Herman Smit


 Certified Coach Level 4 (VIP) / Posted 1 year ago by Herman Smit / 2745 views

R 300.00

Herman boasts 30 years experience in business and management and specialises in business and personal development coaching.

His style is hands-on and practical with an honest approach. Although he is still involved in business, coaching is his passion. As he says: “I love to experience the difference it makes to people’s lives on a day to day basis.”

Herman feels privileged to help people become the best they can be in their business and in their personal lives. And with a powerful combination of advanced coach training and a wealth of business experience he is uniquely equipped to do just that!

Name of Practice: Herman Smit Business and Personal Development Coaching
Where: Swellendam to Somerset West, Western Cape
Born: 1960
Qualifications: New Insights VIP Life Coach.
Specialises in: Business and Personal Development
Unique Selling Proposition: A combination of many years of business
experience and life coach training; Tweetalig!
Fees: R300-R399 per session, negotiable
Coaching Body Membership: No
Contact: click here

Growing up

I started out life in Durban, went on to Johannesburg and then ended up in Stellenbosch where I matriculated at Paul Roos High.

Sounds great, perhaps … but everything was not rosy all the time. As a result of a constant struggle to live up to what my father wanted from me, I grew up not fully believing in myself and my true abilities. It was not his fault, that was just the person he was.  He expected things to be perfect, and I battled to live up to that expectation. Instead of believing in myself and giving of my best, I  shrunk from the challenge and started to feel sorry for myself.

Work … and wondering

I went on to qualify as Diesel Technician and got involved in business. I started technical teaching and even ran my own businesses but somehow felt there was more to be had from life than just living from day to day without any real sense of direction. I kept wondering until …

Enter life coaching

One day, I stumbled across New Insights life coach training, completed the course and came to the realisation that to live the life we dream of, the most important step to take is the first one – the one that sets us on the journey!

After completing certification and starting to coach others and see the results I realised the difference it would have made to my total outlook on life had I  just had the opportunity, years ago, to hire my own coach to take me through the programme.

However, as I look back now, I realise that I had to go through it all to be able to use my experience of failure and success to build a better coaching practice. We must allow ourselves to fail sometimes so that we can grow to be better people.

The more I work with people the more I realise the great potential that lies in everybody, sometimes we just need a bit of support and understanding to get us were we need to be and to be the best we can be.


I coach in Afrikaans and English, although Afrikaans is my mother tongue.

Ek vind ook dat Afrikaanse mense soms terugdeins van die idee van coaching af maar as hulle eers agterkom wat dit behels en die verskil sien wat dit aan hul lewens maak, gryp hulle dit aan en kry hul lewens sommer momentum.

Ek leef vandag my droom wat behels om ’n verskil aan ander mense se lewens te maak, want dis hoekom ons hier is – om die lewe vir ons medemens beter te maak.

Ek kan jou help / I can help you

Leef jy jou droom of is jy maar net? Onthou, net jy kan jou lewe verander – dit is jou keuse 🙂

Are you living your dream or are you simply living? Remember, only you can change your life – it’s your choice 🙂

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  • Name of Practice: Herman Smit Business and Personal Development Coaching
  • Coach Gender: Male
  • Year of Birth: 1960
  • Practice Location: Swellendam to Somerset West, Western Cape
  • Coaching Medium: Face-to-Face, Remote (e.g. Telephone/Skype/Zoom, etc.)
  • Qualifications: New Insights VIP Life Coach.
  • Speciality/Niche: Business and Personal Development
  • Unique Selling Proposition: A combination of many years of business experience and life coach t raining; Tweetalig