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Elevating leaders, influencing performance & overthrowing middle-of-the-road mediocrity for C-Level executives

It’s about coming into your company and delivering bespoke programs and directions that solve problemsfrom increasing profits to creating powerful personal confidence, all with curated precision.  

Industry top-guns throw open their doors so I can influence the way they work & live, redirecting company energies, reigniting influence and reimagining leadership prowess, no matter the industry sector. When you play bigger, bigger commercial success is a given.

Specialties include:

  • Executive Development & Progression
  • Cultural Change and Adaptation Programs
  • Top Team and Board Regenerative Instruction
  • Observational Feedback for Boards and Senior Teams
  • Working With Blue Chip & Fortune 500 Clients

Note: Not for the faint hearted, sniffling, small-game people who play it safe.

Danusia Malina-Derben corporate image

I’m a born leadership pundit and corporate cognoscente who makes the best leaders better.

After quitting my job as a tenured career academic, my strong sense of purpose propelled me into becoming the reigning authority on C-level execs and C-suiters. My smart mouth is only overshadowed by my unprecedented battle strategies, and I’m here to deliver what’s possible.

What’s been possible for me?

For starters, I earned my PhD scholarship against rampant & tough competition, became an Economic and Social Research Council Fellow and rose to Professorial level as an Organizational Behavior and Development expert. Over the course of many years, I became a leadership model theoretician, publishing countless articles in top journals. I’m also a frequent recurring keynote speaker and chaired an Oxford Union debate with Germaine Greer and Helena Morrissey on ‘Can you Have it All?’ and a regular contributor on future business changes/trends, cultivating women’s leadership and the age old debate about women’s careers and family.

Speaking of family, I’m a mother of 10which should be one of many indicators that I’m a shameless overachiever. (Wink.) My upcoming book on growing a progressive career while raising happy children is due out in 2017. 

In addition to the corporate work I l-o-v-e, I keep my creative juices pumping strong by working for BBC2, writing for TV, partnering up with Simon Cowell, and my current work on a psychological thriller for TV.

Queries, proposals and project questions received at:


- November 10, 2018

@manwhohasitall: "I love men. Both my brothers are men. But that doesn't mean I want them in the boardroom. Imagine the smell!" Beth, CEO.
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- November 10, 2018

@CarolLewis101: Excellent event at @CouttsandCo last night chaired by @sarahsands100 - especially enjoyed sparring with @LucianCook about whether the world has fallen out of love with London property. We're both claiming victory https://t.co/9LvJ5vvZCu
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- November 10, 2018

@Shediditherway: Mistakes don’t mean you’re a failure. It means you did something that didn’t work so you get to try again 💕 absolutely loved my time on @theinfluencemvmt podcast https://t.co/jY8AzaCcyf
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Business gets better when you’re bold enough to go big.