Hey, I'm Nelao

My purpose is to harness my experiences, using the power of authentic and vulnerable story telling, to be a force for good in the world and help people heal themselves, with courage and confidence.

Lets Make Healing Sexy AF.

What do you do with the post-traumatic stress disorder, the anxiety, the depression, the anger and rage, the low self worth and the shame? How do you navigate relationships, what relationship do you have with your body and how does all this affect the future you once imagined for yourself? 


These are the questions I had when I started my own healing journey to overcome the effects of sexual assault. Even after three years of therapy I still struggled to find my “new normal”. This site and my work are dedicated to supporting you in taking your power back and providing a safe (bright and bold) space to give you practical tools, relatable content and inspiration to reclaim and re-create a Self and Life even greater than what you could have ever imagined possible in spite of what you have been through.

Nelao’s passion for holistic wellbeing led her to obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Management from Luther College in Decorah IA, USA, and becoming a certified personal trainer and Pilates Instructor at Fitness Formula Clubs, rated Top Gyms in Chicago. She then went on to get a Health Coach Certificate through the American Council of Exercise. Her own personal transformation led her to start her own company with a mission to empower women with tools and confidence to foster sustainable health and well-being for themselves and their communities.

Her experiences, which she openly shares on various platforms, enable her to be relatable and empathetic towards those she works with regardless of where they are in life. Through her coaching programs, workshops and lifestyle content, she has helped people connect to their purpose, transform their bodies and their lives.

Nelao is a member of two start ups both with a mission to economically empower rural Namibian women while offering unique Namibian products. Pure Marula by Taneta manufactures cold-pressed marula oil for hair, skin and massage. Oukaku baby shoes and PTNL offer custom made accessories handcrafted from vegetable tanned Namibian leather. 

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The regime allowed me to progress gradually and realize my own strength. It instilled in me a lifestyle of healthy living proved that maintaining this lifestyle is not insurmountable.
Rumbi C.
Nelao is very strict and makes you want to work hard. Her body alone is motivation enough.
Ula S.
The time I've worked with Nelao and the team has been amazing. I've learned tools to apply to the rest of my fitness journey. I've lost 8 kg since starting and am able to keep the weight off comfortably. The support provided by Nelao has been invaluable.
Taleni N.
I had a great experience working with Nelao. She takes it one step at a time and doesn't rush anyone. I'm really glad I had a chance to work with her because she prepared me to progress in my lifestyle journey.
Julia K.

Worked with

Development Bank of Namibia

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation

University of Namibia

Puma Energy

Namibia University of Science and Technology 

Deloitte Namibia


TBWA Paragon

Namibia Medical Care

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation

Namibia Correctional Services

Namibia Police Force

Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action

Milestone Group