Life coaching

Life coaching encourages you to become the greatest version of who you are.

The benefits of life coaching

How do you feel about your life right now? Does your life have meaning? Are you energised and excited about each day? Do you have direction and focus? Are you giving the best of yourself to all areas of your life?

Are you happy? Are you successful? Do you have the things you want?

If you have answered ‘no’ to any of these, consider life coaching as an investment in your future.

Life coaching gives you the opportunity to improve these aspects of your life; encouraging you to become the greatest version of who you are. Life coaching will assist you in achieving your goals. Life coaching offers ongoing support and a place of trust and honesty. Life coaching embodies acting and holding you accountable for your life until you accomplish your vision and begin living your secret desires.

Don’t allow happy and successful living to be something that happens to other people. With a life coach, you can make this your reality today.

Transform your life


Relationship coaching allows couples to learn about themselves as individuals, and then identify how their subconscious patterns play out in their relationships.


The biggest influence in your level of success is self-confidence. If you want to achieve your goals and objectives, you absolutely must have enough self-confidence to see it through.

Spiritual Coaching

You do not need to be religious to have spiritual coaching, you just have to be open to deepening your connection with the nonphysical part of yourself, your soul. Understanding yourself and your world from a spiritual perspective can help you lead a more meaningful life. All too often, we have the realisation that what has happened to us has a profound purpose in our life. That all of the past events have guided us to our true path.

Career Coaching

Every one of us has an internal guide that steers us in the direction of what makes us happy. We all have a passion, whether you know what it is or not. The secret to success is learning to identify this passion and then fine tuning your skills to making it work for you.

You feel trapped by the life you have

Be it your own expectations for your life or others expectations of you, the trappings of living can come at great personal cost. Whichever form your ‘trap’ takes on, there is a story you tell yourself that keeps you ‘buying’ into this life. This story is what keeps you immobile and frightened of change. Your focus is on what you will lose and not on what you will gain. Without understanding the ‘why’ of your ‘trap’, or how you’ve come to be in this predicament, you cannot move beyond this indefinitely. With the guidance and support of a life coach you will address these aspects and begin to unlock the shackles of old belief systems, allowing your real self to emerge.

You are in a comfort zone

While a comfort zone may be predictable and require little effort, your opportunity for growth is minimal. There is a lot to be said for knowing where you are in life and what you can expect, but inevitably there is that nagging feeling reminding you that there is more out there. When your days begin to blend into one another and your life glosses over events a numbness and detachment settles in. It is time to move forward. Being uncomfortable is expected, but with the support of a life coach, you will learn how to feel comfortable in the uncomfortable. You will remember what it is to feel alive again and embrace every experience that comes with that. You are more than your comfort zone.

You don’t know what you want

There are times in life where you don’t know what you want. This is often because life experiences have overwhelmed you, on an unconscious level, and it may be difficult to connect with what brings you joy or gives you purpose. At the core of who you are, lie the answers. Let’s peel away the layers of protection, fear, criticism, self-doubt and distrust and uncover your center where your life force resides. It is in this space that you will find what you are looking for.

You don’t know where to begin

So you know where you want to go, but you have no idea how to get there. Share your vision and show me your big picture. With a clear end goal, we begin creating in reverse, by plotting what we need to do to get you back to your starting point. Implementing strategic actions and an understanding of how valuable this is to you will encourage and motivate you through each step in the pursuit of what will be yours.

You don’t believe you can

Doubting yourself and your capabilities can be detrimental to living a life of fulfillment. Lacking self-worth in combination with feeling overwhelmed by your dream are enough to keep you false starting for eternity. Let’s break down your vision into easily achievable goals and uncover why you feel undeserving of accomplishing this.

Sounds like you?

Book an introductory call and begin a new phase of your life today.

How I work

My approach

So many people get lost in their experiences, especially the challenging ones. You forget what it’s like to feel free from the burden of a shocking incident and without even realizing, you become the experience, every minute of every day. How deeply rooted you are in this cycle can be difficult to see from the inside, because you are in it. It takes someone from the outside to gently guide you out and show you, remind you of what emotional freedom really feels like.

Everyone deserves to feel free. Everyone deserves the opportunity to step into the light. Allow me to guide you to the shining light.

My clients

Life coaching really is an investment in you! It’s a neutral space where you can learn to re-discover and become aware of yourself. Most of what you think you know about yourself is a reaction to your circumstances rather than your true core. This comes as the biggest surprise to my clients as you unravel what you have ‘become’ and start to connect with who you really are.

Coaching supports each person through their unique process and motivates them to keep going instead of procrastinating and self-sabotage.

If there is any area of your life that you would like to improve and don’t know how, life coaching is for you!

My training

As an international speaker, I value every platform because I see it as an opportunity to inspire and change lives. I speak for change so that we may own our true selves and be the best version of who we were intended to be. You can find me at speaking events, corporate events, colleges, schools and breakfasts as a guest speaker.

In 2016 I had the privilege of sharing a stage with George Ross (bestselling author, celebrity apprentice judge and former right hand man to Donald Trump) JT Foxx (The world’s number 1 wealth coach), Johanna Mukoki, Jorge Ngoko and Michael Mlengana.

