Client testimonials

Client Testimonials

“Nerisha approaches coaching in a very holistic and outcomes driven way. She adapts her approach and material to suit individuals very well. She uses the Enneagram as a basis for self-awareness. Core to her philosophy is that self-mastery and self-love are fundamental to effective leadership. Personally Nerisha has helped me grow as a leader. I have gained great insight into myself and my team and actively worked with her on areas I am aiming to improve. I have seen significant impact on team members who I set behavioural self- development objectives for. Feedback from customers and team members are testament to real change being effected.“
Ryan Gaines CA(SA) MBA, CEO, City Logistics

“On the Enneagram and coaching, it’s not just about leadership development, it’s about your life. Personally, I think it improved the quality of my life 100%. And I’m sure it is going to be even greater as I integrate it more and more into how I speak, think and act. What has changed for me is how much I am loving what I am doing. My work is a vehicle toward realising who I am. What unlocked it for me was the Enneagram, coaching with you, and your book. It really helped me to get to know who I am”.
 Gabisile Ndwandwe, HPC Director, Unilever 

“Nerisha made me feel at ease and comfortable to address some of my uncomfortable issues be it my past and spiritual dilemma. She has great expertise in coaching and in enable her participant to discover his/her inner spirit. I am in awe of her compassion, her empathy, and her concern for her patients and their journey of self-discovery. She is very knowledgeable at the subject matter. I am a different person that I was before my sessions with her. I wholeheartedly recommend her to others.”
Mdu Shabalala, HR Manager, Bidvest Tank Terminals

Nerisha’s coaching over the year and half that we worked together has revolutionised the way I view myself both personally and professionally. She helped me to shape new ways of thinking and new ways of being which got me through numerous challenges and enhanced the successes. I am truly grateful for Nerisha’s coaching style which was firm but always loving. She has helped me to ask good questions about my thinking and shift my thinking in ways that serve myself and those that I interact with better. Thank you for contributing to my leadership and Self-Love journey!
Kumeshnee West, Director Executive Education, UCT Graduate School of Business

“The desire to get coaching came at a time in my life when I was grappling what felt like a deep inertia and complacency in my life. I felt devoid of purpose and that somehow my life had reached a frustrating point of stagnation that I neither understood nor could bear. Serendipitously, a friend recommended Nerisha to me after gushing about her great experience with her. Nerisha turned out to be a beacon of light. With her coaching I have been able to find a positive momentum in my life; unblock years of hidden emotional burdens and baggage. This has helped me transform into a brighter and more energetic being, willing and able to reach for bigger dreams. Coaching with Nerisha is something that continues to help peel back the layers that shroud better thinking and being and I cherish the sessions with her more than anything else in my calendar! I recommend her to anyone in need to of self-discovery and rediscovery of purpose. She is truly gifted in her work and she creates a space where you can feel safe, respected and nurtured towards a more fulfilled you.
Nerisha has been a huge a catalyst in my life journey. She helped uncover the root of all the things that were holding me back from being true to myself and chasing my dreams. Through her coaching I was able to get opportunities to live abroad and publish a book. She has been a huge support for me.”
Vuyo Henda, Brand Marketing Manager, Unilever

“Coaching for me has definitely been an eye opener. From childhood, throughout school and university, the emphasis in our lives has always been IQ. No one ever teaches you how to be a good person or how to communicate and interact or even the importance of having an EQ and SQ to match or balance the IQ which we spend the first 20 years of our life trying to strengthen and improve. Nerisha has been an excellent coach and I have really enjoyed working with her. Coaching is a hard work as it forces you to see the truth about yourself and your environment. There is a lot of introspection required and it sometimes requires strength, courage and a pinch salt to understand and accept the reality and truth in our circumstances and lives. From coaching I have learnt to be the change that I want to see in the world because if there is one corner in the universe were I can be certain of improving, then that corner lies within myself.”
Kirosha Pillay, Process Engineer, Bidvest Tank Terminals

“Seeing Nerisha on a monthly basis is one of the best decisions I’ve made. She is highly knowledgeable and her advice is always informative and practical. What really shines through is her passion and sincerity towards my success. She is an inspirational coach!”                                                        Christo Spetsiotis, Founding Director, Siyakhuluma Project

“I hope I’ll always remember that you are a gift from God. No amount of words can express my gratitude. You have gone over and above what I expected. You share your resources freely. You take time to analyze issues and challenges so we can deal with them and find solutions.  Your coaching has been somewhat a lamp unto my feet. You are more that a life coach to me”.
Jabu Ninela, Senior Finance Manager, Dube Tradeport 

