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Your online Strategic Partner.


Expert systems, dashboards, diagnostic tools, online coaching, toolkits, applied knowledge.

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Strategy, Innovation, Change Management, Organizational Development, Coaching and Facilitation

Change Designs

Change Designs is a management consulting firm operating both online and in the physical world.

Change Designs acts as a partner to leaders, managers, business schools, consultants and coaches.

Change Designs was founded in 1991 and is headed by Ruth Tearle and Mike Blignaut. By combining their technical, consulting and design skills, they offer you a range of online and physical products, tools and services that you can access on any device, anywhere and at any time.

We help you to create order from the many complex workplace problems you may have.


Our resources are practical and designed to achieve specific goals. They are based on over 20 years of experience in consulting across a wide range of industries and cultures.

Our online resources include:

  • Practical guides in the fields of leadership, strategic planning, strategic implementation, cultural change, change management, innovation, facilitation, etc.
  • Diagnostic tools to help you to diagnose a problem and determine the best possible solution.
  • Step by Step guides to lead you through complex processes such as Strategic Planning or changing an organizational culture.
  • Workshops and activities designed around specific goals, such as our collection of Organizational Development interventions.
  • Online dashboards to help you to measure, evaluate and improve performance such as our team effectiveness dashboard and change management dashboard.
  • Books. We offer a range of practical, how to leadership books in both ebook and print formats on Amazon.

Our physical world resources include:

  • The custom design of strategic interventions for an organization.Whether you are formulating a corporate strategy, implementing your strategy or building a high performance culture, a customer focused customer, or a culture of continuous improvement, we help you design the process and train your leadership in the roles they need to play, for you to achieve the results you want.
  • An attractive range of printed tool kits, books, cards and laminated A1 charts to help your team master the skills they need for strategy formulation, strategy implementation, culture change, change management, performance management and continuous improvement.
  • Train-the trainer courses combined with toolkits to empower internal consultants, coaches, managers and specialists.
  • Coaching and mentoring to CEOs and heads of departments.
  • Real world consulting in strategic planning, change management, values cascading, cultural change, continuous improvement, performance management and custom designed interventions.
  • Facilitation of large scale events, in-house customized workshops or training courses.
  • Custom design of posters, motivational cards and tools to inject excitement into your interventions.
  • Our physical tools are packaged as attractive gifts of development. Delegates often comment that the training is inspiring and useful. But most of all, they appreciate how easy and exciting it is to use the tools they receive on their training, to get real results back at work.

25+ years experience consulting
10 different types of consulting: strategy, strategy execution, culture change, change management, ...
98 Organizations
26 Industries
6 Countries
As a strategic partner, we help you to achieve results easily allowing you to focus on what you enjoy doing most.

Some of Change Designs' Clients :

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ruth-tearleRuth Tearle has a 20 year career as a strategic planner, change management consultant, OD consultant, author, trainer, coach and facilitator. Ruth is known for her ability to simplify complex problems, situations or goals, and provide practical tools, advice, and workshops that achieve results and inspire others – be it in work or life.

Ruth's detailed resume

Our approach to strategic planning.

Our approach to change management.


Mike Blignaut. Mike's unique combination of technical and creative design skills is what makes the Change Designs website so unique. Mike has a strong background in computer programming, web design, photography, graphic design and publishing. He is the brains behind the expert systems and the creative online tools in the member zone, plus the article finder pinboards and the functionality and creative design that makes the Change Designs website easy and attractive to use.

Change Designs Global Associates

Change Designs associates are exceptional people that meet the highest standards and that Change Designs is proud to collaborate with. They are experts and thought leaders in their respective fields.

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Ken Ideus

Ken has been identified as one of the most effective personal and executive coaches in the industry. He is the primary designer and lead facilitator for Leader's Voice®, a powerful development experience for young, middle and senior leaders.

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Randal Godden

Randal Godden is currently the CEO and a chairman of VISTAGE (formally TEC) South Africa and also operates as a strategic management consultant and Company Director in South Africa and internationally. He has the unusual combination of line management experience, Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer plus strategic consulting and mentoring to clients in a broad range of industries.

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Change Designs
provides resources on Leadership,  Strategic Planning, Change Management, OD ... for organizations, teams & individuals.
Use our member guides & tools to solve problems & achieve success at work.

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Change Designs Featured Product

  • Winning-The-Game-of-Change


    Winning the game of change. A game used to develop a change management strategy or plan. Use this participative tool in a workshop to plan to implement the people side of a project or develop an OD plan or change management strategy for an organization.


    You save: R-20,950.00

    Price: R20,950.00 

  • The Change Cycle Cards

    The Change Cycle Cards

    Change management cycle cards. Manage resistance to change. Used by managers, project managers and change agents.


    You save: R-315.00

    Price: R315.00 

  • Unleash The Magic Within You cards

    Unleash The Magic Within You cards

    Motivational cards to use every day to inspire yourself and your team.


    You save: R-375.00

    Price: R375.00 



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