Coaching Philosophy

  • Boost your confidence and resilience which will result in career progression and professional recognition
  • Hold you accountable for goals and actions leading to improved productivity, morale and decision making
  • Help develop your communication and rapport building skills leading to stronger management, delegation and effectiveness within your business, organisation or personal life
  • Create an edge to help you effectively deal with and manage personal failure, constant change, crises or other challenges
  • Provide straight forward tools and techniques to develop your ability to handle workload, stress and pressure from yourself and others
  • Provide an honest and clear approach to your development opportunities not thought of before and tackle them together removing obstacles and challenges
  • Use a flexible client centred approach to review, reflect, discuss and refocus. This will allow you to become the catalyst for change within yourself
  • Improve your confidence and self-acceptance to become at peace with who you are and take several steps forward together

Coaching Services

“If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got.” • Henry Ford

Coaching Services

NLP for Business

Hypnotherapy and Time Line™ Therapy

Confidence, Resilience and Change Management Coaching

NLP for Business Coaching

Business Success Coaching and Mentoring (NLP for Business)

Using NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and executive coaching techniques that draw together strategies and tools from a diverse range of disciplines including behaviour psychology and wellness. NLP is the method of influencing the brains behaviour through the use of language and other types of communication to enable a person to "recode" the way the brain responds and to introduce new and better behaviours. Furthermore, it provides leaders, managers and teams with skills to create opportunities, improve resilience, grow confidence and therefore improving performance from within.

NLP is the springboard to personal and team transformation, elimination of negativity, resolving internal conflict and building a successful business model that will inspire and motivate leaders to lead and managers to manage. Alternatively, business mentoring can be used as a powerful tool to help steer an individual into accepting that every option may be a possibility.;

A business mentor supports and encourages business owners or prospective owners to develop specific skills and knowledge that will maximise their business potential and improve their performance and profit.

Hypnotherapy and Time Line™ Therapy

Hypnotherapy and Time Line™ Therapy

What is Time Line™ therapy?

Time Line Therapy™ (TLT) is a powerful therapeutic process that has evolved from hypnosis and NLP, developed by Tad James, Ph.D. in the 1980s. This was developed by applying a therapeutic process to the concept that we store our memories in a linear manner.

TLT provides one of the most effective processes and techniques for personal change and growth by facilitating the elimination of the painful emotions attached to memories or events in the past. TLT uses the individuals own internal “Time Line” by working with their Unconscious Mind in a number of ways which include healing emotional traumas and eliminating unwanted thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It focuses on what we can learn from those events and use what we learn as a resource for the future.

In collaboration with TLT, hypnosis is used to increase your creativity, remove mind “blocks”, enhance strategic problem solving and identify and build on existing and new strengths. This process helps you to visualise and identify closely with your future goals.

Confidence Coaching

Confidence, Resilience and Change Management Coaching

Many people seek out a business success coach to help them with personal and professional confidence and resilience, either in a private or corporate setting. Can you recognise a confident individual when you see one, knowing deep inside you think you are confident but you don't feel it?

Do you want to create a powerful image and have a positive impact on a variety of audiences? Do you want to enhance your executive image and communication to create a positive new you? Do you feel you have lost your drive to overcome obstacles? Deep down you know you need to feel more resilient but cannot see how you can motivate yourself?

Many people seek coaching to improve performance with regards to constant changes in the workplace and personal life, managing stress and pressure, pubic speaking, team management, presentations to executive level, keeping up with client demands and industry advances or constantly having to perform at the highest level. This type of coaching helps to gain clarity, purpose and improve performance generally.

Image Coaching
Change Management
Resilience Coaching


I decided to approach Bonita for help towards the end of my maternity with my last baby. I felt my return to work was looming and I had difficulties dealing with returning to work before. Due to stress and apprehension when returning after a previous baby I was worrying that the same would happen this time round. Bonita has guided me to find the root cause for my apprehension and has given me numerous coping techniques to try prior to and once I’ve arrived to work, helping me develop and reidentify confidence in my ability. We also worked through various ways to help maintain a calm mindset both at home and at work including the use of an anchor. Thanks to her support and encouragement I have had a smooth transition back to my work environment and am enjoying my role again.

