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Hi, I'm Kim Knight  

Looking to take control of your life and succeed at changing all too familiar limiting beliefs and sabotaging patterns of behavior? Are you unsure of how to go about this or have even possibly given up hope of change?

Cape Town, South Africa

About Kim

If this is you, then you are in the right place. As an experienced transformation and business coach I am passionate about supporting you to be exceptional in your life and career. You can and have the right to be everything that you know deep down inside of you, you really are.

My Training and Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma Of Education,1988
  • Small Business Training Diploma, 1993
  • “Design-It” Certificate Of Fashion Design, 1994
  • Masters In Education, 2003
  • International Coach Academy, CPC – Certified Professional Coach, 2006
  • NLP, Neuro Linguistics Practitioner Certification, 2008

My Coaching and Work Experience

Kim is a dedicated and passionate international Transformations Coach, Educator and Intercultural Trainer and Consultant. Kim supports clients across the globe to be more extraordinary than they already are.

Kim has spent much of her life working with clients’ in Africa, the USA, UK, Asia and the Middle East.

Kim’s purpose is to help individuals’ live better lives by supporting them to successfully manage the challenges and decisions they are faced. Besides her qualifications, Kim’s lifelong interest and sincerity to help empower individuals, enables her to be successful. By offering new perspectives, strategies, tools, insights and by reframing one’s circumstances, Kim knows that anyone, if willing, can overcome sabotaging behavior and the obstacles they are faced with in areas of finances, career success, relationships, health and fitness, time-management, lifestyle choices or one’s overall emotional well-being. Kim guides her clients to identify where they are stuck and then with expert guidance and structure, supports them to move forward and achieve positive outcomes, despite their circumstances.

Kim demonstrates cross cultural understanding and sensitivity and awareness which are valued in her work as an international coach. Kim also uses her skills to train clients on specific skills needed to be successful in business especially for entrepreneurs.

Customer Reviews

  • from Takhona Ginindza - Swaziland on 12 Apr 2016

    Thank you so much Kim. I really appreciate your tips. They have really changed me. My colleagues have made so many comments and I'm glad they are all positive ones. They are really impressed by my new sense of style. It has boosted my ego in such a way that even at home I eat well, my house is neat, though small but its great to live in. My whole life has changed even my fiancé is so happy about the new me. I feel I am just myself. Thank you so so so so so much.

  • from Priscilla Anthony, later Cape Town, S.Africa on 25 Feb 2016

    You touch many lives with your kindness, understanding and love-this all contributes to them being better people because you have helped guide that process. You continue to make a difference in others and succeed with each person

Customer Reviews

  • from Takhona Ginindza - Swaziland on 12 Apr 2016

    Thank you so much Kim. I really appreciate your tips. They have really changed me. My colleagues have made so many comments and I'm glad they are all positive ones. They are really impressed by my new sense of style. It has boosted my ego in such a way that even at home I eat well, my house is neat, though small but its great to live in. My whole life has changed even my fiancé is so happy about the new me. I feel I am just myself. Thank you so so so so so much.

  • from Priscilla Anthony, later Cape Town, S.Africa on 25 Feb 2016

    You touch many lives with your kindness, understanding and love-this all contributes to them being better people because you have helped guide that process. You continue to make a difference in others and succeed with each person

  • from Jennifer, Ontario, Canada on 06 Jan 2016

    Hi Kim, I am reading your latest eBook - "How To Be an Extraordinary Coach - Powerful Tools, Strategies and Techniques" and am very much enjoying and learning from it! Looking forward to the opportunity to have a session with you in the near future.

  • from Jacinta Hin, Japan on 27 Dec 2015

    Wauw, very powerful and original writing. So much coaching language is copy of copy of copy.... Your message this week was truly spontaneous and original. Very nice work!

  • from Eva Dahlberg, Life Coach – Manila, Philippines on 18 Dec 2015

    Kim Knight has got me to meet my own rebellion! It was this rebellion inside me that made me sabotage myself when it came to eating. To be able to see that when I ate something that jeopardized my weight loss the only one I was cheating on was me. Today I have found that instead of having the feeling of "missing out" on something when I “can’t” eat what I want to eat, I have the ability to see the benefits instead when I decide to NOT eat whatever is enticing me. It is a GREAT feeling.

    Kim Knight has supported me by listening without judgement; she believes in my own strengths and believes that I can drop weight. She has held me accountable and has REALLY MOTIVATED me to move out of my comfort zone and take responsibility for what I want and where I want to go. I will ENCOURAGE all those who REALLY want to find your way to losing weight and get fit to takestep out of your comfort zone and ask Kim to support you on your way! I want to give Kim A BIG BUNCH of flowers for supporting me in all the ways that I needed.

  • from Mr. Walsh, Teacher, & Adventurer, S.Korea on 21 Sep 2015

    In the time that I've been a client of Kim's I've found her to be consistently professional, dedicated and sincere. I started the coaching process without any prior knowledge of the field and consequently, I was a little wary at first. In very little time Kim's honest and practical character reassured me that I was in good hands. Her real desire to help is immediately apparent and her wisdom, positive energy and pragmatic approach have been a balm to my soul time and again. I started the coaching at a time of great confusion and hopelessness in my life and, with Kim's help, my thinking has become clearer and I now feel that real change in my life is possible. She has helped me both outwardly in choosing my career direction and she continues to help me move forward inwardly in many facets of my life.

  • from Jesse Pidwysocki, New Zealand on 01 Jul 2015

    I always read your tips and have many of them up on my fridges, mirrors, and walls at home!

  • from Kim California, USA on 09 May 2015

    Hi -- I didn't know that I could sign up for Kim's free emails but I have been getting and totally plunging into David Wood. And there's some seminar that I'm going to be listening to today -- and I'm going to be starting school after the first of the year. All of the reading, questionairs, etc have made me take a really hard and honest look at all areas of my life -- it's been really a good experience.

  • from Mary Cawood, Lexington, KY, USA on 16 Mar 2015

    I found your book to be very valuable and will be using it with my Coaching Clients as well as myself. I find asking the right question just stops a lot of negative self talk and opens up my awareness to the new possibilities that exist.

  • from Shannon Giesbrecht , Canada on 24 Jan 2015

    Hello Kim, I just wanted to say that I love getting your newsletters. I have received several from different Coaches and web sites and I have to say that yours are my favourite. You are personable yet professional. You aren't sending the message "Give me your $$$$". Thank you. Your advice is applicable, encouraging and practical.
    There was a particular letter you sent out in November (I'm sorry I can't remember the title), but came at the right time and was so inspiring I sent to everyone I know. It had a really big impact in my life. I have actually started a file with many of your letters, which helps not only now but helps inspire me to becoming a Motivational Speaker. That is the dream I am working towards now. It is interesting how God is using me right now. I am definitely well on my way. Thank you for sharing your gift and being real!
    Thank you. Just wanted you to know that.

  • from Manar Dayoubm Syria on 19 Dec 2014

    Hi, Kim, I just wanted to thank you for being there. The great tips you give have been helping me to go through hard times and to achieve goals I never thought I could. You are really a great coach and deserve my deepest thanks. I wanted to let you know I am very impressed with your messages.

  • from Jesse Pidwysocki, New Zealand on 09 Nov 2014

    Thanks for your help Kim. Just knowing that I have you as support has meant so much to me this past week and the last couple of hours even!!! I feel truly comfortable telling you everything, and that is a big gift you have.

  • from Priscilla Anthony, Cape Town, South Africa on 06 Oct 2014

    Having a coaching session was something new to me, but I was willing to try it to help me deal with someone whom I thought was "difficult". I discovered that there were tools available to me that I could use and apply to the problem with my coach's help. Kim is a great listener and she has helped me handle things differently, not only with the issue we were working on, but other issues that could be solved in a similar fashion. She inspires one to take action and direction to find your own solution.

  • from Jaqueline, Charlotte, NC, USA on 22 Sep 2014

    Hi Kim,

    I like the message you sent on your inner critic. I have a very big inner critic and sometimes find it hard to move forward. You would however be very proud of me! On Wednesday I finally confronted Melanie and brought up all the situations in which she has bullied and belittled me. I was able to put a lot of what you said into practise, I did however get a little emotional about it, but on the whole stayed very calm. I used all the examples that I have been writing down for months and she was very surprised. Things have changed a little and time will tell how Melanie responds to anything that has been said. It feels good to put my examples and strategies into practice and move forward.

    Thank you.

  • from Maria Helena Nunes on 18 Jul 2014

    Dear Kim, I feel so lucky to be your client. For losing weight - in one month I have lost 4 kilos, and that makes me so
    happy. And for reaching my goals, I start to feel that I am close to achieving some of them. Thanks to you and your questions. They helped me a lot in focusing on what I want exactly. Besides you being in touch with me always.
    YES you have made my life! THANK YOU !

  • from Olivia Gordon, South Korea on 05 Jul 2014

    The formula is incredibly helpful. Kim, I know I’ve said this to you before and I may have already said this to you last week, but I’ll repeat it. What I’ve learned in our sessions together over the past couple of years feels so concrete; even the words you use such as “tools” is very concrete/tangible. That I can mine an incident, for example, successful or not and come away with a tool for more successful communication still leaves me shaking my head. You’ve made something I thought was a one-off possible again. You’ve shown me that I do have the power.

  • from Sue – MN, USA on 27 Jun 2014

    Kim got me started on a weight loss journey that has helped me become more “conscious” of choices that were sabotaging my weight loss which in turn has helped me to make more life affirming choices. Kim creates a space of safety where her clients are able to explore limiting beliefs and “old stories” that have impacted previous attempts to lose weight. She holds a client accountable for the steps that have been agreed upon, establishes measurable goals with the client, and champions a client’s determination to achieve the desired results. Kim creates a strong connection and her approach is very supportive. I am not surprised that she has helped countless individuals change their perspective and lose the weight they hadn’t been able to previously. Thanks Kim!

  • from Deborah Kolb Australia on 19 Jun 2014

    I contacted Kim Knight in Oct 2005 and agreed to a life coaching contract of 12 weeks. I am now in week 20 and still going strong. The reason I am still coaching with Kim, is not that I haven’t resolved or made progress on what I originally went to her for help with, but that I have made SO much progress, even more than I ever thought possible, that I choose to continue our coaching relationship. I will continue to use coaching to support me in living the best life possible. Now I understand why world class athletes have coaches. They definitely have the skills and talent, but their coach helps them get to the top level in their field. That is what my coach does for me; she helps me be at the world class level in my life.

    Coaching brings a very positive focus and forward movement towards what I want in my life. I feel so positive, inspired and enthused about myself and my life. I have someone who is totally behind me, supporting me to move towards what I want. I know that so much more is possible and I will continue coaching to help me get there. I make much more progress with a coach, than I have ever made on my own or with anyone else’s support.

    I am happier, more peaceful, more content, and believe in myself and my abilities more than I ever thought possible. I am amazed at the real changes that have occurred in my life in such a short period of time, changes that I have been wanting for 15 years, but no other method or process helped me achieve.
    I can highly recommend coaching to everyone, and especially coaching with Kim. She is supportive, challenging, insightful and a great coach.

  • from Melanie Steyn, Expat on 08 Jun 2014

    When I first met personal life coach Kim Knight I was a deeply frustrated person. My personal growth had been stuck for years and although I appeared to most people to be functioning well, I knew something was very wrong. After a while Kim started coaching me for an hour a week and bit by bit I discovered things about myself I had never even suspected.

    She has given me the key to unlocking my blocked potential and helped me to change within some important relationships in my life, so that I have not been growing alone. Our work is continuing and she is unfailingly supportive, professional and insightful. I have great admiration for her and even greater gratitude because without her I would not have opened these new doors.

  • from Margaret Grace, Scotland & Saudi Arabia on 30 May 2014

    I decided to go on Kim's retreat to Cape Town in August 2009. It was the BEST decision I could have made! Not only did Kim ensure that I participated in quality coaching sessions every day, she also ensured that I was looked after properly in my accommodation! Kim was also able to show me some of the beautiful sites and tourist attractions in and around Cape Town and share some of her local knowledge with me. Our visits to Robben Island and Cape Point were particularly memorable. The entire experience allowed me to identify my values and establish goals for myself. This was particularly beneficial to me at that time since I had just come out of a relationship and was feeling unsettled. I found myself returning home with a fresh sense of purpose, self-approval and feeling positive. I find that, even now, when I experience a difficulty, I reflect on what Kim taught me. Kim is a truly wonderful lady who is a very gifted life coach. I would thoroughly recommend going on one of her retreats!

  • from Margaret Grace, UAE on 21 May 2014

    Kim is an exceptionally talented coach who not only helps you to identify your own personal goals, but motivates you to succeed in achieving them! I visited Kim for regular coaching sessions for a number of months and found them to have a profound impact on my life. She encouraged me to think about what I really wanted to achieve (not what other people wanted) and to believe that I deserve success and to make my dreams a reality. Kim also inspired me to believe that anything is possible (provided it is right for me and is what I really want to do).

    I was also privileged to join Kim for her retreat to the beautiful city of Cape Town. Kim planned all of the activities carefully and allowed me time to reflect within the stunning environment of the Cape. Besides helping me to focus on my goals for my future, I was able to learn a lot about the area since Kim was able to share her local knowledge with me. She arranged my accommodation and did well to choose a place that not only served delicious breakfasts(!), but was in a lovely residential area of the city.

    Today, I continue to utilise the skills that Kim has taught me since I know that her practices work! I have witnessed many positive things happen in my life that would not have occurred had I not gone to Kim for regular sessions. I understand that just because change does not necessarily occur over night, it is easy to give up. However, if I am patient, consistent, take responsibility for my life and follow Kim’s methods, I CAN achieve.

  • from Noha Nasser, Beirut, Lebanon on 24 Apr 2014

    Dear Kim, Thank you so much for this very amazing experience! I really do want to do something valuable and exciting with my life and even though I'm not there yet, I feel excited about it and good about myself now because of my personal mission statement you helped me write.

