HELLO,
I’M MARELI

My goal is to equip you with the basic business and legal tools, so you can survive and thrive as an entrepreneur and creative.

I’m a qualified lawyer of the High Court of South Africa and a certified yoga teacher. I take a holistic approach to business and legal coaching/consulting – combining my experience in business with the mindfulness practices of yoga to create a thinking environment. Integrity, a solid work ethic and client confidentiality are the foundations of Creative Diligence.

After completing my BComm LLB degree at Stellenbosch University and gaining practical experience, I moved to Germany to study Master of Law and Business at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. I drafted a business plan as part of my Master’s thesis and decided to pursue it. A challenging period followed. It taught me the importance of mentorship, tenacity and creativity. These lessons are the inspiration behind Creative Diligence and my mission to support other entrepreneurs and creatives.

In September 2018, I completed a certification in Information Privacy to expand my knowledge of online data protection and privacy. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, I can help my clients comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and/or Protection of Personal Information Act  (POPIA). For more details, please read this post. Although POPIA is not in effect yet, I’ve already assisted clients in protecting the personal information of their clients and other stakeholders.  

CREATIVITY:
IMAGINATION,
INTUITION AND ARTISTRY
PLUS LOGIC,
ANALYSIS AND PLANNING