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Celeste Sirin 

Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Specialist

Founder of

Employer Branding Africa

I had the pleasure of meeting Yumi in person when I first enrolled with Toastmasters at the beginning of 2019 and thankfully before the COVID pandemic struck. Yumi has been assigned to me as my mentor and a more committed, professional and loyal individual I could not have wished for. She is more than half my age but has a level of maturity and respect that makes me feel so incredibly comfortable and capable to reach my toastmaster aspirations and goals.

Yumi is most accommodating and always responsive to my meeting requests. She has a great understanding of what it's like to juggle ones own business whilst simultaneously cultivating ones personal growth. Yumi can relate as she is working towards achieving similar such goals of building her own business whilst studying for her MBA.


Yumi is extremely resourceful and is never at a loss when it comes to guiding, brainstorming and partnering me on ideas for my next speech. Yumi listens, digests, and always returns with remarkable ideas and content. She is tactful in providing constructive input on how and where to improve ones speaking skills and is so generous and forthcoming in imparting her wealth of accumulated digital, marketing and networking knowledge.

Yumi and I share many laughs and have fun with every speech I craft, rehearse and deliver. She provides me with endless encouragement and highlights areas for improvement in order for me to always put my best foot forward. We are climbing my toastmaster’s ladder to success together with us both learning from each other as interchangeable mentor and mentee. I am loving every step of the way.


Kwakho Solake


Teacher &

Founder of

Ms Kay - The Helper

Yumna’s success coaching was extraordinary! Six months ago, I was at a very low point in my life. I felt stuck and I felt like my life was not going anywhere. At first, I thought I could do it by myself. I thought I could bring myself out of the misery, anxiety and depression, but the more I tried, the more I felt like I was drowning. A day before I came across Yumna’s facebook life coaching services ad, I had told myself I really needed a professional to help me get myself out of that space. I thought maybe a life coach could perhaps help me.


When I came across her Facebook ad, it was like God had answered my internal cry. Oh my gosh! She really helped me overcome a lot of self-challenges. I know that my fear and low self-esteem was holding me back from accomplishing things. She helped me accomplish my self-development goals and more. She likes to say, “You are the hero and I am the guide.” She indeed guided me to the best version of myself and I have indeed turned out to be the hero of my own story. I wouldn’t have done it without her. She is a great God sent life guide. 

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Ziyadah Shaboodien


Personal Trainer

Founder of MissFitPT

For the longest time I’ve been extremely shy to share my story and the lack of confidence made me fearful of speaking in public.


When I met Yumna, I immediately felt comfortable, and with one live 1-on-1 session - not only did she help me conquer my fear of speaking in public, but I immediately felt more confident.

Her story inspired me to improve myself each day, take nothing for granted and leave no stone unturned. Her cheerful and positive view of life is honestly the most refreshing and contagious.

Because of Yumna Aysen, I am able to inspire others with my story, and assist women on their fitness Journey.”


Sanele Mthembu

Founder of Ubukhosi Tours

Your content is great and has been consistent. A lot of people will be able to relate more and engage more with it. You have shown your transition in your videos by being authentic and that will inspire people to not be fake or pretend for others. You keep on growing and that is important. Remember to keep producing your content because as you know it's not about you, but about the people. I have loved your content due to it mostly being yourself (authentic!). I can't wait to see you speaking in different venues and stages. 

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Yumi is a charismatic and ambitious young lady. Her content is refreshing and connotes positivity, healthy energy, and an abundance of inspiring words to uplift anyone having a bad day. Content is relevant and upbeat. Perfect for gigs surrounding motivation and personal growth.


Mandilakhe Mbatsha


Very unique approach to blogging and the content is definitely not what you used to! Different, interesting LOVE IT!! Look forward to seeing the growth in your writing and content skills as you get better


Nash Singh

Founder of Nash Records & FFS Media

No truer words have been spoken!!!! 
Such inspirational writing with so many amazing and valid points. Definitely one of the best I have seen till this day! Keep writing, inspiring and showcasing this unique and wonderful perspective to the world!


Naima Esau

Professional Hair Stylist

I love how honest you are and I can feel that you always talking straight from that big heart of yours. Keep doing what you do because you so good at it. You truly inspire me and remind to be kind. Love your work.

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Jacqueline Jaafar


I would like to begin by thanking Yumna. Thank you for making the world a lot brighter and a happier place. Every day that I see a new video posted by you or any post you share is a good day. You are so beyond inspirational. The words you speak and the messages you share with us are always so relatable and true. You have such a beautiful and contagious energy and it radiates every where you go. Yumna, you are one of the sweetest and strongest women I know. Your beautiful soul is so contagious and motivates me daily. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.
Jacqueline Ali Jaafar


Shameema Mayat

Yumi. You are doing such amazing things and such an inspiration to all. I love reading your captions and watching your videos. They always come at just the right time and let one know that whatever the circumstances, you are doing good and to never give up! I LOVE your content and you are always encouraging the reader to do better and make one feel better. Wishing you the absolute best in all your future endeavours. Sending lots of love your way xx


Daniel Smitsdorp

There's so many negative people in this world. Love your positivity, it's contagious. Keep it up.


Theo Stofile

Motivational Speaker

First of all, you are a phenomenal woman! And secondly, I feel more people should know the importance of helping each other. Caring about each other and loving each other. The pursuit of our dreams is a long hard road already and I don't think people really understand how much it means to someone when they know that there is somebody else shouting for them, hoping that they will truly achieve their dreams.

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Tamryn Clarence


Yumi is certainly a point of light in this world, which is consistently displayed throughout her authentic and refreshing content. Her high-energy and affable nature can draw in the attention of anyone, and creates a clear understanding of her pursuit to add value to the lives of others. Her efforts never fall short of being intentional and effective. Yumi’s ability to think independently and creatively allows her to communicate in a way that is always purposeful and sophisticated.

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