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Free Life Coaching

SIMPLY volunteer to help our trainee life coaches meet their certification requirements

volunteer for free life coaching


If you would like to take advantage of this offer, we respectfully ask that you read the information and guidelines provided on this page BEFORE you go ahead and post!

What's this all about?

Trainee life coaches with New Insights are required to conduct extensive practice coaching as part of the requirements for their eventual certification. 

Trainees are required to find a number of volunteers to practice with. To assist them with this, we have created this page, which endeavours to help them get connected with members of the public who feel they may benefit from volunteering for one or more coaching sessions.

Am I eligible to post here?

Yes, as long as you are either:

  • a potential volunteer CLIENT (a member of the public who would like to receive free life coaching; or
  • a bona fide TRAINEE life coach (must be currently registered and in good standing with New Insights)

If neither of the above apply to you we will not approve your post.

Is the coaching really free of charge?

Yes, our trainees generally do not charge for practice coaching. However, depending on the circumstances, some may request a nominal fee to cover any costs they may incur.


Firstly, it's important to bear in mind that you will be working with a trainee life coach.

Trainees are neither qualified, nor experienced coaches. If you want or need an experienced and certified coach, or if you are considering training with us and want to experience a session, we recommend that you visit our Life Coach Directory.

Secondly, coaching will be conducted in the trainee's personal capacity. Although the trainee coach may use the New Insights Life Coaching System, New Insights is not in any way responsible for the nature and quality of coaching you will receive.

Thirdly, depending on your requirements and the availability of the trainee coach, you may choose to volunteer for:

  • The two initial life evaluation and goal setting sessions; or 
  • A full transformative programme of 15 structured sessions; or
  • A single, less structured, free-form session.

Life coaching will, almost certainly, be conducted remotely, using Zoom or Skype or similar, although the face-to-face option can be negotiated with the trainee coach in the event that you happen to live close by.

How soon will I get a response?

We can not guarantee that you will receive a response if you post on this page and cannot give you any guidelines about how long you will have to wait. Other than approving posts, we do not monitor the interactions between the trainees and members of the public.

From time to time we clean up posts on this page by deleting those older than 12 months, or posts by trainees who have since become certified.

How DO I register my interest?

If you wish to respond to an existing post, simply post a comment on that post.

If you wish to create a new post for others to comment on, then, in the form below, in the field marked 'Title of post', please enter the following:


Enter the word "CLIENT:' along with your name and location. Note that because Google can index these posts, we recommend you use your first name only and a general location if your post contains sensitive information. 

For example: CLIENT: Joe, Midrand, Gauteng

Once you have done that, please click on the link below the box to complete the post (there's no need to enter your name and location again in the expanded form).

Please familiarise yourself with our Privacy Policy by clicking here.


Enter the word TRAINEE: along with your name and location.

For example: TRAINEE: Freda Bloggs, Knysna, Western Cape.

Once you have done that, please click on the link below the box to complete the post (there's no need to enter your name and location again in the expanded form).

Please familiarise yourself with our Privacy Policy by clicking here.

Post here:

Please enter the title of your post in the box below by referring to the instructions above. Then click on the link below the box to complete your post (there's no need to enter your name and location again in the expanded form):

Current Posts:

Here is a listing of current posts from trainee coaches and volunteer practice clients: Please click on the post title to read it, and any responding comments in full.

Client: Cindi, Sherwood, PE 
Hi. I have a very traumatized background No nurturing or guidance. Need to set a way forward to be the real version of me

Client: Gina, Gauteng 
I would like to volunteer for the full coaching of 15 sessions. Thanks

CLIENT: Flo, Parkmore, Gauteng 
I'd like to volunteer as a potential client for life coaching.

CLIENT: Mpumi, Johannesburg South 
Hi I am currently mentoring teens and I need help in learning to coach them effectively to help them not repeating the same mistakes that I have made and …

Client: Jane, Pretoria. 
Good day, I am looking for someone who is going to help me get me out of a slump. I've been feeling unmotivated for 3 months and I also think it might …

CLIENT: Smiso, Durban 
Hi everyone. I am 31 and I need some guidance please, for example moneywise. It can be online.

Client Denay, Altadena, California  
I am looking for guidance on beginning a new and different life for myself. Being a former caregiver for a long period of time 24/7 has ended. My life …

CLIENT: Tanita Johannesburg South  
Hi looking for someone that I can talk through what I am going through and get some advice on how to manage and cope with everyday life.