“I only started coaching because somebody I highly respected recommended it to me. Before I started coaching, I was not sure about which direction I wanted my careeer or personal life to take. After a few sessions I found myself looking forward to the next session. Twelve sessions later with Nerisha, I am sure about my purpose in life, my career and my decision making abilities. My confidence has improved dramatically and I am now facing issues head on when I used to shy away from them before coaching. I would recommend coaching to anyone who feels any level of uncertainty about their career.”
Philela Mbongwe, CA(SA), Investec 

“I would like to thank you again for our discussion, it was a revelation for me and Thank You”
Odile Patricia Norolalao, World Bank Early Learner Fellow

“Nerisha seems an expert in her chosen career of life coaching. She immerses herself in this process with others. Very open approach to coaching and pretty flexible to the needs of the incumbent.”
Botsepegi Motau, L&D Manager, Santam

“Nerisha helped me make small changes in my life which led to a greater impact. She is authentic and was an excellent resource in bring out the best in me and my career development. She is someone I can share anything with and provides guided advice where needed.”
Lisa Minnaar, Commercial Manager, Santam

“I think the Enneagram is a wonderful tool however I must stress that without you it would be just another tool.  Thank you for your warmth, kindness and compassionate nature”.      Itumeleng Matsebatlela, Development Consultant, SA Homeloans

“Nerisha thank you so much for insightful and meaningful coaching sessions that have allowed me to relook at my pre-judgements and fears that may be impacting or limiting my potential. The sessions have provided me with a platform to explore and expand my leadership potential, understand who I am and what I would like to achieve and challenge my way of thinking. Self-growth only comes from self-awareness. I am most grateful for the opportunity to work with you so early in my career.”
Farzanah Mall, CA(SA), Associate Director KPMG, National President Business Women’s’ Association  South Africa

“I have come to the realisation that different people enter our lives at different times…. for a reason. I met Nerisha in the doorway of a mutual friend’s apartment. This amazing young woman and life coach has in turn opened so many more doors for me. She convinced me, just after one session that I was worthy of a nomination for the Regional Business Women’s Association Awards. With gentle persuasion, I agreed and the result was an amazing award in the professional category.  Her wisdom and maturity and commitment far surpasses her years. Thanks Nerisha for continuing to bring light into my life, showing me strengths that I had forgotten and reminding me that we CAN!”
Dr Monica Vaithilingum, Paediatric Haematologist, Winner Business Women’s Award 2013 (Professional category)

“I never considered myself the type to go for life coaching as I didn’t know what it entailed. However, a chance encounter with Nerisha (in which I was completely impressed by Nerisha) motivated me to give it a try. And so began my journey with Nerisha.  Nerisha encourages you to introspect, reflect, expand your horizons and challenge belief systems. Nerisha has helped me know myself, integrate different aspects and get clear on desired outcomes. She supports on a holistic level and empowers her coachees to live our highest good and be our best selves. Her impressive credentials as a CA, MBA graduate and yoga teacher also ensures she achieves tangible results. It has been an incredible journey thus far, which keeps on getting better. Thank you Nerisha!”                                                                      Roshan Rahmtoola, CA(SA), Business Consultant, PWC

“It has been a truly wonderful experience working with you with regards to coaching. I have discovered so much about myself, that I really had not even though about in the past few years. Our sessions are refreshing and enlightening, and I always walk away with a feeling of enrichment. I discover more about myself, and really enjoy the questions we discuss. It makes me realise that I am currently on a path, which I started out many years ago.  These sessions are a must for anyone, who wants to develop, understand or grow themselves. Thank you for making my Tuesdays so valuable. “                                                                        Sue Moodley, MD and Founder,

“The coaching session was amazing. I felt lighter and more positive for days afterwards!  Nerisha has this capability of cutting through the confusion and approaching issues with intelligence and compassion.  She made me feel safe and we explored many possible outcomes – resulting in a solution that felt right for me.  The outcome was far better than I imagined! I didn’t know how a life coach could benefit me but now I know that I will be going back for more!”                                          Katherine Maraveyas, CA(SA), Financial Manager

“Life Coaching has offered me something so basic yet critical for each of us that it sometimes seems absurd to need it – understanding of myself. Moving through life we make continuous choices, we interact and react to the world around us, yet frequently cannot explain ourselves or others clearly. I look around myself daily and cannot find a single friend or family member who would not benefit from deeper understanding and knowledge of themselves. If possible I would gladly sign up everyone I meet, if only for a few sessions to build the ground work. Ground work which will last them for a lifetime and lead to even greater fulfilment for them all.  Fortune has favoured me with a coach such as Nerisha – I hope others will be as fortunate.”
Flipi Poggenpoel,  Category operations management, Unilever

