Andy Johnson


Andy was a career Naval Officer for 22 years in the Royal Navy, training initially in the Supply specialisation. After serving in a number of ships, shore bases and submarines, he was uniquely recommended for submarine command and concluded his naval career with a number of operational roles, including a 3 year appointment to a Tactical Development Unit of the United States Navy. His second career was as an Executive with British Railways during its transition from public entity to a number of private companies. In 1997 he moved into full-time coaching, immigrating to South Africa and founding Change Partners, the first coaching company in South Africa. Andy holds a post-graduate certificate from Middlesex University as a Coach Practitioner. He is a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and the IoD, and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute

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Country : South Africa
Your Region1: Western Province
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Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Coaching approach

Andy is an Executive Business coach, focusing particularly on leadership issues. He feels fortunate in having been specifically trained as a leader in his early career, and is able to draw on his experience in this essential but often overlooked development area. His coaching style is to create an environment where the client can explore every option, and ‘think dangerous thoughts’. He likes to encourage individuals to focus first on opportunities to use their strengths to greater effect, then to look pragmatically at how to deal with the things they don’t do so well. However, each session, no matter the content, should conclude with the client choosing to take some action, which in turn will lead to a further learning opportunity. Although he takes an holistic approach, Andy’s preference is to work on issues based on leadership effectiveness, and relationships generally.

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