Trainee: Gina, Cape Town 
Trainee Coach looking for practice clients in Cape Town, seesions will be free. Hi there, I have recently completed all my modules with New Insights …

Client: Colin McAuley, Merseyside 
My requirements are to get help with habit forming and changing lifestyle.

Client: Thandeka, South Joburg  
Clients-I have two teenage boys age 13 and 14, I would like them to get crouching and help with dealing with growing up challenges

CLIENT: Liza, Pretoria 
I am a 34 year old woman. I am interested in the either one of the volunteering offers. Currently I just started my own business, and I need a few …

Trainee: Terma, Centurion, Gauteng 
I am looking for a client who wants to do the full 15 sessions on-line with me. Please respond if you feel guided to do so

CLIENT: Letitia, Gezina Pretoria, Gauteng 
I am a single parent, I have done so much mental work on myself but seem to always seem to find myself going back to the things that takes me to my old …

CLIENT: Ash, Johannesburg 
Hello to all Life coaches, I am a 35 year old female psychologist based in JHB. I am feeling a bit stuck with respect to my life and what I what to …

Need relationship and life coaching after severe trauma 
Since 2016 I got divorced 2017 looked after my mother with cancer 2018 she died I continued looking after my father 2020 broke my hip still …

Trainee: Bernadette Gasnodien, Cape Town 
Hi my name is Bernadette, I am a trainee coach and is looking for individuals that are in need of coaching to help them achieve their goals, live a more …

CLIENT: Robert, Texas  
Hi, I am at a breaking point to where my lack of ambition has cost me my marriage. I am trying to find my purpose and strive towards achieving that goal. …

CLIENT: Esther, Johannesburg 
I find myself in messy situations a lot. I usually postpone big decisions for later and make haste decisions that result in out of control situations that …

TRAINEE: Katrien Klopper, Johannesburg 
Hi I am a New Insightsw trainee coach looking for clients to be coached free of charge. If you are having problems to achieve your dreams and goals …

Client: Lizette, Centurion, Gauteng 
A full transformative programme of 15 structured sessions remotely after hours.

Client: Ana, Western Cape 
Im a single mom whose lost direction of a career and personal. I wish to build myself again and not just live for the day. I feel as if I have no purpose …

CLIENT: EJ, Midrand, Gauteng 
Life Coaching for depression

Client: Katlego, Arcadia, Pretoria 
Reworking my approach to life

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Mankunyana, Midrand, Gauteng 
Looking for a coach to assist with focussing my efforts in the appropriate direction. And to help define the areas in my life that need attention in order …

Trainee: Nondulo, Hermanus 
Hey. I have an extreme passion for helping people and I'm currently training with New Insights . I would like to offer my free of charge 15 sessions to …

CLIENT: Monique, Mossel Bay, Western Cape 
I am looking for a coach to help me with the next phase of my life. I traveled Asia and upon my return I started studying. I have been through a series …

CLIENT: Jane, Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal 
Im stuck and wish to move on. My life is about 2 steps forward and 10 back. Really need to move forward.

Hello, I need help in achieving my goals and help with my self esteem and decision making ability, so that I can get my life back on track.

CLIENT: Thandeka, Johannesburg 
I am looking for someone to help me achieve my goals and develop better habits.

CLIENT: Andy, East London 
Please help get my life back on track

Client, Carmen Pratt, US 
Any type of coaching you're available to offer. I am missing mentorship and goal accountability for my future career and experiencing anxiety when needed …

CLIENT: Clemiran, Britstown, Northern Cape 
I know what i want but i struggle attaining my goals because of discipline

CLIENT: Lebohang Ngcobo; Jhb North 
I am currently a quialified accountant and a tax practioner as well as homeschooling mom. I have recently been involved in home schooling consultancy and …

Client: Claudine, Location not stated 
Need help as I transition

Client: Molly Pitso, Germiston, Gauteng  
I know what I want but it is difficult to achieve my goals

Client: Dominique, Cape Town, Western Cape 
I’m stuck and I feel like I can’t breathe , I have no one that I can ask for life advise , and I feel like I’m suffocating , I just need an ear and advise …

Client: Naomi Johannesburg 
I am at a weird place in my life, I am in a career I don't feel passionate about and I am pulled towards other things but feel fearful of the unknown and …

Client: Nick, Johannesburg 
Starting an online digital marketing business. I am available for the full coaching program

TRAINEE: Mishka Naicker, Pretoria, Gauteng 
Hello. I am looking for two individuals who will like to receive coaching. This can be both physical or virtual coaching. Do reach out to me on 071 …

Client: Peter, Johannesburg 
Am interested to explore the future

Trainee: Chloe Park-Ross, Cape Town, Western Cape 
Hey! I would love to help you on your journey to rediscovering your wholeness and passion for life whether it be in your career, relationship or wellness. …

Client: Zingiswa Tolobisa, Cape Town 
There has been a lot of changes in my life in the current 2 years and now I am trying to figure out my next steps in life including career wise.

