Hi, I'm Michelle
Life Strategist, catalyst, entrepreneur, sister, mum and curious seeker dedicated to helping you live your best and most vibrant life.
Too often we get stuck, lost in the busy-ness of life, or weighed down by circumstance. I want to change that.VIVEVA is about providing solutions and helping you find the clarity & fulfilment you seek.
to become what we dream, we must evolve who we are
Wellbeing, balance and performance go hand in hand
My passion for evoking brilliance in others began a decade ago. At first, it was the catalyst to my corporate success and today, I partner with remarkable women, just like you - helping them reclaim their power and design their lives with clarity and purpose.
I know what it’s like to juggle multiple roles, manage competing demands and operate in dynamic and diverse environments. I’ve sat in boardrooms in Saudi, led teams in Russia, run projects in Nigeria and led organisation-wide transformations while raising my children, supporting my community and... working hard to maintain my sanity.
I've experienced how wellbeing, balance and performance go hand and along the way, I've feared, failed, learned, improved and, I’ve conquered.
But enough about me - I’d like to learn more about you
I don’t believe in becoming some version of a person that doesn’t exist – I believe in finding helpful ways to manage and enjoy the life we have today and, in making way for the life we hope to have tomorrow
I found Michelle’s style safe, insightful, and really authentic. She understands what it takes to get you to a better place and manages to relay this with empathy and integrity.”
LEONI, SALES MANAGER
Michelle has in-depth knowledge and wisdom. She challenges me on my thoughts and views, asks questions that encourages me to think differently, and even reconsider some of my decisions and actions. I love how she…picks up trends and patterns and helps me clarify my thinking and objectives…”
Our clients say.
“I didn’t know what coaching was and was a bit apprehensive to start with BUT it has honestly been life changing! I feel more myself, and more capable than I have in years. And my family say I’m different too.
SIHLE, IT PROJECT MANAGER
A few more things you might find interesting about me…
I'm proud to call Johannesburg homeI live in a wonderful neighbourhood that is diverse and filled with energy. I was born in Johannesburg and did all my schooling here. So, when it was time for university, I wanted an adventure. I packed my bags and headed to the University of Cape Town. Living alone at 17, I experienced the joy of freedom for the first time and many bottles or wine, late nights and last minute test submission later, I graduated with my Honours in Business Science. This was to be the foundation of my future -first as a leader and now as an entrepreneur and coach. After that, I spent a few years in London, but the call of Africa has always been loud and soon I returned. And stayed. I built a global career from here and have raised my family here. And despite having travelled to many wonderful places nothing beats the feeling of returning to the place and the people that I call home.
I've always been an enthusiatic overachieverI love a gold star. I’m a perfectionist, and a driver – fuelled by a challenge and willing to work harder than most people I know. A classic “A” Type personality. Which probably explains why I’ve often over committed myself and over scrutinized my life and work. I’ve pushed myself to reach the high expectations I had of myself – both personally and professionally. Exhaustion, plate spinning and never being satisfied - I know them well! Now I channel my energy and perfectionism into delivering exceptional coaching and experiences. The insights I share are all things I’ve lived and the tools, are tools I’ve used and return to often. My biggest achievements to date? Raising my 2 beautiful children and working with remarkable people every day.
I'm passionate about empowering womenThroughout my career I have enjoyed helping other women succeed. I continue to be a vocal supporter of women at industry events , run free workshops on the power of self-promotion and am committed to helping women lead and live with confident authenticity.
I'm a committed lifelong learnerI’ve always been curious about my own potential and the potential of others. My bookshelves are stacked with the personal growth books that I’ve devoured over the years but now days, I get my kick out of listening to podcasts and trying out new wellbeing solutions.