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PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
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.
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.