Feminist Life Coach and Organisational Process Facilitator

Shamillah Wilson

I am a feminist and social justice life coach. I support activists and leaders to navigate the internal (personal) and external complexities they face. My goal is to help my clients achieve fulfilment and wellbeing as they work to transform our world into a just one. Whether you are an entrepreneur, activist or changemaker, I am here to work with you to achieve greater fulfilment, freedom and success.

1-on-1 Coaching

Organisational process work

Wellbeing support
Leadership development

What you can expect

I love what I do. I am passionate about unleashing the power and potential in myself and others.

My coaching, and leadership and organisational development, reflect my greatest passions – contributing to a just world and accompanying people on their journeys towards fulfilment. I draw on my own extensive experiences in social justice, leadership development, activism, social entrepreneurship, women’s rights and youth development.

I am curious about what it means to be in this world and how we can connect to a deep inner calling to live our lives with intention and achieve change, not only for the world but for ourselves. As I journey through life figuring this out, I am deeply guided by my politics of equity and justice, and my desire for personal joy, fulfilment and freedom. In other words, I believe we can have it all!

Working with me will help you achieve personal transformation, a new sense of wellbeing, and a plan to realise your goals.

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Personal transformation and wellbeing

My coaching is grounded in understanding context and the systems that affect us. It is an accompanied intimate journey with you.

Unlock your inner wisdom.

Learn to trust yourself.

Uncover your deepest desires.
Activate powerful distinctions that will transform your life.

Leadership development

My work in leadership development supports you to lead from the inside out.

Understand your leadership blueprint.
Explore constraints.

Surface your leadership beliefs and behaviours.

Develop skills and tools for social justice leadership.

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Organisational process work

My work with organisations involves exploring, designing and facilitating conversations that support organisations to become caring and just. Some of this work includes:

Courageous conversations.

Building collective trust.

Team building and strengthening.

Strategy development and learning.

Zanelle Thabede Vilakati
Working with Shamillah helped me prioritise my wellbeing and take steps to where I desire to be when it comes to personal development and self-appreciation.
Zanelle Thabede Vilakati
Co-Founder Women Working Together Initiative, Swaziland
Working with Shamillah helped me prioritise my wellbeing and take steps to where I desire to be when it comes to personal development and self-appreciation.
Zanelle Thabede Vilakati
Zanelle Thabede Vilakati
Co-Founder Women Working Together Initiative, Swaziland
Connie Nawaigo
The course on Leading From Within allowed me to give myself a chance to return to me. It was time to embrace that brokenness and return to myself.
Connie Nawaigo
Zhuwarara LLB (MUK) LLM (UZ)
The course on Leading From Within allowed me to give myself a chance to return to me. It was time to embrace that brokenness and return to myself.
Connie Nawaigo
Connie Nawaigo
Zhuwarara LLB (MUK) LLM (UZ)
Brian Shalumwa
Shamillah has helped me to believe that anything is possible. She helped me to see that (if) I am clear about what I want, and dedicate myself to that with consistency and commitment, then I could be content that I am doing what I need to for my life.
Brian Shalumwa
Entrepreneur, Zambia
Shamillah has helped me to believe that anything is possible. She helped me to see that (if) I am clear about what I want, and dedicate myself to that with consistency and commitment, then I could be content that I am doing what I need to for my life.
Brian Shalumwa
Brian Shalumwa
Entrepreneur, Zambia
Lesley Ann Foster
Shamillah is an excellent coach because she brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the coaching process, having walked a journey similar to the people she coaches.
Lesley Ann Foster
CEO, Masimanyane Women’s Rights International
Shamillah is an excellent coach because she brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the coaching process, having walked a journey similar to the people she coaches.
Lesley Ann Foster
Lesley Ann Foster
CEO, Masimanyane Women’s Rights International
Alice Kanengoni
Shamillah supported me in thinking through my ‘next big move’ in a manner that gave me clarity and more confidence in what I have to offer the world … gently but firmly holding the space for me to gain clarity and the resolve to explore new ways of being.
Alice Kanengoni
Life Coach and Women’s Rights Program Manager, OSISA
Shamillah supported me in thinking through my ‘next big move’ in a manner that gave me clarity and more confidence in what I have to offer the world … gently but firmly holding the space for me to gain clarity and the resolve to explore new ways of being.
Alice Kanengoni
Alice Kanengoni
Life Coach and Women’s Rights Program Manager, OSISA

Resources for you

The social justice approach I follow provides a holistic coaching model that examines our complex realities and then taps into our resourcefulness in ways that can effect small (and sometimes big) changes-for-good internally and in the systems we experience. Each month we look at a different theme to explore together, and share thoughts and resources here.

This Month’s Theme is

Pan-African Feminist Voices

"You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe."

— Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)

"Feminism is about changing societies so that they recognize and value all people, regardless of gender."

— Amina Mama (Nigeria)

This month we amplify the voices and stories of Pan-African feminists. These women have made significant contributions to feminism and social justice in Africa and globally, inspiring generations with their words and actions.

#panafricanwomen

“[On embracing generative and righteous anger] …The most important lesson that I learnt from this experience was to embrace the hurricane within. After all – she does not have to leave behind a path of destruction. If given the space and embraced, her power can be directed for deeper and more powerful interactions with those near and dear to me.”

— SHAMILLAH WILSON

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