Life Congruence Coach

Become a Life Congruence Coach

Become a Life Congruence Coach, through an approved programme by the internationally recognized International Coach Federation (ICF), as a Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Programme.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who feels called to coach
  • Anyone who cares deeply about coaching and wants to start a career in coaching
  • Individuals who want to be masters of their own destiny and wish to develop to their full potential
  • Human Resources Practitioners
  • Those with influential roles in organisations; and
  • Coaches who have not yet completed a holistic Life Coaching Programme.

What will this programme help you achieve?

This Programme will enable you to become a fully certified Life Congruence Coach with all the rights and entitlements that this accords to you, meaning that you can use the title to offer your coaching services to others, market yourself accordingly, use our methodologies, tools and logos and become a part of our alumni family of world-wide coaches.

Additionally, you will have:

  • Developed and honed key coaching skills including establishing trust and relatedness, how to “dance in the moment”, ask impactful
  • questions, listen actively and with genuine empathy, access your own intuition and knowing, use direct communication positively
  • and create awareness for the coachee to go from where they are, to where they want to be;
  • Practised and internalized the ICF core competencies;
  • Learned to use our coaching methodologies to facilitate conversations fluidly;
  • Practised and adopted tools that make coaching fun, transformative and insightful; and
  • Realized a deep understanding and sense of purpose for your role as a coach.

Our Coaching Philosophy

  • Mind-body is part of the same system and influence each other.
  • We are not broken, we work perfectly well except that our past conditioning, life experiences and mind games keep us from living our best lives.
  • As we focus on our choices we are able to take our power back.
  • There is never failure, only feedback.
  • We all respond to our perception of reality, and not reality itself.
  • Our options are never limited.
  • We can model excellence and genius when we break the task down into small enough chunks.  If someone has done it before, then it is a human possibility, and then you can do it too; and
  • We all have all the resources we need, it is just that we need to learn to access, harness and strengthen them.

What you get at the end of the Programme

At the end of the Programme, you will be issued with:


  • The Saraswati Coach Academy International Life Congruence Coach Certificate
  • A certificate of completion as authorised by the ICF stating your CCE units completed for renewal of your ICF credential or to progress towards next levels of certification
  • This means that delegates would be accumulating the necessary training hours towards an ICF credential, should they wish to pursue this, subject to them applying independently to the ICF and fulfilling the practical and application requirements.

What is required of you to obtain this Certificate?

As stipulated by the ICF, full classroom attendance, including the completion of all practical work, is required.

Who is the International Coach Federation (ICF)

The objective of the ICF is to build, support and maintain the integrity of the coaching profession.  It is dedicated to advance coaching globally by furthering the art, science and practice of coaching professionally.

Our Teaching Methodology and Timeframe

The programme is designed around 32 classroom hours and 4 self-study hours. Training activities take place during the programme – it is experiential in nature and blends theory with practice to holistically address self-development, effectively setting you up to apply all you have experienced and learned in real coaching situations. It will ensure that you can confidently and seamlessly apply new learning and growth in real coaching situations.

We interface visual material, self-reflection exercises, practical coaching exercises and real-time coaching observations with the course content, and in so doing, anchor learning outcomes sustainably.

The programme will run over two concurrent weeks, on given days as follow:

Thursday evening 17:30 to 21:30
Friday evening 17:30 to 21:30
Saturday 08:00 to 17:00;
Sunday 08:00 to 17:00;
Thursday evening 17:30 to 21:30; and closing off on
Friday evening 17:30 to 21:30.

In which language are classes

Classes are conducted in English.

The Programme Structure and Outline

The Programme is comprised of 5 Modules and are interrelated and integrative by nature.

Training is scheduled over six (6) days (36 hours).

Programme Outline:

Day 1: Module 1: The Foundation of Coaching including ICF Core Competencies
Day 1: Module 2: Coaching Tools: Bag of Tricks
Day 2: Module 3: Self-Mastery
Day 3 and 4: Module 4: Life Congruence Coaching Methodology
Day 5: Module 5: Pro-forma Documentation, Checklists and Assessment Material; and
Day 6: Coaching practise

How much does the Become a Life Congruence Coach Programme cost?
The cost is R17,500.00 / $1,250.00 and covers all materials, meals and related expenses. At least a 50% deposit is required prior to registration confirmation and full payment must be made before programme commencement.


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Executive, Business, Change and Life Coach


Helga’s coaching experience includes hundreds of executive coaching assignments to premier organisations like MTN, Impala Platinum, Gold Fields, the Old Mutual Group, Sanlam, inter alia in excess of 12,000 coaching hours over the past 15 years.

Helga developed the Programme material for Saraswati Coach Academy International and piloted its impact and efficacy at various client organisations with huge success over the past 10 years.

She trained approximately 500 students in the NAFCOCJCCI Labour and Employee Relations Certification Programmes; a programme that she designed and facilitated.

Other training included various professional programmes over the past 30 years including: Communication Skills, Negotiation Skills, various human resources topics and employee relations management.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Law and is a published author (Juta).

Helga furthermore directed numerous cutting-edge consulting assignments to blue-chip companies internationally over the past 30 years, ranging from organisational redesign, culture change, business improvement, change management, HR strategy design and people management tactics and strategies.  This has provided her with deep insight into the challenges faced by executives – helping her addressing coaching needs meaningfully.

However, Helga’s real work was on herself and in creating self-mastery and consistency for her own personal growth.

Helga holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Executive Coach,  Results Coach, Life Congruence Coach and Change and Transformation Coach.


Executive, Change, Results, Mbit and Life Coach


Amory Landis is a Certified Life, Performance and Executive Coach with credentials as a Mbit Coach, Results Coach, Life Congruence Coach and Certified Professional Coach.

He has coached hundreds of individuals and executives towards living an authentic and balanced life, whilst helping them to develop and hone their gifts.

Amory is particularly asked to coach for improved individual performance and in this area he works with professional athletes, executives and people who are aspiring to reach the next level in their career or personal goals.

He utilizes a holistic approach towards self-discovery and personal mastery, guiding individuals towards a joyful state in which they are able to function at their highest potential.

He also consults for various premier organisations as a specialist consultant in areas of human resources management, change management and  organizational culture design.  Some of his clients include Gold Fields, Implats, Sanlam, Joburg Property Company and Minerals Processing Executive.


Mentor Coach


Karen worked in a corporate environment for 20 years, before transitioning into coaching. She held a number of senior human resource leadership roles across a broad cross-section of the organization.

At the same time her coach training and experience (2 250+ coaching hours) provide perspectives and ways of working that open up new possibilities for her coachees.

Karen is a certified Integral Coach, Leadership Embodiment Coach and is credentialed through the ICF at Master Coach level.

She serves as Mentor Coach to Saraswati Coach Academy International.


  • Our coach training programmes address not only foundational coaching skills and practices but also cater for advanced further learning and development
  • This means that you will continue to build your coaching competence as well as add advanced methodologies and coaching approaches to your coaching toolkit
  • The content matter of our programmes addresses growing global needs in corporate environments, including business improvement, culture change, change management and leadership effectiveness and transformation
  • Our coach training programmes are used to develop in-house coaching competence, such as for example, training HR to become Change and Transformation Coaches
  • We regularly schedule and host coach practise opportunities and self-enrichment days for our alumni at a fractional cost or no cost involved at all
  • Our in-house Mentor Coach is ICF accredited at MCC level; and
  • We dove-tail a psychometric assessment facility with our executive coaching and coach training initiatives