Reimagine your potential, reinvent your career, reawaken your passion, reboot your confidence, and reignite your ambition.

Join SAICA LEMS, the online, premier self-leadership experience for the female CA(SA) and AGA(SA).


Reimagine your potential.

Transform Yourself. Transform Your Career.

Are you ready to rediscover your true potential?

Look no further than SAICA LEMS – the premier self-leadership programme exclusively for women in finance. Led by expert facilitator Usha Maharaj CA(SA), LEMS is designed to empower you to use your unique strengths to reach new heights in your career and life.

Through interactive group coaching and a focus on topics like emotional intelligence and goal setting, LEMS will help you to reimagine what is possible for yourself.

Don’t let limiting beliefs hold you back any longer. Join LEMS and start your journey of self-discovery today. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is LEMS?
LEMS stands for The Leadership Evolution Masterclass Series. It is a group coaching programme specifically designed for women leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions.
SAICA hosts an in-house LEMS programme exclusively for the female CA(SA) and AGA(SA). This in-house programme is called SAICA LEMS.
Who is the facilitator of SAICA LEMS?
LEMS was developed and is personally facilitated by sought after Coach Usha Maharaj CA(SA), a certified brain-based coach with extensive corporate experience in various leadership roles.
How long is the programme?
SAICA LEMS is a 6-month programme, with a monthly live (online) group coaching session of 2.5 hours, and online learning modules and homework assignments in between sessions.
When do applications close?
The closing date for applications is 17 March 2023. Seats are limited. SAICA LEMS has sold out every year since inception. Register soon to avoid disappointment.
Is LEMS online or in-person?
SAICA LEMS is an online group-coaching programme, with live sessions held via Zoom. Recordings, all learning videos and workbooks are available within a user-friendly online learner management system.
What are the topics covered in the programme?
Topics covered in SAICA LEMS include self-leadership skills, emotional intelligence, goal setting, networking, personal branding, and more.
Who is the programme open to?
SAICA LEMS is exclusively open to female CA(SA) and AGA(SA) members of SAICA who are looking to take their leadership skills to the next level and unlock their true potential.
What are the benefits of attending SAICA LEMS?
Benefits of attending SAICA LEMS include self-awareness, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, networking skills, personal branding, and more.
How do I register for the programme?
To register for SAICA LEMS, add your name to the mailing list by providing your email address and following the instructions sent to you via email.
What is the cost of the programme?
The cost of SAICA LEMS is R13 750 (excl VAT), and includes an online behavioural profiler, all live coaching sessions, access to intensive, guided learning modules, training videos, detailed workbooks, networking, support, Q&A sessions, and more.
How do I make a group booking for my company?
We have welcomed teams from various companies into SAICA LEMS over the years and would love to host your team. Please send your enquiry to
Can I ask questions before I register?
Yes, you are welcome to email with any questions you may have about SAICA LEMS and our team will be happy to help you.
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What LEMS Participants Say


Meet Usha: LEMS Creator & Coach

Usha Maharaj CA(SA)

LEMS Creator & Coach

Meet Usha Maharaj CA(SA) – the mastermind behind SAICA LEMS. Usha is a certified brain-based coach, non-executive director, lifelong learner, and experienced leader who has held various senior leadership roles in her career. She has a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by women in business, and is passionate about working with ambitious professional women who want to achieve their goals and fulfill their potential but feel held back by self-doubt, fear of failure, or limiting beliefs.

Usha’s wealth of experience in the corporate world and her expertise in brain-based coaching methodology make her the perfect facilitator for the SAICA LEMS program. Past participants rave about her ability to create a safe and engaging learning environment that encourages growth, and her dedication to personal development is evident in the time and effort she puts into the program, including the group coaching sessions, Q&A sessions, and the personalised feedback she provides on assignments. With Usha’s guidance, you can be sure that you will leave the programme feeling more confident, empowered, and successful than when you first started.

Reimagine Your Potential.

Transform Yourself. Transform Your Career.

Self-leadership is the key to unlocking your true potential and achieving your goals. By developing your emotional intelligence, understanding your strengths and values, and setting clear and purposeful goals, you will be able to take control of your own success and become the leader you were meant to be. With the right tools and guidance, you can break through limiting beliefs and reach new heights in your career and personal life. Join LEMS and start your journey of self-discovery today.

Who, When, Where & How?


Who Should Attend?

A female CA(SA) or AGA(SA) looking to improve their self-leadership skills, increase their self-confidence, and unlock their full potential in their career and personal life. Participants are usually in supervisory to middle management roles. Self-leadership is not bound by a title, however we find that a few years of experience post-qualification adds a richness and diversity to group discussions.


When and Where?

