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 Hi, I’m Alida Niehaus. Thank you for visiting my page.



Are you a business owner and feeling ovewhelmed by what you need to achieve?


I know that feeling of frustration when you know exactly what you want but can’t have it all right now.  You’re working fast and furiously but you are just not seeing the results.  You want to live that lifestyle but you need your business to support you.  You’re ticking all the boxes but it is just not working.  If ONLY someone could tell you what it is you could do.


Well, here is good news.  I am here to help you work through the business structures, systems and processes so that you can do more of what you love.  Imagine a life where you have more time to spend with family, go out and travel if you want to, knowing that your business is in control and growing.


If this sounds like what you want, I will show you how to build a business that works without you. Fill in the form below and I will be in touch!






Is your business giving you the lifestyle you deserve?



  • Has your business given you what you want?
  • Could you take six months off – and have a business that has grown and improved while you were away?
  • Are you the highest paid person in your company and working the least hours?
  • Do you have a clear exit plan?

If you are like most business owners I meet you probably can’t answer yes to all these questions.


  • You probably find that responding to immediate issues – customers, staffing, logistics – takes up nearly all of your time, leaving you little space to think about your goals for the business.
  • You may well feel time-challenged, you might feel your team is not functioning as it should, you would probably like more profit.
  • Perhaps you sometimes feel like you have lost control – and own a job, not a company… 

I would love to help you on the path to a better future where you have more profit, a team you can really rely on and more time to do the things you want to do both inside and outside the business. As your business coach, I will help you move from where you are to where you want to be, by solely focusing on your goals and dreams.


After all, you’ll never really know what you’re capable of until there’s someone to push you outside your comfort zone.


Every athlete and every top performer uses a coach to bring out their best. Why don’t you?


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What My Clients Say:















A Business Coach is better than a consultant for many reasons. With years of successful experience that can provide valuable insight, your Business Coach will help you develop long-term and short term goals and strategies, as well as improve your business in areas that you might have overlooked. You may be able to survive in business without the help of a Coach, but it's almost impossible to thrive...

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Hear the Success Stories


Frances Nell - Inside Out Interiors


"It was during the first two years that our company was operational that we met Alida Niehaus from Action Coach. She met with us and just asked a few a basic questions and the realization hit me that I really did not know how to run a business. I was great at working really hard in my business but had no understanding of financials and where I saw myself heading and more Importantly how I was going to get there. Within the first year of working with Alida we reached our revenue targets and she had systems in place which helped the structure in the business. With all the personal growth came the realisation that my partner and I were not aligned in our thinking, in our goals and in our work ethics. The partnership dissolved and with it my confidence. It felt like starting all over. As a single parent it was sink or swim. I regrouped with Alida, she questioned my thinking, make me aware of my strengths and past success and I started working furiously on my business. In that year I exceeded my target by R200 000.00. Thanks to the knowledge that goals that are not written down with concrete “ how to get there steps” do not become reality. An important lesson learnt too is that of leveraging. My time and knowledge is valuable . I understand the importance of getting others to do the tasks that free me up to do the important things. I could go on and on about the results achieved through Action Coach"

 Sanjay (Bob) Singh – Futron Performance Monitoring

I just wanted to say thank you for all that you have done thus far and opened our eyes up to!  Alida has made me realise that time is my most important resource, and even though it is very difficult initially to let go, I have to delegate duties if I want to achieve greater success in business. Thank you.

 Pam Govender  - Pro Steel & Mining Supplies

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for a truly fabulous, informative, life changing program.  What an amazing wealth of information.  I am thrilled to have been part of ActionCOACH.  After 10 years in business, it is wonderful to know it is never too late to learn new tricks. Thank you to Alida for the enthusiasm, knowledge and willingness to share such wonderful energy and expertise. ”

Nomsa Mazibuko,  Visit-Vakasha Accommodation

“Every moment spent in your classes was worth a million in knowledge. Now that I have learnt so much and having a better understanding and a better relationship with my business – it is only the sky that will stop Visit-Vakasha from growing further until it reaches a stage of being franchised.? I never thought this could be possible; It is a new desire and idea born from attending your coaching – with you on our side - I believe it will be possible to achieve it. ”

