Welcome to the
Coaching Supervision Academy

The leading international provider of supervision training for Executive Coaches, HR, Leaders, OD, People Professionals and their teams.


Introduction to CSA

This is The Coaching Supervision Academy – CSA International.

CSA International, established in 2005, offers first-class supervision training for coaches, mentors, leaders, HR and People Professionals.

CSA is excited about the future. We continue to learn and to grow: our global team of trainers, tutors, webinar leaders and supervisors increases each year; new additions bring fresh insight and skill to our endeavours (you can meet them all here). The faculty continues to be mentored by CSA Senior Faculty on a regular basis.

Breaking News!

Responding to the Coronavirus pandemic



CSA accredited supervision programmes will be run virtually until lockdown is lifted.  


Please contact your respective Programme Leader for further information.  


Edna Murdoch

New Reflective Journal and Workbook

by CSA Programme Lead
Elaine Patterson


Available Now - click here for Amazon link


that my new Reflective Journal and Workbook - which has been designed to accompany my main book Reflect to Create! The Dance of Reflection for Creative Leadership, Professional Practice and Supervision - is just out!


Reflect to Create! is a holistic philosophy and a manifesto for creative reflection: this is explored through the metaphor of the dance to choreograph the inner personal journeys needed to craft imaginative change for great work and inspired living in today’s turbulent times.



Staying Calm in the Eye of the Storm




'Dr Joe Dispenza writes of the need for profound centering in these times.  Coaches and supervisors will be aware of practices that support presence and how these calm the amygdala and clear our minds. This article - from 2017! -  powerfully underllnes  the value of these practices and how we might consciously stay in the 'eye of the storm’ rather than be pulled into unnecessary distress right now ’


Click here for the full article

New Book - Out Now

Elaine Patterson

Jackie Arnold



CSA Faculty, Elaine Patterson and Jackie Arnold have a new book published which is based on new research, interviews and new thinking which enable us to resource, support and encourage the global leader – both in delivering their organisation’s purpose and playing their part in attaining the United Nations 2030 Seventeen Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The book is a call to action - to think globally and to act locally.


Tomorrow's Global Leaders Today (Amazon Link)


Information sheet (pdf)




New Book - Nature's Way


Available through Amazon


We are often so busy that it is as if time runs away with us. As a result we may not always take the pause needed to truly steep ourselves in the abundance of what is just outside the door in the green spaces of nature. Even with successful projects do we take time to really harvest and savour with grace and compassion all the goodness? The higher tech we become the more we need nature’s tonic  to help us connect to all of our senses, where  we  can feel more  alive and where we  can fine tune and calibrate our inner landscape with the sanctuary and bond of the natural environment. .


Nature’s Way, by Karyn Prentice will be the reader’s  year-long companion guiding  you season by season through the  language and  lens  of  Mother  Nature's ever-changing  cycle and with the evocative metaphor of  the garden.


New Supervision Group


CSA graduate Martin Vogel

Eco-systems supervision group online: communities of practice


In response to the COVID-19 emergency CSA graduate Martin Vogel is working with Hetty Einzig opening a new round of eco-systems supervision focussed on supporting practitioners through this time of personal and systemic turbulence.


We are offering monthly sessions of three hours with a good break in the middle. But we can respond flexibly to the group’s needs as the situation unfolds. The sessions address a mixture of thematic group content and supervision of individual practice issues.


The size of the group will be no larger than six participants.
We will meet monthly for 3 hours from 2.00 – 5.00 pm on six dates to be agreed


Click here for more information about the course



New Supervision Group

Would you like to join an international coach supervision group and practice or learn about David Grove’s Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling Methodology?


Jackie Arnold CSA Graduate
is offering 6 monthly sessions of group supervision in a small group of max 8 participants


Day: Wednesdays Time: 4pm-5pm BST

Commencing Weds 13th May 2020 then every second Weds of the month until Oct 2020.


Click here for more information about the course



Coaching At Work interviews Edna Murdoch


My Simple Life: a profile of Edna Murdoch: One of the founders of Coaching Supervision
Academy, and an early mover and shaker coach supervision, tells Liz Hall why who you are
is how you work - read moret


Recent Articles and Site Content

28th June 2020 - We have now added Closed Captions in French to Edna Murdoch's video series 

Edna Murdoch: A Supervisor’s Diary

These educational and inspiring videos gather up the rich learnings from Edna's supervision practice

21st June 2020 - The fourth in the series of 'Talking Together' videos

with Dr Alison Hodge and Edna Murdoch - Reflections on an extraordinary time

20th June 2020 - View a short video of Program Leader Sam Magill at IslandWood Learning Centre -

the venue for  the next CSA Diploma Program being held in North America

You can click here to download an information sheet about the Program

12th May 2020 - CSA Graduate Doug Montomgery  is our latest Blog author and offers a new article

which explores how the craft of bread making is a metaphor for coach supervision

28th April 2020 - CSA Graduate Amanda Ridings offers a new blog post

and explores 'Virtual Contaniners' and the rise of video conferencing

International ICF Approved and EMCC Accredited Supervision Diploma Programmes


This is a truly international programme and in 2020-2021 we have courses already booked to be delivered in


London - UK October 2020 - October 2021


We have more courses planned for 2021 including some new destinations,

introducing the CSA Diploma course to new audiences of international coaches.



Download a free article on Coaching Supervision

Download a free chapter from our book

'Coaching supervision enables coaches and people professionals to reflect creatively on WHO and HOW they are being in each moment and to become intelligent about the potential impact of ‘self’ in every coaching, chemistry, contracting, business or leadership conversation which they hold.

As coaches and people professionals, we need to be fully present and engaged AND yet spacious and witnessing – giving attention to what is in front of us (coachee, group or commissioning client), to what is between us (the energy and relationship between) and to what is going on inside our own systems as we work (reflecting in action and attending to our own internal supervisor)”

From a recent review -


"This book is hugely informative, visionary and engaging - by far the best I have read on supervision to date. It adds great depth and breadth to the supervision process and demonstrates very clearly how the supervisory relationship at its most effective is a learning partnership between two professionals"


5* - A must read for supervisors and coaches!


5* - An excellent resource


What is the CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervision?

Watch the video here for a unique opportunity to hear Edna Murdoch, one of the pioneers of Coaching Supervision, talk about the birth of coaching supervision and of the Coaching Supervision Academy, about what supervision does and about the internationally successful CSA supervision diploma.


There are lots more free videos available exploring some of the models used in our Diploma and other supervision practice development skills - Click here to view the library