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Business Coach


Coaching Qualifications

  • 29 April 2021 – Qualified SA Business Coach
  • 23 Jan 2013 – Coach and Mentors Learning Programme @ Proactive College

Other Qualifications

  • 11 Dec 2020 – Post Graduate Diploma: Management @ University of Witwatersrand
  • 01 Sep 2017 – BTECH: HRM @ Central University of Technology
  • 19 Oct 2011 – National Diploma: Joint and Multinational Operations @ SANWC
  • 29 Apr 2016 – National Diploma: ETDP @ Proactive College
  • 17 Dec 2009 – Extra Curricular Diploma: Practical Labour Law @ NMMU
  • 08 May 2009 – Project Management Programme @ USB
Ilana Styen - Business Coach

Coaching Passion

My leadership style aspires my passion for coaching, as business coach I am to empower and help new business start-up clients through value-added leadership. To empower and help business start-ups developing much needed business competencies is what drives my coaching philosophy. The BEAKS competency model is an ideal tool to observe and promotes core business competencies, this would ignite inner strengths, awareness and desires to gauge ones purpose, prospects and possibilities towards a profitable and sustainable business.

I resonate with this transformational quote from The Dalai Lama “when you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new”.

Work Experience

​I have more than 30 years of work experience as a military leader, my employment ranged from being training officer; safety officer; project manager; coach and mentor; change and transformation agent; administrator and planner; negotiator, defender and protector by being a leader and commander at all levels.

As a leader of men and women in military uniform, my work experience has taught me to be the best, so I can empower and help others to life their best lives.

Coaching Specialties

Business Coaching for Business Start-ups

Talent and Performance Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Coaching Experience

I am a qualified SAQA coach and mentor.

My military career of over 30 years provided my practical and on-the-job coaching experience. During 2018 to 2021, I had the platform to coach and empowered my planning staff as planners.

Throughout my military career of over 30 years, I have engaged with individuals who were at their lowest point in life and witness them raising to great heights and achieve personal success. I also had dedicated and hardworking people, all they needed was my presence to accomplish career goals, which I shared passionately.