Who I am
As a seasoned Leadership and Personal Branding Coach, I secured my first coaching qualification in South Africa in 2005, and I haven’t stopped studying since. My certified portfolio of evidence covers multiple coaching assignments that demonstrate significant results with leaders in diverse settings such as Correctional Services, Fortune 500 corporations, universities in remote coastlines of South Africa, mining projects in the northernmost towns of Chile, banking, retail, IT, business owners and numerous other high-impact individuals, expatriates and teams.
My coaching business is my second entrepreneurial endeavour. By my late twenties, I’d launched and successfully sold my first product-based business, and I’ve held senior leadership and board positions in the corporate world. I consider myself a self-made leader which makes me the ideal thinking partner for other self-made leaders.
My vision: I’m dedicated to helping people leverage an emotionally intelligent Personal Brand — the best accelerator for success. Because I can, my own personal branding now allows me to hit the road regularly, travel the globe and deliver thought leadership, training and workshops designed to help people become better leaders.
Passionate about technology and the gift it offers in reaching clients across the globe, it’s no surprise that I’ve been working from my laptop for the past several years with English-speaking clients in Africa, the Americas, Canada, Europe and Australia. To say I love my work is an understatement. Deeply gratified to connect with such a broad spectrum of courageous people, I also have this remarkable opportunity to travel, to learn and to grow through this powerful and inspiring modality called coaching.
How I got here
Born and raised in South Africa of Dutch and British descent, I’ve always had my vision set on a global lifestyle.
The first time I boarded a plane I was four years old. The airline attendant had trouble attaching a sign around my neck because my two pigtails were getting in the way. The message on the sign? Unaccompanied Minor. Ever since that day, my fascination for independence and travel is part of my DNA. What’s more, after many childhood years pouring over glossy travel brochures, I discovered it was not just the destinations that excited me. It was really more to do with my curiosity about the person behind the camera. So began my love of photography. The image of myself traveling and capturing the journey through my unique lens was unshakable. So yes: I’ve traveled a great deal over the years and yes, documented many short-term exciting adventures.
Fast-forward to 2014: I dared to plunge into a full-time expatriate lifestyle. I am currently based in Santiago de Chile in South America (for now) as I truth-seek, treasure-hunt and coach leaders around the world to reach their own vision of success. I am also a prolific photographer. Photographic composition – not unlike coaching – is working with the psychology of the mind. It’s the ability to lead your viewer into seeing and feeling in the same way that coaching guides the leader into seeing and feeling a new personal vision.
If you’re interested in seeing my unique take on the world, please do visit my other website: www.portablepro.me
- Current President of the International Professional Women’s Association of Chile, Founder of Improv Santiago, Head Tutor for University of Cape Town’s Executive and Management Online Coach Training
- Most recent Public Speaking Engagements – US Embassy in Santiago (2018), Universidad Catolica, Chile (2018), Inacap University, Chile (2017), iO Theatre School, Chicago (2017), International Association of Chile (2016), African Coaching Symposium (2016), COMENSA South Africa (2016), ICF Chile (2015), ICF Peru (2015), Coaching Community Uruguay (2015)
- Passionate advocate for and founder of the Facebook Group Coaching via Technology
- Coach Training Received;
Clean Language Coaching with Judy Rees – 2018 [ Online]
The iO Theatre Chicago 5-week Improv Intensive – 2017 [Chicago]
The NY Brand Lab (Branding EQ) – 2016 [Mexico]
WBECS Global Online Coaching Conference (Online Facilitator) – 2016 [Online]
Centre for Advanced Coaching (QUEST Facilitator) – 2015 [Brazil]
MITx and ULAB/Otto Scharmer (Transforming Business, Society & Self with Ulab, Online Certification) – 2015 [Online]
Grovewell LLC (Expat Leadership Coach) – 2015 [New York]
Centre for Creative Leadership (Feedback Coach) – 2014 [Johannesburg]
Rosinski & Co (Cross-Cultural Leadership Coach) – 2010 [Argentina]
Action Learning Australia: AWOL (Action Learning Coach) – 2011 [Cape Town]
TeleCoach International (Telephone Coaching) – 2009 [Online]
Behavioural Coaching Institute (Master Behavioural Leadership Coach) – 2008 [London]
Centre for Coaching (Team Coach) – 2007 [Cape Town]
The Time to Think™ Consortium (Time to Think™ Coach] – 2007 [Cape Town]
Centre for Coaching (Integral Life & Business Coach) – 2005-2006 [Cape Town]
- Training and courses Offered:
UCT/GetSmarter’s 12-Module Executive and Managment Coaching Online Short Course
Improvised Acting – 12 week Long-form improv and storytelling course
Personal Branding Workshops
Custom-designed talks and workshops
- Writing and Interview series (see my media coverage below)
- Co-author of the Amazon Best Seller: Confidence – Volume II – How To Go For What You Really, Really, REALLY Want And Stay Strong No Matter What [You can buy your copy here: http://amzn.to/2bGkA66]
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