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Business Coach


Coaching Qualifications

  • Qualified SA Business Coach – 30 June 2019
  • COMENSA credentialed coach – 1 November 2021
  • International Coaches Register (ICR) – 1 October 2021

Other Qualifications

  • BSc(Eng) Mech (Wits University) 30 Nov 1977
  • Ministerial Training Diploma – Rhema Bible Training Centre SA 30 Nov 1995
  • Pianoforte – Grade VIII (merit), Trinity College of Music 03 May 1972
alberto pontiggia

Coaching Passion

To inspire, empower and motivate people through coaching and mentoring in order to unlock potential, explore greater possibilities, and in turn help maximize performance and develop competent habits to become highly effective persons.

With many years of executive industry experience coupled with my unique coaching and people skills, I know that I can deliver accelerated business value and efficiencies.

As a Performance and Leadership Coach, I focus on attitude/behaviour change management approaches enabling my clients to become self-empowered and taking ownership of themselves.

Work Experience

A qualified SA Business Coach and BSc (Eng) Mech (Wits) Engineer with 40 years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Mining, Energy, and, in particular, ICT & the Smart Tech industries. Considerable experience in Sales, Product Development, Business Development & General Management.

Worked locally and internationally for SMEs and corporates, including CSIR, Nissan SA, and the ALTRON ICT Group.

From a business perspective, I have also been an entrepreneur, a director of three companies, and worked in senior corporate management.

Experienced coach for SMME Enterprise Development and a mentor with Incubators such as Innovation Hub, TechnoServe, and Business Partners

Coaching Specialties

Leadership & Executive Coaching

SMME Enterprise Development Coaching (ED & ESD)

Business Owner & Entrepreneur Coaching

Sales Coaching (incl Teams)

Coaching Experience

A Mentor throughout my professional career, started my coaching journey (2017) at ALTRON group with young talented intern graduates.

My clients now include Business Executives, Professionals and young SMME Entrepreneurs.

Have years of coaching experience in multiple industry sectors including – Manufacturing, Engineering, Mining, Energy, IT, Systems Integration, Smart Tech, Environmental Sustainability, Logistics, Health Care, Hospitality, Payroll & Insurance and Creative Tech.

As an international coach I also have online clients in Europe.

Pro-bono mentoring & coaching on various business platforms and community programmes.