"It is said that the woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. This is so for my dear colleague and extraordinary friend Zelna.  A proud moment for me was nominating Zelna for the Business Women of the Year for her wonderful work she put in with the youth as this was my way of saying how she is appreciated and loved. Zelna acts from her heart whether it is in business, charity or just everyday interaction with people.  With that said everything done by her has her own kind of magic attached to it which means almost everything she does SPARKLES with love and passion. Rest assured there is much more to come from this amazing lady ♥  Much Love Carmen ツ"

Carmen Nadasen - Kids Life Coach, South Africa


​"Zelna started working with our son after we were forced to take him out of primary school because he could not cope with the demands of the school environment. Although he is a very bright boy, he has ASD and experienced sensory overload and feelings of acute anxiety at school. He responded by lashing out against teachers and classmates, being deliberately disruptive or simply running out of the classroom. When the situation became unsustainable, Zelna began to work with him at home on a 1 to 1 basis. 

Zelna has a real gift for working with children: she has energy, enthusiasm and tenacity, and she always sees the best in them. Although it was challenging at first, Zelna very quickly understood what made him tick and managed to earn his trust. Over a number of weeks and months she worked with him to rebuild his confidence through carefully planned activities, giving him the tools to help manage his anxiety and moderate his behaviour. When he began to feel happier and more confident, she gently reintroduced him to more formal learning, so as to prepare him for reintegration into school.

Our son is now very happy at his new school, has made lots of new friends and is coming on leaps and bounds with his learning. Although he will probably never be the type of child who loves school, he is much more accepting of the need to learn and he goes in happily every day. Whilst he still has his moments, he is almost unrecognisable from the little boy who struggled so much and was so unhappy at his first school. Much of the credit for that belongs to Zelna and we are very grateful to her for all her help and support."

James & Georgia Hayley - Parents, United Kingdom

The Zeal Challenge

I created The Zeal Challenge journal based on 21-days of daily positive habit forming activities and 52 Weeks of Motivational insights and reflections. I offer a "Playshop" based on using this tool successfully that gives tweens a road map for living an inspired life.

(age 11 - 16)

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I offer a parent "Playshop" based on my upcoming book which is interwoven with solid research on the Psychology of Childhood. Your parenting will be put into perspective through the stories of the inspirational children I have coached which include Street Children, Victims of Child Trafficking, Bipolar Teens & Sociopathic Pre-Schoolers. 


Since the age of 6 I have wanted to be an author and in 2009 this became a reality when I published my first book. I love using this personal example to inspire children to reach for their own dreams. They are never too young to think big and that is what my books are all about - finding your own true self and believing anything is possible when you have a toolkit for confidence.


I have designed "Online Motivational programmes" based on my books that are designed to empower children to coach themselves by using the very effective techniques of my proven Coaching Model. With play being the language of childhood, I use my books as a foundation for playing games, doing crafts and stress busting activities that are lots of fun...all of this done online!

After realising that a lot of families couldn't make my Playshop dates, I decided to offer a solution! Rather than you bring your children to me, I will come to you via my Kids Life Coach Academy!

In the comfort of your own home. In your own time and at your own pace!

My motivational online Coaching programmes are perfect for you to do with your child.


My online programmes educate, motivate and inspire families to be happy. To deal with stress with ease, knowing that when life knocks them down (and it will)...they can deal with it. I believe that by equipping children to coach their parents and parents to coach their kids, their needs can be met in a measured, reasonable and responsible way. This will lead to greater family harmony, better communication and higher performance. To enrol in one of these programmes, visit www.kidslifecoachacademy.com or mail my team to find out more. 



zeal the zebra shows his true colours

I offer an interactive "Playshop" based on my book about Zeal the Zebra who is a delightful rainbow character living in the African Bushveld. He struggles to fit in but through a process of self growth, understanding and acceptance he learns to stand out. (age 6 - 10)