Coaching Speciality:

  • Executive Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Coaching for Women
  • Transitional Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching

Coaching Preferences:

  • Executives
  • Senior Management
  • Middle Management
  • Emerging Leaders

I’m a Great fit for:

  • Large Corporates
  • Small to Medium size Companies
  • Government Institutions


  • Bachelor’s degree – University of Cape Town
  • Postgraduate Qualifications and Certifications in Business and Executive Management from:
  • Harvard Business School
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Singapore
  • University of Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch University
  • WITS Business School
  • Executive Coaching qualifications – University of Cape Town and
  • Results Coaching Systems (Australia), an internationally accredited coaching institution and affiliated to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and COMENSA


  • International Coaching Federation


  • English (fluent)

simone le hane

I n t e r n a t i o n a l  E x e c u t i v e  C o a c h

Develop great leadership skills, an influential  and impactful presence to inspire and lead your team to brilliance with an executive coaching partnership.

We live and lead in a constantly challenging and rapidly shifting socio-economic and political environment. For leaders to make an impact and reach their full potential, they should be skilful, dynamic, and confident to lead boldly in senior executive environments. I believe leaders with access to insightful, empathetic, and inspiring support from an experienced coaching professional can unlock their potential and achieve their goals.

As your coach and partner on the leadership journey, I draw from a wealth of experience as a female business leader to help you identify your gaps and develop skills to perform in demanding corporate and executive environments.


I am a proud mother of two adult children. They live their lives in a meaningful way with values that I fully embrace. Through my journey and life experiences growing up on the Cape Flats, I share and create a safe space for others to grow as they fulfil their aspirations. It is my way of contributing to the leadership pool in South Africa and society at large, especially female leaders.

I draw inspiration from being in nature, and by surrounding myself with beautiful flowering plants and trees. I believe that plants and nature energise me so that I can engage with my clients and the world with empathy, compassion and love.

As a professional, I have over 30 years of leadership and senior management experience in the international corporate world. I gained unique insight into the needs of leaders while applying myself as an executive manager at Shell, Old Mutual, the Imperial Group and the National Treasury. As Lead Project Manager, I established the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). My role as a board member in the private and public sectors has given me invaluable corporate governance and ethics experience.

Today, as a Change Partners Coach, I team up with senior managers and executives (with a focus on female managers) to help them develop the tools to navigate and thrive in corporate boards and executive roles.


Through our coaching partnership, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a collaborative and empathetic approach that focuses on your strengths and aspirations and stretches you to reach more of your potential.

Let’s work together to develop the tools you need to succeed on your leadership journey.

I coach virtually and in person.


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