Free webinars and resources for supervisors to support their professional and personal development

The Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN) is unique.  When it started at the end of 2015/beginning of 2016 it was and remains the first, free, participative network for trained and experienced supervisors across the world who are working in coaching, mentoring and consultancy to provide each other with, and receive, Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) virtually.  It also supports research in the field of supervision, and has working groups for example in internal supervision, research, supervision of supervision and in supervision of team coaching.  While it collaborates with, and welcomes members from, all the coaching, mentoring and supervision professional bodies, it is not affiliated to any one body.  The guiding principles are outlined at the bottom of this section.

You can visit the GSN website for more information, a form to join the GSN, and up-to-date details of the working groups here.

It was set up by Eve Turner and the joining criteria are that members are qualified and experienced supervisors of coaches, mentors and/or consultants.  There are webinars at least monthly, where 330+ members from around the world provide each other with excellent learning opportunities on a range of diverse subjects broadly related to supervision and/or personal development.  Recordings and other materials, such as slides, are made available for members of the network for their personal use.  This is all done at no cost to members to join or attend the webinars with the sole aim of supporting best practice.

GSN members include supervisors working in countries such as the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Oman, Qatar and Turkey, as well as throughout Europe such as Spain, Poland, Portugal, France, Finland, Hungary, Germany, Latvia, Austria, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.  The GSN has established a community that brings together some of the leading thinkers in the field.  To date there have been 220+ webinars.

Members may choose to be involved in working groups and research projects and they have participated in research on ethics, contracting, the role generational differences may play in supervision, dealing with bereavement in coaching and supervision and supervision of supervision (initially led by Julia Menaul).  The innovative research into supervision of supervision, through the workgroup, began in Autumn 2017 and initial findings were reported in the AC’s Global Perspectives magazine, pages 39-41, in late 2017 and at the EMCC research conference in 2018.  Jo Birch presented further personal findings through an auto-ethnographical study at the Oxford Brookes’ 10th annual international supervision conference in May 2022 and the group collectivize published an article “Supervision of Supervision: Research Insights” in the July edition of the AC’s Coaching Perspectives magazine.  The group is now led by Jonathan Sibley.

There are several more working groups and details can be found here.  One actively supports research, led by Colleen Harding.

Members are also involved in running aspects of the GSN with huge thanks to all the volunteers. Currently these are: Bev Paulin, Jane Cox, Larissa Thurlow, Nicci Statham and Eve Turner (overseeing the community); the content team of Bev Paulin, Larissa Thurlow, Jane Cox, Eileen Duncan, Sukh Mishraa, Neil Ralph, Elizabeth Reilly and Eve Turner; our session hosts Brenda Routt, Angela Dunbar, Angela Jopling, Hellen Hettinga, Jeanine Bailey, Larissa Thurlow, Lise Lewis, Rachael Skews, Veronica Wantenaar and Eve Turner; our membership team of Gillian Walter, Jo Searle, Alson Boo, Maggie Joao and Clare Smale; and those running our working groups: Colleen Harding, Jonathan Sibley, Larissa Thurlow, Traci Manalani, Cheryl Cooper, Jen Kidby and Anne Archer.

Publications and conference presentations have involved members such as Michel, Moral, Jo Birch, Carole Whitaker, Kristina Crabbe, Peter Hawkins, Damian Goldvarg and Eve Turner.  This includes a chapter written by Michel Moral and Eve Turner on supervision of supervision in a 2019 EMCC book on supervision edited by Jo Birch and Peter Welch.  Jo Birch has also written an article for Coaching Today (October 2020) based on her experience of supervision of supervision, through a GSN research group.

The results of members’ discussions of the state of coaching supervision globally in two sessions in December 2018, chaired by Professor Peter Hawkins, were written up by members Carol Whitaker and Kristina Crabbe: ‘Whitaker, C. and Crabbe, K. (2019).  The global challenges of coaching supervision, in Coaching at Work Vol 14 (2), pp13-16.’  They were also the subject of a conference presentation in May 2019 with Carol, Kristina and Peter Hawkins at the 8th international coaching supervision conference held at Oxford Brookes University.

