What our clients are saying…

I can go on and on about other things I have learnt through this journey, you know all the ways in which I have grown.. And it was ALL because of your dedication and unwavering commitment to see me grow. And for that, I will always be internally grateful. Yours is a calling, not just a career, and you carry it with an amazing spirit and love.

Chief Director in Govt

“When I first met Alicia, I didn’t believe her when she said that in a year’s time I’ll be a different person and I’ll feel great about myself. I didn’t believe it because after all, I am who I am with all my insecurities; burdens; self-doubt and lack of confidence. The coaching process itself, the time with Alicia is a journey – a beautiful and empowering journey where over time the pieces fall into place. It’s a year later and I feel like some-one has waved a magic wand over me, sprinkling some magic dust. I’m empowered; I’ve resolved many issues and have found my inner authority.”

SALGA Executive

I am now more self-aware and have learnt practical steps about how to work with my blindspots. My coach was a great sounding board and cheerleader. I now have the tools, skills and resources to manage my inner critic, which is true freedom! The gift of mindfulness taught me how to work with my breathe. It taught me how to be kinder to myself and these days I feel calm and confident. Thank you so much for this experience. I will not trade it for anything in the world.

Manager at USAID

“The Nurturing-Growth Coaches are outstanding professionals, and they coach with great insight, compassion, and expertise and they supported me in my leadership journey. This experience has been invaluable in my growth as a compassionate, aware, and purposeful leader.”

CEO. International HIV/AIDS organisation.

“I totally loved the coaching sessions. I appreciated unpacking my childhood story, understanding how that formed my personality, learning to be present and not use too much energy. Above all. I cried, laughed, learnt and grew to become a much vulnerable, patient and present me.”


“They (@NGT) coach with the Enneagram, and that approach forces you to be honest with yourself and about who you are. It’s the kind of labour that can make you feel uncomfortable at first, as you find things you do not expect or are not ready to see. But nevertheless, it has helped me to strengthen my relationships with my work team, and my family, particularly my kids and my husband. Because of that, it made me a better person and a more compassionate leader.”

Ayanda R. Senior Manager.  Local Government.

I approached Nurturing Growth Trading (NGT) during 2021, as Medtronic Africa underwent major structural changes at that time. We were looking for organisational support to assist us in being more effective and efficient as an organisation. We also appointed a new Leadership team that needed to be integrated successfully. Finally, we needed to address key issues around Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (DE&I) as part of our commitment to improving our Organisational Health Survey. We, therefore, partnered with NGT to build a program that would help us address these core issues. At a personal level, I was struggling with Imposter syndrome, and my fear of failure prevented me from stepping up and embracing the opportunities within Medtronic. Before Coaching, I experienced high levels of anxiety, I was a workaholic, and I struggled with balancing my life and relationships. I am delighted to say that post coaching, my anxiety levels have reduced by up to 90%, which feels like a miracle. I have stepped into my role fully, learning how to empower the people around me to excel. My team performance has improved, and the engagement and commitment levels are unmatched and unrivalled at this point. It feels great to see how I can impact and influence people and teams around me. It feels like this Coaching Program allows you to step out from the shadows and into the light. I worked through my fears, and I learned how to express those fears in a healthy and productive way. The Nurturing Growth Coaching program is such a powerful personal and Business tool, and it really helps you attain your personal and leadership goals. It gave me the courage to stand up, to look into the mirror and accept myself completely and whole-heartedly and that was the pinnacle moment of change for me. Alicia and team: – there is such power in your work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wisdom and power you have imparted to me and the Medtronic Senior Leadership Team. My life will never be the same, and I am grateful to be surrounded by such amazing, and talented people.

Irene Rajah. Medtronic | 2023

Before the Leadership Group Coaching programme, my primary problem was overthinking and over-analysing situations. I also hoped to understand and deal better with my inner critic. Before I started the programme, I felt everyday life was exhausting as I spent considerable time in my head where I was not in touch with my body and feelings. I spent time over-analysing situations, often perceiving threats and risks that were not there. I was caught up in short-term thinking and didn’t have long-term goals. After the Leadership Group Coaching programme, I don’t find myself “sweating the small stuff” anymore. I now have great work-life balance and accept things more easily. I am more aware of how I feel about things and have set boundaries for what I can control. I experienced an “aha” moment during the programme for how to deal with my inner critic. Mastering the use of breath and body access to shift away from my headspace has tremendously helped me deal with anxiety-inducing situations and my emotions in general. The Leadership Group Coaching (LGC) programme is truly a wonderful and fulfilling experience. However, one must be open, vulnerable, and honest about one’s challenges. This is the key to getting the maximum benefit from the programme. The programme helped me set goals for my personal growth, work environment and broader contribution to society. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to understand themselves better and be a better version of themselves.

Chief Director.  Dept of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment.


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