Practitioner – Karina Andersen

Karina Andersen – Practitioners

My motivation to join SaferSpaces:

I am the Founder of SmilingOne.

In 2008 I started our first prison project at Brandvlei Maximum Prison and registered our NPO arm to be able to raise funds: The SmilingOne Foundation (SOF): 080 470 NPO. 

The past 13 years I have been active in 8 different prisons in the Western Cape - deeply immersed in addressing the wound of those lost on their journey. Crime is a symptom. 

I specialise in educating Change Agents/Coaches inside prison. I make use of the principles of my depth coaching methodology THE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL. You can read more here:

I have assisted dozens of ex-offenders reintegrate and build a bridge back home in their communities. Many of the them start their own projects and entrepreneurial ventures. Some of the Change Agents - who have been deeply committed in their coach education with my academy are hired into funded School Projects to guide youth at risk:

I am deeply passionate about people and their development. 

I'm working in these sectors:
Community, Education, NGOs/CBOs, Private sector
I'm specialising in these topics:
General / Other, Domestic violence / Intimate partner violence, Family / Parenting, Gangs, Masculinity, Prevention concepts, Prison violence, Sexual violence, Violence in Schools and Educational Institutions, Youth and violence

Depth Coaching (healing & active development)

Education of Change Agents / Coaches / Entrepreneurs

Crime Prevention & Diversion



I have developed my own depth coaching methodology which I have taken to 8 Western Cape Prisons the past 13+ years. I educate leaders, coaches and entrepreneurs. We have incredible evidence = zero recedivism of those who train with us as coaches/change agents.

My personal values based leadership programs have been quality assured for prisons in the Western Cape. I also take my programs into corporates where I assist executives and their teams. I have a big portfolio of evidence from the past 15 years in leadership development - from prisons to boardrooms.