Charmaine Gilmour

Charmaine GilmourLife coach Charmaine admits to having had ‘a lot of baggage’ in the past. For years she tried to ‘leave it in lost property’ but it always got returned. After much research, she found a way to permanently lose the baggage, live a life of passion, freedom and empowerment and be financially independent!

Charmaine now works to share the tools and processes with her clients so they may start living life to its full potential. Whether it’s about career, starting a business, personal development, finance, health or any other aspect of life, she offers her clients an opportunity to live their dreams.

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Name of Practice: The Turning Point
Where: Cape Town, Western Cape
Born: 1962
Qualifications: B.Soc Sci; Economics Honours (post graduate);
New Insights Certified VIP Life Coach.
Speciality: General Life Coaching
USP: Will work outside business hours: After 6 pm and weekends.
Free introductory consultation covering the basics of life coaching,
what you can expect and a client assessment.
Fees: On application only
COMENSA Registered: Yes
Contact: Click here

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Charmaine Gilmour, New Insights certified VIP Life Coach

I have been blessed with many opportunities to learn, to experience diverse cultures and work with many people in a number of different industries. My journey has definitely been interesting.

I graduated with an Economics Honors degree from the University of Cape Town in the 80’s and not knowing what to do after that, decided that property would be a good bet as there seemed to be a lot of money in it! This is where my marketing career started. I worked in many industries including Retail, Credit, Education, Publishing and Online Gambling! I was also fortunate enough to travel the world and get a good insight into other cultures, their values and way of life.

When I look back, I don’t think I ever imagined my life to be what it is today. Amongst all this, there were times in my life when I was energized, happy, passionate and wanting more. I started to look more closely at these times and tried to identify what was different, why I felt so good: To do this, I needed to understand myself better and to understand what motivates me. After a lot of research, I discovered Life Coaching which is different to Counseling! This was the turning point for me.

Life coaching is for people who want more out of life but can’t find the answer to how to do it.

It is the most logical thing I have ever studied. My life, the past, the present and the future finally makes sense. It made such a positive impact on my life, that I am now a fully qualified Life Coach and am passionate about what I do. My head and my heart are now aligned and my life has meaning and purpose.

Everything you need to live the life you want is within you! Perhaps you have been side tracked along the way ? Or you feel stuck? Or afraid? As a New Insights Life Coach, I can show you how to get back on track and stay on track. It’s really simple and very exciting. For A Free introductory consultation to find out more about what you can expect from Life Coaching, please e mail:

16 Responses to Charmaine Gilmour
  1. Anton Engelbrecht
    Sep 30, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    Charmaine was appointed my coach after I decided to develop my skills as a life coach. She assisted me in working through the theory and in addition I had 13 coaching sessions with Charmaine. To say the least, this was an experience I will never forget, a positive one. Charmaine is extremely knowledgeable and her life coaching skills are superior. She understands the process and makes it relevant to your life. One of the most difficult things for anyone to achieve in life is for them to understand their life purpose, Charmaine helped me to understand mine and for that I can only say thank you to Charmaine, this would not have been possible if it were not for her dedication, her knowledge and her skills, but above all for her kind nature and her determination to understand her clients and their true and deepest emotions, beliefs and values.

  2. Anthea Mesias
    May 19, 2014 | 7:39 am

    Charmaine has been my supervisor coach for the past year while I’ve been completing my Life Coaching Certification. She has been phenomenal. I have thoroughly enjoyed being coached by her. I’ve appreciated her positive attitude and her ability to get me to dig really deep in terms of my development and growth. She has helped me to recognise my strengths and to acknowledge my challenges (and work on them). More than this, she provided a safe space for me to explore myself and held me accountable for the changes I desired to bring about in my life. I would recommend Life Coaching to anyone wishing to explore their life’s purpose and I would recommend Charmaine at any time to be the coaching partner you choose to work with.

