Edna Murdoch and Miriam Orriss,

Founders and Directors of the Coaching Supervision Academy

Dr Alison Hodge, Consultant to Curriculum and Faculty

Michael Smith, Operations Manager & Faculty Liaison

Miriam Orriss

co-Founder & Director / CSA

Miriam, co-founder of the Coaching Supervision Academy, co-designed CSA’s Diploma in Coaching Supervision. She has a long history of working with supervision in a variety of professional and business contexts including with senior managers and their teams, front line practitioners, psychotherapists and counsellors.

Miriam is CSA Executive Chair and a Senior Tutor on the CSA Coaching Supervision Diploma course, established in 2006 in the UK. This programme is one of the leading training courses globally for coaches who wish to become supervisors; currently courses are running in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the US.

Edna Murdoch

Co-Founder & Director / CSA

Edna Murdoch is an EMCC Accredited Supervisor. She has been working internationally, with individuals and groups for over 30 years. She is an experienced coach, coach supervisor, stress management consultant, workshop leader and author.

In these contexts, Edna has worked with a wide range of individuals and groups. She has worked for DBM, Hanover Foundations, Sussex Police, Channel 4, Microsoft, NTL, PSNI and the Pellin Institute, Italy. Edna has special interest and expertise in working with clients in the mid-life transition and with those moving towards retirement.

Michael Smith

Operations Manager / CSA

In 1998 Michael, co-founded an independent traning and professional development company based in West Sussex, with a core focus on Safeguarding and Child Protection in the Education and Social Care Sectors.


Michael has executive responsibilty for all the administrative activities and corporate structure of the company, as well as liaising directly with clients and a team of more than 20 facilitators, co-ordinating commissions to a portfolio of national and international clients.


MIchael Joined CSA in 2018 taking a lead role in the administration and organisational developement of the company. This gave Edna and Miriam the space to focus on the creative, support and mentoring roles for the Faculty and CSA Family.

Dr Alison Hodge

Consultant to Curriculum and Faculty / CSA

I completed my Professional Doctorate in Coaching Supervision at Middlesex University in 2014 and as a result my work is strongly informed now by Action Research. Since then I have become increasingly involved in team and group work and in 2017, together with colleagues from CSA, I have co-facilitated what I believe is the first UK-based Team Coaching Supervision Training Programme.


As an accredited EMCC Coach at Master Practitioner level and APECS Coaching Supervisor, my professional practice is underpinned by the Global Code of Ethics as well as the APECS Ethical Guidelines.


My tai ji practice helps to keep me grounded, mindful and present in my work and relationships.