The Global Supervisors’ Network is proud to have partnered with EthicalCoach, the philanthropic arm of WBECS (now part of, to support aspiring coaches in Africa with supervision.  GSN supervisors have also supported CoachActivism which helps frontline refugee workers and individual volunteers.

Please use the GSN website for contact details for the relevant query.  Virtual sessions are held at both 1900 on Thursdays and the following day at 0800 on Fridays (UK time) to accommodate time zones, at least monthly.

Guiding Principles for members

  1. A community for experienced and qualified coaching/mentoring supervisors who have done 50+ hours delivering supervision
  2. No particular affiliation to any one body or organization, but open to members of all bodies and other individuals provided they meet the joining requirements
  3. A continued commitment to free monthly webinars and free membership for all
  4. A learning community that supports development in the field so is actively involved in research, writing and pro bono work in coaching, mentoring and supervision
  5. To be accessible from anywhere in the world, and offering webinars in different time zones each month to facilitate this
  6. Respecting each other’s copyright therefore being able to share materials with trust
  7. Not advertising to each other, but promoting, for example, conferences in supervision.

CPD webinar schedule for 2024

2/3 May – Stepping out of Otherness and Supervision – Rita Symons

In this session, Rita will share some of the social psychology and themes from interviewing women of colour, and their experience of being ‘other’ (from her book “Stepping Out of Otherness” due out in 2024). We will consider how this might impact for coaches and what then we might need to consider as supervisors.

20/21  June – 2 different sessions: Thursday Show and Tell with Jeremy Lewis and Thea Bombeek; and Friday How Liberatory Coaching Principles Can Add Value to Coaching Supervision with DeBorah (Sunni) Smith

(June 20th) Show and Tell

 1) Jeremy’s two research papers (published in 2023 and forthcoming in 2024) have conceptualised a framework that sets out how coaching supervisors might intentionally choose their interventions to meet their supervisees’ needs. Jeremy will present this framework and invite attendees to reflect on its potential uses in their own practice.

2) Thea: The dual process model of grief (Stroebe and Schut) is a holistic approach for coping with grief and loss.  It moves away from previous grief models and theories, acknowledging individual experiences as different and unique. In this Show and Tell presentation, you will learn what the dual process model of grief is, how it works and how it can support you when accompanying bereaved clients.

The remaining time will be for others to share their own “show and tell” resources.

(June 21st) How Liberatory Coaching Principles Can Add Value to Coaching Supervision with DeBorah (Sunni) Smith

 The session will explore how the Coaching for Transformation’s (CFT) approach to liberatory coaching decolonization can enrich the coaching supervision experience. Interactive small group sessions will introduce and expand on a case study that reflects a “lived experience” and coaching methodology for healing, justice, and liberation.

5/6 September – How far is your responsible Horizon?  Let’s explore together the art of “Catedral Thinking” – Hellen Hettinga and Anna Casas

This is part of Kitchen Conversations 2024, a space of creativity, sharing, connection, being in relationship, intimacy, wisdom. We co-create a brave space to gather and to sense, reflect and dialogue together.v. These are casual conversations on topics that matter to us and are related to how we humans relate to each other, to the earth and to ourselves. Each invitation is framed around an inquiry or a topic .  This session is about the relationship  we have with the time horizon and the decisions we take individually and collectively in relation to it.

This Kitchen Conversations edition is inspired by the quote:

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.

Let it not be for the present delight,

not for present use alone;

Let it be such a work as our descendants will thank us for”

from John Ruskin and from the book “The Good Ancestor”, How to think long term in a short-term world, written by Roman Krznaric.

10/11 October – AI and Supervision: more details to follow – David Clutterbuck and Jonathan Passmore (Thursday) and David and Lise Lewis (Friday)

More details to follow

14/15 November – Loyalties at work: how the loyalty towards your family of origin influences professional choices and interaction patterns – Thea Bombeek

Your family of origin is your first context. This is where you get a blueprint of the important life themes.  In this webinar you will discover how underlying processes and patterns of loyalty towards your family of origin manifest in your life. Increased awareness helps you to make conscious choices when dealing with professional challenges in a more constructive way. Living more in alignment with your essence, and at the same time staying loyal to your family, will create inner peace. Furthermore the insights you gain from this webinar will help you to address these themes with your clients.

