Dr Carly Steyn Certified Coach

Hello and welcome to my website and blog. I am a coach, facilitator and organisational development consultant who is passionate about translating the latest cutting-edge research and insights from the fields of organisational behaviour, psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that promote personal, professional and organisational success. As a coach and facilitator I help professionals, executives, emerging leaders and entrepreneurs maximise their creativity, productivity, performance, motivation and energy in the pursuit of meaningful and fulfilling goals.  As an organisational development consultant, I work with human resource professionals and business leaders to create extraordinary workplaces where people can thrive.



With over 15 years of experience across both the public and private sectors, I have the privilege of being able to draw on a rich selection of experiences to inform my work.  These include senior positions at the Human Sciences Research Council, TNS Research Surveys, the Graduate Centre for Management, the Change Consulting Group, the University of Stellenbosch Business School and the School of Business and Finance at the University of the Western Cape.

I have extensive experience in organizational and leadership development, executive coaching and facilitation.  I have designed and presented a range of executive development programmes and have coached junior, middle and senior managers from a range of sectors including local and provincial government, health, IT, finance and retail.

All the work that I do is supported by strong, evidence-based research. I have presented my work at local and international conferences and have published in a number of accredited books and journals on a range of issues including stress and burnout, work values and change management. My work has also been featured in a number popular publications and platforms including Business Day, Finweek Star Workplace, Engineering News, HR Works, Thought Thursdays, Eikestadnuus and  Leader.co.za.

I care deeply about developing and empowering the next generation of leaders and have lectured at a number of universities in South Africa and abroad. In 2013 I was appointed as Senior Lecturer Extraordinaire in Leadership Development at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. I currently lecture at the UWC School of Business and Finance.



I work across a range of industries and sectors, and offer customised coaching, team and leadership development solutions designed to make a meaningful impact.  I also love working with small business owners and entrepreneurs, and regularly present personal and professional development workshops.

Some of the amazing clients that I have worked with include the City of Cape Town, the Provincial Government Western Cape, the Two Oceans Aquarium, the Human Sciences Research Council, State Street Southern Africa, Terramanzi Environmental Consulting, The Change Consulting Group, Marie Stopes, KAP Industrial Holdings, the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Sanlam Private Wealth and Hammer Live Brands.


Education and training

I completed my undergraduate and Masters degrees cum laude at the University of Stellenbosch.  A few years later I completed my PhD in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Pretoria.  I obtained my coaching certification through the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

As a certified coach, I am a practitioner member of Coaches and Mentors South Africa (COMENSA).


Connect with me

I believe that very little in life can be achieved without the support of like-minded individuals. I am therefore always looking for opportunities to collaborate with individuals and organisations that share my passion for individual and organisational development.

Please feel free to contact me or join my network on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter if you would like to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership.  I look forward to hearing from you.