Dr Christien Groothof

Life Coach
Mobile Number: 082 801 2142
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Previous background and business experience
(my experience, talent and skills)

Christien had a successful career in both management consulting and corporate environments. She has specialist expertise in the field of client experience on an executive level.

Christien has developed strong experience in implementation of new strategies and value propositions for clients and has a passion for facilitating change within individuals and organisations. Strategy development, business improvement, client experience implementations (end to end value propositions) as well as facilitative change an individual level, within teams and organisations are her core competencies.

The implementation of a client experience business unit, a client experience strategy and plan, was an end-to-end value proposition that had benefits to the employee, the business and most importantly the clients, which is still in operation today is one of Christien´s greatest achievements.

Particular area of focus in coaching
(How I like to work in the coaching process)

Christien has the personal ‘know how’ and experience of the challenges executives deal with on a strategic, individual and team levels. Christien therefore brings a wealth of experience in the facilitation of a personal journey of change and growth in the executive space. Christien´s practical work experience and as well as her PhD and the specialising in leadership, provides strong insight into the personal and business lives of her clients as leaders and as individuals. Her approach is outcomes based, which focuses on setting goals/objectives and supporting the client/s to achieve them.

Qualifications, 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"