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Colleen Swarts

Integral Coach & Consultant

I am a leadership coach, supporting women in business to confidently grow in their ability to identify and implement strategies that address building self- confidence, and finding and using their voice in the corporate environment, as they journey toward

fulfilling their career goals.


As a woman of colour who started my working career during the apartheid years, I have had to learn find and use my voice, silence my inner critic, own, and apportion value to my strengths and grow my confidence as I navigated my way up the corporate ladder.

My own lived experience has fuelled my passion and defined my purpose – which is to support women leaders in middle and senior management to overcome these challenges, realise personal effectiveness and thrive in a world of race and gender equality challenges.

Are you a woman in a leadership role who, despite having earned your spot, you feel like an imposter on the brink of being ‘found out’?

Do you want to move to the next level but are unsure of how to position yourself for promotion?

Do you want to be seen, heard, and valued for your contribution and hard work and move forward in your career with more confidence?

Do you sometimes wish that you could freely share your ideas in meetings without fear of looking foolish?


You may be in a management or leadership role, and are ....

- feeling frustrated and demotivated at not being able to effectively showcase your value to senior leaders or the wider team

- feeling that your efforts sometimes go unnoticed, and that your work doesn’t always speak for you, which may leave you        feeling somewhat resentful

- seated at the table but are still afraid to speak up, faced with feelings of self-doubt


- overwhelmed by the voice and narrative of your inner critic

- struggling to make your presence felt in meetings and are unsure of how to access your inner confidence

- unsure of how to be more assertive in your role without being aggressive – maintain authenticity


‘Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming.’

– Mandy Hale

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Coaching is a continuous process of learning, unlearning and relearning. As a coach, I will journey alongside you as you become aware of your true self and gain an understanding of the power of your thoughts, emotions and behaviours both on yourself and others.

Together, we will identify and implement strategies that address lack of confidence, finding and using your voice and knowing your worth.  



I offer individual (one on one) coaching for both personal and professional development. I also facilitate coaching conversations for small groups (6 - 8 people).

A typical coaching program spans 8 sessions, completed over 4 months, in 4 phases. These are either virtual or face to face, in a safe and confidential environment. I offer a complimentary 30 minute introductory session to assess chemistry and suitability, for both Client and Coach.

I use the Integral+ coaching methodology, which holistically incorporates who you are, how you behave, your impact on and by your environment and how you relate to others.


I am an Enneagram Practitioner and use the Five Lens Integrated Enneagram tool (5LQ) to gain insight into primary and secondary Enneagram styles, emotional resilience, emotional intelligence and personal mastery, and how to harness these on your personal development journey.

Client Testimonials

Colleen has been my coach for about 9 months now, and I've absolutely loved her approach to coaching! During this time, she has become far more than a coach and has helped me with development areas inside and outside of the workplace. She is always available for a chat or to discuss situations as they arise. Initially, I wasn't sure about having a coach who came from a different industry, but it's clear to me now that most issues transcend your workplace and your industry and that making a meaningful change starts with you. Colleen has helped me to set goals and measure myself against these, without being too hard on myself when results are not instant. I would highly recommend Colleen as a coach to any women who are struggling to find their voice.


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