What inspired you to start your own business?
I always assisted my friends, family, peers, colleagues and direct employees dealing with stressful and complicated related business issues. When we think without negative emotions and delay our responses, we communicated in a manner more palatable to your audience.
Why should our clients choose you?
I am realistic, logical and will tell you the truth while in in comfortable and safe environment with no judgment and adhering to strict confidentiality clauses . Not every Executive/ Life/ Business Coach, step program, any other professional will be the best fit for you, you have the right to choose any person who is the best fit for you. There is no magic pill or step program in my opinion. Change takes times, practice and years to achieve based from my own journey but what I know for sure with a willingness to learn, open mind and use of other professionals including medical practitioners and other wellness methods where applicable, you will see a change in your life.
Riaan Hamid holds a BCom in Accounting 2005. B Com Honours in Accounting and is a registered CA since 2010, he also holds certificates in:
Professional Life Coach (Accredited), Depression Counselling Diploma: Advanced Level Accredited, Forensic Psychology, Fully Accredited Professional Counselling Diploma Course, Fully Accredited Professional Psychotherapy Diploma Course, Learn Social Psychology, International Politics and International Law.
Riaan Hamid is not a registered Psychologists/ Therapists or Counsellor. Riaan Hamid is a Life Coach.
Riaan Hamid completed his articles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Johannesburg in the Banking and Capital Markets division in 2009. In 2010, He joined the Standard Bank Group, Financial Shared Services Division and was promoted to Head: Financial Operations and Reporting within the Financial Shared Services Division. In 2013 he re-joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Johannesburg - Banking and Capital Markets division as an Audit Manager. In May 2015 he joined Airports Company SOC Limited as Senior Financial Controller and in February 2016 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sakhisizwe NPC a subsidiary of the Airports Company Group and in September 2017 he was appointed as a Chairman of Board, Sakhisizwe NPC a subsidiary of the Airports Company Group, in addition he acted as the GM: Finance for close to 7 months during my time at Airports Company SOC Limited as a direct report to the CFO. He was appointed to the SAICA Disciplinary Panel as at 3rd of November 2017. In June 2019, he started his own company Begin to Be (Pty) Ltd – Executive Business, Life Coaching and Business advisory services. What this entails is assisting entrepreneurs, career driven people, students and people who need to understand and discover their purpose.
Through his experience in the above he have learnt to understand human behaviour, challenging thought patterns as well as emotions linked to unhealthy stress management. By providing guidance, clarification and leading by example through actions, this creates a conducive work environment. This has led me to understand the importance of “open door policy” by allowing all persons to speak openly and honestly on personal and work-related matters.
He knowledgeable and displayed my experience in the fields of audit, technical accounting, financial reporting and financial operations, credit risk and debt restructuring, legislation and strategy in my tenures listed above.
He is robust individual, who is pragmatic in providing guidance, solutions in a challenging, ever changing and dynamic economic environment.
He thrives in unstructured environments by establishing policy and procedures and promote in-depth analysis of errors and failures to assist in establishing sustainable solutions.