About Hermien Marais
Flourish Business Coaching founder, Hermien Marais, is a chartered accountant and qualified business and finance coach. She achieved her accounting degree from the University of Johannesburg and obtained her BCom Honours at UNISA. She went on to complete her board exams and qualify as a chartered account of South Africa. She is passionate about helping individuals and teams achieve their potential and uses her experience and business knowledge to guide her clients to clarity on their business and personal finances.
Hermien spent more than 8 years of her career as the financial manager at a multi-national entity, during which she led the finance team and was responsible for local and global reporting. She played a vital role in intracompany collaboration and in systems implementation and process design. She was responsible for topics such as ‘Internal Controls’, ‘Audit and Financial Statement Preparation’ as well as ‘Tax Management’ including transfer pricing. Through her development as a leader, she was introduced to the benefits of coaching and has direct experience with the process. Practicing leading by coaching and employee development became a passion of hers which inspired her to complete her Business Coaching Certification through the SA Business Coaches. Flourish grew out of the passion instilled in her throughout this growth process and she began the business and subsequent finance coaching in 2019.
Everything Hermien does is based on her personal principles of family, autonomy, creativity and humility. These values guide her in creating relatable business practices All sessions are conducted within the framework on BOP (business, other people and personal).
Being a business owner herself, a wife and a mother, Hermien understands that this method takes patience and empathy. Hermien aims to use her experience and knowledge of finances to help business owners design a business environment that will see their businesses flourish.
“Coaching helps you to take responsibility for your life, let go of what others think and become your true self. It’s about you creating the life that you want – and deserve.” Emma-Louise Elsey