Life Coaching

What is Life Coaching?

A life coach is a professional who helps you reach a goal or make a change in your life. They help you to get out of your head and start taking action in the areas of your life that you wish to change. A life coach guides you through the process by asking questions that help you evaluate and decide which steps to take in order to reach your goal or make an important change. Then they play the important roles of motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Their goal is to help you reach your goal in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. Life coaches are more than just a counsellor or a consultant, they step you through the achievement process from the beginning to the end, from the planning stage all the way through the execution stages. Life coaches are like personal trainers for your life goals.

Louise Pannell Life Coaching Practitioner

Louise’s style of coaching is a collaborative invitation to explore more and better ways of achieving your outcome in any context of your life – all the while respecting your world view.

She brings depth and knowledge of the way body and Mind interact and constantly seeks to ensure the fullness of “you” is integrated, through broad-based and structured questioning. Sessions can be as simple as dispensing information or as complex as using behavioural change techniques from her comprehensive Neuro Linguistic Training background.

The backdrop to all the work is respect and ecology for the broader systems of your life and profound changes can be accomplished in just a few sessions.

Sessions can be scheduled as follows:

Wednesday mornings between 10h30 – 13h00
Wednesday afternoons between 14h00 – 16h30
Sessions are 2 to 2 ½ hours long.
Cost per session is R800.

Education background:

Henley Business School (SA), University of Reading
Degree name: Professional Certificate in Coaching (SA)
Field of study: Stage 1, International Masters in Coaching and Behavioural Change
Course duration or graduation: 2013 – 2014


Degree name: Coaching Essentials
Field of study: Neuro-semantics, NLP, Coaching Application
Course duration or graduation: 2013

Degree name: Coaching Genius
Field of study: Neuro-semantics, NLP, Coaching Application
Course duration or graduation: 2013


Facilitator on Practitioners course 2004 – 2010 and ongoing to date, assistant assessor annually in Practitioners’ exams

Degree name: Neuro-linguistic Programming Masters
Field of Study: Masters level, NLP
Course duration or graduation: 2008

Degree name: Neuro-linguistic Programming, Practitioners, chosen repeat from 2003
Field of study: NLP
Course duration or graduation: 2005