My Story

I was so small, that throughout my school career I was always the smallest.  Thankfully I was a fast learner, realizing that to gain attention small things had to be beautiful or noisy.  So I became loud… “VERY LOUD and PASSIONATE”, this mostly saved me from all forms of bullying, and with a bit of balance, it most certainly gained the right amount of attention.


My wife still thinks my vocals got me my rank of “Captain” during my SA Military Service, even though I tried to convince her it was my passion. As an Afrikaans speaking “boertjie”, I made tree houses and hideouts with tunnels adjoining unsuspecting neighbors homes under their fences to meet with my friends, and I’m still not sure I have outgrown this as I look forward to building tree houses with my grandchildren someday.


My life unfolded between all the complexities around me.  I have a good laugh at some of the ideas I held.  Growing up in South Africa during the apartheids era, being a Military man, studying, marrying and english lady with a brain of her own, my children’s diverse personalities, and the people that crossed my path have all added to my personal growth and extraordinary journey.


In comparison to cars, I always thought of my wife as a “classic” while I was the Ferrari.  Now, many years down the line she has remained the purring classic, and I have become more of a steady back firing 1962 FORD F250…  My morning rituals certainly have become proof of this.  When it comes to animals, she remains the cat, while I have literally been called every animal under the sun except the sloth, which I guess I will still cross off my list in the next 40 years.


My most challenging moments and turning points have been from the pitter-patter in the hallways of my homes.  Children and animals have blessed my life and I made it my life’s work to bless theirs too.  With this came change and a way of life that spun me around and around in the challenges of human growth, and how to get humans to be the best they can be.  My children and nature set me up, and provided me with this never-ending quest.


Meeting amazing people from all over the world and making a positive difference has become my goal.  My role within the Warriors gap year program, Warriors Leadership and Coaching Academy and Shared Universe has blessed all my earthly needs and wants.  Success for me personally has never been a spectator sport, and could never only be measured by finance. Its that internal feeling of gratitude and accomplishment that energizes me when I know that I have made a significant difference that is the most satisfying emotion of all.  Now I move into new pastures where I will protect those without a voice.  


My resume tells more of my qualifications and work ethics.  This is about me.  So here I am today, the boy next door who is living the most extraordinary life in every way possible. 


I have not inherited this earth from my ancestors; I am borrowing it from my children and intend to leave it a better place for them, and all the children of this earth.



Professional Life

Rudi is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has excelled in the fields of personal performance coaching, human behaviour training, motivating as well as hypnotherapy, EFT therapy, hypnosis and metaphysics. He is a father, husband and brother. He has dedicated his time to exploring the advancement of “Human Technology”, the concept of bringing out the full potential in people.


His exploration into human potential has rendered in his consultation with many experts in the fields of Education, Psychology, Quantum Physics, Hypnotherapy, Nero Linguistic Programming, Nero Semantics and Alternative Healing, all of which have assisted in building a better understanding of the workings of not only the Human mind but also the person as a whole. Rudi has taken his research to the next level and developed proven techniques and processes that have been implemented in various workshops, coaching interventions and programs that he developed and offers. These processes have had incredible results with all those who have participated, they all testify that they reached a higher potential and achieved what they never thought possible.


He, as an experienced coach and an expert in corporate performance solutions, has committed his life to supporting the youth so they may harness their gifts and talents, enabling them to achieve incredible results. Rudi believes that every individual has the ability to tap into their intuitive wisdom so as to make better decisions and receive inspiration through clarity.


Rudi’s philosophy is that we all have the skills to actively create our future and reach our highest goals. Deliberate creation is an important technique, which, once learnt and harnessed, can produce powerful outcomes. To add value, individuals need to delve into and gain an understanding of their own belief systems, equipped with this personal insight an individual is in an enhanced position to fulfil their role in their lives and others.


Rudi has also taken his inspiration home, he has integrated his research into his own life and family, facilitating mastery over personal crises, it has given him insight into his own life and business, improving the lives of all those around him.


Rudi has owned and managed various companies; the first being a transport company (Spoedvervoer), his 320 staff and a fleet of 150 vehicles started him on his journey. He then ventured under the sea, owning a Scuba diving school and dive charter (Ocean Adventures) catering not only for local but International divers. He then founded the “Warriors gap year program”, a youth program that offers the younger generation a chance to not only enhance themselves but also equip them with the necessary skills to succeed in their lives.


On his life’s journey, Rudi has obtained the following experience, skills and abilities:


  • Diploma in Business Management

  • Degree in Road Transportation Management

  • Diploma in Executive and Ontological Coaching

  • Studies in Religion, Spirituality, Metaphysics, Health, Human Performance and Coaching

  • Hypnotherapist

  • EFT (Emotional Freedom technique) 

  • Managing Director of a Courier Company

  • Managing Director of a Scuba school and Dive Charter

  • Managing RUMA Creative Events

  • Currently Managing Director of Warriors (Youth bridging year program)

  • Event director for the Magoebaskloof Mountain Bike Classic

  • Event director for Ken’s Comrades

  • Instructor in SA Defense force

  • Scuba Instructor Trainer NAUI

  • First Aid and DAN Oxygen provider Instructor

  • Ocean Skipper with night rating CAMASS

  • Private Pilot License PPL

  • Paragliding & Skydiving

  • Abseiling supervisor

  • Survival Instructor

  • Code A & EC Drivers license with valid PRDP

  • Past Chairperson & Honorary member of Round Table


Rudi is currently completing his PhD in Metaphysics with a major in Human Performance Coaching.


As a International Corporate coach he is contracted to Amicorp International as a coach, serving their 43 offices worldwide by running self development and coaching workshops, regular webinars and one-on-one coaching where needed.


As a Rotarian, Rudi joined in 2003; he then became Club President in 2005/2006 as well as 2006/2007 and 2013/2014. His District Youth Activities involved:


  • Youth exchange committee, 

  • Youth development such as Interact and Rotaract clubs 

  • Youth Programs

  • Group Study Exchange Team Leader to Canada 2006

  • RYLA international counselor (Birmingham)

  • RYLA Chairman for 3 years. 


Extra activities include; Reading, research and development, organic farming, wood work, knife making, photography, scuba diving, paragliding, fly fishing, birding and exploring all that nature has to offer.



Rudi Viljoen, Po Box 369, Tzaneen, 0850.   Cell: 082 802 0880