Jeanne van der Merwe

Coaching mindset and behaviour can lead to great success in business and leadership. Being coached is about having fun, seeing potential and enjoying the safe space to go deep. 

Sometimes “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli
As a coach I see life as motion. Moving forward whilst being present and aligned with yourself. Knowledge of self is the first step in governing our mind. My clients are mindful-ambitious professionals and entrepreneurs, that want to find their true, powerful and confident selves. To live with purpose and in potential.

I coach and consult, with many different techniques and I utilize the amazing Metadynamics profiling tool. The first and only research-based assessment tool at the moment that helps you understand and benchmark your thinking strategies!
I believe vulnerability is a key to many areas of our life and success. We call it intimacy in coaching.
We may assume vulnerability to not be "adult" or weak? What if vulnerability is exactly that which plugs us into our lives over and over again? That which is the foundation for true compassion?! That which is what connects us to our loved ones more deeply? Helps us understand and drive our employees more effectively? WHY would we push this aside or discount this?
I am passionate about holding the space for "cracking the shell", discovering how powerful vulnerability can be for your growth, especially for those of you (Executives, CEO, Management) that are in environments where you have to show up with strength and motivation every day, to drive your team/company and success. For those of you that don't find the time or are not sure if you have the strength to discover your vulnerability...what if that time is now?
Why do we choose to wait? What if life expands on the other side of vulnerability?

I work with the entire YOU.

Often, the hardest part of change is to discover where you are now, where you want to be, and how to get there from here. Your goals are important, your perspectives are valid and your history is real. Lets look at your thinking. 

No matter what path we are on, we encounter moments where we feel stuck at a fork in the road. Feeling stuck creates disconnection from our sense of direction, vision, mission and therefore often brings a lack of clarity. In these moments we often don't know where to turn and because of this, we experience symptoms of procrastination or self-sabotage. This, in turn, has a negative impact on our self-belief and self-confidence...ultimately effecting our self-love. Experiencing this can ripple into our private lives, impact our efficiency in our business, joy and ultimately our overall wellbeing.

By doing deep inner work - which is often neglected – we are able to make impactful changes in our life and business, as a leader or professional, parent or partner. My passion is seeing you thrive. Contributing to your sense of fulfilment and purpose. I love accompanying you as you reach your next level of wealth and success in a meaningful way without burning out.


Start by saying yes to yourself

Accepting that change is a constant, reminds us of the importance in re-evaluating our life/business ‘recipes’ or habits continuously. The success strategy that worked last year may not be the answer for this years success!

Life often demands decision making, assessing risks and asserting yourself and especially letting go of limiting beliefs along the way. When we have clarity on our goals and vision we can more easily and proactively chart a course towards our dreams.

I work with diverse clients all over the world. Many of whom have highly stressful positions and high levels of responsibility. In order to work at their optimum level, to reach their personal greatness, they know the benefits of working with a professional Coach. They are motivated, driven, consistent, mindful and enjoy working with a coach who is:

I will challenge you, stretch you and hold you accountable.
I have an ability to hear the unspoken words people are often hesitant to say.
As a good listener, I make an understanding coach (and sometimes mentor) who gently take you to the bottom of matters or places you may not want to go by yourself.
You can always rely on my honesty, to “say it as it is”.
When you work with me, I tap into your map of the world so we can work with your authentic self and you will experience me in my authentic self too.
If you are committed to the process. Nothing is too big, too small, too frightening or too easy for me to work with… if it’s important to you, that is all that counts! After all, I work with your entirety (the whole you), integrating all aspects of you.

A quick fix would be an empty promise. But if you’re ready to start making real, lasting change, then let’s chat.

Book your free Discovery call.
Let's see if we match and understand how coaching can assist you.

My Background & Specialties:

"Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Parents...are people first!" Jeanne

Passionate about Behaviour, Neuroscience and the Somatic experience of life (the body) my background and journey draws a silver thread connecting these passions: MA Psychotherapy, BA Human Movement Science & Psychology, Pilates & Nia certifications, Sports & Tourism Management Diploma, Provincial Tennis & National Squash player. 

Specialties:Executive, Leadership and Business Coaching. Relational coaching: Business culture, Conscious Parenting. Mindset coaching: Mastering/governing your mind. Peak performance. Power of perspective. Stretching the mind for potential.


Why do I work predominantly (not exclusively) with men?

We live in a competitive world. Men, in particular, still operate in a society where the pressure can be immense. Where vulnerability is seen as taboo rather than a strength. Regardless of culture and society, the world often expects men to be powerful, successful and strong. And as a result, they feel they need to be this individual that can and must hold it together all the time. 


Get to know
How I stay on top of my game: Laughter, love and staying active. I am a lifelong learner and believe in continuously subjecting myself to honest, rigorous self-analysis and professional evaluation. The depths I reach within myself are the depths I can take you to.   

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us" Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"As we let our Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson.

Are you ready to take the first step?

Work with me

Book your free Discovery call.
Let's see if we match and understand how coaching can assist you.

*this is an non-obligation complimentary call/session. To experience what coaching is about AND for both you and I to assess if we can work successfully together.