About Spacious Minds

So very often it’s the clutter in our minds that keeps us from thinking freely, in an expansive, creative and intuitive way. We are all inherently creative –  in our thinking – whether its about our personal lives, our professional lives or business. But, very often, our ability to truly access our innate creativity is blocked by mental clutter. Spacious Minds facilitates a space for you, away from the clutter, where real creativity and inspired thinking can happen.

Founding Spacious Minds Was How Judith Matthis Created Spaciousness To Facilitate Change For Herself And Her Clients

About Judith Matthis

As a self-employed, certified life coach with many years of management consulting experience, Judith has effectively combined her love and flair for people development with her broad and varied understanding of the world of work. 

“I love helping my clients find real satisfaction in their careers.”

Judith is inspired to facilitate motivation, inspiration and growth in people. She has worked with international NGOs, development agencies, advisory firms, financial institutions, social entrepreneurs and employee wellness programmes.

“I have supervised Judith Matthis’s coaching work on a regular basis for the past five years. She is a superb coach. She is able to build excellent rapport with her clients and enable them to articulate and work towards the changes they want to see in their professional and personal lives.  Judith is a person of great integrity who always acts with professionalism and with a clear sense of ethics. She has a warm and approachable manner and is highly intuitive. She is constantly updating her knowledge and skills.  

She has worked with a wide range of clients both individuals and in the corporate sector and has built up considerable experience.”

Dr Annemarie Paulin-Campbell

Credit: Anastasia Taioglou

Judith draws from her diverse professional experience including:

Developing People

coaching, learning and development and change management for corporates and many individual clients

Developing Communities

assisting organisations with grant making, developing strategies for giving, measuring impact and researching the needs of communities.

Management Consulting

assisting corporates, development agencies and NGOs with project management, change management, strategic planning and policy development.

“I know that we all have the power to harness our lives in a way that is uniquely magnificent for us. Key to this is having space to observe and understand our thoughts … and then to transform them so that we are liberated from our internal restrictions. My coaching style is to provide the spaciousness for this to happen.”

Professional Background

Professional Experience

  • Coach and freelance consultant (2013 – 2019; 2020 to present) Clients include:
    • Private Individuals
    • Enterprise Room 
    • Johannesburg Business School
    • Word of Mouth NPC
    • Standard Bank
    • Maureen Kark & Associates (Wellness providers for Investec, Growthpoint, Oracle, Silica)
    • True North Coaching & Consulting
    • Trialogue
    • Tshikululu Social Investments
    • Octagon Tax & Accounting Services 
    • KPMG
  • Client Engagement Director at BroadReach Healthcare (2019-2020)
  • Senior Consultant at KPMG Management Consulting, Healthcare (2008 – 2013)
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Practitioner at Tshikululu Social Investments (2006 – 2008)
  • Research Associate with CIETafrica (2002 – 2006)


  • University of the Witwatersrand. Psychology 1,2 & 3 – Certificate of First Class (2007)
  • Second Summer Institute for New Global Health Researchers, Ifakara, Tanzania (2005)
  • University of Peshawar, Pakistan, in collaboration with the University of Guerrero, Mexico. CIETinternational postgraduate “Social Audit and Evidence-based Planning” certificate (2005)     
  • University of Stellenbosch. BA (Honours) Economics (2000)
  • University of Stellenbosch. BA. Values & Policy Studies (1999)

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