“When I started my coaching journey I felt fearful of so many things, especially change. I suffered from low self-esteem and doubt myself constantly. Nelia’s coaching approach was one of non-judgement and she created a safe space for me to express my deepest fears and emotions. She supported me to work through issues that sabotaged my career and relationships for many years. I learned to engage better with people and many of my close relationships are now restored due to me letting go of old grudges. In fact, I am now more tolerant of other people and learned to set clear boundaries without compromising my own needs and values. I now have a new life, one where I can deal with change and bring my authentic self to all my relationships – due to the wonderful & caring coach that Nelia is.” – Margaret M


Nelia Steyn is a business, executive & life coach specializing in relationship coaching, leadership development, leadership communication, team development, and women’s leadership. She is a Deep Coach Certified through the Deep Coaching Institute, an Enneagram based advanced coach training school. Nelia’s coaching approach explores all the constitutive elements of being human: spiritual, cognitive, emotional and somatic. This coaching approach moves to the core of each person’s way of seeing and being in their world and can lead to lasting and meaningful development. The use of proven methodologies in a one-on-one coaching relationship ensures that each coaching candidate receives a unique and personalized coaching experience. The outcome is an individual who has faced personal blockages or tough goals, conquered them and learned the ability to self-generate and self-correct in the future. The process works towards building excellence and moving through transitions to build self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Nelia teaches Enneagram workshops and runs on-going Enneagram groups independently for couples exploring relationship issues using the Enneagram extensively. She helps clients to create deep self-awareness with respect to their own unique gifts and blind spots in order to observe how they show up within their relational field. People leave her programs feeling invigorated and informed with a deeper understanding of themselves and how their behaviors, body, emotions, language/thoughts hold their types in place and are equipped with alternatives to live into a healthier attitude, posture, behavioral and emotional mindset. It enables them to show up in their world as the best version of themselves. Attending to both one’s internal experience and external world, she helps clients attain greater authenticity, wellbeing and effectiveness, especially in environments of rapid change, volatility and ambiguity. She works with executives, couples, teenagers and individuals. Her executive clients span a broad range of industries including banking, finance, government, technology and education.

Areas of expertise:

  • One-on-one Executive & Team based Leadership coaching
  • Relationship Coaching (Business, couples & family)
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Team Development
  • Facilitator and Trainer of corporate in-house programmes to upskill Execs & Senior Managers in the skills and competencies of Leader / Manager as Coach; Leading and Managing through Change
  • Motivational & Key Note Speaker at corporate and charity events on various topics e.g. relationships, communication, leadership, women in leadership etc.



  • Bachelors Commerce degree majoring in Accounting, Industrial Psychology and Financial Management

Certifications and Assessments:

  • Certified Professional Coach through Deep Coaching Institute* (USA) as
  • Integral Business Coaching certification through GIBS (SA)
  • Currently busy with Certification with The Enneagram Institute – Russ Hudson
  • Certified Trainer with The Enneagram in Business – Ginger Lapid Bogda
  • Member of ICF
  • Member of SA Comensa

*The Deep Coaching Certification Program is a registered trademark of the Deep Coaching Institute.

Contact Information

Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: +27 83 408 1042
Language: English & Afrikaans (fluent)