Dr Christien Groothof

Life Coach



082 801 2142

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I am Christien Groothof a qualified professional and NLP coach.

I have extensive experience as a leader and coach in corporate, consulting and as an entrepreneur and do understand the personal and business challenges that leaders are faced with today.

Areas of expertise from a coaching perspective:

  • Self-leadership and personal mastery
  • Divorce coaching.
  • Resilience as a life skill and becoming comfortable with navigating change
  • Goal setting and creating momentum towards goals.
  • Holistic wellbeing: work – life – integration; diet planning, adjusting day to day living/ working, becoming fit, healthy and remain mobile. Mindset, training- and eating plan).

Focus and approach to coaching includes action orientation, transfer of skills, the application of learnings, integrated into day – to day – living.


BA Hons – UP
MBL- Unisa
DPhil –  UJ
Design thinking facilitator  and creative thinker
Coach and mentor.

Membership associations & affiliations

  • Executive and Life coaching (NLP/Meta)
  • Master NLP Practitioner and qualified Hypnotherapist
  • Member of COMENSA
  • BA (UP), BA Hons (UP), MBL (UNISA/ SBL), PhD (UJ)

Coaching experience
(my years / hours)

Christien works with individuals across all spectrums of business and has coached at all levels from CEO to Senior Managers as well as had of business units/ departments. Clients include people in financial services, and management consulting predominantly. Coaching for the last year, Christien´s clients would describe her coaching style as one of challenging and direct combined with wisdom and compassion and making use of models that resonate with people in business and provide great frameworks for identifying self-development paths.

Client testimonials

Coaching engagement designed to improve strategic leadership skills and direction.

“Thank you for providing me with a voice of reason, you helped me to figure out what I have been looking for. to become a great leader”

Coach to Senior Executive in a consulting organisation working to improve leadership skills and work life balance.

“I worked with Christien, we crafted a roadmap, from a career perspective, and integrating ‘work-life-balance’ I am excited about the future”.

Young and successful senior Executive in the financial services industry.

“Coaching with Christien has helped me to draft a practical business plan, which is achievable. Starting a business seemed complex, but now we have worked towards an achievable, realistic plan. Thank you”

CEO of a Mining company involved in major expansion and re-organisation.

“I have found the coaching intervention which I embarked on with Christien to be very useful in guiding me through a process of change”

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa