Business Coach


Coaching Qualifications

  • 16 June 2021 – Qualified SA Business Coach​
  • 03 Aug 2017 – Leader as Mentor GIBS
  • 31 May 2010 – Mentoring 4Success

Other Qualifications

  • 23 May 2007 – Masters of Business Administration MBA
  • 07 Jun 2004 – Management Development Programme
  • 03 Aug 2017 – Leader as Mentor
  • 31 Dec 2019 – SLP: Digital Brand Strategy
  • 27 Oct 2019 – Google Digital Skills for Africa
  • 31 Oct 2013 – Strategic Thinking
Ilana Styen - Business Coach

Coaching Passion

​I am passionate about people who are willing to dream, who want to change their lives for the better and who want to become the true person they always hoped for.
To assist them identify, for themselves, what their strengths and obstacles are, so they may become the best person they can be.
Through being coached I discovered my why and what my strengths are.
Coaching is a life changing journey if you are willing to discover yourself.
As a manager, in the financial services industry, for over three decades I always had a great sense of satisfaction when I coached and developed people and watched how they grew, developed and transformed. That made me realize my passion was to journey with a people. To be witness to how they discover the power of their uniqueness and talents they have within them. It gives hope that tomorrow will be better.

Work Experience

I started my career as an admin clerk in a large financial institution. I developed myself into a financial adviser and later became a manager responsible for a team of financial advisers.
I have more than three decades marketing experience, twenty five years management experience and ten years experience in managing SME’s. Being in the financial services industry and while working with clients and businesses from start-up businesses to SMEs, I realized the need for business coaches. I have coached and assisted business owners grow themselves, their staff and their businesses. I have witnessed great successes; so too many failures and have learned a number of lessons along the way.

Coaching Specialties

Managers in Corporate Entities

SME's wanting to grow

Business Owners in the Financial Services Industry

Coaching Experience

I have been coaching and mentoring for most of my career. As a manager and leader I have coached individuals, teams and departments who achieved the goals that were before them. The most satisfying coaching I have ever experienced was seeing how people grew once they realised their full potential. Our quest for self realization and determination shines through.

The courses I have done along the way allow me to assist people to grow their knowledge and skills. I have coached over 200 individuals in my career as a manager and leader in the financial services industry.