My Story

I had Strong Female Role Models

I grew up in Apartheid South Africa, in Bo-Kaap (upper town) an area of Cape

Town, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill

above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape


Bo-Kaap is traditionally a multicultural area. The area is known for its brightly

coloured homes and cobblestoned streets. The proverb- It takes a village to raise a

child, which means that it takes an entire community of different people

interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe

environment, comes to mind.

This caring spirit touched me from an early age and gave me a sense of belonging,

compassion and humanity. I grew up with strong women who were determined in

their struggle against political oppression and gender inequality. This observation

inspired my deep desire to see women step up to be their best and truly come

My way out…Education
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

After high school I trained as a registered nurse and midwife at Somerset hospital in Cape Town.

I practiced as a registered nurse for two years.

As a self-confessed book lover, I was always fascinated with the behind the scenes stories of the

corporate world. This led me to venture into the corporate medical insurance world where I

worked as a Medical and Financial Risk Consultant for 20 years. Climbing the corporate ladder

gave me the opportunity to mentor and coach junior team members and managers.

One of my major achievements was an amazing opportunity to work in Dubai as an executive

consultant for 4 years. It was bittersweet because, in this very male-dominated field, I was the

only woman operating in the Middle East in that position.

My fancy list of credentials:
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from Centre for Coaching (GSB/UCT) New Ventures West (USA)
Maters in Business Administration from the Business school of Netherlands.
Registered nurse & midwife from Somerset Hospital Nursing College

Ubuntu … "humanity towards others"

I have always been devoted to giving back and paying it forward especially in the involvement

in community projects from cooking for the homeless to mentoring and empowering

women and youth.

It made me realise the difference one person can make to help shape

the future of disadvantaged youth and women to realise their dreams.
Having the Odacity to do it my way… BossLady

My entrepreneurial journey began when I started a documentary film and theatre

production company O’dacity Films wiaward-winninging director Zulfah Otto-Sallies.

Our mission was to tell local stories and empower women.

We successfully produced many theatre productions and television documentaries for the

local and international market. In 2010 O’dacty films first feature film called Don’t Touch

was produced, directed and managed mainly by a female production team.

Spreading the love … Coaching

In 2012, I decided to explore the field of integral coaching and became a Professional

Certified Coach (PCC) and started Odacity Lifestyle Coaching with the tagline… For those who

dare…From Intention to Action.

I came full circle using my UNIQUE combination of people and business skills with poetry,

public speaking and creative storytelling to stir the heart and inspire the soul. I create a safe

space where women feel accepted and supported through their journey whilst reclaiming the

greatest version of themselves.

Living my dream

I am finally living my poetic creative dream.

It’s about empowering you to fearlessly chase your dreams, knowing deeply that you can

create whatever it is you desire.

Let’s get started on your transformation today. Verily actions are by intentions,

and for every person is what he intended.

Odacity Lifestyle, we structure your business so you can have the freedom to live your best life.

I will help you overcome your fears and move outside your comfort zone.

You will become confident, dump the guilt and step into the spotlight. We will have fun

and celebrate the big and small wins.
Let’s chat
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