Leah Thokwane, Bringing Out The Potential In Others


Theodore Roosevelt once said 'Do what you can, with what you have, where you are'. Noone else believes in this quote and follows it more religiously than South African life-coach, Leah Thokwane who is making a difference in her own community and beyond using her God-given talents.
"As a life coach, I am there to provide guidance to those who want to reach specific targets/goals but might be having difficulty doing so on their own.
"To be a life coach one has to know a lot about goals and how to attain them, you have to be well-aware of the needs and be able to cater for those seeking your help through referral services or personal references", Leah explained.
We asked her as to what inspired this particular career choice and where it all started.
" The past that I had did lead me to being one. I started out pretty early, while I was still in school actually. I was young but very active in talking to and encouraging other people to follow what they believed in.
"I saw most people suffering, unequipped with knowledge and skills so I decided that I needed to give back to my community through life coaching and help my fellow man and woman exhaust their full potential", she said.
There is nothing more rewarding than giving back and seeong the results of how your efforts made a difference in someone else's life and Leah can attest to this.
"I remember when I was standing in front of an audience rendering words of encouragement to abused women who are fighting against gender based violence so that they can be able to make something out of themselves.
" In that moment, I felt more fulfilled than I have ever been in my life, for, it is in that moment that I realized that I was exactly where I was supposed to be and doing exactly what I was supposed to", said Leah.
Thokwane believes that, though not fully-embraced among Africans,  life coaching can be very effective in building minds and inculcating a new culture and environment where goal-getters flourish.
"From my own experiences I have seen first hand what change life coaching brings to not only an individual but society as a whole.
"A lot has changed in the lives of people and the communities that we have been working with. Their feedback has been positive.
" The majority of these people are now happier, not only thankful but fearless too as they move a step closer to fulfilling their goals", she said.
Leah describes herself as loving, hyper, energetic and caring young mother who was born in Sebokeng (Vaal), raised in Pretoria and currently living in Orange-Farm. A dedicated woman, who is on a mission to uplift and embrace this gift called life.
The life coach is also passionate about music, fashion and drawing, all of which she feels, defines her as a whole.
She hopes to one day host a talk show of her own which she hopes will go a long way in spreading positivity and keeping hope alive, all of which, she herself strongly believes in.

"Live positively in any situation so that you can stand tall and win with a positive attitude because in this life we live, we have to face and overcome a lot so we need to keep hope and faith alive", she said.
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