to assist individuals in making the connection between effective thinking and effective doing.

The Peak Performance Toolkit™ Coaching System© provides a platform for Self-Reflection and Taking Action in 5 Areas of Effectiveness© for business success.

Helping to track and measure performance and assisting in the vital task of getting things done.

Among her business’ clients are innovative blue chip organisations in Europe and South Africa.

The PPT™ Coaching System© uses appreciative enquiry and following interest as part of it’s methodology.

Record keeping and personal accountability of the ‘coachee’ plays a huge role in the overall effectiveness of the coaching relationship and the DDA coaching team spends many dedicated hours on assisting the ‘coachee’ to get better results for themselves out of a greater improvement in their thinking and performance.

Deshun Deysel

Specializations Include:

Executive Coaching
Coaching for SMME owners
Women in Leadership
Team Effectiveness
Leading Self

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