  3. Dulci Brito
    Jun 3, 2014 | 7:27 pm

    Charmaine I want to say thankyou very much for mentoring me and making this journey a pleasent one I tried to do it on my own and I could not come right on my own I am so happy that I chose the pro option . It is so much easier with a mentor to guide you and show you how you can learn how easy it is and simple learn from someone that has more experience than you .You made it ssimple and easy thankyou I have learnt alot from you love you my mentor Be blessed always

  4. Liesl Saayman
    Nov 28, 2014 | 9:35 am

    Thanks for helping me realise my life’s purpose. It was an extremely satifying moment of absolute accomplishment when I realised recently that I am part of the 0.01% of people in the world knowing what their life purpose is and you was the best possible chearleader and coach I could ever have asked for to motivate me through this journey. Your assistance and support can’t be measured. Your friendly and warm personality is priceless. Looking forward to staying in contact.

  5. Melissa
    Dec 13, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Thank you very much to charmaine, who has taught me the skills and tools required to achieve great things in my life. She passed on her wisdom and experience in every session in conjunction with the theory to allow me to realize my true potential. She motivates and is always there to guide you throughout the process to help you get the most out of life. Through the sessions I have achieved great milestones in my life and for that I am very grateful. I have already recommended her to all my friends and family.

  6. Jenna Barclay
    Oct 22, 2015 | 11:00 pm

    Charmaine is such an easy person to speak to and to really open up too, as she is so warm, friendly and personable. It is extremely easy to be honest with her and to express your emotions, opinions and feelings toward things – once you start talking you kind of find it hard to stop. She is highly motivating, inspiring, understanding and supportive. I have grown hugely in so many ways since the beginning of my coaching with her. Her guidance has allowed me to get the most out of my situations, to move forward and to continue to achieve my full potential. I am a completely different person now, and only for the better. I am so much more confident in everything and in how I handle situations – my stress levels have decreased hugely due to this as now I only feel guilty or bad about something when I really have reason too – I take responsibility where needed and don’t where its not. I have taken so many things away from this incredible experience that will continue forever in my life, as what Charmaine teaches you becomes a way of life and a way of thinking, feeling and being, but one thing that Charmaine says often and really stands out to me is – If you not working towards your own goal, you working towards somebody else. This will always remain with me and remind me how important goals are. I would strongly recommend Charmaine to anyone wanting to improve their life, achieve their goals, better themselves or even just want to grow in anyway possible. Thank you so much Charmaine, I am now so content and happy with who I am as a person and always amazed at what I am capable of if I put it out into the world and work towards it – this is such a gift, especially at such a young age. A lot of people don’t achieve this in a lifetime.

  7. Chantell Vermaak-Johnson
    Mar 29, 2016 | 9:54 pm

    Charmaine is a really excellent coach who knows how to get the best out of her clients. While I enjoyed our sessions and experienced enormous personal growth, the one thing that I would particularly like to comment on is Charmaine’s willingness and preparedness to hold you accountable and to keep on asking the hard questions. To be coached by someone who is able to perceive an excuse and who doesn’t quit until you too see the excuse for what it is, is an enormous privilege and one for which I will always be grateful. I can only hope to bring that same level of commitment to my clients.
    Thank you Charmaine.

  8. Bernadette Lakey
    Jun 6, 2016 | 12:22 pm

    I am grateful and blessed to have had Charmaine as my Supervisor Coach. She turned out to be a true partner in my journey to certify as a coach myself, encouraging me through the hard parts and celebrating the achievements. I appreciated the patience and understanding she showed in sticking with me when my enthusiasm was not all it should have been. I valued her structured and professional approach to our sessions. The advice she gave me was invaluable in my progression as a Trainee Coach, but even more importantly, she provided me with the tools to live a more successful and purposeful life. She has made a profound difference to me on both a personal and a professional level, which is why I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a life coach. Thank you Charmaine.

  9. Christina Beecroft
    Dec 7, 2016 | 5:34 pm

    I’ve enjoyed the great priveledge to have Charmaine Gilmour as my Supervisor Coach. She took every step of my journey of self discovery with me, and coached me to be the best of who I can be. She helped and assisted me all the way to make sure I qualify as a Life Coach myself, and thanks to her guidance and knowledge I am sure I will be a great coach myself. I have learned so much from her and see her as my own personal guardian angel that I know I can contact if I ever need great advice. She definitely left her mark in my life and in my future and I will never forget her. She is definitely a coach that I will recommend to anybody that needs a coach, a friend and a mentor. Thank you Charmaine for Being great, I am very honored to have you as part of my life.????