LEMS is an online programme which may be attended from anywhere in the world. We have had participants from the UK, New Zealand, Paris, Namibia and across South Africa. LEMS live session dates and times are listed under the FAQs below. Monthly live sessions are hosted on Zoom. Replay recordings, video lessons, workbooks and other content is available 24/7 online. 


How Much of Time Is Needed?

SAICA LEMS is designed for flexible learning, allowing participants to set aside 2-3 hours per week over 6 months to achieve personal transformation. The program includes monthly live group coaching sessions, homework assignments, and online learning modules. The level of transformation achieved is determined by the individual participant’s level of engagement.

High Level Content Overview


The Psychology Of Success - Unleash The Power Of Self-Awareness
This module will delve into the principles of emotional mastery and help participants understand the role of emotional intelligence in managing emotions. Participants will also gain insight into their personality, energy, strengths, and derailers.


The Psychology Of Success - Chart Your True Path To Success
This module covers key topics such as understanding and managing emotional derailers, setting effective goals, and aligning these goals with personal drivers and to your true self.


Network with Purpose Like a Pro: Build Trusted Relationships
This module teaches the importance of shifting your perspective on networking and how to build trusted relationships. It covers critical success factors for networking and provides a framework for building connections.


Brand and Market Yourself - Increase Your Influence
In this module, you will learn the powerful impact that branding can have on your career. From understanding the concept of power and influence through branding to developing a winning personal brand, you'll be equipped with the tools and strategies necessary to make a lasting impact.


Body Language Tricks That Inspire Confidence - Awaken Your Inner Warrior
In this module, you will learn the psychology behind body language and how it impacts your interactions with others. You will understand the mind-body connection and how it can be used to your advantage to inspire confidence. You will also learn body language tricks and techniques that can help you to project confidence, authority and power.


Celebrate Your Journey, Embed Your Learning
This module is all about celebrating the progress and growth that you have achieved throughout your LEMS journey. It is an opportunity to reflect on the personal shifts in thinking, beliefs, and behaviors that have occurred, and to acknowledge the progress of your fellow participants.

How to Register

Registrations open once a year for SAICA LEMS. To be notified when registrations open, simply add your name to our mailing list by providing your email address. If you don’t receive an email confirmation within a few minutes, please check your spam or promotions folder or try using a different email address (eg. Gmail).

Once you have confirmed your email, you will receive an email with all of the information you need to register for the programme.

Please note that LEMS is a premier programme exclusively for female CA(SA) and AGA(SA) members of SAICA. Entry into the programme is by application only, and space is limited; you are encouraged to register as soon as applications open to avoid disappointment.

Cost: TBA
Registration dates for 2024 to be announced

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Have a Question or Interested in a Group Booking?

We understand that every individual’s needs are unique. If you have any questions about the programme or are interested in making a group booking, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at 

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the information and support you need to make an informed decision and achieve your goals. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, build your network, or simply become the best version of yourself, LEMS is here to help. Let’s start a conversation today and see how we can help you reach your full potential.


LEMS takes place over six months with five in-depth learning sessions and a closeout, celebration session.

Participants will receive a detailed schedule of dates and times upon registration. 

Provisional dates for live group coaching sessions (online via Zoom) are:

19 April 2023, 24 May 2023, 28 June 2023,  26 July 2023, 30 August 2023, 27 September 2023, and 25 October 2023. 

All live sessions run from 10am to 12:30pm (SAST) 

The live group coaching sessions last for 2.5 hours each, and you’ll have homework and learning materials to work through between sessions. To get the most out of the program, we recommend setting aside 2-3 hours per week to focus on your self-leadership development. This will ensure that you can fully participate and achieve the desired outcome.

Live sessions will be recorded and made available to participants over the course of LEMS.

All sessions are hosted online. In order to attend and participate you will require a good internet connection and  a device with which to connect.

A camera/webcam is encouraged and use of a microphone (or earbuds) is preferred.

Not at all. One of the features of the programme is that the concepts and principles taught may be applied in any sphere of your professional life, be it as an employee or as an entrepreneur.

LEMS is impactful because of the diversity of participants.

All online programs are available and accessible from any part of the world. If attending the live sessions is not always possible from your timezone, you can still be a part of this journey through the recorded replays.

The cost per person for SAICA LEMS 2023 is R13 750 (excl VAT). This amount covers an online behavioural profiler, access to extensive online learning materials, attendance at 6 live group coaching sessions and an interactive online learner management system.

You may cancel your registration for a full refund up to the end of March 2023 and for a 50% refund up to 7 days before Session 1.  

The primary platforms include Zoom and an online membership and learning platform accessible via the web. Members will not be expected to utilise any paid-for applications.

Yes, we can provide a document to be shared with your employer and also set aside time to discuss the programme. Employers may choose to register participants on public programmes or a private in-house LEMS programme for employees. For enquiries, send an email to