“It was very useful. Nerisha asked questions in a manner that led me to look at the situation holistically and come up with a number of useful next steps. I got great value from the engagement and will happily talk to Nerisha in a similar fashion again…I have had the pleasure of meeting Nerisha while studying at UCT. Nerisha is the kind of person that one rarely meets – highly accomplished, superbly talented, and quick to master anything she puts her mind to. But what impresses me most about her is her ability for deep introspection and spirituality in addition to her academic talents. Nerisha’s advice and suggested readings have been invaluable in my own development as a leader during our studies and I consider her not only a trusted friend but a mentor as well. She comes highly recommended.”                 Eugene van der Meulen, (MBA) IT Director, global IT company

“I met Nerisha at an Enneagram workshop that she hosted. Initially, I was not particularly interested in the subject. It was her signature that interested me – a CA turned yogi and life coach, someone who had given up the corporate world and chosen her own path. I had to find out how. I found the Enneagram workshop thought provoking and enlightening, therefore I opted for life coaching with Nerisha. There is a light and radiance emanating from Nerisha which one feels coming through in the coaching. I feel significant shifts in my perspectives and day to day interactions. Nerisha’s ability to reframe challenges has been most helpful. Her guidance is from a “soul” perspective which appeals to my desire to become my best self. I would recommend Nerisha to anyone looking to refresh their journey through life.”                                Sumaiya Moola CA(SA), Toyota

“The thing that sets Nerisha aside from others in the market is her dual skills.  Her background as a CA with a successful corporate career gives her a practical insight and perspective  which I found greatly beneficial.  At the same time, she has a strong focus on self-development based on the individual’s value system and personality, and I found the resulting paradigm shift profoundly empowering and energising.  Ultimately, she is hugely helpful in realizing and reaching one’s individual potential and goals. ”
Prishani Seebaran, Finance Manager, Life Health Care Entabeni Hospital

“Nerisha’s manner and caring nature make working with her a pleasure. The way in which she coached me was gentle and yet helped me uncover deep and valuable insights and wisdom  I didn’t even know I knew. Through what we discovered I am clearer about what I want and am more empowered in making the changes I need to.” 
Candice Smith, EQ trainer, LifeRhythm & Contemporary Parenting

“Coaching has helped me to discover myself and love myself. Something I’ve struggled with over years. I believe that the past 10 months of coaching has helped me see things from a different perspective and I’ve become a better leader. Nerisha is a compassionate listener which makes it easy for me to share my innermost thoughts with her.”  
Lushentha Naidoo (Finance manager, Unilever)

“Nerisha is a committed and passionate life coach. Her self-belief in her techniques is very evident during the sessions. Her coaching style is simple and practical which makes it easy for one on their transformational journey.  Nerisha guides one to tackle the external challenges by searching inside one’s self for internal power and thus become consciously aware of their infinite potential.  My personal transformation with Nerisha has brought me a greater sense of personal power and happiness. Thank you Nerisha!” Pam Chetty  (MD Glacier Chemical Solutions) “THANK YOU for all your help in assisting me with my transformation. I am on to my second week of my finding myself. It’s been a beautiful journey thus far. I have had my ups and downs and have been focusing on releasing the negative feelings and energy around me… I focused on knowing that I am allowed to make mistakes and allowed to change my mind. This has helped me (big thank you) believe that I am not a failure. I am so proud of what I have accomplished in just a few days.  Meeting with you was the greatest inspiration in my life and I can’t thank you enough.  I am very proud that I met you and would love to share that with anybody so that they can learn and go forward in their life journey. You gave me back the ability to believe in myself. Thank you for all you have done for me. THANK YOU!!”
                                                               Tasleem Khan, Banqueting Co-ordinator, Royal Sechaba

“I have been fortunate enough to have been put in contact with Nerisha and can already appreciate the impact the coaching sessions I have had with her have on my leadership abilities and the well-being and performance of my team.”
                                          Roxanne Mingard, Procurement capabilities manager, Unilever

“Thanks so much Nerisha…absolutely loved the session & method…& we will definitely do future sessions as ‘things’ unfold as I felt this was very beneficial.  I really feel like I have obtained clear goals as well as a timeline & ‘homework’”  Holly Herschell, Apparel Merchandise Manager, Salomon Sports