Esme Witbooi

COMENSA Master Coach Practitioner | Executive Business Coach | NLP Practitioner | Leadership Facilitator | HR Practitioner | Commercial Mediator | Assessor | Public Speaker

About Esme Witbooi

A proactive focused and committed professional, with extensive expertise gained within the Education, Hospitality and Corporate sector. Commercially astute, with the ability to identify business opportunities and implement effective coaching projects, training’s and workshop activities to raise the corporate profile and consolidate year on year expansion with a ‘How can I help’ approach. Esme has travelled the world for 18 years and has worked with executives in over 65 countries as valued Human Resources Manager and Coaching Practitioner.

Business and Leadership Coaching Experience

Esme can help your Leadership develop Emotional Intelligence through using advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques coupled with Advanced Coaching, Psychology and Commercial Mediation tools gained through world-class travelling. She worked with Executives across the globe as a highly valued Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and Human Resources Manager. She has coached over 7500 professional coaching hours since 2010 when she started her Coaching practice in the United Kingdom, coaching therapist.

Esme has worked closely with Executives and Leaders from around the globe, coaching, training, and facilitating Leadership Development programmes. Working as a Human Resources Manager for an international Cruise line has given Esme great insight into diverse leadership and coaching approaches across the globe which she now ploughs back into her Executive Coaching and training initiatives.  Esme has been coaching leaders in South Africa i.e. Western Cape Education Department, Sanlam investments, Sanclare Financial Services, City of Cape Town Executives, National Institute of Humanities and Social Science, South African National Blood Services, South African Cities Network, Nestle, Life Employee Health Solutions and Tsebo Group Solutions.Esme is also an Assessor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School for the Women in Leadership Executive Management course in collaboration with UCT GetSmarter.

Individuals, Team and Groups

She regularly direct teams and individual coaching sessions for Executive committees, Senior Managers and Individuals for corporates in various countries around the world. As an Executive International Leadership Coach and Facilitator, Esme coaches and inspires on team dynamics, emotional intelligence, negotiation skills, crisis management, character-based leadership and transition from management to leadership. This includes but not limited to, Change Management, Diversity Management, Workplace Management, People Management, Conflict Management and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

What can you not gain from Esme’s experience working with executives in more than 65 different countries worldwide, living and learning from over 46 diverse nationalities as Human Resources Manager internationally? No wonder she has such a developed and valuable insight into people and how to unlock their potential. She will do the same for you and your business.

She is also part of the South African professional governing bodies which includes but not limited to, Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA), Family Mediation Association of the Cape (FAMAC), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mediation in Motion (MiM) – UCT Faculty of law, SA Coaching news subscriber/ content writer and The Sandton Coaching Centre as part of her professional coaching supervision and continuous development.

Esme is a well-presented, Master Coach Practitioner, Leadership Facilitator, Articulate Communicator and Negotiator at all levels, who commands respect and credibility through the projection of a professional image.


  • COMENSA Master Coach Practitioner (CMP)
  • Executive Business Coach (ICR)
  • Diploma in Transformational Coaching (ICF)
  • Certificate in Corporate Coaching (CCE)
  • Certificate Team Coaching and Facilitation(CCE)
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (CTHA)
  • Commercial and Court Aligned Mediation Practitioner (UCT)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Negotiator (ADR)
  • Advanced Human Resource Management Practitioner (UCT)
  • Family Mediation Practitioner (FAMAC)
  • Accredited Assessor (EDTP SETA)
  • Teaching English in Foreign Languages Accreditation (UK)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management – Marketing (UCT)
  • BA Degree – (Honors) equivalent- Drama (UCT)
  • Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama (UCT)