Vera Marbach is a personal coach who focuses on coaching individuals to cope and work with strong feelings, like anger, anxiety, fear and pain. These intense emotions can give us the motivation to change our circumstances in practical and positive ways. Her particular interests and/or experience include home-schooling, communication skills, family relationships, mental health, preparation for dying well and social cohesion.
During the last few years Vera has become involved in inter-racial meetings to address the racial tensions evident in South African society. She is a nni Facilitator-Coach and has facilitated monthly nni dialogues since June 2016. Since December 2016 this has taken place under the banner of Diversity Dialogue SA.
She is passionate about conscious and thought-through living, active citizenship and practical social justice. She is interested in history and how it influences our present. She writes poetry to process her thoughts and challenges.
Vera studied Occupational Therapy at the University of the Witwatersrand. She worked as an Occupational Therapist in England and in South Africa in a variety of fields, including in mental health and in childhood development. She has co-ordinated and facilitated monthly discussion events, occasional conferences and weekend breakaways. She is also a regular guest speaker at various churches and events on a variety of subjects such as self-esteem, family relationships, ethical consumerism and so forth.
Khanyi Mthimunye is training and facilitation consultant at Think Thru-Talk Thru. She has extensive experience in youth development and entrepreneurship. Khanyi managed a gap year program and helped create programs to facilitate youth employment opportunities.
In the last 2 years she has trained as a facilitator for community dialogues and successfully hosted over a dozen dialogues. Her legacy lies in the number of students she has mentored who are now financially independent and positively involved in their communities.
Both individual coaching and dialogue facilitation can be done in person or online.