  10. Emile Cronje
    Dec 9, 2016 | 10:14 pm

    As my supervisor coach, Charmaine guided me towards setting up my milestones as to achieve my New Insights Pro Life Coaching certification in a reasonable time.
    I appreciated her guidance, support and willingness to listen when I struggled with issues that came out of my own sessions with my practice clients.
    I appreciated her persistent focus during the sessions to keep the discussions moving forward and staying on track.
    She also provided valuable insight and support around some personal issues I raised, which were causing me some stress in my personal circumstances.
    In the end, the highlight for me that Charmaine helped me to clarify and define my life purpose.

  11. Michelle
    Jun 2, 2017 | 12:37 pm

    I started seeing Charmaine just after Christmas to get my life back on track. Through my sessions with her I realised how important specific goals and milestones are. When I looked back then seeing how far I have come is eye opening. Thanks for the guidance Charmaine

  12. Sarah Hubbart
    May 30, 2018 | 6:18 pm

    Charmaine is a remarkable person and coach.
    This process has been life changing, challenging, and worth every minute. Charmaine has an amazing insight, constantly adding value, enabling me to apply the lessons and changes to my everyday life.
    I would recommend the coaching process to everyone. Taking positive steps towards changing your life, while having the support of an amazing coach like Charmaine, to challenge you when needed, cheer you on in the tougher times and acknowledge you for your achievements – is amazing.
    I am grateful for the change in my life, and the constant encouragement from Charmaine which ensured that what seemed impossible at first, quickly became not only a possibility but a reality.

  13. Rochelle Skead
    Oct 6, 2018 | 5:08 am

    As a trainee life coach with New Insights, I was appointed a VIP coach to supervise me during my training. Charmaine is a true ambassador for New Insights. She is punctual, professional and knows how to ask questions which get you to the truth. Her approach is logical and calm and she is able to keep the focus on what is needed without distraction or drama. Thank you Charmaine, you’re your support and encouragement and for being part of my journey to becoming a Life Coach.

  14. Taryn Fox
    Feb 20, 2019 | 2:26 pm

    As a trainee life coach with New Insights, I was appointed a coach to supervise and guide me during my training. Charmaine helped keep me motivated and contributed to my personal growth in a hugely significant way. Charmaine conducted fantastic sessions where I learnt so much about myself and people in general. I can confidently say that I view my life holistically and that my recovery time from bad situations is far quicker and the best part is that I have a clear understanding of what, why and how the situation came about and with the great tools and techniques that she has instilled in me, I am able to get the best end result. I cannot thank Charmaine enough for all her support and help in getting me to where I am today.

  15. Riëtte Kriel
    May 28, 2019 | 8:48 am

    Coaching with Charmaine has been one of the most powerful and blessed experiences of my life.
    Charmaine is extremely knowledgeable and knows the New Insights material by heart.
    She truly kept me motivated, encouraged and inspired trough all 13 sessions. Charmaine is a good listener and her coaching skills is fantastic. In addition to just listening, Charmaine also helped to equip me with tools to make more productive, informative and successful decisions and these tools are also effective to deal with life’s challenges. Thanks to Charmaine, in only a few sessions, I had a clearer vision and more confidence in myself. Charmaine is a very gifted coach and mentor. Thank you Charmaine, for lighting the way and helping me find my life purpose.

  16. Coroa-Lee Bezuidenhout
    Aug 8, 2019 | 7:39 pm

    I want to say thank you to Charmaine for helping me understand the Coaching side of the material and of the practice side of it.With her help for the first time in my life i could see what my life purpose was all about.Am very great-full that she was my VIP Coach. I don’t think i would have done it with out her help. What a privilege to have had her as my Coach.Thank you Charmaine.Your a great coach to have had.

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