I am a self-leadership coach, certified EQ practitioner, facilitator, author, logotherapist and speaker, helping women embody their worth and personal power with meaning and integrity. .I am:

Nokubonga Mbanga

Return to your power, amplify your strengths and create a life of purpose and impact.

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my qualifications

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National Diploma in Clothing Management (DUT)
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International Diploma in Teaching & Training (City & Guilds of London Institute)
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Bachelor of Technology Degree in Human Resources Management (DUT)
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Certified Master Coach: Behavioural Coaching Institute (UK)
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Certificate in Behavioural Coaching – Henley Business School
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Diploma in Logotherapy (current) – VFISA & UNISA


The Journey

The many aspects of my journey to BECOMING

I work with talented, driven & productive individuals who want to make a difference in the world while honouring their values & inner wisdom.

Short stint in interior décor: I wanted variety and to test whether I could be more than a talent development practitioner.
Co-Authored Meeting Your Power with DJ Zinhle
Co-Host of a Reality Show – It takes a Village SA: I loved the impact of this work.
Senior Talent Development Leader (corporate): This role gave birth to who I am today. All of my corporate roles prepared me.
Artist: I have made jewellery, paintings (abstract art is my playground), and even do some crocheting for enjoyment. I love creating with my hands.
Mother of 4: my all time favourite becoming! I love loving them, always.

Create your own version of a meaning-centred, purpose-aligned, self-worth-grounded professional & life story.

Nokubonga Mbonga Coaching

The Nokubonga Mbanga (Bongi) you do see

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I love watching anything Marvel with my children
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Music, dancing and cooking is my love language
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I enjoy expressing myself through my hands
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A cup of tea is my gratitude moment – you can imagine the number of cups I drink in a day
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You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay was the turning point

Lessons in my story

The lessons in my story - aka the UNHIDING

I work with talented, driven & productive individuals who want to make a difference in the world while honouring their values & inner wisdom.

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We become what we practice – I practised giving up for the longest time and I had to learn to be curious about my Otherness and my More.
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We are crossing bridges every day and Courting the Buffing Zone is the best way to be what I need to be in the future NOW.
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Understand the soup you are cooked in - understanding myself was the greatest gift.
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You are a container of your experiences – I used to be body shamed in my teenage years and I contained this narrative even when it no longer served me.
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Emotions are our currency, we trade with them every day in every interaction.
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Self-acceptance is freedom but it is not free.
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Belonging can be expensive if you don’t control the pricing by belonging to you first.
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We are all walking each other home to ourselves – identifying faces of inspiration reminds me that I don’t have to be alone in my rising, becoming, expanding….
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I am going to fail sometimes. Suffering, pain & mistakes have made me more human & how I respond to each moment is by taking a stand.

Your story is more and your rise has many faces.

Welcome to learning to be
better at being you

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Imagine a world where you have switched on to your power and you are rising to your worthiness through your game-changing work and empowering relationships.
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Imagine a world where you live in confidence and courage to make a difference in the world.
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Imagine a world where you are living your life with clarity, intention and meaning.
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Imagine a world where your contribution is driven from inside out.

A future (practised now) where you are continuously learning to be better at being you.


I was introduced to coaching about 7+ years ago, at the time I was an unmotivated and I felt stuck in the job I was doing. Through the coaching program I became more confident in my capabilities. This led to me claiming my space better in the organization, acknowledging my strengths and putting myself forward, helping both in my personal space as well as my career. I am currently a property manager, looking after half of the country and in a role that requires me to make/ propose decisions that have a major impact on the organization. I am more aware of my capabilities and utilizes my skill more effectively. Thanks to Nokubonga it is so far a great journey of self-discovery and self-awareness.

Property Manager, Retail Giant, SA

I have found the experience of being coached by Nokubonga Mbanga extremely positive in helping me to see a clearer path in solving self-esteem issues and achieving my personal development goals.I believe that the approaches and techniques developed with my coach enabled me to improve on my personal and career capacity.I am greatly thankful for the insights, tips and tools which I was exposed to.I encourage individuals to consider a coaching or mentoring path for growth and development purposes.

HR Professional, FMCG SA

Working with Nokubonga has been wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and seems to know what she is talking about. She ask questions that I never thought of and made me change the way I think and how I view myself. I came to Nokubonga because I needed guidance in my career and was also not feeling good about myself when it came to my work. The mindfulness exercises that we did were quite helpful in how I view myself and my work. There is some positive change and people can notice.

HR Professional, Banking

I’ve worked with Bongi as a coach on two separate occasions in my life - one where I was feeling stuck and looking for assistance with a career change and the other when I was navigating drastic changes in my career during COVID lockdown! During both those occasions, Bongi’s coaching was so helpful! She gave me incredible tools to help me through the uncertainty and come out the other end  in tune with myself and clearer on my next steps! She’s helped me find my voice and confidence professionally and personally and I highly recommend her coaching services!

Product Manager, Tech Industry