Alongside the coping and confidence strategy work, Bonita coached me towards a new goal. She has inspired me with her career change and transition story and helped to reinvent myself using my current knowledge and skills. I had looked into starting a new business venture but never thought it could become a reality. This has been accelerated through the use of confidence building, goal setting and chunking helping me realise what I want is achievable and to believe I can actually do it!! I firmly believe that without the use of a coach I would never have contemplated changing the direction of my career. I would have looked back in years to come regretting I never believed in myself enough. As a result of the coaching Bonita has helped to ignite a passion I didn’t realise I had and she has helped unlocked the potential I now see for me to change my life and create the future I want for myself and my family.

Julia, NHS Specialist Nurse

I was offered coaching with Bonita and jumped at the chance as we are looking to start a new era with our business. I had plenty of ideas but was finding it hard to focus on the key elements and moving forward with the project. Bonita was great at listening to the ideas then making me really look at them, to see whether they were practical or not, what training was needed to implement them, what resources we already had and get a solid programme in place rather than the 20,000 ideas going no where.

Bonita listens, then directs the thought processes into a more productive style rather than telling you how it should be done. She also has contagious enthusiasm and sunny character that makes everything seem possible while keeping you on track with constructive feedback and reminders on your goals and how to get there. I would recommend Bonita to anyone who needs focus and self-development planning as well as developing change in a business.

Tracey Hinsby, Austrian Alps

When I first started working with Bonita I felt like my entire world was a muddle. I had recently separated from my husband and with three children I felt like I had lost my way. The impact on my business life was significant. I felt overwhelmed and didn’t know how to get back on track. In our first session we worked on my personal life. We captured why I felt disillusioned and Bonita used a few techniques to help me feel in control once again.

The goal setting was so successfully that by our second session we decided to concentrate on my career and Director role within Seager Home Solutions. Within a few coaching sessions, I could focus on the future once again with long and short-term goals driving my decision making. Every session has left me feeling empowered and enthusiastic to take on all the challenges I face, whilst keeping me focused on my objectives. Our sessions were so successful I will be booking Business Success Coaching for key members of my team to help empower them and drive my business forward.

Kelly Seager, Director, Seager Home Solutions

Bonita has been working with me on some workplace coaching since a restructure gave me a new team and new responsibilities. The work she does with me allows a clear outside perspective that enables me to set clear goals for myself that are achievable and allow me to measure success. She is always positive and always approachable and having someone outside of work and family to talk long and short term goals has been invaluable.

Rachel Kellett, Head of Qualifications and Product Development, AAT

About Me

After a successful career in several senior roles in education spanning 23 years I wanted more. The Dalai Lama once said, "the purpose of our lives is to be happy", and for me this meant a change in direction. I worked as hard as I could to cope with the constantly changing business landscape, mustered up every ounce of confidence and resilience I had and made sure I took charge of my motivation and energy to facilitate my change in direction. I wanted to “Be the Change” in my personal and professional life.

As a qualified Personal Development Life Coach certified by The Coaching Academy, London and an NLP for Business Practitioner, certified with the American Board of NLP (ABNLP) and a British Batchelors Degree in Education and Commerce, I am very much focused on performance and results. I have combined my qualifications, training, experience and extensive people development skills to enable clients to achieve their potential and Be the Change.

I have helped individuals and groups develop personal and business-related goals including promotion, change management, managing negative interpersonal relationships, developing teams, increased profit, achieve peak performance professionally and personally or facilitating a complete change in direction. I give a third-party perspective to help overcome time management, creativity and lack of motivation resulting in greater output, organisation and general efficiency. I guarantee I will add value to you that goes over and beyond the paid investment you make.

Bonita Ackerman du Preez

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Bonita Ackerman du Preez

Business Success Coach and Mentor

NLP for Business Practitioner

Hypnotherapy and Time Line™ Therapy Practitioner

Confidence, Change Management and Resilience Coach

Motivational Speaker and Trainer

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