I am an experienced behaviour specialist, leadership consultant, public speaker and author. 

Driven by my ongoing interest in human behaviour and personal development, I take pride in sharing my knowledge in a manner which is science-based, easy to understand and realistic. 


As a Cognitive Behaviour Coach and Leadership Consultant to both individuals and teams, my goals include developing Emotional Intelligence, enabling Personal Growth and providing Leadership Development. 

My style is direct and to the point, yet relaxed and filled with humour to facilitate learning and mind-shifts. 

My Keynote Topics include:

  • Emotional Intelligence & Neuroplasticity: How to take control of our Thoughts & Emotions
  • Managing Anxiety & Applying Mindfulness: How to deal with Anxiety & Stress by applying Mindfulness 
  • Conflict Management & Managing Up-wards: How to deal with Conflict, in particular with a Superior
  • Setting Boundaries & Saying ‘No': How to say "no" in a manner that limits the risk of causing damage to professional or personal relationships.

In addition to my primary job functions, I have been recognized by the Human Resources industry for my commitment to The Millennial Generation. 

In my book "Bridge the Gen-Y Gap - Survival Tips for working with Generation-Y", I provide insight, guidelines and tips to managers, teachers and parents on how to utilize this generation's unique attributes and characteristics in such a way to integrate those traits into their professional and personal relationships. 

I have worked in the human development industry for 20 years, gaining experience in Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Interpersonal Intelligence Workshop Facilitation to a large number of corporate organisations.

Before that, I've spent 15 years in the clinical environment as part of the open-heart surgery team at various hospitals, then in the commercial and corporate environment in the medical industry. 

While my working engagements have taken me around the world working in the USA; UK; EU and UAE,  I am proud to call South Africa home. I currently live in the beautiful village of Greyton (Overberg).

Photo Credit:Riaan Lourens 

In Japanese, the word 'kintsukuroi' means "to repair with gold". It is the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. Life often presents us with what we need, rather than necessarily giving us what we want. As a result, we could get hurt and hence we develop particular belief systems.

Life happens for us, not to us. Our individual responsibility is thus to search for and identify the “gold” - the lesson and the learning in everything that happens ‘for’ us.

In order to heal or to repair that what seems broken, we could reflect on the question: How can I best work with what happened for me?

Rational Emotive Behaviour Coaching (REB) is based on the premise that learning to think differently can enable a person to feel and behave differently. We thus become more meaningful, more productive, more joyful and more fulfilled in life. I rely on my medical knowledge and background and use up-to-date scientific research to support and explain from a neurological approach how the mind operates; how it affects our emotions and how it all drives our behaviour.

My style of coaching and facilitation is direct and to the point, yet relaxed and filled with humour in order to facilitate learning and mind-shifts.

While coaching, I focus on what the clients can change: thoughts and behaviour.

My academic studies and qualifications include:

  • Executive Coaching (UK)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Training (SA)
  •  SETA Accredited Assessor - Conduct Outcome-based assessments (SA) 
  • Counselling (SA)
  • Mac Master Family Therapy (SA) 
  • Creativity Coaching (USA)
  • Social Psychology (USA)
  • The Clinical Psychology of Children & YoungPeople (UK)
  • Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (USA)
  • Critical Thinking in Global Challenges (UK)
  • Introduction to Neuroeconomics (RU)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (UK)
  • The Addicted Brain (USA)
  • N.Dip. Clinical Technology - Cardiovascular Perfusion in Thoracic Surgery (SA)

My background includes Cardiovascular Perfusion (Clinical) and International Business Management (Corporate). While working in the Clinical & Commercial medical field, I gained a vast amount of corporate knowledge and experience while working in various countries across the world. (click here for a more comprehensive resume)

I have long-standing coaching relationships with clients across South Africa; Europe: the United Kingdom; the United Staes of America; the United Arab Emirates and Asia.

I am also a published author and often features as guest-speaker on radio programmes and per invitation at events.

My speciality is working with people who are living with Anxiety.

My joy and challenge is coaching and mentoring "Generation-Y" and their parents by offering guidance toward attaining Emotional Intelligence and the teaching of life skills.

People working in corporate, families and couples in relationships who are stuck in a conflict, call on my to assist with conflict resolution.

In addition, I work with Families who are committed to developing healthy family dynamics and relations.

I also work with visual artists and help them through a process of discovering their creativity and removing potential creative blocks.

I also provide support to professional people who are living with HIV as well as offering support to the families of people living with HIV. 

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