As a ‘Pracademic’ in having researched and taught human behavioural models and theories, I have many years of experience in guiding people to overcome obstacles and fulfilling their most authentic potential. Achieving performance excellence through teamwork, dealing with power and conflict, navigating difficult personalities, relationships challenges, managing change, building resilience and self-esteem, effective communication, inclusivity are further arrows in my quiver of people development.

Understanding the needs of the client is important in ensuring that they have a ROI in the coaching process. Meeting with individuals and leadership provides insights into the culture of the organization, the overall strategy and more specifically the areas of focus for coaching of either individuals or teams.

Action plans are co-created with my coaching clients to encourage change and personal and professional growth.

Coaching and facilitation style.

I work on a non-directive basis but can be directive if the situation calls for it.  I am comfortable asking different styles of questions and use my intuition and deep listening skills.  I have an informal and relaxed approach and draw on aspects of many psychological theories and blend these with many tools such as results coaching, resilience, integral models, mindfulness, and ontological coaching.

I am motivated by my clients’ quest for role competency, emotional and wellness development and achievement of their personal and professional goals. Experiencing their challenges, pain and hardships often provide the best material which supports their growth. Celebrating their successes cements the learning during coaching.

I am grateful for the opportunities to learn from my clients, and to apply new perspectives to my practice in supporting the development of my clients and my own way of being in the world. I have personally overcome many obstacles in life and am able to use the reliance I have developed, coupled with my professional and academic opportunities, as steppingstones for discovering new possibilities for my clients in realising their best potential.

My Life Purpose

To bring hope and clarity to my clients using my powers of resilience, humour and life wisdom so that I, my family and all whom I connect with may have more ease, success and joyfulness.


Having travelled widely, both for business and pleasure, in Europe, the US and the East, I am always delighted to the possibility of working outside of my hometown of Cape Town. My further interests are camping with my husband in our Vagabond camper trailer, walking in nature, reading, volunteering, yoga, mindfulness practices and spending time with friends and family.

Academic Profile

  • Professional Coaching Certification (MCC) with International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Registered with South African Board of People Practices (SABPP) as a Master Practitioner.
  • Executive Coaching qualification in Organisation, Relationship and Systems Coaching (ORSC)
  • Associate Executive Coaching Programme (UCT Graduate School of Business)
  • Doctorate in Human Resources Management (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

Dissertation Topic – Utilising the Enneagram in resolving workplace conflict. The conflict resolution methodology is through the medium of coaching.

  • Accredited Enneagram coach and facilitator
  • Master of Business Administration (Business School of the Netherlands)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations (Graduate School of Business – Stellenbosch)
  • Personnel Management Diploma (Institute of Personnel Management)
  • Counselling Diploma – WITS

Lee lectures part-time in Strategic Human Resources Management and Interpersonal Skills for the Business School of the Netherlands in the Netherlands and UCT in Human Resources.

She has collaborated on Leadership programs with Stellenbosch Business School as the learner coach and tutor.