Client: Bukiwe Mafele, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape 
I am a host of events and Presenter at our local radio station where I invite people to upack the chosen topic according to their life experience to encourage …

Trainee, Clesia, Pinelands Western Cape 
I am currently a trainee coach and looking for volunteer clients to complete the 15-session program with. The program is designed to discover your life …

Client: Lorinda, Gauteng 
I would like to sign up with Sharanjeet Shan as i believe this will help me set healthy boundaries and refocus my energies on what really matters.

Trainee: Janine Herman, Somerset West, Western Cape 
I am a Trainee Coach with New Insights and would love to offer my services free of charge to anyone is on a journey of self discovery is want to reach …

Trainee: Sharanjeet Shan, Auckland Park, Gauteng 
Trainee life Coach: Sharanjeet Shan My introduction: I am a trainee Life Coach with NI Academy and there is no charge. I am not qualified as yet. That …

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Client: Aviwe Mahanjana, Kempton Park, Gauteng  
I'd like to volunteer as a client. I am in the process of trying to get my life together and I dont think a therapist will help me much. I'm also considering …

Client: Neetha, Table View, Western Cape 
Client. Neetha Nirhoo. Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape

Client: Ray H, Rustenburg 
Currently seeking a coach to assist me direct my energies to the correct goals. Career and personal if that is possible?

Client: Clyde, Springbok, Northern Cape 
Good day guys looking for a coach to help me build confidence and be positive to take on stuff and actually complete it. Having interest in sport should …

Client: Ntombi Ndaba, Johannesburg, Gauteng 
Dear Sir/Madam, I trust this message finds you well. I am currently completing my Masters degree and will be continuing to do my internship in 2022. …

Client: L Paulsen, Benoni, Gauteng 
Free coaching for direction, support and accountability.

Client: Thembekile Mthombeni, Stretford, Gauteng 
Good day. My name is Thembekile, I am on a journey to self-discovery and I want a coach. I want to be the best version of myself, I want to show up in …

Trainee: Baneka, Centurion, Gauteng 
Dear potential client, I am a trainee coach, I am looking for people who know what they want but have difficulty achieving it. I am passionate about …

Client: Panacea, Tembisa, Gauteng  
I need life coaching with regards to putting my life into perspective and realizing my true potential.

Client: Thando, Pietermaritzburg, KZN 
I am looking for life coaching... I feel very discouraged and confused. I feel my life has become very stagnant and it is making me feel out of place. …

Client: Nozipho, Johannesburg 
I am a thirty one year old Black Zimbabwean woman living and working in Johannesburg. i came to South Africa about ten years ago having acquired up to …

Trainee: Dévon Slabbbert, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape 
I have a passion for helping others. I'm currently busy with my fist two sessions to help others to find out their true goals and how they can start …

Client: Boitumelo Kokwe, Pretoria, Gauteng ,  
My name is Boitumelo Kokwe. And I am in need of a life coach who is going to guide me to carefully conduct life effectively in terms of finances, relationships …

Client: Nicole de Klerk, Lime Acres, Northern Cape  
Hi there I am actually quite interested in becoming a life coach myself and I am curious to see what an actual session with a life coach is like. …

Client: Megan Erica, Bluff, KZN  
I have never been in therapy or life coaching before but am interested to start. I am 21, single, living at home, starting businesses and partnerships …

Client: Jabulile, Johannesburg 
Hi, I need coaching to help me follow through my goals and stay consistent and focused.

Client: Julia, Ceres 
I would like to get some kind of help to take the next step in my career.

Client: Richard Pearce, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 
I am looking to be coached for the full programme by a trainee coach. I am also a trainee coach myself and want to go through the coaching process as a …

Client: Shaun, Stellenbosch, Western Cape 
I am looking for life coaching... Currently, my life is unorganised and almost in shambles. I need to figure out how to put it in place. Besides …

Client: Matthew, Centurion, Gauteng  
A sense of purpose and a direction in which to follow to achieve my goals and dreams. I also require a method to improve my self-image and self-worth.

Client: Jared, Canada  
I need help with certain areas of my life such as finding friendships

Trainee: Raymond Farmer, Cape Town, Western Cape 
Hello there. I have reached a point in my training and decided to take the plunge to avail myself as trainee life coach for volunteer clients in order …

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