About BrainWise

The BrainWise Portfolio includes Personal and Professional Coaching; Professional and Leadership Coach Training; Conscious Leadership Training; Brain-based Study Skills; Keynote and Motivational Talks; Neuroscience workshops and a unique approach to Mindfulness. 

About Dr Colleen Lightbody

Dr Colleen Lightbody is the owner of BrainWise: Mastery Through Neuroscience. She is  a respected Master Coach, Trainer, and International Speaker.


BrainWise Coaching empowers individuals, couples and teams to maximise their personal and professional potential from a perspective of deep self awareness, a courageous, visionary focus and directed action with accountability and support. The coaching is based on an in-depth knowledge of the human brain and behaviour and supports personal mastery and transformation.

Coach Training

Individual Coach Training

Become a Certified Professional Coach through BrainWise ICF Accredited Training Programme. 

Leadership Coach Training 

Find out more about Corporate and Leadership Coach Training Programmes for your organisation. 

International Speaker

With vast experience in the world of Neuroscience and the Psychology of human behaviour, Dr. Colleen Lightbody is a sought-after, high-impact global speaker. 

Our Team

Dr Colleen Lightbody

Master Trainer and Coach

Abigail Lightbody

 Trainer and Coach

Graham Hohls

Sales and Marketing

Mary-Joe Emde

Mentor, Assessor and Coach

Dr Marietjie Swart (Miki)

Mentor and Assessor



I went to Colleen for coaching during a time of my life when I needed focus and direction. Through the coaching sessions I learnt how to embrace a situation (positive or negative); to experience the emotion around that situation; to manage it using my own adapted personal toolkit (provided to me in the sessions) and to finally work through and visualize the way forward. Thank you Colleen for guiding me so expertly through this process - I feel much stronger and so much more empowered.


Coach Training

Colleen's coaching course was instrumental in providing the foundation to my coaching practice. Her authentic style, deep practitioner capability and hard-earned experience combined to deliver a course with the perfect balance of science and skill.  It not only has deepened my own insight but also paved the way for successful ICF accreditation. 


International Speaker

Colleen, it was your magical storytelling style that had everyone mesmerised yet reflective. The sessions were such a good blend of theory , storytelling / humour and experience. Thank you for your commitment.

Amit Singh