Hettie Brittz

Many people have contributed to my life in their unique ways - each giving me permission, encouragement and skills to live a purposeful live, sustained by a calling that I am becoming surer and surer of each year. These certainties includes the firm knowledge that we are meant to be unique, that our uniqueness is a compass needle that points to our True North, that that North truly matters and that there is life, provision, overflow and generosity at that place, because when we operate there, it is God Himself who leads and teaches us to lead.

A few deeply humbling and life-altering experiences - the hardest two were possibly climbing Kilimanjaro and starting a new life in the USA in my late forties - have shaped me. The first "climb" tortured some of my worst characteristics out of me  - those that are not helpful in either life  in general or leadership; the second taught me the extent to which we are lost without a support structure that believes in our calling. These two things I want to do with a mixture of compassion and challenge: I want to be your sherpa while you climb your mountains, but also the sherpa that firmly refuses to let you remain stuck because you're not at Uhuru yet. (Kilimanjaro's peak is called Uhuru and means "freedom").

Let's become free together: free to be true to our DNA, free to allow others to be true to theirs, free to leave the part of the past that does not serve a purpose, free to grow, free to fail in the unimportant and temporary matters of life, and free to expect life to be tremendously meaningful! 

"Know your design; live your purpose!"













International publications



Featured on MOMCon, 100 Huntley Street, the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast, and in other media 

I consider myself privileged to have had opportunities to speak on motherhood, parenting, personality and leadership in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, the Ukraine, England, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UAE, China, and the USA.

Some highlights have been a long relationship with Focus on the Family Africa, and two opportunities to speak on the Daily Show, the privilege of leading two breakout sessions during MOMCon 2016 and 2018 respectively, and 2 years of having weekly parenting inserts on the South African national TV channel, KykNet.

My publisher, David C Cook did an excellent job opening doors for me onto American media stages and into publications such as the following:

100 Huntley Street
CTN HomeKeepers
WATC Babbie's House
Lesea's Harvest Show

Family Talk - Dr. Meg Meeker Show
KJAK 92.7 FM
The Hub NM
Blog Talk Radio - Life Lessons
Blog Talk Radio - Inspirational Conversations
KBRT - KCBC The Bottom Line
Family Life Today
KKMS On the Way with Ridgeway
KCFY Midday Café
Focus on the Family
Faith Place Radio - The Debbie Chavez Show
Moody Radio Java with Juli
WAWZ Star Cares
Toginet Radio - Girlfriend It
KKVI The Valder Beebe Show
Cru Making Your Life Count
WMPC Off the Bookshelf
KPDQ Georgene Rice Show
KOGA-AM/FM Midwest Opinions
WDWD/WNIV Faith Talk Live
KGCB Portraits
WNPQ Morning Show

CBA Market

Faith Filled Family
Thriving Family

Today's Christian Living

Here is a selection of these recordings and articles:


I continue to enjoy speaking internationally, and writing. I hope to have a book ready worth featuring here within the next year!  



Listen to the awarded broadcast here ...

Annatjie van Zyl

Being very introspective, growing human potential is a topic that has always resonated with me. My growth journey started almost 24 years ago with the result of a blood test - I was going to have a baby! From mineralogist to mom, just like that! My mom instinct kicked in dramatically and I knew one thing for certain. For this baby to be raised differently, I would need an overhaul. The choice to grow - past old, ingrained thought patterns, belief systems, and a low self-esteem - was hard & difficult in the beginning. It took Courage and Faith - mostly not mine, but given in grace. I faced the same choice in my marriage. Do I want to settle for the familiar example, or do I want to work for a more satisfying marriage that honors God?

When both my daughters were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, I had to choose growth and Faith again. Do I still believe that God has a plan for us, that He is in control of our very lives, and that He loves us?   

Making the right choice every time took effort and hard work. However, when I began to see the benefits of growing – in myself, my relationships, my faith – it was something that I wanted to pass on and share with others. 

For the past 13 years it has been my privilege to train the trainers. Thousands of hours coaching & facilitating led to hundreds of Tall Trees coaches. Our wide range of products enabled me to work with primary school children, teenagers, young adults, corporate leadership, families, teachers, church leadership, etc. 

And I want to use all of that experience to help you become a Tall Trees coach! I experienced first-hand how this information changes lives because it reminds people of their potential and their purpose.

So don't wait! Sign up and help us grow others to freedom - the freedom to be themselves!

"Don't just live, GROW!"