Denyse Burns is the founder of Madison-Burns & Associates, a Toronto firm specializing in executive coaching, communication consulting, and End -of -Life Doula consulting (working with people who are dying and their families).
With over 25 years of experience in business consulting and executive coaching in Canada and the US, Denyse has worked with audiences ranging from Fortune 500 vice presidents and CEOs to middle managers and salespeople. An accomplished consultant and speaker, Denyse has developed and led numerous workshops and guest-lectured in the Executive MBA (EMBA) program and in the MBA program at Columbia Business School. She has also guest-lectured in: the EMBA program at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management; the MBA program at Fordham University; New York University – Continuing Education Division; Simon Business School, University of Rochester; Woodsworth College, University of Toronto; and the Human Resources Association of New York.
End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate: The University of Vermont
Certificate of Achievement End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation- The University of Glasgow
Advanced Care Planning and Goals of Care and Consent Certificate
Hospice Palliative Care Training Program
Certificate in Transformational Coaching, Insight Principles,
Masters of Education, Coaching and Counselling, University of Ottawa,
Bachelor of Education, University of Ottawa,
Bachelor of Psychology, Carleton University
Certified to administer and interpret MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Inventory); Wiley’s DiSC 363® for Leaders; Tracom Social Styles, Human Synergistic “LSI” Lifestyle Inventories, FIRO-B and COI (Cultural Orientations) EMBA program and the MBA program at Columbia Business School.
Fluently bilingual in English and French
Volunteer at Kensington Home Hospice
Volunteer at Dying With Dignity-GTA Chapter
Volunteer and advocate for the intellectually disabled
Career Mentor- Tri-Mentoring Program ,Ryerson University
Board member – Christian Resource Centre Self Help
Volunteer Consultant – Management Advisory Services
Board member – VIVA Singers of Toronto
Board member and former chair of L’Arche Toronto