Hey There!!!

I am so ecstatic that you've stopped by!

If you hang around to get to know me better, you will find that I am a little bit

Buddah and that I am a little bit Badass. 

And with that, I've also got sprinkles of funny and huge doses of heart! 

At my core, I have TWO BIG missions. 

The first is to help career-oriented professionals who are being torn in many

different directions by a myriad of competing demands to achieve success on their own terms, and without sacrificing themselves and their inner peace.   

My second Big mission is to create workplaces in which humanity can flourish and where HUMANITY itself is THE Game-Changer that facilitates unstoppable value creation for both the people in the business, as well as for all its stakeholders. 

I'm a mom of two beautiful kiddos who have been sent to me to re-teach me the forgotten messages of love and compassion, kindness, and curiosity.

My husband and I are married for just under 20 years, and together, we weather the twists and turns of our adventures through life, love, family, and business.


My professional career spans 3 decades in retail, legal practice, the Non-Profit sector, and various aspects of banking.  

As a coach, facilitator, and consultant, I offer you the support you need, not from a theoretical understanding, but from lived experience. 

How I help You Change the Game

I work with my clients at the intersection of their
Career, Life, and Leadership.

I help my clients to rework their Inner Game so that it is a match for the next Up-Level in their Lives, Careers, or Leadership.

I can do the same for you too. 

Have a look at the services and programmes I offer. 


Coaching is offered in both a one-to-one context, as well as in a group coaching context

Facilitation & Training

The details of my programmes are below. I also design bespoke programmes in consultation with you.


Craft your next steps with cutting edge insights from modern management and behavioral economics

Motivational Speaking

I speak on topic that will support you and your team in personal development and innovative approaches to growth.


Programmes available to You, 

as well as to your team

BulletProof Your Mindset
Crack the Confidence Code
Escape the Perfectionism Trap
Beyond Leadership
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Love and Honey from my Clients

Mali Mothiba

Safiyyah has been my personal life coach for six months and during the most tumultuous time of my life. Very large personal and professional changes simultaneously necessitated that I reach out to her to help me navigate the new unknowns. The journey she has taken me on has not only allowed me to make sense of the sweeping changes but equipped me with the tools to make the most of new opportunities. These tools have application well into the future and will allow me to stay on top of myself and pursue the life I desire, with aplomb. To understand oneself with the help of a professional coach like Safiyyah is something I would recommend for everyone

Tanya Geldenhuys

I don't know what exactly it is that she does, but whenever I work with Safiyyah, I discover new aspects about myself and new ways of looking at things that help me recover my confidence and I feel more connected with myself. 

I think that everyone should attend the Qualified to Be You Workshop. It is a critical part of the puzzle of life and unfortunately, in our busyness we forget it and we lose ourselves. 

In my coaching with Safiyyah I recovered my power in a very challenging professional relationship and it has given me the claruty with which to approach my career growth. 

Fidel Namisi

Safiyyah is a no-nonsense coach, who also, surprisingly, has a lot of compassion. I really value her no bullshit approach that is simultaneously empowering and compassionate. And she actually listens. So many coaches want to jump in and offer advice before you've even finished explaining the problems! Safiyyah actually listens. That in itself is worth every cent. More especially, she helps you to hear and to see yourself, to seeing your stories and holding you back. Safiyyah helps you to discover and explore your own resourcefulness and to recover your lost power. 

Through her coaching and support I have made some tough choices. And they were tough!

I've let go of the 'comfort' and made my way to my calling.

Fairland, Johannesburg

South Africa

Tel: +27 83 258 1251  makeshifthappen@newhabits.co.za

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