5/6 December – Planning your own CPD with Doug Montgomery

This topic uses Doug’s  recent personal experiences of a different style of Continuous Professional and Personal Development. This CPPD has been undertaken as part of a group of coaches and supervisors looking beyond the standard CPD offerings.  The group adopted the name: Learning on the Edge (LOTE) and has involved us organising a series of 12 events (from horse whispering to Drag artistry) over the past couple of years.  At different times these events have taken each of us to the edges of our comfort and at times into discomfort.  However, supported by the group we have found our own learning and learned from each other’s experiences.

Doug will use this session to briefly share LOTE and then invite discussion and reflection on what is the purpose of CPPD for supervisors?   What makes it CPPD?   And, how do we integrate it into our supervision practice?  Some of the group may attend and may offer their personal experiences and support Doug in the discussion.

Previous sessions:

12/13 January 2023 – Metavision: Cultivating wisdom with Dr Henry Campion.

Henry uses the term metavision as an alternative to ‘supervision of supervision’. In his work as a metavisor, he has found the idea of cultivating wisdom to be a valuable unifying concept, a map to navigate by, both for himself and for those he works with. The aim of this session will be to offer a model of wisdom, and then reflect together on what it takes to cultivate it and how far it overlaps with metavision.

2/3 February 2023 – Embodied supervision: Restoring together a movement of life and resilience with Anne Berthelin.

At a time when current events (pandemic, war, etc.) encourage distanced contacts and relationships, people are tired and exhausted, especially we supervisors as we are accompanying others. We need to cope with the environment and hold the complexity.

Anne will share a restorative process aimed at engaging us with our whole body and restoring our movement of life and resilience, using a mix of Narrative Practices and Gestalt to reincorporate, bring to life and maybe amplify our movement of Preferred Story. Anne created this process to support her clients (patients, coachees and supervisees) as well as in organisations over the past 3 years.

23/24 March 2023 – The supervisor’s role in developing an ethical exit strategy for unexpected incapacitation and death with David Lane and Eve Turner.

Many people don’t have a personal will, so even fewer may have a professional “will” or arrangements in case of their unexpected illness or death.  While this would enable a clearer process for those we leave behind reducing much of the burden, would someone know how to access our client, Facebook, LinkedIn, professional insurance, professional body memberships and other information?  Using real situations where this has arisen, some information and breakouts, this session will consider a coach’s and a supervisor’s ethical obligations.

13/14 April 2023 – Join the ReCreation Party – You’re invited! with Gillian Walter

You are invited to an experiential ‘party’ where you will explore how recreation (or light & full-hearted play) and creation (hands-on creativity) can support the connection to your own best self and thinking about how to bring more ‘ReCreation’ insights into your own client sessions.

11/12 May 2023 – Taking a systemic perspective on SoS/tricky cases with Tammy Turner

This experiential session will challenge you to expand your capacity in handling tricky cases and what’s required for the future of supervision. We will look at what is required as professional supervisors to work with cases that range from the student learning individual coaching to the advanced coach working in a complex adaptive system (CAS). A dynamic new model Spiralling the field to develop reflexivity will be introduced and explored against your tricky cases.

22/23 June 2023:

Thursday – Decolonizing and Liberatory Coaching Principles Applied in Coaching Supervision – DeBorah (Sunni) Smith

The session will explore how the Coaching for Transformation’s (CFT) approach to decolonizing and liberatory coaching principles can enrich the coaching supervision experience. Interactive small group sessions will introduce and expand on an established and “lived-experience” coaching methodology for healing, justice, and liberation.

Friday – A Decolonial Take on Ethical Maturity – Charmaine Roche

This session will explore the shift required for supervision to play a meaningful role in what is emerging as a social justice orientation in coaching. It will focus in on the place of critical reflection and radical compassion as underdeveloped attributes of ethical maturity. You will gain some insight into what these concepts might mean for you as a supervisor of coaches with aspirations to make a difference in relation to climate and social justice intent.

