About Maggie Khunou


Maggie Baitshepi Khunou – is a Certified ILS Life Coach, IINH Certified Nutrition and Health Coach, Facilitator, Group Exercise Instructor and a CEO of an Outdoor Advertising Company Career, Entrepreneur and Wellness coach.

Maggie’s Passion  is working with people and uses her Life Coaching Skills and experience to empower clients to discover what is important to them, what is missing from their Life, Health and Wellbeing.

As a Nutrition and Health Coach Maggie assists, educate, motivate and support clients to embrace healthier choices and habits around food, exercise and manage stress. And achieve their goal around health, lifestyle – and make them stick, by so doing also helping clients to adopt habits that places them on the path to healthier future..

Besides having her Coaching Practice where she consult at various companies, group or individual clients , Maggie conduct Group Exercise Classes for Virgin Active, Planet fitness, SMEC Engineering South Africa and other corporate clients as part of Take The Leads’ employee wellness programme service. Maggies’ also been part of the fitness teams presenting at the annual Arnold Classic Africa Fitness Convention since its inception.

Previous clients include: Momentum Health, Curves Women Gym, Group FIVE, OUTsurance, Viva Gym, Glacier, SASSA, Sanlam, Hirchis ,Telkom, Aurik Business incubator and CIDA University

Career History:

Maggie’s journey in the health and fitness industry as well as coaching started 9 years ago. Besides having her Wellness Coaching Practice.

Maggie’s career background includes being a PRO for Birnam Business College, Customer Service Manager for International College Group, Student Counsellor and a Course Co-coordinator for Damelin College.

After working for 5 years for the Education Institution, Maggie joined her Partner and started an outdoor advertising company where she sharpened her skills of working with people in Sales, Marketing and Client Services as a Business developer and Client Executive, under which she worked with clients like:

  • Nedbank
  • National Lottery
  • Love Life
  • JDA
  • MTN
  • ABSA
  • Galencia
  • FNB
  • MultiChoice to mention but a few


Maggie successfully completed Business Writing and legal documents at University of Cape Town, Management Advancement Program at Wits Business School, Diploma In Advanced Public Relations and, Certificate in Life Coaching from ILS and, Nutrition with Sports Science Institute of SA, Nutrition and Health Coach with IINH as well as the following Fitness and Group Exercise programmes: Certificate in Group exercise training, Zumba® Fitness Dance, Piloxing® SSP and Knockout, STRONG by Zumba® and Functional training (HIIT and Tabata)

If you want to know more about Maggie Khunou you can connect with her on Twitter, like herFacebook , Instagram page or LinkendIn.

Why Choose Us?

Because other than the medical screening, the founder of Take the Lead Coaching (Maggie Khunou) is Trained, Qualified and Licensed to teach, facilitate and coach all the programmes offered under Take the Lead, which ensure that the standard and quality of service delivery is not compromised.

Our Nutrition and Health Coaching sessions and Wellness programmes are fun and are based on a specific needs, not a one size fits all approach. We believe that adopting a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to feel like a chore. But at the same time we encourage our clients to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. We support our clients through any possible means of communication to assist in meeting their goals.

Nutrition & Health Coaching 95%
Zumba 95%
Strong by Zumba 95%
Piloxing 95%
Group Exercises 90%
Team Building 95%
Facilitating 90%