Zeona Jacobs Geneva, Canton of Geneva
Executive Coach, Life Coach, Business Coach
Professional Coaching Course, UCT Graduate School of Business, SA; Management Advancement Program, Wits University, Business School, SA
I am Zeona Jacobs, a life, executive and transition coach. I have a proven track record with clients I have helped to achieve all that they had set out in their coaching journey. I am a product of a multi-path life-journey during which I thought I was making the right decisions. Along the road, I learned valuable lessons, some painful, some insightful and some joyful. I have taken these lessons, my successes and failures and connected these experiences with deep passion into the systematic approach to Integral Coaching.
I fully understand the demands and challenges of life, both personal and professional - and coach in both areas. I have held multiple Executive and Board Directorship positions at reputable companies over the past 20 years in South Africa. I have worked in multicultural environments and that has given me exposure to countries and people in Africa the middle east, the USA and Europe. I have also worked and lived in Nigeria for 18 months and as of November 2020, I now live in Switzerland. The exposure to different regions solidified my understanding of working within people in new, challenging and diverse environments and this also means I can coach you regardless of where you are based. I have also mentored entrepreneurs and supported small businesses to the point where they were ready to scale.
Are you an executive wanting to make your mark in the workplace? Are you a new business owner and need guidance on how to achieve all that you have set out? Do you want to change your personal circumstance or change behaviour? Do you feel like you are not at peak performance at work? Do you feel stuck, like your personal and social life seem to have come to a standstill? Do you often feel lonely, disengaged and disillusioned? Are you working in a high-pressured environment and need a better work-life balance?
If any of these situations describe you. I am your ideal coach. Let me help you bring back the joy in your career or life!
5 reviews (5.0)
My coaching experience was a life changing event. I have a new perspective on life and a clear vision for my future. Zeona is calm and with her experience she was able to guide and draw out my hidden abilities. The reading material that she recommended was life changing. I find myself reading my journal and vision board of the coaching sessions whenever I stray from my purpose which guides me back to my path.I still live by my spiritual words "The Lord is my light and salvation Psalm 27.1" I gained a life skill during my coaching sessions with her. Am excited to say I am a proud granny of 1 this year and I have registered for my BBA degree this year which was one of the visions for myself in 2019 I will be enjoying my 50th birthday next month and currently attend Saturday classes.The couching session with Zeona covered my health,wealth, emotional and spiritual development. My road map for my future was mapped out during those sessions and my journey continues. I would definitely recommend her as a life couch and mentor. "My mantra the deeper the roots the stronger the tree."Ethel Tennant
I initially worked with Zeona Jacobs as her mentee and later she became my coach. I had progressed well in my career but needed to develop my confidence as an Executive in the manner in which I presented myself. What I gained out of the relationship was the following: 1. How to channel my energy to elegantly articulate my message and confidently give direction. 2. She challenged me to be clear about what I wanted. To set my objectives and clearly articulate them. Then put my plan together and reach my goals, which I did. 3. What also stands out for me in our coaching relationship was that it was open, honest and confidential. Her exceptionally high energy levels and her worldly wisdom combined with her passion inspires one to acknowledge and unlock your own magic. We had fun in our sessions and laughed often. We did not take ourselves too seriously, but the engagement was making its impact subconsciously, inspiring me to reach greater heights. I deeply respect Zeona and feel privileged to have met her. You will count yourself one of the lucky few that had the opportunity to be coached by Zeona.Nicola Comninos, CFA - Group Chief Risk Officer, JSE (25 March 2021)
"My coaching relationship with Zeona started after I had held a number of senior management role as a Sales and Marketer professional. However, there was still room for development. My career was very one dimensional and I needed to diversify my career. What I got out of the time spent with Zeona as my coach was much broader than what I had set as my objectives. There were two distinct areas which impacted on my life and which still stands me in good stead: I gained an understanding an embodied the notion of myself as a Corporate leader and not just a marketer. She guided me in understanding how corporates operate, governance and governance structures and the benefit of processes that contributed to efficiencies. She helped me build my confidence developing strategies and tactics for working with government institutions, ministers and many dignitaries in South Africa as well as abroad to contribute to the growth of the Corporate. The long-lasting impact that Zeona has had on my life has been, instilling a sense of a bigger purpose as well as the self-belief and confidence that my skills as well as my talents can be developed and used on the global stage. Mpho Ledwaba, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Senior Manager 2021Mpho Ledwaba
Before I started coaching with Zeona, I felt stuck and in a rut. My coaching journey was life-changing. It helped build my confidence, improve my presentation and communication skills, and it allowed me to become the best version of myself. Through integral coaching, Zeona equipped me with the tools and skills to turn my life around, resulting in me landing a new job. I also learned how to manage my mental space and prioritise the things that are important to me. Zeona is amazing. She is easy to talk to and is passionate about creating an impact and improving her client's lives. If you are looking for purpose, clarity and change in your life or want to grow in your current role or company, you will not be disappointed!Samkele Diseko
"My name is Shamila Keshav, I am a 42 year old female who found myself at a crossroads in my life at the beginning of this year. I reached out to Zeona as a leader of one of the organisations where I was previously employed for some pearls of wisdom of being a woman in the corporate environment and how not only to survive but to succeed instead. She had since become an executive coach and through my coaching relationship with her I found my imperfect authentic self. Through our various coaching sessions, I slowly learnt to peel back the layers of inauthenticity that had been brought about by societal and cultural conditioning. I was amazed by the insights and guidance Zeona was able to offer me but also how she held me accountable to hold up that mirror and be honest with myself at all times. She was able to share insight and provide me with the necessary tools to enable growth. I was given exercises which I had to prepare for the next session and was amazed at how she remembered all the details from our previous sessions which only enriched my learning and accelerated my development. We were able to work through some very difficult truths about myself. I would highly recommend Zeona for any coaching opportunity as her empathy, sincerity together with the manner in which she conducts her sessions is a recipe for an enriching experience for anyone. Please contact me on +27 82 821 7009 for any further information. Shamila KeshavShamila Keshav