6/7 July 2023 – Let’s fall (and fail) together – Robin Shohet

Hafiz writes:

Pulling the chair

From beneath your mind

And watching you

Fall upon God

What else is there for Hafiz to do

Which is any fun

In this world

What is it that you would least like to find out or acknowledge about yourself?  That might be the way to fall upon whatever you wish to call God.  You might like to watch on the BBC iPlayer (if you have access) Humza Arshad, the comedian and YouTuber talking of “Forgiving the Unforgivable” if you have time.  It throws up, as does forgiveness generally, our conflicts about letting go. or if no access read about it here: .  You could also read Anita Sanchez’s beautiful book “Four Sacred Gifts,” gifts delivered by a gathering of 27 First Nations Elders.  One is called: “Forgive the Unforgivable.” Anita, a coach, tells her story of the murder of her father.

31 August/1 September 2023 – Kitchen Conversations – being in dialogue with ourselves and others, with music and movement – Anna Casas and Hellen Hettinga from the GSN Subgroup “supervision and reflective practice in the face of a climate and ecological emergency”

Sparked by Jeremy Lent in his book The Web of Meaning:

“As our civilization careens toward climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings. The dominant worldview of disconnection, which tells us we are split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world, has been invalidated by modern science.”

This special edition of the Kitchen Conversations invites you to join us integrating our connection between mind and body.  It will be an experiential session, being in dialogue with ourselves and others. Not through verbal language, but through our bodies’ intelligence guided by the music rhythms.  Using a meditation practice in movement, without choreography, we will engage in a spontaneous movement practice following the rhythms of the music.

It is an experiment to explore knowing beyond the cognitive, discover a creative expression of our essence, so we can tap into fresh, emergent ways of knowing that integrate learning on an individual and collective level through the improvised movements.  Through sensing the rhythms of the music, we develop our presence and resilience, learn to be comfortable with not-knowing and allow deeper connections. This practice will serve practitioners and their stakeholders in developing awareness and an authentic curiosity in ‘who are you?’

21/22 September 2023 – Ethics in Coaching Promotion with Francine Campone (Thursday) and Alex van Oostveen (Friday)

This interactive session will help coaching supervisors notice potential ethical challenges in coach promotional activities and consider blind spots, cognitive biases and errors in ethical judgement in coach self-presentation.

12/13 October 2023 – Team Coaching Supervision;  Same or Different? – Anna Springett and Larissa Thurlow (Thursday), Cheryl Cooper and Larissa Thurlow (Friday)

Anna, Larissa and Cheryl have partnered to invite the network to co-reflect on an important question of how to best support team coaches in supervision.  How are we already equipped and what else may we need to consider in order to be fit for this role/purpose?

9/10 November 2023 – Working with Context: Listening to a new voice – Bev Paulin

Contextual perspectives are not new in human-centred and developmental theory or practices. However, the call to acknowledge and honour context seems to be growing louder, broader, and deeper across coaching and supervision. This dialogue will be open, spacious, and undoubtedly enriched by the voices and presence of those gathered. It will be an opportunity to explore contextual dynamics in practice. It is an invitation to listen to a new voice.

30 November/Friday 1 December 2023 –  EXTRA SESSION Invitation Guest speaker: Elaine Patterson – Enlisting Wisdom’s Wisdom for Planet Earth

An update from the GSN subgroup Supervision and Reflective Practice in the face of a Climate and Ecological Emergency.

7/8 December 2023 – Celebrating supervision – bring your stories, chaired by Robert Stephenson

Further details to be added.  This will mark the end of the GSN’s 8th year (we started at the beginning of 2016).

1/2 February – The future role of Supervision in transforming Coaching and Human Consciousness –Professor Peter Hawkins.

At the route of all of the great global challenges of our time is inability of current human consciousness to respond to the world we have created.  Coaching consultancy and supervision all have a key role in the maturation of human consciousness at the individual team, organisational and partnership levels.  Peter will introduce some of the key approaches from his new book ‘Beauty in Leadership and Coaching and the Transformation of Human Consciousness’.

