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ubuntu academy of coaching and training


What do we offer?

U-ACT in partnership with The Global Wellness Education Network, Rebirth Wellness (Botswana), Pocket Rehab (USA), Recovery Connections (UK) and The Foundation Clinic (ZA) offer a number of systemic coach training offerings.

Through the use of systemic coaching we are able to assist in the transformation and growth of those seeking sustainable to achieve personal and professional growth and transformation.


As a coach or peer recovery specialist will be able to support your clients in developing a lifestyle that resonates with and supports their needs, wants, values, preferences and goals.

Our training is offered in live and online formats, with experiential training and practical requirements to complete your certification.

coach training @ u-ACT

U-ACT Coach Training

U-​ACT and its partner organisations offer internationally accredited systemic coach training. 

We offer live and online training in the following areas:

  • GWEN Certified Systemic Business Coach (CSBC)

  • U-ACT Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC)

  • Rebirth Wellness Practitioner

  • Pocket Rehab Peer Recovery Specialist

  • Calm Lion Professional Recovery Wellness Coach

Training is offered live and online, with certain courses being a hybrid offering.

Courses are facilitated by professional facilitators who are knowledgeable and experienced coaches, with expertise as coaches and facilitators.


What can you expect?

All training courses are structured in line with our International Coach Register accreditation requirements.

  • 40 hours of theoretical training and coaching (live and/or online).

  • 10 hours of online groups and calls to support experiential learning.

  • Access to the organisational e-learning platform on Teachable.

  • Online and downloadable coach manual.

  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.

  • Access to the organisation's Workplace platform for professional connection, collaboration & development.

  • Opportunities to collaborate professionally with South  international coaches, practitioners and facilitators.

  • Lifetime access to our online e-learning platform.

  • National and international accreditation opportunities.

which training is right for you?

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systemic business coach

This course has been created for those interested in working in corporate and organisational spaces. The training equips individuals with skills, tools, and methodologies to empower their clients in professional environments.

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professional recovery coach

This course was designed for people interested in supporting individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities impacted by substance use, addictive behaviour and mental health disorders to create sustainable recovery and wellness.


systemic wellness practitioner

David Collins trains organisations within corporates, businesses, and institutions to support their teams around systemic and organisational wellness. This training is relevant for large and small companies striving for success.


pocket rehab PEer Specialist

This course focuses on upskilling individuals interested in supporting their peers in a solutions-driven, client-centred space. The courses focuses on skills, tools, and resources that lead to the creation of strong recovery capital.

meet The Facilitation Team

The U-ACT Facilitation Team

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Attie van Buuren

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Attie is a Professional Recovery and an international CPRC facilitator. He coaches both live and online. Attie is an accomplished coach and facilitator, and is currently living in Canada where he is establishing his coaching practice and spending time with his young family.


Emma de Crespigny

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Emma is a certified recovery and systemic business coach. She is trauma trained in TRE, and is part of the online and live facilitation teams. Emma is also studying TA. Emma is educated in design and philosophy which she marries with her lived experience and training to create a unique approach.


David Collins

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David is a Master Coach, OD Professional and the U-ACT founder. He leads the international facilitation team, training in the fields of recovery, systemic wellness and corporate coaching. David has extensive executive coaching experience, as well as being the CEO of The Foundation Clinic.


Tia Boulton

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Tia is a CPRC and International Facilitator. Tia coordinates the UK training for U-ACT. She works closely with Recovery Connections in the UK to support the training of their recovery and substance use professionals. She has extensive coaching and training experience.

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Leigh-Anne Brierley

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Leigh-Anne is a Certified Master Coach, and U-ACT facilitator. She is the organisation's course creator and coordinator, and facilitates the recovery wellness outpatient programme at The Foundation Clinic, as well as running her own coaching practice.

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Nikki Edwards

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Nikki is a CPRC and is the lead CRPC facilitator for the Western Cape. She is also the international facilitator for the peer recovery specialist training. Nikki combines lived experience and training to deliver high-standard facilitation and training live and online.


Helena Wagener

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Helena is a certified U-ACT Recovery Coach and Facilitator. Her facilitation experience ranges from formal corporate and university projects to meditative and transpersonal processes and recovery. She has a background in anthropology.

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upcoming Training Events

  • Certified Professional Recovery Coach | Johannesburg
    Certified Professional Recovery Coach | Johannesburg
    Fri, Mar 22
    The Foundation Clinic
    Mar 22, 2024, 9:00 AM GMT+2 – Mar 24, 2024, 3:30 PM GMT+2
    The Foundation Clinic, 41 Pretoria St, Oaklands, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa
    Mar 22, 2024, 9:00 AM GMT+2 – Mar 24, 2024, 3:30 PM GMT+2
    The Foundation Clinic, 41 Pretoria St, Oaklands, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa
    Be part of the solution!
  • Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
    Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
    Time is TBD
    Pocket Rehab Zoom Room
    Time is TBD
    Pocket Rehab Zoom Room
    Time is TBD
    Pocket Rehab Zoom Room
    Anyone! Anywhere! Anytime!
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