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Self-awareness is the answer to your desire to be meaningful, to inspire and to contribute positively (personally and professionally)

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Self Leadership Workshops by Self Insights are designed to achieve your goals and bring your personal best professionally & personally.

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Our consulting framework entrenches the individual’s expertise, skill and capacity to define, teach, recognise, measure and sustain the subject matter under examination, irrespective of the nature of the project.

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Welcome to Self Insights

Self Insights

Self Insights – the result of my journey, born out of the desire to help individuals with their undying desire to be meaningful, to inspire and to be inspired.

“Every person yearns to live purposefully, to contribute positively and to make a difference! The journey to arrive at that place begins with a deep sense of self-awareness.” – Nokubonga Mbanga, Founder & Principal Consultant

That is why we are partners for human capital development initiatives, with specific focus on:

We strive to be distinguishable by infusing innovative and bespoke solutions, informed by a thorough contextual understanding of both the individual and the organisation.

  • ‘’Working with Bongi within Nike’s emerging markets region was an absolute joy. She’s incredibly knowledgeable, intelligent and driven. She goes the extra mile and is a true professional. Always in for learning something new, a good listener and a really pleasant colleague!

    I was impressed with the ideas she had for learning strategies, how she set up programmes in SA, and generally with her view on things. I have no doubt Bongi can reach great heights in her career.’’

    – Sanne Hartgring, Associate Director Learning & Development, Nike MEA
  • “Nokubonga, I want you to know the profound difference you have made for me in my life. One of the most important lessons that you taught me and that will stay with me for the rest of my life is “to celebrate little achievements”. Your informal, yet genuine way of getting a person to open up is not intimidating. You made me feel really comfortable to share. I would not have made the decision I made without your coaching and your ideas, suggestions and support.

    Your energy seems endless and the passion and unconditional support you show for your work is amazing. Even when not ‘actively coaching’ I can feel your heart still hard at work sending unseen messages, you walk the talk. Wow – what a difference it has made in my life and I am so thankful for this and more. Thank you so much.”

    – Khosi Dhlamini: CSI Programme Manager, Tiger Brands

  • ‘’My coaching relationship with Bongi started in June 2014 in Johannesburg. I had been recently hired as a Marketing Manager. It was my 2nd career move, after spending 10+ years with my first employer. The adjustment to the new environment, raised all my insecurities and fears to the surface.

    The change I’ve gone through has been very rewarding in my life. Both personally and in my career. I have closer relationships with my family and friends and I have enjoyed major career success with an award-winning work and an executive job offer that I accepted.

    I live in Cape Town – a city behind the transformation pendulum… and I have the self love, acceptance and know-how to navigate a new industry, in a senior position, in a different city… and I’m truly loving it.

    Now I know my worth.  The coaching journey has unleashed my greatest potential. Thank you for helping me “really be me.

    Thanks Bongi!’’

    – Z. Peffer, Marketing Director, FMCG SA
  • ‘’I contracted Bongi as a Personal Mentor and have worked with her for the past eight months. Working with Bongi has really helped me grow in my role as an Organisational Change Leader. Bongi “gets it”, she responds to your individual needs. She articulately brings her creative thinking to bear, enabling you to see situations from new perspectives.

    Her energy and insightfulness make every session a complete pleasure. Bongi has a wide range of experience, working directly with leaders in industry settings, and it shows. With her practical no-nonsense approach she focusses on your immediate challenges. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bongi to anyone wishing to develop their leadership potential.’’

    – N. Lall, HR Manager (with a background in Pharma, Food, Insurance & other sectors), Ireland
  • “My coaching experience with Nokubonga Mbanga started with a recommendation from a dear friend who just said “Friend you should try this, just try”. Our first meeting was like our 4th meeting. Nokubonga’s gift of listening and taking the time to listen to me attentively was a breakthrough to loving myself unconditionally.

    Her passion for continuous personal development with a keen focus on creating an environment where I could tap into my true positive inner self was priceless. I have had a purpose and great plans on paper for years (like having a Rolls-Royse in a garage but not driving it). She helped me uncover insights that were barriers for me “to open the garage and go for a spin”.

    She has had a huge impact on my life, I am now more focussed, action orientated, only working in alignment with my values, and more than anything, as I reward myself more and take time out to sharpen my saw. She reminded that I am me and that on its own it’s worth celebrating life.’’

    – K. Mabaso, Executiv, FMCG – SA
  • ‘’I have had the pleasure to go on a coaching journey with Nokubonga. I use the word journey deliberately as she has been able to help me navigate and continue understand myself better.

    She has made my coaching experience one that is light, non-judgmental and really practical. Bongi is warm, fun and realistic! I would highly recommend Bongi as a coach to anyone who is willing and ready to take their life to the next level.’’

    – N. Fente, Co-Founder, Springage, SA
  • ‘’When I found Nokubonga and approached her to be my Life Coach, I had no clue what to expect out of my sessions with her. All I knew was that I needed a partner to work with me in achieving my goals and work together towards my self-development. The sessions helped me to celebrate what I have achieved thus far and embrace the person that I am. I learnt how to remove emotions from stressful situations and consciously manage the situation as it presented itself. I am truly grateful for the sessions that I have had thus far and am looking forward to seeing the woman I will become in society as we continue working on my development.

    I would recommend anyone who is at a stage in their life where they need to be elevated to the next level, to partner with her. This has indeed been an investment into my most valuable asset, me.’’

    – P. Letlape – Proposition Delivery Manager – Banking SA
  • ‘’Nokubonga assisted me in a change management progamme that was focussing on developing technical skills and behavioural competencies.

    She capacitated the HR team, created structure and processes. She is very reliable, hardworking, amiable, challenging, a good collaborator and very influential. Nokubonga is able to simplify complex concepts up to operator level.’’

    – S. Molefe, HR Executive, FMCG SA