22/23 February – What every supervisor needs to know about working with neurodivergent clients in the workplace – Dr Francoise Orlov and Professor David Clutterbuck

Neurodiversity covers a wide range of divergent forms of thinking and being. A major advancement in the past decade had been the increasing recognition that neurodivergence is a difference, not a disability. Supervisors need to be well-informed and skilled in two ways that are relevant to this emerging understanding. One is how neurotypical coaches can best work with neurodivergent clients and how those clients interact with the systems around them. The other is how neurodivergent coaches can make effective use of the difference of perspective that they bring to their practice.  They will share some of the themes emerging from their research with neurodivergent coaches and supervisors internationally.

7/8 March – Creativity in Supervision PoYee Dorrian (Thursday) and Jane Cox (Friday)

These sessions are deliberately different and, staying true to the essence of creativity, the two facilitators will each take their own creative approaches to inspire creativity. The sessions are designed to be exploratory and experiential, offering the participants an opportunity to play, activate, and integrate their inherent creativity into their supervisory practice.  By adapting an inside-out approach in the sessions, participants will engage in various activities that encourage self-discovery and self-expression.  

11/12 April – Communities of Practice: Ecosystems Supervision Groups – Hetty Einzig and Martin Vogel

We have been convening ecosystems supervision groups since 2020 – in person and online.  We focus in depth on the individual and in breadth on the systems and networks in which our supervisees and their clients are located. Our approach encourages an integration of our identities as people, practitioners and citizens.

The recent United Nations Human Development report talks of a ‘new Uncertainty Complex’ where in addition to ‘normal everyday worry’ three particular areas of concern overlap: the accelerated rise of AI and other new technologies; our rising anxieties about the climate crisis and environmental collapse; the catastrophic geo-political polarisations, not just in the Middle East and Ukraine, but within our own fracturing institutions and societies.

We work within these circumstances, they form our wider ecosystem, and the concerns they raise are shared by us and our clients alike. The accumulation of ‘outsize’ and complex problems can engender a sense of impotence, anxiety and confusion that can transfer onto our individual concerns.

Our ecosystems supervision groups reflect on the impact of these developments on ourselves, our clients and our work. They answer the need for a space to explore our thoughts and feelings in the context of the many cultural and natural ecosystems of which we are part – home, family, workplaces, communities, nation and world. The group enables us all to also challenge our conscious and unconscious norms, assumptions and behaviours.

Congratulations to GSN members who are 2023 EMCC award winners

Many congratulations to GSN Member Clare Smale who has been announced together with Maria Travers as 2023 EMCC Global Coach Award winners.

Announcement available here 

Congratulations to the GSN Members Tammy Turner and Jo Birch who have been announced as 2023 EMCC Global Supervision Award winners and to the winner of The Special President’s Award who was announced as Eve Turner. 

Announcement available here 

Congratulations to GSN members who are 2021 EMCC award winners

Many congratulations to GSN members Michelle Lucas and Robin Shohet, who have been announced as 2021 EMCC Global Supervision Award winners.

The EMCC press release can be read here 

Congratulations also to Professor Peter Hawkins and Professor David Clutterbuck,  who have been announced as 2021 EMCC Global Team Coaching Award winners.

The EMCC press release can be read here 

Congratulations to GSN members who are 2021 Coaching at Work award winners

Contribution to Climate: Highly Commended – Zoe Cohen.

Best Article Award: Winners – Clare Norman, Michelle Lucas (with Sebastian Fox).

Supervision Award: Highly Commended – Michelle Lucas, Henry Campion and Jackee Holder.

The Coaching Supervision award went to Lorenza Clifford who has been again, focusing on the role of supervision in the context of our climate and ecological crisis and dedicating a good portion of her time to the Climate Coaching Alliance local community she skilfully leads.

Lifetime Achievement Award: David Lane for services to coaching and coaching supervision – our presenter in February 2022.

