Caitlyn de Beer

Based in Durban, Caitlyn’s passion for life – and an in-born positivity – has inspired thousands of people across South Africa an addition to having had the privilege of coaching over 400 individuals from 11 different countries worldwide. Her core messages relate to ‘self management’ and living a life you love, and these come through powerfully in all of her talks, whether corporate or in less formal gatherings.

Caitlyn is known for her realness, and she draws on both her knowledge gained from her years of studying and lecturing in the field of psychology and her personal life ‘speed bumps – to deliver informative, tips-laden talks with actionable takeaways her audiences can use from the minute they leave the event.

After leading a life of high achievement, Caitlyn hit rock bottom 12 years ago, lost in a world of not knowing who she was – outside of achieving! She underwent intense therapy and began a scary but beautiful pursuit of true fulfillment. She overcame an eating disorder and a self-limiting headspace whilst studying 5 years of Psychology, and entered a new path of life where achievement was no longer the goal, but instead a by-product of a happy, fulfilling life.

Her passion for life, and innate positivity, has inspired thousands of people across South Africa. Caitlyn is known for her realness, and she draws on both her Psychology knowledge as well as her personal life stories to deliver informative, fun and actionable talks. Her core message of self-management, changing the goal posts of success and living a life you love, comes through in all of her talks.

When she’s not inspiring individuals to live full and inspirational lives, you can find her on a long run with her husband, playing with her 2 kids or at her beach house on the coast, where she finds her inspiration!

“Life is a gift. And you’ve been given your very own. One life, unique in every way possible. No-one can take responsibility for this gift but YOU. It is your master-piece.”

Caitlyn’s most requested talk topics include:

  • A Happier YOU
  • The Power of Habits and their effect on productivity
  • Job satisfaction starts with you

and her most in-demand workshops are:

  • Resilience in the workplace (managerial training) and
  • The working Mom (corporate training programmes for Moms in the workplace)


“Caitlyn’s presentations are funny, engaging and most importantly provide simple, practical changes that our staff can add to their day-to-day activities. Feedback from her sessions (4 thus far over 4 months) has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to her next session in July.” – Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys (Durban)

“Cait’s talk was both thought-provoking and highly enriching! She is a real woman who has a real story to tell. This is what makes her so believable and credible. Her analogies used were both fun and practical – we loved every minute.” Joannah Moon, Jonnson Workwear

“I thoroughly enjoyed the talk last week. It was super practical, the analogies you gave were simple and relevant to the real world and not some “fairy tale life”. – Nokwanda Zondi, Grindrod Bank

“Thank you for running your 3-hour Resilience training session at our Pretoria offices. We thoroughly enjoyed your energy. The practical tools that you gave us are invaluable for both our professional and personal lives. Simple and easy to understand – great relatable stories and examples.” – Derivco

“Caitlyn presented her talks on happiness and stress management during lunch hour and the feedback from the staff who attended was wonderful,. Many commented on how much more positive they felt and how they wished the talks could have gone on for longer. An excellent way to spend our lunch hour. Thanks Caitlyn, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to do the remainder of your talks at Shepstone & Wylie.”