Marlette Coetzee (Hegyi)

  • AGE: 44
  • nationality: South Africa
  • residence: Gauteng
  • athletic skills: Mountain biking, Mountaineering and Motor Biking
  • hero status: Motivational Speaker
  • hero statement: Molly was born at sea level, but has always had her head in the skies, her eyes set on the challenge of achieving the highest altitudes.


When a road trip in the year 2000 culminated in the country of Tanzania, she climbed Kilimanjaro in her jeans, and it sparked in her the desire to summit other peaks.

Molly’s adventurous and tenacious spirit has taken her to some of the wildest and highest places on earth on foot or two wheels. She’s trekked in Patagonia, caught Piranha in the Amazon, hiked the Inca Trail, dived the Barrier Reef, traversed the Via Ferrata in the Dolomites and completed some of SA’s toughest mountain bike events. Molly has climbed 4 of the 7 summits, and 5 of the 8. Highest in North and South America, Africa. Europe, and Australia. She attempted Everest In 2015, but was turned around by the earthquake and avalanche that left so many dead that year.

Throughout it all, Molly has been challenged not only to reach more exciting and adventurous goals, but also to balance and prove herself in a male-dominated arena. That’s why she doesn’t just simply talk about how to climb a mountain – she’s focussed on using the principles of extreme climbing and sports to create a strategy that works to achieve your very own goals and dreams. Although her achievements are in the area of extreme and male-dominated sports, she is a female professional speaker who brings the softer “heart” approach in both her talks and performance coaching.

Whether she’s a keynote speaker at a large corporate event, delivering personal performance coaching or tackling the next set of cliffs, she delivers thoughtful, inspirational insight that reveals how we can all push our limits and achieve more than we even thought possible.

To find out more about Molly’s professional speaking topics or to book her for your next private or corporate event, please contact her today.

When not adventuring, Molly enjoys home with her husband Douw, dogs, Kutja and Babu, and 3 black cats.


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