Dr Marlet Tromp



Dr. Marlet Tromp is a professionally trained and experienced life, executive and business coach. She facilitates a coaching process for her clients, guiding them to clarify their problems, identify their sources of power, make future directed decisions and take strategic actions to constitute significant and powerful change in their lives and businesses.

Marlet’s coaching is practical and action based. She works towards solutions that can be measured and that produce lasting results. Her success rate with clients is exceptionally high, owing to the good foundations her coaching practice is built on.

Marlet’s academic training, professional therapeutic and coaching experience and proven business success underpin her credibility and efficiency as a coach.


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Academic training & vocational experience

Marlet holds a D Litt et Phil degree from the University of Johannesburg with a doctoral thesis on Employee empowerment in an organisation. This is backed by a Master’s degree (cum laude) and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, both from Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). She has also done a Security Vetting Course through SA Military Intelligence College in Pretoria and completed her coach training through Success Factory, Johannesburg.

She is affiliated to the following professional associations: SA Council of Social Service Professions (SACSSP), South African Association of Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP), and Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (Comensa).

As a former social worker she has extensive experience in therapy sessions with people in extreme life situations. She has also done in-depth research and interviews for the Gauteng Department of Social Development on the topic of Youth in Conflict with the Law, as well as comprehensive security clearance interviews for Armscor. Her research and experience, coupled with training programmes she presented in her field, have equipped her for her structured and insightful work as a coach.

Apart from managing her coaching practice, Marlet has for several years been the owner of a successful small retail business. She has competently managed the business through tough economic periods and knows what is required to grow a healthy, productive business.


COMENSA, the umbrella association for Coaches and Mentors of South Africa, awarded Marlet the Certificate of Coaching Excellence for Coach of the Year in 2014.

Books, articles, papers and other achievements

Marlet is one of the contributors to the books Maak dit gebeur. Maak dat dit saak maak. Hier’s hoe! – ‘n Besluiteboek (Make it happen. Make it matter. Here’s how! – A book for decision making) and Gelukkige Jy, Gelukkige Gesin. (Happy You, Happy Family) published by Carpe Diem Publishers in 2019 and 2020.

Several articles by Marlet on employee empowerment have been published in academic journals. Destiny Magazine has requested her input on articles connected to small business management and she has contributed to Management Today and Business Woman Magazine. General interest magazines, including Finesse and Eastern Times, regularly contact her for an expert opinion on a variety of business and personal matters.

Marlet on more than one occasion took part in live discussions on the SABC3 programme 3Talk with Noeleen and has been a regular guest on radio programmes on RSG where she has discussed topics such as Stress and road anger and How to find your passion in life. With Chai FM she participated in a talk about life coaching.

She has presented various papers at conferences, among which Indicators of female empowerment at an international conference in Amsterdam. She has refereed three articles for The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations and has adjudicated five research projects for the Department of Social Development.

Marlet is a realistic but empathic coach who helps you set achievable goals and gives you tools to use for many years to come. The criterion for her personal success is your growth and the progressive changes in your life or business.


COMENSA, the umbrella association for Coaches and Mentors of South Africa, awarded Marlet the
Certificate of Coaching Excellence for Coach of the Year in 2014.


Craig Tappan

National Business Development Manager: Mortgage Max

‘’I can only recommend Dr Tromp's professional and understanding manner. It was only a pleasure to deal with her and in a sense, I can say that it was a life changing experience. She allowed me to reconsider and change the way I perceive certain people and situations and changed my thought process on how I deal with these on a daily basis. She has given new meaning to the phrase: "Be the change." Dr Tromp is highly recommended.’’

Dian Govender

Head of Customer Relations: Global Telematics

‘’Marlet is professional, she listens and understood me well, she worked at my pace and pushed me but in a positive way. I was extremely satisfied with the results. I have now been promoted to executive level. Her methods and techniques she use is smart and it easily blends with your needs. Marlet has made a massive difference in my life and I am grateful for this. I will certainly recommend Marlet to anyone who is eager to develop and grow themselves.’’

Hilton Silver

Commercial & IT Manager: Hoya Hill Optics

‘’I would personally like to thank my coach Marlet Tromp for the great business coaching sessions.

The coaching sessions have changed the way I work. From the very first session, I used the skills and tools that Marlet Tromp taught me.   The coaching is very practical, and you will benefit straight away after the first session.  The results have been immediate, and I would recommend my coach Marlet Tromp to any business that wants to get their best from their employees.

Thank you, Coach Marlet for the professional coaching sessions that I received.’’

Marina Wiering

Financial Manager: Speed Space

‘’I was definitely satisfied with the results.  The coaching did not only assist me at work but also improved communication at home and other areas outside of work. I will definitely recommend Marlet!! You have a definitive plan and know how to get to the end goal.  The sessions are structured and very specific, and I never felt at any point that time was wasted.  You conduct everything with such professionalism and compassion.  I would recommend you without any hesitation.’’

Corlie De Witt

Labour Consultant: Private Practice

‘’Thinking back, I remember remarking to someone that coaching does not seem like “work” for this emotionally intelligent woman. While interacting with her I soon became aware that coaching is a calling for her. Out of personal experience and from feedback that I received from the many corporate clients and individuals I referred to her, after completing coaching with her many years ago, it is clear that Marlet treats people with care and respect. She has a sincere desire to help them with her open and nurturing disposition. I sincerely recommend Dr Marlet Tromp to any person who needs assistance with managing work in a corporate position or managing life on a personal level. She is qualified to assist people in overcoming challenges.’’

Palesa Kadi

Executive Manager Strategic Services: Film & Publication Board

‘’ I was pleased that our coaching program referred to both my professional and personal growth. The sessions were inspiring and focused.

My results were realized earlier than I thought. My strategy in life was redesigned with me as the driver and Dr Tromp assisting with the blind spots and reality checks.  I am at ease to share with the world my coaching experience with Dr Marlet Tromp due to the results I have yielded. The consistent and caring relationship gave assurance that I was dealing with a professional who will be able to assist in shaping my future. I have since developed professionally and serving in various public sector and private sector boards.’’

Emmanuel Makhele

Structural Engineer: Aurecon

‘’I want to thank you for our sessions; they were really helpful during a stressful time.  You helped me overcome the various challenges at the time and I managed to achieve great things. I decided to do coaching to help me overcome my negative thoughts and being overly hard on myself; this previously hindered my performance at work and left me with lots of anxiety.  I was pleased by Marlet's ability to help me put things into perspective and the tools she provided me to help me deal with my perfectionism. I would recommend Marlet as a Coach, because of the gentle and yet direct approach to helping her clients.’’