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Business Coach


Coaching Qualifications

  • Qualified SA Business Coach
  • Coaching for Spiritual Growth (CAM)

Other Qualifications

  • B. Com. (Hons) (Pret) CA (SA)
  • MBL (Unisa)
  • EE111 Trainer
  • Bible School Graduate
Ilana Styen - Business Coach

Coaching Passion

I love seeing for-profit businesses operate from a Kingdom perspective. One of the large companies that inspired me is Chick-fil-A in the USA. Inside a Chick-fil-A restaurant or drive-thru, there is a culture that is different from any other fast-food restaurant. The staff is friendly and you get through the line faster than most other fast-food restaurants. The food is excellent. But Chickfil-A uses some of its profits to give back. The Founder, S Truett Cathy said “I have always found
more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return” One of the many ways Chick-fil-A did it was by funding the college education for their student employees. Millions of Dollars was invested in scholarships.

If you are a business owner, how can I help you impact God’s Kingdom through the increased success of your business and the profits of your business?

Work Experience

My career started during varsity breaks working in the administration offices of a group of coal mines in Mpumalanga. My dad was the Resident Engineer.

After my initial studies at TUKS, I completed my articles and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick & Mitchell, who after the merger with Alex, Aiken & Carter, became KPMG.

At Peat Marwick & Mitchell clients included a variety of clients, manufacturing, retail and other industries operating as Small businesses to Corporate.

After KPMG I started my own business as a Registered Auditor and Chartered Accountant serving small to medium-sized business owners operating in various industries including NGO’s with their main focus being missions. After some years I merged my firm with those of two previous Ernst & Young partners. In the newly formed firm, I was also responsible for Human Resources and Training.

A few years ago my partners released me, took over my clients and I pursued a career in ministry/missions and worked in many countries on five continents.

Currently, I devote some of my time, talents and experience gained over the years to fulfilling one of my passions namely to see for-profit businesses operate from a Kingdom perspective.

Coaching Specialties

Business Owner Coaching

Coaching for Impact

Integrated Professional & Personal Coaching

Coaching Experience

I have always applied a coaching approach, direct or indirect in the execution of my work, technical or consulting. My coaching also includes coaching interventions required for obtaining the South African Business Coaching qualification as well as the Coaching for Spiritual Growth qualification.