Jeanne van der Merwe

As a coach I may not be better than you in the specific goal you are focusing on, eg. Coach Phil Jackson was never a better basketball player than Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, yet as your coach I know how to bring the best out of 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. 

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 fulfillment and purpose. I love accompanying you as you reach your next level of wealth and success in a meaningful way without burning out.

I work with the entire YOU.

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!

As a coach I may not be better than you in the specific goal you are focusing on, eg. Coach Phil Jackson was never a better basketball player than Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, yet as your coach I know how to bring the best out of you!

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 and enjoy working with a coach who 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.
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”.
I will challenge you, stretch you and hold you accountable.
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 complimentary chemistry call with me

My Background & Specialties:

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

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

Specialties: Personal Growth: Becoming your Ultimate self, Small business, Executive & Leadership coaching. Relational coaching: Business culture, Conscious Parenting. Mindset coaching: Peak performance.


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. Regardless of culture and society, the world often expects men to always 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?

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Set up your complimentary chemistry call or in person session* with Jeanne

*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.