Congratulations to GSN members who are 2020 EMCC Global Supervision Award Winners

Many congratulations to GSN members Tom Battye, Professor Peter Hawkins and Lily Seto who have been announced as 2020 EMCC Global Supervision Award winners.

Dr Riza Kadilar, EMCC Global President, said of the award winners ‘EMCC exists to develop, promote, and set the expectation of best practice in supervision (as well as coaching and mentoring) globally for the benefit of society. I’m proud to see that the winners of 2020 EMCC supervision awards at both individual and institutional level are exemplary role models in line with our purpose statement. I should also extend my special thanks to our distinguished awards panel members for their diligent work in selecting such inspiring winners.

The full EMCC announcement can be read here.


Congratulations to GSN members who are 2020 Coaching at Work award winners

The winners of Coaching at Work Editor’s 2020 Awards are:

Neil Scotton – For Contributions to Climate Coaching

The Climate Coaching Alliance and its co-founders, Eve Turner, Alison Whybrow (and Josie McLean) – also For Contributions to Climate Coaching

Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Highly Commended for her article series Relational Mindfulness (Vol 15, Issues 2, 3 & 4).

The online awards can be watched here:


Congratulations to GSN members who are 2019 EMCC Global Supervision Award Winners

Many congratulations to GSN members Dr Damian Goldvarg, Dr Lise Lewis and Dr Michel Moral who have been announced as 2019 EMCC Global Supervision Award winners.

“As EMCC we define the purpose of supervision to enhance the wellbeing, and develop the practice of coaches and/or mentors of all levels of experience, and we consider supervision as a powerful vehicle for deep learning in a systemic way. I’m so proud that all three winners of EMCC 2019 supervision awards are distinguished practitioners doing excellent work extending the reach of best practice in supervision not only in Europe but also in the Americas, Africa, and French speaking countries. It is not only their contributions in terms of raising the professional standards but also their pro bono work that makes a great impact on the future of coaching and mentoring. I should also extend my special thanks to our distinguished jury members for their diligent work in selecting such high calibre winners.”
Dr Riza Kadilar, EMCC President

The full EMCC announcement can be read here.

Congratulations to GSN members at the Coaching at Work awards (July 2019)

Several GSN members were shortlisted for these prestigious annual Coaching at Work magazine annual awards, which is in itself a huge achievement. Some were also highly commended or won awards at the ceremony in London on 3 July 2019.

External Coaching/Mentoring Champion:

Highly commended: Lise Lewis

Comments: “Remarkable energy, championing mentoring and coaching internationally…There are few people who have given as much of themselves to the profession with such huge gnerosity, intelligence and humour!”

Contributions to Coaching Supervision:

Winner: Peter Welch, co-founder of the Association of Coaching Supervisors, now in its 10th year

Comments: “Peter deserves to be recognised in this special year (tenth anniversary of AoCS) for the huge amount of voluntary hours he puts into his roles, with such great passion and vigour.”

Highly commended: Jo Birch

Comments: “Major advocate and promoter of coach supervision and for raising standards…rare global perspective.”

Lise Lewis and Benita Treanor (with Claire Palmer)

Comments: “Far-reaching impact e.g. raising standards & developing supervision in the various bodies, and collaborative multi-stakeholder ventures…their work continues to reverberate a decade on.”

and Elaine Patterson (with Karyn Prentice)

Comments: “Karyn and Elaine have been the most incredibly generous, kind, supportive and amazing women” (Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust)

Shortlisted: Carol Whitaker

Best Article/article series:

Joint winners: Jonathan Passmore and Eve Turner for their two part series (with Marta Filipiak) on their research on how coach supervisors respond to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues, research supported by GSN members.

Comments: “Global span…a thought provoking, challenging and important series.

Highly commended: Elaine Patterson and the 7Cs

Comments: “Inspiring and practical”

Shortlisted: David Clutterbuck Coaching teams of teams; Eve Turner and Peter Hawkins’ on how to use recordings in supervision; Eve Turner’s Tried and Tested on her Halo and Horns model.

(Occasional) Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Fiona Adamson

Comments: “Authentic, unsung hero, humble, wise. Utter delight…one of the people the field of coaching supervision owes a debt to.”

