Ashika Pillay

Executive, Wellbeing and Leadership Coach

Johannesburg. Northern Suburbs. Centurion. Midrand

082 410 6804


Johannesburg, South Africa
Centurion, South Africa
Midrand, South Africa

My purpose in coaching is to be a catalyst for the development of people’s inherent capacity to lead themselves and others by first understanding themselves, and by developing awareness of emotional intelligence.

I am informed by my own journey through clinical practice, corporate leadership roles, coaching and wellbeing/ mindfulness training. My philosophy lies in exploring the “fully human” approach.

I have coached leaders in The Competition Commission, Nampak, Nelson Mandela University, Roche Diagnostics, The DTI, Arcellor- Mittal as well as students at The Coaching Centre

I am an associate coach and member of faculty at the TCC, I have also been a facilitator of Wellness and Health workshops

 Other Experience

  •  Leadership and Strategy
  • Training and development
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Medical marketing
  • Communication
  • Mentorship
  • Wellness
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (University of Stellenbosch/IMISA)


 Ashika’s coaching and facilitation methodology is centred on The Integral Approach.
She believes that personal wellbeing and personal leadership comes by making choice from awareness.
She also uses Mindfulness-based methodologies as a means of gaining emotional awareness and regulation, to manage relationship/team management, and to gain tools for personal resilience and leadership.

Qualifications and Training

  •  Ashika completed her studies as a medical doctor at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996.
  • Medical Manager and Medical Director at Roche Pharmaceuticals,
  • MBA at GIBS (University of Pretoria)
  • Certificate in Integrative Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in 2013.
  • Diploma in Practitioner Coaching through the Coaching Centre in 2015.
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Based Interventions at the University of Stellenbosch
  • HeartMath certification

Professional Affiliations

  •  Member of South African Medical Association and Medical Protection Societies
  • Registered with the HPCSA as a General Practitioner
  • Member of South African Society for Integrative Medicine
  • Faculty member of The Coaching Centre
  • Board Member Institute for Mindfulness of South Africa
  • Member of HeartMath Coach community
  • Accredited as an Associate Certified Coach and Member of the International Coaching Federation

Favourite Quote

 “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”