Andy Johnson


Following careers as a Royal Naval Submarine Officer (22 years) and a Railway Executive (10 years), founded Change Partners, South Africa's leading coaching organisation in 1998. Member, CIPD. Full Member, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches: This provides opportunities for networking internationally with business coaches. Fellow, Chartered Management Institute: This provides excellent research and reference facilities on management and leadership issues. Change Partners is a founder member of The Global Coaching Partnership, an international federation of Executive Coaching Companies which provides opportunities for mutual learning through frequent 1-1 and group exchanges, and an annual conference.

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Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Coaching approach

I begin with the belief that each individual has within them the potential to address the issues they face, and that my role is to help them realise that potential, and then apply it to best effect. I am able to provide spontaneous and frank feedback, which many Senior Executives do certainly not receive from their colleagues. I see my role as creating the environment in which the client can look at issues from a variety of perspectives, and explore the benefits and consequences of any choice. My role in this environment is to test and challenge, and occasionally to provide alternative approaches based on my own experience. As an outsider, my viewpoint is objective,. I try to help clients identify success models which they can re-use, and at the same time discourage them from remaining in a ‘comfort zone’. However, they remain responsible for whatever changes they chose to make.