Becoming my client

Life is too short for you not to be changed. My workshops will do that for you. Intensive and liberating all at the same time, going to deeper levels of yourself and understanding why you are the person you are and how you’d like to be better. Workshops are run throughout the year and have been held in the U.K., Channel Islands, Ireland and South Africa. Stay posted on upcoming dates or sign up to my blog to stay informed

What my clients say

"If you feel that your long-held beliefs and deep rooted problems are holding you back in life, then I can recommend this course to you. Over two days, the counseling and encouragement triggered a catalyst for me to begin a journey of self-discovery, all within a safe environment with others who felt the same way."

Sarah (Guernsey, Channel Islands) 2005

"I feel that the structure of the course would challenge anybody and their boundaries on many levels. I cried a lot during the weekend but maybe that was meant to happen. I didn’t feel sad after we finished the sessions each day, drained yes, but not sad. Optimistic in fact, because you’ve been given some tools to help you cope with stress and problems in your life from now on in. I learned something important too that I deserved to be happy. A lot of the time I don’t think that I do … The Louise Hay workshop has left a lasting imprint on my heart and I will never forget the women I met or what we all learnt about ourselves and from each other with the help of our tutors. Going back to what I said at the start, I am so glad I took part and I would highly recommend this course to anyone."

Alne (Lusty Beg, Belfast)

"I saw her (chiropractor) this morning and she said it was the first time in four years that she has been able to adjust my lower back its thanks to the wonderful work you helped me with last weekend. All my emotions were ‘stored’ down there and I was holding on to them for dear life! Now that I’ve been able to let go emotionally, my body has been able to let go as well. I am so much better off since meeting you... The work we did has had a wonderful effect on my life! I can now truly see each new day as a gift, without needing to look backwards or forwards. Thanks to the lessons you taught me, my life has a whole new meaning and it is so liberating to be able to leave the old behind… Keep up the wonderful work that you are doing!"

Joanne (Johannesburg) 2008

"GETTING ALONG MARVELLOUSLY!!! I am really astounded (and believe me when I say this – it takes a lot to move me). I am more positive and getting more so. My outlook has changed completely (more positive thoughts and so forth). The reason for all this is: On Tueday last week got phoned from a hotel group that previously did not approve my application – went for interview last Friday (awaiting positive results) and on Wednesday last week my current employer offered me a higher position and remuneration and so forth (I have wanted this for the last 6 months or more – new job and higher income). Things, (big and small) seem to really fall in place.”

Lucas (Johannesburg) 2008 

"I attended the ‘love yourself, heal your life’ course this weekend with Gaelene and I can’t even express how awesome it was. I felt as if the content was ‘written’ especially for me and it is going to push me over that last little hurdle after which, I plan to never ever look back on this dark time. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the life changing course this weekend. I cannot believe how much it has helped me and how much it feels like I have been lifted out of a very deep, dark hole. I am aware that this was not the only thing that has helped me (and gratefully so, because then I would doubt the longevity thereof) but it certainly was pivotal and I will forever be grateful for your time. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you so much."

Theresa (Johannesburg) 2008

"This workshop has truly transformed my life! While I had read books on the subject the workshop really brought these ideas and principles to life, bettering my understanding of them and their relevance to my life. The exercises in the workshop really helped me see the negative beliefs I had – some I was aware of, and some that I had no idea existed until the workshop. The exercises were facilitated in such a way that I always felt safe, feeling free to discover my beliefs and patterns, but secure in the sense that a loving and experienced facilitator was guiding my journey. The take home materials and CD’s have really allowed me to apply the techniques to my everyday life. The most important element of the workshop for me was that I felt I could truly be and explore who I really am. The environment that Gaelene creates is a warm, loving space where unconditional acceptance and safety are a given. I highly recommend this workshop to everyone, whether you are looking to make changed, or just merely want to improve your quality and understanding of life."

Lara (Johannesburg) 2007

"On a more profound note, the past week and a bit have been extremely challenging in so far as life throwing everything at me to test the newly leant belief system. It has been harrowing to say the least, but I have survived with a lot more positivity becoming my reality. I also wake up singing ‘I love myself…’ and have been doing so since last week."

Liz ( Johannesburg) 2008

"Thank you for all the support and encouragement you give so generously! We are blessed to have you!"

Karin (Johannesburg) 2008

"Just want to say thank you for the course this weekend I thought I was not going to learn something new for a youngster like you but at the end I really got emotional and that’s what I needed just to see every time is a new journey and you (ma) go with the flow with what comes up… Thank you!"

Rene (Johannesburg) 2008

"Gaelene gave me the tools and wisdom to find my truth, and to finally like the person that I am. She has a quiet, gentle strength which I came to rely on quite a bit in my journey of self discovery."

Coralee (Johannesburg) 2016

"I indeed entered a new chapter after the wonderful course I did with you three years ago. I am engaged to be married, to my ex husband. Its been a wonderful two years back together (after 5 years of divorce). Our daughters are so happy and still ‘congratulate’ us on a daily basis. Who would have thought?"

Charinne (Johannesburg) 2016

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I’m Gaelene, a qualified social worker with practices in JHB and Durban, I specialise in creating a safe space for people who feel lost and paralysed by their experiences. A space where people feel accepted and supported through their journey whilst reclaiming the greatest version of themselves.

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