I am Gretha van der Merwe, but you can call me Gretha and I’m a PCC Certified Integral Coach through the UCT Graduate School of Business’ Centre for Coaching and USA-based New Ventures West. I am affiliated and PCC (professional coach) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)*. I also mentor and educate coaches in training.
*The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the only globally recognised, independent credentialing body for coach practitioners.
This is who I am
Through my coaching work and my own historical process of becoming, I have seen that the more we integrate or connect on various levels, the more we can live in a more harmonious way with ourselves, others and the environment. Those levels are cognitive, emotional, somatic, reIational and spiritual.
I truly believe now that integral coaching does help develop the capacity of people to meet in the field that Rumi writes about (on my homepage), where it becomes possible, through coaching, to live and work in a more sustainable, co-created and integrated way.
In 2019 in Rwanda I had a longed-for experience with the silverback gorillas. In their presence I felt fundamentally moved by the non-duality of life and a natural sense of connection on all five of those levels. I understood clearly that I had chosen to be in the service of the world.
The meaning my life has been given through this and my journey confirms that I want to give that wholeness to others through fully integral coaching.
Who are you?
The roots I draw from are diverse
I’ve published many psychology articles in peer-reviewed journals.
I’m an avid advocate of diversity, believing it adds a depth and richness to life and the workplace. I also completed Ubuntu Coach Training as it is important for me to integrate the wisdom of Africa, my home, into my work.
I began a career as an audit article trainee at PWC, exposing me to a broad client base and experience in the corporate environment. Then I worked at Stellenbosch University, my last position being that of Deputy Director: Student Fees and Debtors. A career of over 20 years in accounting and leadership built me a solid foundation for developing employee potential and evoking excellence.
I have experience of facilitating diverse workshops with multi-cultural teams, in the private and public sectors. I’ve gained wonderful experience from working with people from extremely different walks of life. I’ve coached numerous national and international clients, across diverse industries and have proved my expertise on EU-funded projects. Currently, I have the honour to coach and train managers of an international United Nations project to enhance their leadership skills.
But the real value that I bring is my grounded presence, resilience and the compassionate understanding I gained from life’s experience. As well as my commitment to be a conduit for love and healing.
In The Media
Amore Bekker praat met leefstylafrigter Gretha van der Merwe oor hoe jy jou oervrou weer kan vind om jou innerlike wildheid uit te leef.
No drug will help you – the importance of connecting with your body and soul. (Daar is geen pil wat vir jou gaan help nie)
https://youtu.be/_mWf_idNMD4 "DAAR'S GEEN PIL WAT VIR JOU GAAN HELP NIE" - SPREEKKAMER | 6 JULIE 2021 | kykNET Integral Life Coach Gretha Cronje deel haar eie storie oor die interverbinding tussen liggaam, emosies en gees. Om enige van die drie af te skeep, kan jou...
https://youtu.be/k-pDbtfjnbc Wat presies is ‘toksiese positiwiteit’? GRETA CRONJE - SPREEKKAMER | 1 JUNIE 2021 | kykNET ‘Positiwiteit’ word deesdae so oorbeklemtoon, dit het byna die teenoorgestelde uitwerking op jou gemoedstoestand. Life Coach Greta Cronje...
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