Corporate and private coaching

Coaching enables you to develop a new language, fresh insights about yourself, a distinct way of observing yourself and, ultimately, a new way of being. In doing so you are able to see what was preventing you from being both effective and fulfilled in life.

Coaching builds self-awareness and the ability to observe so that you have access to a greater range of choices and can act in new ways, rather than habitual patterns that no longer serve you. Through this approach you are able to see when you are off course and are able to choose a response (self-correcting), instead of simply reacting. In addition, as new actions become available, you can take your new skills into all the areas of your life (self-generating).

Merlene Nieuwoudt facilitates corporate coaching, mentoring programmes and coaching circles for organisations as well as coaching and mentoring for private clients. As well as one-to-one coaching, Merlene offers team and organisational coaching and works with executive women and top talent.

Merlene is an executive coach who provides a uniquely challenging and yet supportive working partnership that benefits the individual and the organisation in which executives, top talent/ high-flyers and C-clients work. She is adept at working with the most challenging C-level executives and business leaders; those C-level officers whose performance is critical to the success of the organisation and who demand a level of experience that’s rare in the executive coaching community.

Merlene has more than 20 years experience in the business world in executive director positions which has given her deep insight to understanding that clients everywhere are searching for meaning, purpose, fulfilment and well-being – therefore she ensures that C-Suite clients receive a level of service, discretion and competence appropriate to their individual needs. She helps successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behaviour for themselves, their people and their teams.

Ultimately it’s about improving performance – through developing skills, confidence and focus.

Merlene has her Masters in Coaching (MCC and PCC integral executive coaching qualification) from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Centre for Coaching. She is accredited as an Integral Coach by New Ventures West in the USA, which is affiliated to the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also an accredited Enneagram practitioner plus studied under Claudio Naranjo, SAT Program, Paris.

Merlene has completed studies in Fundamentals of Neuroscience through Harvard University; Buddhism and Modern Psychology through Princeton University plus Buddhism through its Scriptures also through Harvard University. She uses her learnings and experience including Mindfulness and Compassionate Stress Release Techniques in her practice. She has specialized in End of Life Coaching and works with clients facing various forms of loss, death, dying and grief. This field of work includes retirement, redundancy, terminal illness, divorce, miscarriage and other forms of loss, death and grief.