David Gray was also posthumously given this Award.

Congratulations to GSN members Tatiana Bachkirova, Angela Wright and Eve Turner at the EMCC 2018 supervision awards (January 2019)

GSN members Professor Tatiana Bachkirova and Eve Turner and Angela Wright, jointly won the 2018 Supervision Award at the EMCC January 2019 Coaching, Mentoring, and Supervision Awards.

Eve says: “I am thrilled, surprised, honoured, and humbled to have received the EMCC Supervision Award, and I am really grateful to those who took the time to make nominations, to the judges for their time, and to the EMCC for highlighting the importance of supervision.  In the decade since my supervision training, I’ve been fortunate to work with the most amazing, supportive people as supervisor, writer, and researcher. When I set up the Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN) to provide CPD for trained and qualified supervisors I had no idea it would grow to the current 150 members globally. By January 2019 we’ve run 80 webinars at no cost to members to join or attend. Volunteering has also provided wonderful opportunities, with the EMCC, and on important humanitarian projects as a volunteer supervisor, like CoachActivism with refugees, and most recently through the GSN as a supervision partner to EthicalCoach for charities and non-profit organisations. Thank you so much for this encouragement.”

Tatiana says: “Thank  you  very  much,  EMCC!  It  is  lovely  to  receive  such  recognition  in  the  professional area that is so close to my heart. Long live coaching supervision for the benefit of the whole coaching field!”

Angela says: “I feel honoured and humbled to receive this award from such a highly regarded organisation as EMCC, whose purpose and vision are so closely aligned with my own. On a personal level, this feels like a milestone in my own journey from a lawyer to coach and coach supervisor , which started over 10 years ago. As a very small lever in this huge system of which we are all a part, I acknowledge those who have supported and motivated me in my work, including my amazing supervisors and supervisees, the wonderful members of our supervision groups, and the enthusiastic coaches who participated in the recent coaching supervision research project. Your openness and generosity provide the impetus and energy for this work. I believe that we are at a pivotal moment in the evolution of coaching supervision, particularly in the USA. It is a privilege to be able to play, even a small part, in its co-creation and emergence in what I hope is a positive and powerful way. Thank you doesn’t even come close to describing the gratitude I feel towards my teachers, mentors, colleagues, and friends at the University of Sydney, who opened up this world to me, and inspire me to be more, and do more, every day. Finally, I’d like to thank my teachers and ‘my tribe’ and Oxford Brookes University in the UK , whose wisdom, guidance (and humour) I cherish.”

Congratulations to GSN members at the Coaching at Work awards (July 2018)

Quite a few GSN members were nominated and highly commended or won awards at the Coaching at Work magazine annual awards in London on 4 July 2018.

Contributions to External Coaching

Winner: Anne Hathaway – for her work on Time To Think over many years.  Anne is co-leading the August 2018 session on Supervision and Time To Think.

Highly Commended: Jackee Holder – for a range of work including around reflective writing and journaling and her work in diverse practice.  Jackee ran the January 2017 GSN session.

Best Article/Series

Winner: Louise Sheppard – for her work on supervisee-led supervision.  This formed a number of excellent articles for the magazine and was the basis of her February 2018 GSN sessions.

Highly commended: Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore – for research (involving many GSN members) on ethics & supervision and development of their ethical decision-making model.

Contributions to Supervision

Winner: Eve Turner – for GSN, voluntary work, writing and research. Co-leading a GSN session in August.

Nominees: Peter Welch – who co-founded and helps lead the Association of Coaching Supervisors and is involved in a project looking at ethics for the AC/AOCS.  Peter co-led a GSN session in June.

Nominees: Louise Sheppard – for her work on research and supervision presented in part in February for the GSN.

Nominees: Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker – who have written two highly rated books on supervision.  Both very active, Michelle leads on supervision for the Association for Coaching and Carol presented the April 2018 GSN session with Angela Dunbar.  Together they have produced a report on “How different kinds of supervision affect experience” which was circulated to GSN members earlier this week.

Congratulations to them all!

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