Emile Cronje

Emile CronjeEmile Cronje is a passionate believer in people’s ability to change and become whatever it is they desire for themselves.

Emile understands that whereas coming to terms with the need to change is a vital first step, the next step – taking the actions required to set them on a new course – is often made difficult by restrictive beliefs and self-doubts. He takes pride in using his life coaching expertise and techniques to help people overcome their doubts and fears … and make things happen!

Emile has special empathy for people who need to overcome significant personal obstacles to achieve their goals.

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Name of Practice: Emile Cronje Life Coaching.
Where: Durbanville, near Cape Town, Western Cape.
Born: 1966.
Qualifications: B.Sc Mathematical Sciences (Stellenbosch University);
New Insights Certified Life Coach (PRO level).
Specialises in: General life coaching.
Unique Selling Proposition: Available for coaching outside business hours,
after 7 pm and weekends.
Fees: R400-R499 per session. (Session duration is typically 1.5 to 2 hours)
COMENSA Registered: Yes.
Contact: Click here

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Emile Cronje, New Insights Certified Life Coach (PRO level)


A little background

After graduating from Stellenbosch University in 1990 with a B.Sc in Mathematical Sciences, I started work as a junior actuarial assistant at a large South African life assurer.

After six months, a friend introduced me to a computer programming course offered by the company. As I was somewhat bored and disillusioned with the nature of the work of an actuarial assistant, I applied to do the course, was accepted … and never looked back!

I have been a professional software developer ever since and I’m still loving the work after more than 25 years. The daily opportunity to solve problems in a creative way is what keeps me going.


How I came to practice life coaching

As a young married man I went through an emotionally dark period when I was  plagued by fear, worry and anxiety. I was fortunate to have a counsellor by my side to guide me through this and this stirred in me a desire to learn more about human behaviour, motivation and disciplined thought patterns.

In 2011 I became involved in youth mentoring programmes and spent time engaging with teenagers and adults as they shared their hopes, fears and dreams.

It awakened in me a a desire to learn more about tools and techniques that can be used to guide people towards more meaningful and sustainable futures.

From Jan 2012 until Dec 2016, I headed up the volunteering youth development group and this helped me to acquire valuable leadership skills.

Towards the end of this period I embarked on the life coach training and certification programme with New Insights and this was to add yet another dimension to my life.

While completing my practice coaching sessions, I developed a proficiency in helping my clients formulate realistic goals and breaking them down into sometimes small, but always meaningful and challenging action steps.

I found it particularly energising to engage with people who were experiencing a lack of fulfillment and/or those who had arrived at a crossroads in their lives. I really enjoyed helping them to develop a new perspective, uncover and eradicate limiting beliefs and start to turn their lives around.


What can I offer you?

If you think you could benefit from coaching but can’t find time during working hours, I’d love to help you. I’m available for coaching outside normal business hours, that is after 7 pm and over weekends.

Please click here to request me as a life coach. Choose my name from the drop down menu of coaches and send me a request. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂


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