I grew up in SA where poverty and unemployment is rife. Social mobility is very low – if you are born into poverty, there’s a high chance you will die in poverty. Even education doesn’t guarantee financial sustainability. With my upbringing, I decided to pursue a career in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Fort Hare.
During my studies, I developed a keen interest in human behavior after graduating with 3 years in Psychology I immersed myself in the travel and tourism industry, which was without a doubt a wholesome cultural exchange experience, my intention was to meet and interact with people from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, where I had the opportunity to engage in interesting discourses about their worldviews.
In 2018 I co-founded a non-profit organisation called Khwela Womxn, an organisation that exists to contribute to South – Africa’s sustainable growth and development agenda, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals as it relates to young South – African women between the ages of 18-25 years. We achieve this through bi-monthly sisterhood circles, peer to peer learning, experiential learning through travel and connecting the women with employment opportunities within the country and we have designed an affordable virtual mentor with the themes that come from the sisterhood circles to provide women with more tools to self-empower and to shift their mindsets.
It is through this experience that I started to see that most women have the ability to make things happen for themselves and their communities but the limiting beliefs that they were exposed to growing up, hinders them from making things happen. Therefore the main reason that is pushing me to pursue training in coaching, is to be able to understand better where the root cause of these limiting beliefs come from and be able to equip the women that join our program with the necessary skills that will help them reach their destiny through the ability to learn and understand these issues consciously and integrate them into the self and to gain social mobility and financial independency.