Change & Transformation Coach Certification

Become a Change & Transformation Coach

Become a Change and Transformation Coach, through an approved programme CCE (Continuing Coach Education) by the internationally recognised International Coach Federation (ICF).

The objectives of this Programme and what you would gain from it.

The objectives are to ensure that leaders, change agents, human resources practitioners and individuals are change fit. The coach training focuses on developing the coach’s ability to help his/her coachee adapt to changing situations and environments – in so doing ensuring that the coach first becomes change adept themselves. Significant insight is generated around the psychology of change, resistance to change and to find ways to meaningfully address fears about change, the impact of change and to transform thinking and behaviours about change.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accredited coaches who require continuing education and training for credential renewal or ongoing personal development
  • Line Managers and Human Resources Practitioners
  • Those with influential roles in organisations
  • Teams directing innovation, change and system implementation in their businesses
  • Consultants delivering consulting services to their client companies
  • Psychologists, Counselors and Therapists in practice who need additional tools when working with change dynamics; and
  • Life Coaches who find that they are in need of further knowledge and understanding to bring about personal transformation in others.

What will this programme help you achieve?

This Programme will enable you to become a fully certified  Change  and Transformation 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 organisations who need to bring about change of one kind or another, market yourself as a change specialist, coach individuals through personal transformation in life-transitioning circumstances such as divorce, death, retrenchment and retirement, and 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

  • Your mind is the most powerful thing in the Universe
  • You can control your reaction to change by becoming responsive and pliable
  • You are never a victim of change
  • You are created to stand outside yourself and observe your reaction to events and circumstances around you, including your own thinking about it and how to transform it
  • You are created to recognize and choose the thinking that would enable change and empower you to bring about meaningful and lasting change
  • You have infinite capacity for change
  • You are free to make choices on how and where to focus your attention; and
  • Inner change takes place over time through consistent persistence.

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 Change and Transformation Coach Certificate; and
  • 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?

It is beneficial to have completed the Life Congruence Coach Certification.

As stipulated by the ICF, full classroom attendance, including the completion of all practical work, is required.
Our Teaching Methodology, Programme Content and Timeframe

The programme is designed around 28 classroom hours and 2 hours of self-study.  All coach training activities take place during the programme – and ensures that you can confidently conduct change coaching once your coach training is completed.

The programme is theoretical and experiential in nature and blends theory with practice to succinctly address all the coach training requirements; effectively setting you up to apply all you have experienced and learned in real coaching situations whether these be in an organisational context or with an individual client.

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.  You are also provided with reading material on change management and bringing about culture change in current business environments.

This programme is therefore uniquely suited to anyone who needs to understand or manage change as part of their job roles.

This 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 and
Thursday evening 17:30 to 21:30.

Special notes

  • We will be scheduling this programme during a work week should this be requested by a sufficient number of delegates. Please query this with us should a weekday schedule suit you best.
  • Additionally, this Programme is available as an in-house course and can be customised to meet the organisation’s objectives specifically.

In which language are classes conducted?

Classes are conducted in English.

The Programme Structure and Outline

The Programme is comprised of 3 Modules and are interrelated and integrative by nature.

Training is scheduled over five (5) days (32 hours) over a period of two weeks.

Days 1 & 2: Module 1: Change Theory, Culture Change Theory, the Art of Managing Change
Day 3: Module 2: Coaching Tools: Bag of Tricks and practical Change Coaching Exercises
Day 3: Module 3: Change Coaching Methodology
Day 4: Module 4: Real-time Coach Practise, Pro-forma Documentation, Checklists and Assessment Material;  and Observed Coaching Sessions
Day 5: Personal Transformation

How much does the Become a Change & Transformation 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