Thrivalist Life Coach

About Collette

Collette Merritt – The Thrivalist™ Life Coach – brings over 20 years of corporate, structured experience to The Thrivalist™ Life Coach, formerly known as Be The Change Coaching.  At the end of 2017, Collette did a 180 on her successful corporate career, to transform her life, when she upskilled and qualified as an ILS Life Coach, moving into a life of impact.

Collette is passionate about people understanding what motivates their behaviour and the impact they have on others.  She believes, with every fibre of her being, that working to your strengths and truly understanding your personal growth opportunities is the road to success.  Using various coaching tools, Collette assists individuals and groups with Coaching4Clarity, Personal Development & Growth, High Performance Team Dynamics, Stepping into your Leadership Style and Goal Setting.

Collette’s coaching approach is practical and non-judgmental, providing a space of infinite possibility, with a healthy dose of growth and accountability.  Feel free to read the testimonials below or the reviews on Facebook Reviews

In her spare time, she writes romance novels under a pseudonym.

There are so many beautiful quotes that Collette uses often in her work, but the one that inspires her greatly is by Rumi, the Persian Poet [1207 – 1273] … “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.  I will meet you there.”

Collette lives in Cape Town with her phenomenal husband of 23 years, their two daughters and two particularly ADORABLE, pampered felines.

Collette’s focus is all about working with individuals and teams to move them from surviving to THRIVING!

“You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry.” ~ E.A. Bucchianeri


“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


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Collette ~

The Thrivalist Life Coach