Verona is an experienced media professional, having worked in the broadcasting industry for almost 30 years. She has held various senior positions such as Group Executive for Television at the SABC as well as CEO of Urban Brew Studios, one of the largest TV production studios on the continent. She has also consulted for media companies internationally. After leaving the corporate space during 2018, she now works as a Board member, Consultant and Advisor to various organisations. She also serves as a Business and Life coach to small businesses and aspiring individuals.
Verona’s desire has always been to provide services in the Wellness space. She is passionate about personal development and transformation and has also written her first book called Sacred Simplicity on the subject. She has studied courses in Reiki, Crystal Healing, Meditation, is a Certified Life Coach (including Neuro Linguistic Programming – NLP techniques) and attended numerous personal development seminars to enable her to achieve her goal. She is also the founder of the Blue Topaz Wellness Centre – a space that will be dedicated to the Healing of the Soul. One of the services she offers is NLP & Life Coaching – a skill that she has mastered through the years of business experience as well as academic certification, including her Honours Degree in Business Management.
Being afforded the opportunity of guiding someone on the right path is quite a responsibility as it can make or break their life. This work therefore needs practice and patience, the ability to listen without judging and the will to enable breakthroughs in the client’s life.
Life Coaching involves guiding and motivating a person to perform their best. It is a learning conversation in which the coach won’t tell the client what to do, but will ask them to think. The coach focuses on the client’s agenda using powerful questions to generate new learning. With this new-found information, the coach encourages action from the client and supports the change with follow-up meetings, empowering conversations and leads through a variety of techniques suited for their specific needs. This enables the client’s personal growth at an increased pace.
Life Coaching is a very intuitive and sensitive process that requires the coach to genuinely care for their client’s progress. The client must totally trust the coach as the conversations are in-depth and can be very emotional for the individual/s. Results from the techniques used are realized quickly and sometimes can even be visible in the client’s physiology especially where breakthrough result from emotional situations. This is an enormously challenging but most fulfilling responsibility to be part of.
Having a business coach is much like having a highly experienced partner on the team. Whether the business is new with its share of growing pains or an established one that is needs to be taken to the next level, a business coach will work alongside the management to guide them to think differently about their organisation and enable them to create strategies that will help them achieve their vision, mission and objectives. Whilst the focus is on the business, some personal development work may be required with the team to enable them to determine their key strengths which in turn will benefit the business.