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Iain has nearly 25 year’s experience working in the non – profit sector where he both pioneered and helped coach start up situations. In these contexts Iain had to explore the lengths and depths of leadership as many of the leaders he coached had to recruit and motivate large teams of volunteers.


Moitsadi began her career as a facilitator in the NGO industry, and then moved to Personal Assistant, office Manager and Projects Administrator positions. She worked in different sectors: NGO, Consulting and Engineering.


Halima’s strong background in Human Resources and Learning and Development, has allowed her to work very closely with people of diverse cultures and groups. The core of her coaching focuses on enabling potential and reaching higher levels of possibilities, which fosters heightened self-belief.


Mojalefa first encountered coaching as a new executive in higher education in South Africa some twelve years ago. Then it seemed an expensive intrusion that should not be given any serious thought, interesting though it may have sounded. But it remained a curious puzzle for him until he became a client and realised how sorely he needed it then. Mojalefa became so fascinated with coaching that he immediately applied its tenets in managing his immediate reports, thus improved not only his performance but also his relationship with employees, his immediate subordinates and people in general.


Refilwe has 6 years coaching experience and brings the relevant knowledge and understanding essential to the effective delivery of a successful and results driven coaching experience. Her natural strengths and abilities allow her a level of empathy, analysis and problem resolution which enables effective breakthroughs. 


Khumo Shongwe has over 15 years’ experience in the Mining Industry within various Human Resource related roles and has worked in a wide variety of capacities including, Transformation, HR Consulting, HR Strategic Planning, BEE and Related Community Empowerment, HR Turn-Around Projects, Communications, Sustainable development, Shared Services Applications, and roll-out of Information Technology systems.


Pat’s experience has been with large organisations working on fast-tracking the personal development of individuals identified as talent and with leaders on addressing specific issues they face within their organisations or related to their personal leadership development. She also works with teams and groups to achieve maximum effectiveness through cooperation and the integration of various skills and styles. Her recent focus in Team Coaching has been exploring what kinds of leaders exist within the team and how to maximise the benefits of this range of leadership styles.


Wendy gained her extensive general management experience in the services industry over the past 20 years. Her last position was as General Manager at Change Partners where she was responsible for running their leadership development business. She was also exposed to their ongoing coaching training programme.


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Geoff’s approach is to provide clients with a safe, discreet and empowering space in which he can serve the clients as an attentive listener, strategic partner, challenger and probing questioner, while acknowledging their power and potential. He supports them through asking powerful and creation-seeking questions. Geoff focuses on working with clients to reach the following objectives:

  • Facilitating change and sourcing transformation
  • Transforming breakdowns into breakthroughs
  • Creating enthusiasm anywhere, anytime
  • Creating their lives as a masterpiece 

Geoff has coached and facilitated various individuals and groups who occupy very senior and executive positions in the academia, politics, government and the corporate world. He also devotes many hours of coaching and mentoring in the Mankind Project, an international organisation, which supports men through coaching to live with integrity and to be successful in what they do.


Retha has been associated with Change Partners since 2005, when she made her mark very early on by using her experience to coordinate the internal coach continuing development programme which remains a key feature of the Change Partners’ model. Through her constant research and coach-client interactions, she has grown to appreciate how different leadership approaches are relevant to various change agendas, and the challenges faced by executive leaders in particular -  those so-called “soft skills” which often prove to be the hardest. 


Sundra has leadership experience from working as Director at Career Transition International and as Country Manager at DBM in South Africa. He has over 25 years experience in Human Resources, working with multinational companies in South Africa, through the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa, as well as through his post as Head of Human Resources for S.A. Cyanamid


Gerrie is a former CEO and MD of M-Net and SuperSport, and has also served in executive and board positions at Naspers, AECI and Educor in a successful business career of 27 years. He is a founder director of the Aardklop National Arts Festival.


Tjaart has many years experience as a Business and Strategy Advisor, with nearly 30 years experience in starting up and/or managing various businesses in the consultancy industry, financial services industry and manufacturing industry. During the last ten years Tjaart led two successful turnaround initiatives as Managing Director and later as Chairman, in the manufacturing industry.



Lindiwe has 12 years of experience as a developer and facilitator of leadership development, team building, change management, diversity and wellness programmes in various business settings.


Coaching for Ann is a relationship of commitment invoking a process of real time growth and sustainable change. Maintaining curiosity and listening actively for the right questions to ask are routes to clients’ insights, followed by desired shifts in self-awareness and, ultimately, new behaviours.


Simone Le Hane joined Change Partners after 12 years of successfully coaching and mentoring executives and senior managers individually and in management teams while working in the private and public sectors as an executive.


Tumi is a senior manager in an IT company where she leads an organizational change management and training teams. She specializes in design of change management methodologies in the roll out large scale Enterprise Resource Planning projects that will impact over 150 government departments. She has led change management and training teams in deploying changes in a number of government departments.


Marilize Augustyn is the hub of the Change Partners Coaching system. She connects the coaches, customers and clients in a vital and energetic network, and her key contributions are in the areas of finance, customer liaison, back office management and sales support. She provides mission-critical support for the effective delivery of Change Partner's core value services. 


Andy, founder of Change Partners, served in the British Royal Navy for 22 years and was a submarine commander in the Falklands War. Later, as a senior executive at state-owned British Railways he experienced the challenges of privatisation and the pressure of delivery in a commercial environment.


Les, one of the founders of Change Partners, has coached hundreds of senior executives from many different organisations and has helped these companies develop their better people into better leaders. He has held senior positions in several organisations and is a former MD of the Transvaal Coal Owners’ Association, at that time the world’s biggest coal exporter.


The only true differentiator between companies today is the quality of their leadership. My approach is to deliver sustainable business results through engagement with each person as a whole human being. By changing our way of being, we change the results we achieve. By encouraging leaders and leadership teams to become accountable, they are enabled to create the environment needed for measurable change.

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