Welcome 2 The REAL World


Are you leaving school and/or university and have no idea what the next step is?  Are you scared of the REAL WORLD? What should you expect?  How do you do the “adult-thing” and how do you gain the necessary experience and skills to lead the life you want? Too many choices, too little certainty.

WELCOME2theREALWorld is the answer!

  • Choose between a full year program, an intensive 16-week programme or design your own.
  • Included in the full year program, is all you need to start your own business, including the product.

Stop dreaming and start building the life you want! 

Contact our young adult specialist today to start your journey to the future of your dreams.

Based in Pretoria, South Africa and online

We have a specialist that can help you from anywhere.

Be a happy, successful, adult!


  • Know what you want and how to get it
  • Set powerful goals, pursue and achieve them
  • Communicate effectively and assertively
  • Vital interview skills
  • Job shadowing
  • Gain self-asserting confidence and learn to deal with criticism
  • Anger management
  • Improving your level of assertiveness (setting healthy boundaries and how to say no)
  • Have career certainty through career guidance
  • How to be a successful entrepreneur in the real world

Don’t live in La-La-land.  Well, come 2 the REAL WORLD!

We have various options to suit your needs and meet your objectives:

Option 1: 17-Week Transformation

1-Week Intensive +

16-Week Mini-MBA Qualification

  • 1 – Week Self-Transformation intensive
  • 16-Week Mini MBA (48 fundamental subjects to equip you for the REAL WORLD)
  • Weekly coaching sessions for the duration of your Mini MBA – to learn presentation skills, time management, give and receive feedback and criticism, deal with overwhelm
  • Standby WhatsApp support for the duration of your Mini MBA
  • NBI Whole Brain Profile
  • Myers Briggs Personality Test
  • Big 5 Personality Test
  • 3 Follow up coaching sessions – mentoring and guidance

    Pay upfront and SAVE 30% – SPECIAL ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE R18,900

Option 2: Full year

Includes Option 1

12-Week DBT Course

Your own Business

  • 1-Week Self-Transformation intensive
  • 16-Week Mini MBA
  • Weekly coaching sessions and support
  • NBI Whole Brain Profile
  • Myers Briggs Personality Test
  • Big 5 Personality Test
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training)
  • Own your very own business. We provide coaching, training and the product!

Pay upfront and SAVE more than 20% – SPECIAL ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE R29,560 which includes:

  • 1 Week intensive
  • 16 Week Mini-MBA
  • 12 Week DBT Skills
  • Own business with business coaching

Option 3: Design your own

Various options available to pick and choose from.

  • 60 mins or 90 mins individual or family coaching sessions
  • NBI Whole Brain Profile
  • Discover your Career
  • 1-Week Self-Transformation intensive
  • 16-Week mini-MBA fundamentals
  • Various targeted short courses
  • 12-Week DBT Based skills training
  • Starting your own business with our product

Individually priced items as per schedule

About Reneé

Reneé Phoenix van Wyk (BA(SW) Hons TIR NLP NET NBI)

 Based in Pretoria, South Africa and online

Reneé started her career in Human Resources, where she was working as a Trainer, Facilitator and Industrial Social Worker.  She worked with middle and senior management, identifying talented candidates for accelerated soft skills training and development. Her interest in the Entrepreneurial Mindset drove her to form Innermost Consultancy. Her keen interest in the working of the brain, the sub-conscious mind and human behaviour inspired her to join the International Creativity Foundation for Africa, and she became a Whole Brain practitioner, Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner, and as Social Worker her interest in family dynamics stirred her to practice in Family Systems. She believes in lifelong learning and is forever studying the latest technologies concerning human behaviour. 

According to The Future of Jobs Reports, 65% of children who are beginning their education in primary school will end up with a career that does not yet exist. She developed the Welcome2theREALWorld programme to cater for a changed world after COVID, preparing young adults for the 5th Industrial Revolution.

A focus during the 5th Industrial Revolution will be in placing trust in technology, ensuring that it is being used for the good of the world, not just for profit. The fear of Industry 4.0 is that it is taking humans out of industry, and technology is replacing them in the workforce. The 5th Industrial Revolution wants to put humans back in. Instead of asking how we can improve efficiency and productivity, this revolution asks how we can make the world better.

Professional registrations, accreditations and affiliations

  • SACCSP (South African Council for Social Service Professions)
  • BHF (Board of Healthcare Funders)
  • SAASWIPP (South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice)
  • NBI Whole Brain Practitioner
  • ETDP Seta Assessor & Moderator
  • Toastmaster

Student Reviews

Reneé spent some time with my son (from the UK) going through part of her programme and I highly recommend it. Helping our children get to understand who they are, what makes them “ME”, learning how to manage in different situations and that we need to work to make our dreams come true are just some of the lessons shared. Renee’s passion for working with young people guiding and teaching them is infectious! Renee, you have our family’s vote
Erika Farrell
Tydens my eerste besoek aan tannie Reneé het ons baie diep gedelf in my waardes en hoe ek voel. Ek het ‘n nuwe besef gekry oor wie ek werklik is buite skoolverband. My tweede besoek het ons meer in diepte gepraat oor my toekoms en vooruitsigte. Tannie Renee het my gehelp nuwe moontlike raaksien wat ek self nie kon sien nie, sy het my gemotiveer en geiinspireer! Dankie tannie!!
My Best Gap Year brought my husband and I peace of mind when our daughter, Malaika, finished her grade 12 and decided to take up the Welcome@theRealworld programme. For 5 days she had the 1-week intensive sessions with Reneé and during that time we, the parents were updated on her progress.  Last day of the week we were invited for a presentation by my daughter.  We were extremely happy and satisfied with what we saw and heard.  We are now going to register her for the miniMBA and we would recommend the programme for every grade 12 learner before they proceed to tertiary education. Reneé is a warm and friendly person and my very introverted daughter is comfortable around her. Reneé has helped so much in terms of helping her decide who she may want to be in the future.
Mrs Monnanyana
Reneé is spontaneous in what she’s doing and it rubs off on her students. She takes responsibility for other Parents' children or young adults by giving them purpose in life and leading them and guiding them to build self-confidence. The biggest of all prepare them with confidence for the future. The students must know Reneé’s door is open for them in the long term. Every student walks out as a richer person than money can buy.
Cecile Slabbert
Business Owner at The Studio Practice (Pty) Ltd