My Journey

Hi there,  πŸ€—
​My name is Debbie Kienle (nee Chapman), and I’m a WAYFINDER COACH.

​​I believe that you GROW THROUGH CHANGE … you need a purpose, a plan and a GPS that guides you along the way and adjusts the route or possibly even changes the destination temporarily or permanently - anything is possible.

Let me tell you a little bit πŸ˜ more about myself,
  • I was born in 1965 in the diamond city πŸ’Ž - Kimberley (South AfricaπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦) to a Dutch πŸ‡³πŸ‡± mother and a born and bred South African father, I lived in London (the UKπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§) for a year with my parents and my sister when I was seven years old

  • I moved to Cape Town at age 21, met my husband and am

  • a proud mother of 3 gorgeous young men and am now an EMPTY NESTER 😒. My son and I were both diagnosed with ADD and my son with OCD - I don't see this as a negative but as a positive because we tend to see things from a different perspective.

  • I worked in Retail in both HR & Training Dept's for ten years

  • I started my own company - Training Matters

    • assisted with the setting of unit standards (for SAQA) in the Broadcasting & Call Centre Industries

    • developed and trained modules on customer service for a Call Centre

    • developed and trained modules on Microsoft Office for an International Broadcaster

  • And became a home executive while we were ex-pats in Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ& ChileπŸ‡¨πŸ‡± - a huge adjustment for me as well as a paradigm shift.

  • I separated from my husband for a year - I remembered how irritated I got with people who were unhappy with their lot in life and never made any changes ....  we are now happily back together. We attended marriage counselling using the Imago Therapy Technique.

  • Addiction has also been an issue in my family, which I suffer as well - I have quit smoking and drinking but still love my coffee πŸ™ˆ - I have to have at least one vice!

  • I love animals, and if I could, my home would be full of strays ....πŸΆπŸ±πŸ­πŸ°πŸ·πŸ”πŸ¦„πŸ¦œ

  • I am a proud Certified Martha Beck Life Coach

  • I am working towards my Adult Child Certificate with Judy Klipin

  • I having taken part in the "Recovery from Burnout" Programme run by Judy Klipin

  • I have bought the license to run Vision Board Workshops as well as "The Right-Brain Business Plan" developed by  Jennifer Lee

  • I used to teach pewter embossing techniques and run a Monday Pewter Club. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, I had to stop my weekly workshops. I believe that all people are creative and that "Therapy in Art" is a necessity in our hectic world. I'm in my happy place when I'm being creative πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🎨🎨

  • I am completing a Business School Programme called B-School by Marie Forleo

  • I am an avid reader πŸ€“πŸ“šπŸ“– and believe in Life Long Learning

and love using emojis 😁πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚.