Science Bridge collaborates with a team of amazing individuals, who specialize in coaching for improving personal growth!
Our coaches are experts in the field of personal and career development - working with a suitable coach can make all the difference in preparing you for your dream job.
What is a coach?
A coach is not a mentor, neither are they a scientist - but they can be! A coach is there to nurture and provide guidance through your personal growth, by helping you achieve your goals, stimulating your thinking, challenging your ideas and creating a safe space for you to plan your next steps.
What does a coach do?
A coach works with you to create personalized career or personal growth plan based on your aspirations and current situation. In the coaching process they can become your accountability partner as well as biggest supporter.
How to choose the right coach?
Choosing the right coach is important is a very personalized choice. Interested in finding the right coach for you? Read through the profiles below and watch our interviews with each coach to see which would be suitable for you?
Still unsure? Fill in the form below to schedule an introduction session and then decide!
If you hesitate or have any further questions, please fill out form below or contact us at email@example.com with topic "coaching network" and we will assist you further!
Vumile Msweli is an international speaker, renowned career coach and the Chief Executive officer for Hesed Consulting. Hesed is a consulting firm specializing in commerce acceleration, career coaching, women empowerment, facilitation and training on the African continent. Her company is present in Rwanda, Nigeria, Botswana, United States of America and South Africa.
Vumile has worked in Europe, Asia and across the African continent for reputable multinational institutions including Barclays, Investec, Nedbank, First National Bank and Vodafone.
She is an award-winning businesswoman who has received honors such as the Women’s’ Economic Forum’s Woman of Excellence Award, named 34th Most Influential Young South African by Avance Media, the Southern Times one of South Africa’s most influential young women.
Vumi has also been awarded the Elle Boss of the Year in the Corporate Category and she is
Oh Yes It's Yumi
Yumna Aysen is a success coach who has a passion for helping people find purpose, clarity, happiness and success. She ultimately aims to help people become the best version of themselves and to create a life that they can’t wait to wake up to and live every day. Yumna has been featured in top tier outlets such as Medium, a variety of national television shows including eNCA, The Afternoon Express Show and Cape Talk Radio. She has also been featured in the Weekend Argus and on Bizcommunity.
Her coaching style is very integrative in style by offering a holistic approach touching on different aspects of a person’s life including: life, career, business, leadership, and overcoming the fear of public speaking. She does this through 1-on-1 coaching and group coaching to help equip people with the needed tools/resources and guidance in order to release their full potential. Yumna is a facilitator in her client’s journey to understanding the root cause rather than addressing the symptoms that manifest itself in your life. She creates bespoke programs for each client and believes each individual has what it takes to design the life that they desire if they really want it.
Liezl-Mari is the founder of Shapeshifter Consulting where she provides coaching to Executives, Entrepreneurs & Postgraduate students.
She has a BA Honours in Psychology (UNISA) and an MPhil in Management Coaching from University of Stellenbosch Business School and was recently awarded a scholarship from University of Stellenbosch to pursue a PhD from 2021 onwards.
She fundamentally believes that every individual is creative, however it is the degree of creativity that differs between individuals. Through coaching and consulting she aims to empower individuals to broaden their thinking to discover wider possibilities, bespoke solutions, and authentic action plans.
Her preferred coaching approach entails creating meaning and purpose within your work or studies and often uses design thinking, especially divergent thinking, as part of her process.
EVODIA SETATI, PHD
As a coach, Evodia sees herself as a catalyst for growth. Her aim is to help clients re-focus, clarify their vision and unravel their career journey. Most importantly, her focus is to improve performance and interpersonal skills, enhance self-awareness and self-actualization and provide a sustainable positive change. Coaching affords her the opportunity to collaborate with clients and to share in their journey of learning and unearthing new versions of themselves.
In her coaching Evodia uses the OPTIC model which has five main steps and sessions: Orientation (getting to know each other), Probing (identifying and unpacking the issues and challenges), Troubleshooting (identifying and analyzing possible solutions), Implementation (choosing and implementing suitable solution) and Conclusion (reflecting on the process and concluding).
Evodia has MPhil (Management Coaching) from Stellenbosch University (Business School), which was awarded in March 2017. She belongs to Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) association.
Dez is a flow mindset coach, teaching the tools for EQ growth. She coaches through techniques, played together using simple phrase games, working with the "small stuff", such as confidence through wearing comfortable socks. Her priority in coaching is for her clients to understand each tool so that they are able to use these tools effectively outside of coaching sessions, with their friends, family, to 'flow with' and see the solutions to various challenges that might arise.
Each tool is based on proven scientific research and studies from positive thinking to system building. Her mission is to empower and equip her clients with the skills needed to effectively move forward, whether in finding a fulfilling sense of direction, establishing good boundaries, or communicating gracefully in a social setting. Dez provides the foundations for a lasting personal growth journey through reframing and redefining beliefs, shifting negative emotions towards more useful expressions such as focus and motivation. Dez always finishes her sessions on a positive note that inspires her clients to move forward and tackle their journey with confidence and assurance.
Karen Vickers is an ecologist and researcher with over 15 years’ experience in the design and delivery of experiential education programs for higher education institutions. She is the co-founder and director of the Nsasani Trust, a non-profit that designs science and environmental leadership programs for 21st century skills development in South Africa. Her passions are three-fold: exploring the genius of nature, connecting deeply with others and empowering individuals to see their own potential for growth and success. This has led her to create transformational learning experiences for others that inspire a deeper understanding of self within systems. From that understanding comes the power to make changes, to create the life we desire and the resilience to thrive in challenging situations.
In addition, Karen is an accredited facilitator of a values-based leadership development program called Transforming Self; using this program and combining it with her mindset coaching tools she has created a program to help individuals use their own value system to unlock their growth and leadership challenges, courageously stepping into a life of authenticity aligned with purpose and vision. Whether you are a young scientist challenged on a career path, or a seasoned professional wanting to evolve, Karen is excited to help you map your journey to fulfillment.
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