Vusi Seroka – Vista Seroka CC

“I now have a much clearer idea of the inside of business and what are the basics to do first. Personally I have been so motivated by doing this program and looking forward to being a business owner. This was a brilliant program for business owners like me, I have learned a lot of things to implement in my business and things that I did not know before are clear to me now. Alida is a great facilitator, a very positive person and she collaborates so much in helping us. I am grateful for what she has taught me and will want to do more of these programs with her”

Christina Mseleku – Starplex 253 cc

“I started out just existing without even standard quotes, now I have a quotes were my clients even gave positive feedback on the improvements they have noticed over the last 5 months. I now have a constant business were I monthly supply due to a quoting system. Thank you ActionCoach for bringing what was missing.”

Nkhensani Dhlamini – Rent-Alls (Pty) Ltd

“We were struggling to get customers, had no sales, lack of funds and capital to obtain equipment but now we have managed to get more customers and been able to buy some equipment to rent out, I have personally learned that nothing is impossible, all dreams & objectives can be achieved through proper planning & determination. In conclusion no dreams are too big to achieve were there’s a will & planning there is definitely a way!! Through my Coach Alida of ActionCoach I’ve learnt that not even the sky is the limit when it comes to my goals. “

Joseph Skosana – Phakama Disibility Academy

“We started out were we were stagnant and we did not know what we were doing with challenges of poor planning and funds. Now we have a clear vision and we have our own land. I now also know that business is about solving customer problems and have grown within myself.  I appreciate all the effort of ActionCoach in helping me with all I have learnt, I will implement it and out it to good use.  Alida is very professional and skilled in what she does and she is very funny. ”



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Who is Alida Niehaus


I am a certified Business and Executive Coach, providing business help, business advice, business coaching and mentoring services to small and medium sized businesses.

I have a passion for helping businesses like yours grow and become profitable, so you, the business owner can enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.

4 Important Things To Know About Coach Alida Niehaus


1. A Coach Who Gets Results… 

Over the last 5 years, Alida has helped over 150 business owners achieve their goals, and take their businesses to the next level. She has many success stories and recently helped her hospitality client grow from a -65% loss to a 45% in profitability, accomplished through improvements in financial management, sales, marketing, team training, systems development and strategic planning. She helps business owners question what it is they are doing, why they are doing it and offer guidance on how they can make it even better – so that they can have more money and more time to enjoy life. Alida is so confident in her ability to help eager business owners, that she will only offer to coach a business if she can guarantee results.

2. An Accomplished Business Professional…

Alida began working in the family business at age 16, and moved on to become a trainer in computers and bookkeeping. She moved to the UK to travel and expand her horizons and returned to SA to start a property management business with her husband. Her journey with ActionCOACH started first as a client and after experiencing the amazing results firsthand, transitioned into becoming an ActionCOACH. Her practical small business experience coupled with a track record of building successful businesses is an invaluable resource for business owners and executives.

3. She’s the Real Deal…

Her clients say that she has “wisdom beyond her years” and “she’s the real deal”, but most of all “Alida has a huge heart and loves helping people”. As an ActionCOACH, Alida belongs to a network of over 1,000 business coaches in 56 countries. With this network of brain power, along with her many years of business experience, and over 1,000 hours of training as a Certified Business & Executive Coach, Alida is skilled at breaking down complex issues into simple steps, and has the tools to help her clients succeed. She has been also honored with a Rookie Coach of the Year Award, UK ActionMAN Award and a South African ActionMAN Award.

4. A Devoted Wife, Mother, and Community Leader…

Chris Niehaus is Alida’s favourite game-geek, and loving husband of 11 years. They have three sons, Christiaan, Ruan and Sean, Labrador daughter Amy and housecat Skye. They spend their free time travelling and enjoying new experiences. As a family they are active in the community, with Alida being a Past President of the Middelburg Rotary Club and volunteering for community and entrepreneurial development projects. Alida also participates in Coaching for a Cause, ActionCOACH’s global pro bono coaching program that helps non-profits to increase donations and better manage funds.