Founder, Personal Coach, Coach Supervisor, ICF Mentor Coach
Hi, I am Andrew Matthews, a coach (PCC), trained coach supervisor, and ICF mentor coach. What gets me fired up in all my personal and professional spaces is being a part of people living their best personal flavour of life. I find this particularly important as it grounds an authenticity that empowers transformation.
At the core of my practice is the belief that people are “creative, resourceful, and whole” (inspired by Co-Active Coaching). My work enables people to grow and evolve each of these elements to increase self-knowledge, enabling them to meet life in a potent and resourced manner.
My background is varied, with a degree in accounting (never been used), being a professional swimming instructor, various committee roles within the professional coaching space, and being past board director and vice president of COMENSA (a SAQA-recognised professional body), as well as volunteer roles as coach and coach supervisor. My personal interests are staying physically active (training for and competing in triathlon), enjoying and writing about wine (I am academically inclined with a Cape Wine Academy Diploma), and curating meaningful time in beautiful settings for my nearest and dearest as well as for myself.
Social Responsibility Activities
I volunteer as a Coach Supervisor for the international project Coach Activism (CA). This program offers coaching to refugee workers in response to the refugee crisis in Europe.
I am the current South African Transactional Analysis Association (SATAA) Secretary (January 2018 - Present).
I am also the former National Vice President and Director of COMENSA (May 2016 - February 2020), which is a SAQA recognised professional body for coaching and mentoring in South Africa. I also served as a volunteer member and chaired the COMENSA Ethics Portfolio Committee.