Karen Pratt

Life Coach
Fish Hoek, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town - and globally via Zoom
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Telephone: 021 785 2870
Mobile Number: 082 450 8331
Email Address: info@tamatters.co.za
Address:
Fish Hoek, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

As I work with you as your coach, I will help you to connect with your positive core –that part of you that is most alive and inspired. As you discover your moments of greatest aliveness in the past, you will be reminded of the values that empower you. We creatively work with those in the present to infuse what you want to create more of in the future.

Benefits of coaching

  • A strengthened sense of self - being more in touch with your own talents and what’s important to you, having increased confidence and being comfortable with yourself and your way of thinking, feeling and behaving
  • Developing inner resources – finding your personal strengths that offer resilience and a drive to move towards your desired future
  • Tools to understand your patterns of communication and enable more authentic connection and communication
  • Motivation to achieve goals that are wholesome and balanced
  • Aligning your values to choices about your personal and professional living
  • Developing your leadership styles – understanding how to work most effectively with different personalities in your team

Learning

Coaching is learning. My passion is enabling learning in its richest sense -for me learning is transformational and is what brings people to a greater sense of who they are and what gifts and strengths they can own themselves and offer to others. The philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) helps me to focus on what goes well in people - what excites them and makes them feel most alive. I also use Transactional Analysis (TA) models in my coaching as a powerful framework for people to understand themselves and their interpersonal dynamics and to discover new options and make choices that lead to fulfilled, dynamic and authentic lives.

People with whom I work

I have been privileged to work with people from a great diversity of backgrounds, both in South Africa, London, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, India and Canada. I am energized by building connection with people, whether they are from large corporates or work as rural community health care workers. The spark that draws me to work with people is their desire to grow, their willingness to be authentic and open and prepared to claim their responsibility in shaping their futures. I work with self-motivated people who want to discover more about themselves and also impact the communities in which they live and work. My clients have a connection with their spiritual selves, however they might express that, and are open to learn practices of mindfulness and other techniques, that enable them to be more and more in touch with themselves and fully present in each moment.

Clients

  • Wellness Foundation
  • Jazzart Dance Company
  • Mercedes Benz South Africa
  • UCT Graduate School of Business
  • Democratic Alliance Executive Directors
  • Individual clients

Qualifications

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Diploma in Coaching (Coaching Development)
  • Diploma in Coach Supervision (Coaching Development)
  • Certified Transactional Analyst (education)
  • Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (education)
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Trainer
  • Appreciative Inquiry Coach Trainer

Affiliated Membership

  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • COMENSA
  • The International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
  • The South African Transactional Analysis Association (SATAA)