Michelle Schwartz

Life Coach for Women


Rosebank, Cape Town

B.Soc.Sci (UCT) | Post-graduate Certificate in Life Coaching (SACAP), 2007

021 686 2298

079 326 7616


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Rosebank, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Life Coaching for women who have been hurt by life and are struggling to get ahead. 

If your life’s been no picnic, no walk in the park, then you know how the difficulties you went through sapped your self-worth. 

Many people live with a critical inner voice asking: 

Do I have the right to achieve? Who am I to…?
Do I really have it in me…?
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.”
Joseph Campbell 

Many of my clients share stories of abuse, bullying or neglect as children. Others have gone through harsh challenges as adults. These experiences taint the way we feel about ourselves and can limit our success.

Whatever they have gone through, all people yearn for something more, an unexpressed potential, an awareness of a gift, an ability, something special inside. 

Do you have a dream, for a better life? 

Hard experiences can keep us stuck, repeating the same unhelpful patterns. There’s a dance we so often play…we dream big, and then undercut ourselves from within, pulling ourselves down. 

At core the problem is often a lack of self-confidence. 

My life coaching practice provides a warm, welcoming space to talk: to unpack, understand and come to terms with the problems.

The next step is to identify the resources you have to help you, both from within you and the outside support. Finally, together we develop your own process for moving ahead.

For building self confidence, I have found, among others, identifying your strengths and practicing self-compassion very helpful. The key lies in knowing how to leverage these specific skills to increase your confidence. 

I see clients face-to-face, and also work online. The easiest way to get hold of me, either for further questions, or to set up an appointment, is to email me, and we can go ahead from there. 

Life can push you down, but, as Miriam Adahan says:
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Dream big.
Believe in yourself.
Identify methods that empower you.
Take one small step forward.
Repeat daily.
You were born to shine!

What Clients Say:

‘Michelle is so easy to relate to and open up to, with a great sense of humour, and a perspective on life to which I could relate and take insight from.

‘Her methods are simple but effective; I found that my attitude and expectations with regards to life and what I want to get out of it have changed. She helped me pinpoint my strengths and my core values and helped me take stock of who I really am. She helped me realize all that I had to be grateful for and helped me increase my self-confidence. Since my coaching I have effected big changes in my life, including a change in career.

‘Michelle helped me figure out what it was that I really want, and helped me gain the confidence I needed to go after it’.


‘Michelle has a natural talent for insight into the human psyche. [The coaching] was certainly effective…and something I continue to recommend to others. I believe every person can gain from this’.

Dr Steven

Rosebank, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa