Thabiso Mailula

Thabiso Mailula

An experienced Master NLP Practitioner & Trainer working as a Personal Development, Public Speaking, Mental Health, addiction & a Peak Performance Coach.
Thabiso Mailula is a Professional Personal Development and Mental Health Coach, Trainer and Motivational Speaker based in South Africa. He has a background in psychology, coaching, Neuro-linguistic programming and employee assistance programmes.

Thabiso has over 8 years of experience working with people who have mental health and addiction problems by assisting them to live independent lives. He did this by educating them about their diagnosis, preparing them for work and equipping them with the necessary coping and social skills required to lead independent and successful lives within their communities.

Thabiso is passionate about educating and helping people change their limiting beliefs and to discover the what, when and how to overcome challenges in their personal and professional lives so they can make the rest of their lives the best.

His qualifications include:
 Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology from MEDUNSA (2007)
 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from Midrand Graduate Institute (2010)
 Employee Assistance Programme certificate from University of Pretoria (2010)
 Life Coaching certificate from Mental Combat (2013)
 Neuro-Linguistic Programming certificate from Mental Combat (2013)
 Business and Executive Coaching certificate from Action Factory (2015)
 Masters Certificate in NLP & Life Coaching from Action Factory (2016)
 Train the Trainer Certificate from Action Factory (2016)

Thabiso’s mission, is to empower, inspire and motivate people to make the changes they want in their lives, relationships and the world they live in.

Thabiso uses his therapeutic and NLP Coaching experience to bring about greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and development for both individuals and groups. This is in the form of motivational talks, individual and group NLP Coaching sessions; to help effect sustainable change and empowerment in those who feel stagnant or feel they are not where they want to be in their career or their lives.

Thabiso strongly believes that, by simply changing the way you currently perceive yourself, the people around you and the world you live in, you will transform your life in the most amazing way.

Thabiso completed his Train the Trainer practicals with Action Factory before training for School of Life until May 2018.

Personal Achievements

 Nominated to attend the World Mental Health Conference(2011)
 Founded a support group at the Talisman Foundation open to Johannesburg South Community (2012).
 Scoring the highest on the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Employee Performance management scale.
 Featured on Soweto TV discussing Bipolar Mood Disorder (2011).
 Featured on Talk SA (SABC 2) discussing stigma and discrimination surrounding people leaving with Bipolar Mood Disorder (2012).
 Promoted to be a Senior Psychological Facilitator in 2013.
 Featured on Special Assignment discussing treatment modalities for people living with Bipolar Mood Disorder (2013).
 Featured several times on Jozi FM discussing factors that affect people living with Mental Health problems (2013).
 Featured on Sfunikwazi to discuss psychosocial treatment of Bipolar Mood Disorder (2014).
 Employed as a Part Time Educator for the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) (2014 -2015).
 Speaker at the Annual Psychology Festival hosted by the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) (2014 - Current).
 Featured on Shift (SABC 1) discussing Anxiety disorders in the South African Perspective (2015).
 Featured on SAFM and Kaya FM to discuss “Man Empowered Holistically” (2015).
 Monthly guest speaker on Lotus FM on Mental Health Mondays (2015 till Current).
 Facilitated training on Mental Health to SABC management (2016).
 Facilitated training on Mental Health to Public Investment Corporation staff and management (2016).
 Monthly guest speaker on Power FM on the Power Life Show (2016 till 2018).
 Nominated as a Finalist for using NLP in Health Care for the International NLP Awards to be hosted in London (2018).
 Winner of the ANLP Inspiration Award (2019).
 Nominated as a speaker for the 3rd Coaching in Africa Symposium to be hosted in Ghana, Accra (2018).


NLP Practitioner

Trained by Deon Groenewald

NLP Master Practitioner

Trained by Deon Groenewald

NLP Trainer

Trained by Deon Groenewald

NLP Coach

Trained by Deon Groenewald

Specialist skills

  • Breakthrough Sessions
  • Business Coaching
  • Change Management Strategies
  • Confidence Building
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Motivation
  • Presentation Skills
  • Relationships
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management

Training offered

  • Introductory
  • Practitioner
  • Specialised Workshops

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