Unlocking Intuitive Leadership for a Productive and Caring Culture!

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Tailored, Cutting Edge & Sustainable Solutions

We, at Self-Leaders Academy provide you with a 3-step Self-leadership Guide, created from gold medal research and evidence-based achievements. As Manager or Team member, you obtain insights and strategies personally and professionally that promote a supportive, productive, yet caring work culture. We work with individuals, teams, managers and leaders to ensure:

  • Balanced, highly motivated, passionate staff and teams
  • Enhanced performance and productivity
  • Lower staff turnover
  • Greater results with higher profit margins
  • Aligned values underpinned by shared vision and purpose
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Key Services

For Your Personal and Professional Success

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Tailored, Cutting Edge, Sustainable Solutions:
Online or In-person

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Personal Coaching:
Life, Career & Relationships

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Higher Education & Corporate Consultancies:
Customised Courses, Workshops, Seminars

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Advanced level Leadership Coaching & Consulting:
Self-Leadership Retreats, Executive Leaders Coaching

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Retreats:
1 Day & 3 Day Programmes

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Products:
Books, Blogs, Spice Mix - Cooking Coaching

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Workshops &
Seminars

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Cooking with Kogi

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ABOUT KOGI

Founder, Director, Consultant, Leadership & Relationships Coach, Author, Speaker and Professor

Dr. Kogi Naidoo, Founder and Director, Self Leaders Academy, is an energetic visionary committed to transforming lives. She embodies principles of life-long learning, expresses empathy and compassion, role models ethical values, and demonstrates gratitude. Kogi believes the key to unlocking individual potential and achieving a purpose-driven life is her 3-step guide—LIVE, LEARN, LOVE—the foundation for a stress-free, inspiring, and balanced life, contributing to positive change and a better world. She is a Women Leaders for the World (WLW) Fellow (2023).

Kogi has guided thousands, working collaboratively with passion and purpose, inspiring leaders, teams, teachers and students, particularly, women. Through her individualised, empathetic leadership coaching, she empowers individuals who, like herself, have faced adversity (devastating life experiences, discrimination, or abuse), to, through optimal relationships, realise their hopes and dreams, and make an impactful difference in the world. Self-leadership for Greatness!

Kogi has several prestigious awards and fellowships, including the Ernest Oppenheimer Gold Medal and South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education Young Achiever Award. She is also Academic Dean and Professor, HERDSA President, and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. Kogi is widely published and author of Working Women: Stories of Struggle, Strife and Survival, and Live, Learn, Love: The Path to Your Prowess! (2012).

Testimonials

What our Clients and Colleagues say

Kogi has been a longstanding colleague. She authored some excellent research which I built on when at Manchester in some of my own research. And we've also had a common commitment to developing the professional basis for academic development work in higher education.

Peter KhanProfessor of Digital Education, UK

Charismatic Kogi! Authentic and funny… and is truly inspiring!

Chris HowardCEO, Academy of Wealth and Achievement, US

Dr Kogi Naidoo is a leader in personal development, education and business. She combines her breadth of academic knowledge, coaching processes and intuitive abilities to nurture and guide your wellbeing, personal growth and business achievement.

Karelynne RandallFacilitating Transformational Growth, Professional Development and Wellbeing

In addition to being a highly qualified professional, Dr Kogi Naidoo is a great visionary and works methodically and persistently toward her vision for growth and development of human beings both emotionally and spiritually. I feel very privileged to be able to pick her brain, she brings much knowledge, experience and spirit to our business conversations.”

Ella Lopresti

Dr Naidoo is tenacious and meticulous in her work. She has the ability to draw a team together and to keep them working productively over an extended time period. She is also able to keep a number of projects progressing simultaneously. She has an ability to work successfully with people from very different perspectives.

Alison HolmesEducation and Evaluation Consultant, NZ

Dr Kogi Naidoo is a gentle hearted intelligent woman who is inspiring, yet she still has wonderful skills listening and understanding my needs, I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to work with her.

Lorene RobertsNulok Roofing System

Kogi is truly an amazing and wonderfully inspirational leader, woman and teacher. I worked with Kogi on Soul Trek India 2013 and have studied alongside her for years. There are many insights and understandings that Kogi has shown me through storytelling and superb coaching. I've always enjoyed her poignant phrasing too.

Nadene Metcalfe

I have known Dr Kogi Naidoo for about 5 years now and she has repeatedly offered training and advice in her capacity as trainer at The University of Adelaide. She is highly motivated, capable, approachable and service oriented. I have always received useful guidance and valuable advice. Kogi has helped me tap into my passion and helped me excel in what I do helping me to win several awards.

Femke Buisman-PijlmanAssociate Professor, Melbourne

I attended a course with Dr. Kogi a few years ago and was immediately impressed with her knowledge and leadership. Her sense of passion for her work and her ability to convey knowledge to others was both inspiring and enlightening. Dr. Kogi is a genuine person with a lot to offer. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for leadership and guidance.

Tania JohansenFounder of Sail Through Life

Dr Kogi Naidoo is an exceptional trainer, who has a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of life. Be it higher educational expertise or life expertise that you are seeking, her workshops are designed to offer exuberance, is informative and offer life changing training experiences.

Lokesh SinghConsultant/Academic Manager

In addition to being a highly qualified professional, Dr Kogi Naidoo is a great visionary and works methodically and persistently toward her vision for growth and development of human beings both emotionally and spiritually. I feel very privileged to be able to pick her brain, she brings much knowledge, experience and spirit to our business conversations.

Ella Lopresti

Dr Naidoo is tenacious and meticulous in her work. She has the ability to draw a team together and to keep them working productively over an extended time period. She is also able to keep a number of projects progressing simultaneously. She has an ability to work successfully with people from very different perspectives.

Alison HolmesEducation and Evaluation Consultant, NZ

Dr Kogi Naidoo is a gentle hearted intelligent woman who is inspiring, yet she still has wonderful skills listening and understanding my needs, I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to work with her.

Lorene RobertsNulok Roofing System

Kogi is truly an amazing and wonderfully inspirational leader, woman and teacher. I worked with Kogi on Soul Trek India 2013 and have studied alongside her for years. There are many insights and understandings that Kogi has shown me through storytelling and superb coaching. I've always enjoyed her poignant phrasing too.

Nadene MetcalfeSupply Chain by Profession & Data Geek by Passion

I have known Dr Kogi Naidoo for about 5 years now and she has repeatedly offered training and advice in her capacity as trainer at The University of Adelaide. She is highly motivated, capable, approachable and service oriented. I have always received useful guidance and valuable advice. Kogi has helped me tap into my passion and helped me excel in what I do helping me to win several awards.

Femke Buisman-PijlmanAssociate Professor, Melbourne