About Us

Tessa Whyatt

Leadership Coach and clinical psychologist/ Art therapy specialist

Tessa started her career as a psychotherapist and has 18 years of experience with individuals and groups. She added coaching in 2013, working with individuals and teams. She also enjoys facilitating Time To Think, as well as designing and implementing leadership, resilience and self-mastery workshops.


Tessa takes time to truly care and engage with each person, to motivate and support growth, hold accountability, and celebrate successes.

Tessa’s coaching speciality is in resilience, wellness, and health – mental, physical and emotional. She enjoys helping clients identify their strengths and develop self-leadership, particularly through developing emotional intelligence. Tessa uses a variety of methods and tools, fine-tuned for each unique individual. These she believes allow new paths and perspectives to emerge, to support change, overcome blocks, and create liberating shifts. Her main aim in coaching is to help people reach their potential and to thrive!

She is sometimes known as a “Therapeutic Coach”. As a therapist Tessa specializes in grief and loss counselling, and is an accredited Grief Educator.

Based in Cape Town, Tessa has a keen interest in positivity, breathwork, mindfulness, gratitude and creative practices.

On a personal level, Tessa values integrity and perseverance. She is hard working and organized, and passionate about working with people. In addition to coaching adults, Tessa consults with NGOs and she designed a program for adolescents to reduce school dropout. She also co-owns a family business. Tessa continually strives for a good work-life balance to enjoy her career, family and self-care.


Tessa has coached graduates and new managers, entrepreneurs and team leaders, managers and executives, private professionals and teams. She has taught Time To Think on Executive Education Programmes being delivered by business schools and/or Grey Matters Leadership Development, Coaching and Consulting.

Dream Team

Our Coaches

Executive Leadership and Business coach| Neuro-agility Profile™ assessment| Team coach| DEI

Arthi Rabikrisson

Arthi believes that in this dynamic world, we can find balance through empathy, encouragement and boosting agility. T...
Executive and Leadership Coach | Facilitator | Team Effectiveness Specialist

Linda Aiyer

Linda believes that every one of us has inherent mastery, and her passion lies in creating the space and engaging her...
Executive business and leadership Coach

Peter Moss

Peter has primarily worked with CEOs, Executives and Senior Managers who are often facing challenges with strategic, ...
Executive leadership Coach/Transformation and inclusion specialist

Hani du Toit

Hani is a Conversational Intelligence® who also works closely with highly acclaimed international Business gurus, Mik...

Nkulu Madonko

Nkulu is a visionary, strategic individual with an exceptionally strong work ethic, passionate about helping clients ...
Executive and Career Coach, Enneagram Practitioner, Facilitator and Speaker

Mpume Ncube-Daka

Mpume has nearly 30 years of corporate experience having worked across different industries in senior and executive r...