Esme Witbooi

COMENSA Master Coach Practitioner | Executive Business Coach | NLP Practitioner | Leadership Facilitator | HR Practitioner | Commercial Mediator | Transformational 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’ attitude. 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 working with Executives across the globe as a highly valued Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and Human Resources Manager. She has coached over 6500 professional coaching hours since 2010 when she started her Coaching practice in the United Kingdom, coaching therapist, where she obtained her Coaching qualifications.

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 and is currently coaching for the top companies in South Africa ie. Western Cape Education Department as NLP Trainer for Teachers, 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, Tsebo Group Solutions and Assessor for the  UCT GetSmarter  Executive Coaching and Management online course.

Individuals, Team and Groups

She regularly directs team 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, character-based leadership and transition from management to leadership. This include but not limited to, Change management, Diversity Management, Workplace management, People management and Conflict Management.

What can you not gain from Esme’s experience working with executives in more than 65 different countries worldwide, living and learning from over 72 diverse nationalities as Human Resources Manager Internationally in over 65 countries.? 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 Network South Africa) Mediation in Motion (MiM) – UCT Faculty of law, SA Coaching news subscriber and content writer, The Sandton Coaching and  Centre Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) as part of her professional coaching practice supervision for her ongoing continuous development and success for her clients.

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.


  • Master Coach Practitioner (COMENSA)
  • Executive Business Coach (ICF)
  • Diploma in Transformational Coaching (UK)
  • Certificate in Corporate Coaching (UK)
  • Certificate Team Coaching and Facilitation(UK)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (UK)
  • 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)