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!







We are delighted and proud to announce that CSA Graduate Guy Anastaze has been awarded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council's Global Accreditation for two major titles:

ESIA Coach Supervisor

EIA Senior Practitioner Coach


We wish Guy well as he brings his highly skilled work to people and organisations that are fortunate to work with him

Elaine Patterson’s Reflective Journal and Workbook “Our Humanity@Work”

has been translated into French by CSA Graduate Feryal Hassaïne



Utiliser la méthode des 7Cs – les 7 capacités humaines – pour apprendre, comprendre et transformer

Une Nouvelle Vision Du Coaching, De La Supervision Du Coaching et de la Reflexion


Click here for more information. For copies please contact Feryal at feryal@novaterra.coaching.com
or please order from Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1916456065

Report from An Action Research Inquiry to Explore the Relevance and Value of 1:1

Executive Reflection to Leaders in a Global, Virtual and Diverse World
Elaine Patterson, Jackie Arnold, and Dr. Alison Hodge January 2020


Leaders, particularly in global organisations, are facing increasing pressure to perform and deliver results, with little time or incentive to pause and think or reflect on what they are doing or how to better resource themselves (Scharmer 2018)


‘Executive Reflection’ (or Leadership Supervision) is a 1:1 distinct practice. It provides a creative and reflective space and generative oasis for Leaders to gain deeper insights and awareness (“Helicopter-Vision”) that includes themselves, their work, their relationships and with their wider environment at work. Click here to download a copy of the report


by Thomas Garavan, Carole Hogan, Amanda Cahir-O’Donnell and Claire Gubbins


Click here to download a Sample edition


Commissioned by the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD), LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in ORGANISATIONS: STRATEGY, EVIDENCE and PRACTICE provides a comprehensive and thematic overview of the thinking, research evidence and practice of strategic L&D in organisations.


It covers both strategic and operational practice dimensions, helping students of L&D and HRM to acquire a deep understanding of the field and informing the practice of L&D professionals by identifying the best available evidence on L&D practices and by providing them with guidelines for action. Available in print and e-book formats from www.successstore.com


Setting Sail for 2021 – Coaching Supervision Academy – North America


At CSA North America, we are boldly planning for the new year and our 2021 Coaching Supervision Diploma. Want to explore the delightful world of skillful reflection to increase coaching quality and ethics? Join us for an introductory webinar.


Lynne DeLay and Sam Magill, Co-leaders of CSA North America will be joined by other members of our fabulous
teaching team and by graduates who are putting their learning to use.


October 28 and / or November 23 at 7 AM Pacific. Contact sam@sammagill.com to register.


For the 2021 Cohort, we have a limit of 15 participants. Many places are already taken. Apply soon!

CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervion Approved by the ICF



We are delighted to announce that CSA has contiunued its Approved Provider status with the ICF and our Diploma in Coaching Supervision course now carries 108.5 CCEUs. These are made up of 77.5 Core Competencies and 31 Resource Development.


This is a significant increase from last year and reflects the ongoing development of the program and the amazing
work of our global faculty.  


Edna Murdoch & Miriam Orriss

Just announced!  Dates for CSA’s Accredited Supervision diploma starting in October 2021


Module 1: 14th & 15th Oct 2021

Module 2: 17th & 18th Feb 2022

Module 3: 16th &17th June 2022 

Module 4: 8th & 9th Sep 2022


It will be lead by Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson and supported by an experienced team of senior CSA trainers, tutors and supervisors. 


Please contact Edna Murdoch if you would like more information about this programme:

Recent Articles and Site Content

4th October 2020 - Another blog post from CSA Graduate Julie Johnson explores the silence that sometimes follows your questions

with a coachee and how they can actually be the most creative moments. Click here to read the post

8th August 2020 - A new article wriiten by CSA Graduate Neil Williams explores "Virtual Suipervision on Call, Flexibly"

"Whether we are coaching or supervising I think flexibility is the key for developing our relationships and
spreading the word and making it easier for people and coaches to get support, when they need it.. Click here to read the post

3rd August 2020 - A blog post from CSA Graduate Julie Johnson exploring sharing patterns you notice during

supervision sessions and how we can remind our coachees of the strengths they have that can help them improve. Click here to read the post

25th June 2020 - A blog post from Edna Murdoch, co-founder of CSA

"In the recently quietened world, many of us have felt the touch of the what we might call sacred – there is more tenderness,

more heart, more giving, more clarity – and renewed purpose. Individual, and societal purpose."  Cick here to read the whole post

17th June 2020 - An offering to Coaches in this time of upheaval from Doug Montgomery and Liz Nottingham

Now, more than ever, we coaches need a safe space to pause, reflect and refresh ourselves.

Group Coach Super-Vision provides just such a space. Cick here for details

28th May 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 May 2020 - The fourth in the series of 'Talking Together' videos

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

20th May 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

International ICF Approved and EMCC Accredited Supervision Diploma Programmes

This is a truly international programme and in 2020-2021 we have courses already open for bookings in

London - UK October 2020 to October 2021

North America - January 2021 to November 2021

Singapore - October 2020 to October 2021

France - October 2020 to 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