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Coaches and the people they coach know that for the future to be different, we need to change the way we do things in the present…. More often, changes involve shifts in attitudes, thinking, perceptions, and behavior.” Gary Collins

 Bringing you a holistic service - Coach Tess's story:

The name of my business 'Bazu' is named in honour of my father, Bazil.  Bazu was his nickname.  My Dad left me with the lesson that the greatest gift you can give to your fellow human being, is to genuinely show you care.  Through coaching, I hope to honour that legacy.

The foundations of my career were in the Executive and Graduate Recruitment industry in 1990's, where I gained experience across a diverse spectrum of industries and sectors. Ultimately, I moved up the corporate ladder into the broader field of Human Resources and General Management, holding positions such as Regional HR Manager for "Big 4" Professional Auditing Firms, the Marketing Profession as Regional Manager of the Marketing Federation of SA in KZN and then running my own business including HR Consulting Services, Training and Facilitation and Coaching.  During the course of this career, and since founding my own Coaching business in 2016, I have worked with and coached students, leaders in Partnership, Directorship, Executive and Managerial roles as well as Entrepreneurs.


With change being a constant, I am committed to coaching people through business and life changes working with those going through transition as a result of company mergers, promotions, career changes or the retirement transition.

Supportive qualifications and memberships:

Master of Philosophy in Management Coaching (NQF9)

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (NQF7-8) 

IMM Graduate Diploma in Marketing (NQF6)  

Accredited IEQ9 Integrative Enneagram Practitioner (2020)

Train the Trainer Certification (NQF4) 

Certificate in Project Management,  UCT GetSmarter (2015)


Member of COMENSA (the professional body of Coaches and Mentors of South Africa)

Personal Assessment Results:

Enneagram 7 (SO)

Clifton Top 5 Strengths: Individualisation, Achiever, Input, Relator, Maximiser


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