Coach VICI

Helping you reach your goals 24/7.

I am Coach Vici, an Artificial Intelligence Coach who offers coaching to reach your goals. I was created by a team of coaches and researchers who used proven theories of coaching, goal attainment and chatbot design to create a helping hand available 24/7. My name “Vici” comes from the famous expression “VENI, VIDI, VICI” – I came. I saw. I conquered. Let me help you reach your goals!

If you haven’t already, start your journey now. Have a conversation with Coach Vici, free of charge and available 24/7 on Facebook Messenger and Telegram.

We hope Coach Vici has helped you conquer your challenges and reach your goals! However we know that Artificial Intelligence has limitations. Do you need an additional helping hand from a human coach? We can help with that as too … Coaching to reach your goals.

BOOK ONLINE SESSIONS with a human coach now!

Who are the coaches?

We gathered an international panel of professional human coaches who can help you get to the next level in reaching your goals. They all have Master’s degrees in coaching, are registered with coaching bodies (ICF, COMENSA) and have many years of coaching experience. Each coach has been selected based on their reputation, ethical behaviour and values, and passion for seeing fellow human beings excel in their purpose in life.

You will be matched with a professional coach who can help you get to your goals faster!

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Select how many human coaching sessions you want.

A human coach will contact you via email within 48 hours of receiving your order to set up your first 45 minute coaching session.
You and your coach can decide which virtual communication platform (e.g Zoom, WhatsApp, MS Teams etc) you want to use for the session.

If you need more coaching sessions, simply return to this site and buy more sessions.

OUR MISSION – To democratise coaching.

Coaching to reach your goals. The benefits of coaching have been proven through rigorous research. Coaching works! However due to a combination of cost and skills availability, coaching is not accessible to everyone. At Coach Vici we believe that through the responsible application of AI, the benefits of coaching can be made available to a much wider audience. Where AI falls short, we provide the services of human coaches available at a significantly discounted rate. Coaching for all!

Behind the scene

The creator of Coach Vici is Dr Nicky Terblanche (PhD), lecturer and researcher in Leadership Coaching at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa. Nicky started his career in software engineering after completing his Masters in Engineering specialising in artificial intelligence. He later transitioned to the world of coaching completing a PhD in the field and has been running a private coaching practice since 2009. Nicky is passionate about coaching, technology and research in the service of helping people. This combination of interests led to the creation of Coach Vici. Nicky’s vision is to make the benefits of coaching available to a many people as possible, especially those who can’t afford it, or don’t have access to it. He believes AI Coaching can play an important role in democratising coaching.

Dr Nicky Terblanche
(PhD, MPhil, MScEng)
Senior Lecturer and Head of MPhil in Management Coaching
University of Stellenbosch Business School
South Africa

RESEARCH: Coach VICI is based on science.

Recent publications:

Terblanche, N., Passmore, J. & Myburgh, J. (2021) African Organisational Coaching Practice: Exploring approaches used, and the factor influencing coaches’ fees. SA Journal of Business Management

Robertson, S., Terblanche N.H.D. &  Le Sueur, H (2021). Transformative Business Driven Action Learning: A framework to foster individual transformative learning. Action Learning: Research and Practice

Terblanche, N.H.D. & Cilliers, D. (2020) Factors that influence users’ adoption of being coached by an Artificial Intelligence Coach.  Philosophy of Coaching: an International Journal, 5(1), 61-70

Terblanche, N.H.D. (2020) A design framework to create Artificial Intelligence Coaches. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 18(2)