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
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The Self Insights story

I launched Self Insights in 2014, with the vision of transforming potential into performance and inspiring organisations to grow their talent. I offer self-leadership development solutions to individuals and organisations.

The main focus of the Self Insights coaching and training methodology is building individuals as the leaders of their own lives – to thrive in both their personal and professional capacities.

Research, practice, and general observation confirm that most organisations rely on classroom-based training interventions for human capital development. For corporate training interventions to be effective, there is a need for ongoing support outside the training room.

This is why I offer personal coaching and training, where the focus is on positive outcomes surrounding certain embedded personal behaviors.


  • Assertion
  • Confidence
  • Proactivity
  • Taking initiative

Achieving this will give your employees clarity on their purpose within your organisation – moving them from where they are to where they want to be to the benefit of both you, as the employer and your employees.

‘‘The Self Insights journey inspires clients
to shift, to change, to take action.’’

Nokubonga Mbanga

Founder and Principal Consultant



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


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