During her school years, Kirsten was a professional swimmer in the disabled category. She represented South Africa at 15 years old in 2001 in Nottingham, England. She competed in the S8 classification and won 2 gold medals at the CPISRA Games (https://cpisra.org). She continued with her swimming career, school and gave motivational speeches to young disabled people around her city of Port Elizabeth, and was getting herself ready to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Athens, 2004. However, shoulder injuries sadly ended her career there and she was unable to continue swimming at such a competitive level. She still loved sport, and continued to pursue her career in Sport Management, and went on to do a National Diploma at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, she graduated and worked in the industry for a short time and decided on another career change.
In 2012, she completed her Tefl certificate and that is where her Language Coaching journey began. She taught at some of the most well known online platforms known around Europe and Asia, where she gained her experience using many different methods, many approaches to learning and teaching, where she gained her experience training teachers for Berlitz, and leading teams at English First (Online), observing teachers and helping them with their professional development. Kirsten has a wide range of experience with a huge variety of different people, ages and cultures. She prides herself in those "nervous" learners, those who lack the confidence they need to perform their tasks. Kirsten has now become a certified Neurolanguage Coach, with nearly 9 years of experience behind her, and is so ready to help any and all feel totally at ease, with themselves, and with English. Mindful Language is the name, and Brain-Friendly Coaching is her game 😀
Kirsten specialises is all areas of English, she also specialises in English for Sport, and English for sporty kids!