Live and work with passion and purpose!
As a life coach in Cape Town, I work with my clients to integrate their interests and talents into a balanced, meaningful lifestyle and financial success. I'm motivated by personal fulfillment - for myself and others - and I am inspired by people that are open, curious and driven to live a purposeful life.
When coaching, I see myself primarily as a 'thinking partner'. I'm curious about life and excited by new possibilities, so I encourage my clients to view their lives from different angles and fresh perspectives. This usually involves a focus on improving their self-awareness and accountability - and exploring how to live a more authentic life.
Experience & Qualifications
I've travelled extensively, held many different job titles (including in the corporate jungle), and lived as a successful entrepreneur since 1999. I've also been happily married for 20 years, and have a 9 year old son.
- BA (LLB) degree from UCT, 1992
- Diploma in Coaching from the Coaching Centre, 2006
- Accredited Integrative Enneagram Practitioner, 2015
- Founding member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors Association of South Africa)
“I can enthusiastically endorse Richard Boome as a life and business coach. I am a psychotherapist and executive coach myself, and I have chosen Richard as my own coach. I find our sessions invaluable. He is a great listener, but is also capable of giving valuable input from his own successful business experience." - Mary Ovenstone
“Richard integrates his realism from the business world, his community-minded spirit, his legal background and a healthy dose of east and west into his coaching toolkit. Anyone lucky enough to get a regular time-slot of Richard's magic is bound to move forward feeling supported and buoyant. Richard engenders a gentle Can-Do attitude and a balanced view of the world in the people he works with.” - Rosemary Shapiro
"I have had the privilege of being coached by Richard Boome for the past two months. The coaching experience has been tremendously beneficial. Richard has proved to be a perceptive and intuitive coach. He has an excellent ability to draw out the client’s own insights and does not project his own values or opinions onto the situation. His approach has been empowering and developmental, teasing out the client’s own thoughts and experiences and gently guiding one to developing responses and corrective action. I can strongly recommend Richard Boome as a personal coach." - Cecilia Dawson
"Richard has really opened my eyes to thinking about things in a different way. He inspired me to learn about myself and challenged me to grow in a positive way. I highly recommend Richard to anyone who is wanting to implement positive changes and grow themselves, in any aspect of their lives." - Angela Bain
"I would recommend Richard to anyone seeking coaching. Richard listens with full attention, conveys non-judgmental acceptance and respect, and his relaxed style put me at ease. He offered exercises and questions that challenged me to go further in my thinking and actions towards my goals." - Kerry Acheson
"I highly recommend Richard as a life coach to anyone wanting a life change. His calm and sensible demeanour helped me make my transition to freelancing a lot less scary. Through his guidance he showed me that by doing the ground work you can get what you want if you go for it. Life coaching with Richard is worth every cent!" - Karen Douglas
"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." - Alan Cohen