    Thank you for that.

  • from Love Kathryn, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 11 Apr 2014


    I would love to say I think this is so true, there have been so many times that I have become a victim of a situation and have told and told and retold everybody I can about how I have been treated. Now I just stop and try and work through the problem, by writing down what happened, how could I have changed the situation and how can I now move forward. It doesn't always work but I am slowly trying to change the way I react to situations and the way I let people make me feel. Please keep sharing these pearls of wisdom, they always make me sit up and think about things.

  • from Roja Ghasemi, Iran on 01 Apr 2014

    Dear Kim,

    I would like to thank you for your e-mails and tips. I always carry my EBook and read it almost every day. I do believe that this is the way that I can find my magic power. I am living in Iran. If you would like to come and see my country, it would be my pleasure to be your host. We have very beautiful cities and monuments that you may like to see. I will forward some pics from my country. I hope to see you one day in future,

    Best wishes,

  • from Cindy , Ontario, Canada on 06 Mar 2014

    Hello Kim,
    Guess what? This is just something I've been figuring out on my own lately, and have been putting in into practice. All my life I've put other people's needs first and mine last, if ever! How usual is this? I think because we are women and it is expected of us as well as being part of who we are, ( Nurturers) we DO care for others' needs first and foremost. Yet in the process, forget ourselves and THEN become drained, angry, resentful......but, I'm learning it doesn't have to be this way. I can and will also nurture myself! Thanks for the tip!

  • from Maria Helena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 03 Mar 2014

    Dear Kim,

    First of all, let me give you some feed back about the new year's resolutions. So far I have kept the initial three resolutions, ie exercising 3 times a week, eating breakfast every day and organizing either a drawer or a closet, or a room (or part of of it). Today I had the first compliment, coming from the daughter of a friend who came to visit me: "Wow! your house looks much cleaner!" Thanks to your suggestions! My mission statement for this year is exactly changing this situation of instability and restrictions that has been bothering me so much. I have no words to express how much your precious Golden Nuggets have been important to me. They have been the guideline for my daily actions, helping me to reflect, to organize my thoughts, to be aware of my difficulties - and my talents, too!

    Thanks for everything!

  • from Leah Kenyon, Canada on 09 Feb 2014

    Kim Knight's weight- loss program and expatriate program truly changed my life! I began coaching with her as an expat, living in South Korea, at a time when I was feeling anxious about my weight, health, and the transition of coming home to Canada. I began her weight-loss program in April, at 74 kilos, and reached my goal weight of 60 kilos only 3.5 months later. Having tried countless programs and always failing, I didn't expect that I could possibly achieve this goal. When I was on the last week of my vacation in Thailand -right before flying home- I reached my goal weight! The best part was that Kim was there to share that moment with me. I'm so grateful to her for inspiring me to ask more of myself and continuing to offer support and coaching. Since I've been back, I've managed to stay at my goal weight and was even asked to model ski clothes for a magazine- never in my wildest dreams did ever think I'd do something like that!!!! Kim's approach is different than anything else out there- it will target and impact every other aspect of your life. I found that once I got started, it just got easier and it has had a positive affect on every aspect of my life.
    Thanks Kim!

  • from James Botha, South Africa on 17 Jan 2014

    Kim, thank you for your words and encouragement. You are starting to get me to believe in myself again and its feeling great.

  • from Khanyisile on 09 Jan 2014

    Kim, thank you for the wonderful session we had on Thursday and your assistance in helping me open up about the sensitive issue at hand. It is amazing. I can't describe how long I have kept this bottled up inside me, but I am glad that it is out in the open and that I can now deal with it directly and keep the FEAR away. Thanks again for listening.

  • from Martie on 20 Dec 2013

    Hi Kim, long time since we last spoke ...I just wanted to let you know that we're moving to the Cape at the end of the year. And a special thanks I owe to you ... the few sessions we had finally got me to believe that there is life after work and this has been our dream for the last 8 years. So THANK YOU so very much! You have been a divine intervention in my life.

  • from Farah on 19 Dec 2013

    In our coaching sessions my purpose was to learn how to manage time and balance a full-time job and motherhood and a PhD. Thanks a lot Kim for coaching me on these essential life skills. I have really learned a lot from you. I look forward to the day when I announce to you and my family that I finished my draft of the confirmation paper for the PhD and sent it to my supervisors.

  • from Diane on 10 Dec 2013

    I cannot say enough about the work we've done together. You saved my life. I know that sounds dramatic, but you helped me in ways that I really didn't ever envision. Today, I no longer feel wound up like a top about anything. Yes, I get agitated and irritated, but it doesn't last as long as it used to. It's as if the percentage of time I spent agitated is now the time I spend more at peace because I'm now doing and saying things I never did before. Me!