CSA Videos

CSA has created a collection of educational and inspiring short video presentations. Some are stand alone and others in sets, forming a series of linked videos.

Talking Together
'Insight' Video series
A Supervisor's Diary
PED Videos
Reflection on Coaching Supervision
Talking Together

May 2019

‘Talking Together’: Dr Alison Hodge and Edna Murdoch focus on groups and group behaviour. 


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'Insight' Video series
A Supervisor's Diary
PED Videos
Reflection on Coaching Supervision


‘Talking Together’: Dr Alison Hodge and Edna Murdoch focus on groups and group behaviour. 

This is the first in a new series of video 'dialogues' with Edna and Alison - sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on the rest of the series - available soon

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Video 2: Taking supervision into the great outdoors


Our second conversation is about taking groups of coaches out of the office, or out of the rooms where we normally talk, and into the great outdoors (or into public places such as museums or galleries). I’ve been supervising groups in this way as part of my practice for the past year. Edna and I discuss what I’ve learned, and the quality of work that comes from it.


In the video, Edna responds to Alison's observations with a wonderful insight: ‘There’s almost a relief of being able to let go of the literal, of the models, of our usual, habitual terrain. Anything to do with the imagination and with metaphor, with the whole metaphysical way of looking at ourselves in our work, somehow just gives us so much more scope, and seems so much more rich.’


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Video 3: Developing better ways of working

In this third conversation, we share our thoughts about developing a way of working, and a way of being with your client, that is different, deeper and more exploratory, and thus more developmental both for you as a coach and for your client as a leader.

We also talk about what coaching supervision is, how it can be powerful for the life and practice of coaching, and how it can be joyous, ‘because a conversation about learning is joyous’.  In the video, Edna observes that in supervision, ‘we’re really grounding and slowing people down, inviting them into a process that’s waiting to happen, and giving them time to think about what is happening’. 

Get a cuppa and listen in to a fascinating conversation!

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Video 4: Reflections on an extraordinary time


Join Alison Hodge and Edna Murdoch as they  explore the personal and professional implications of being ‘slowed down to the speed of life’. They consider how to maintain balance at a time of both generosity and trauma, of beauty and fear. And they encourage intentional nourishment  during this enforced retreat.


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Coaching Supervision Academy - Insight Video Series

Edited by Edna Murdoch, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Coaching Supervision Academy



In our busy globalised world, the challenges for professionals are increasing everywhere. Coaches, mentors and leaders have to step up, stretch and be at the top of our game to meet the demands of our 21st century VUCA world -volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. Coach supervisors are well placed to understand the environments we all work in and which challenges currently face us most often. In this unique set of videos, experienced coach supervisors bring you the benefits of years of conversations with a wide range of professional and business people from across the world.


In each of these 15-minute videos, you will:


  • Encounter their honest reflections on their work with coaches and leaders.
  • Recognise the potency of supervision
  • Learn about what actually happens in supervision
  • Know the core dilemmas that practitioners worldwide, bring to supervision
  • Learn about key resolutions necessary in successful business and professional life
  • Benefit from original insights garnered from years of experience and deep conversations with clients
  • Benefit from many practical tools and tips


These videos are carefully targeted to cover key aspects of professional and business life for coaches, and other people professionals, who are immersed in 21st century organisational life.  They will support coaches, mentors, leaders, educators and HR & OD practitioners to be more skilful, more aware and to ensure best practice in many contexts.

Video 1:

Edna Murdoch

Video 2:

Claire Genkai Breeze

Video 3:

Jackie Arnold

Video 4:

Elaine Patterson


Registering and Resolving Systemic Impact.


What exactly do we notice when we are knocked off centre? How do we regain our balance when a client or team disables our thinking and our skills? Or when the energy in an organisation gets too oppressive?? Or when we are weakened in that vital contracting conversation?


Coaches and leaders across the world face these dilemmas. Hear a radical new focus, which ensures resolution - and ensures that vital information about the system is not lost. Tips and tools for the viewer!


Coaching Today: From A Vintage to A Contemporary Practice.


A thirty year-old car is no longer fit for purpose as a means of transportation, even if we effectively call it vintage. Isn't it possible, asks Claire, that coaching itself needs to go through a reformation to create practices and approaches fit for the way we work today? The supervision challenge is to help coaches turn a vintage practice into a contemporary one.


Join Claire as she reflects on 30 years of coaching. These powerful insights from an original thinker will challenge you to acquire top-level personal and professional skills, fit for 21st century coaching.


The Challenges facing coaches who are working with Remote and Culturally Diverse Clients & Teams.


In this video, Jackie Arnold provides many tools, tips and resources for leaders who struggle with transitioning from their role as leader to their role as coach. She focuses on how leaders can create robust professional relationships particularly when differences in language skills and feelings of disconnection may be exaggerated by distance and by video-conferencing.


Clean Language enables leaders and coaches to work successfully with diverse groups where jargon, different world-views and the nuances of language all play a part in team and group functioning. Jackie shows how to use key Clean Language questions. Powerful tools such as working with images, with metaphor and with the Magic Box are explored in this very practical video.


Reflection and Reflective Practice: From Designer Luxury to the Essential Must Have.


This video shows how reflection is essential to free us as practitioners to become more creative, more courageous, more present, and more conscious as we work with our clients who are working on the frontline of today’s personal, ecological, technological, global, organisational and societal seismic shifts.


The video answers the "why bother?" question, as well as offering practical hints and tips about how we can all create the conditions to develop our own reflective practice to feed, nourish and sustain ourselves for the long haul. Elaine uses key findings from her original research, " Reflect to Create!"

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Dr. Alison Hodge

Video 6:

Miriam Orriss


Being Fit for Purpose.


The recurring theme that emerges with Alison’s clients in supervision is how demanding and challenging coaching can be for the coach, particularly those working in complex organisational systems.     

So how does supervision support coaches to keep fit for purpose?  


Based on the findings from her doctoral research, Alison offers a new model - The Three Pillars of Supervision - that contributes to this process: the supervision relationship, an understanding of adult learning theory and an appreciation of reflective practice.  Once these pillars are established, the coach and supervisor engage in generative dialogue in which the coach is able to explore all aspects of their work that in turn enables them to flourish and grow.


Transactional Analysis and the Karpman Drama Triangle.


Miriam Orriss has supervised using the TA lens, for many years; her take on TA is original and powerful. In this video, she shares some of her most important insights.  Here, you will gain a unique understanding of Transactional Analysis – and of the Karpman Drama Triangle (KDT) in particular.


Miriam uses the KDT to mirror and amplify the client’s picture of their world and to show unconscious factors at play in the boardroom  - and beyond! In this video, Miriam highlights new information about overcoming script decisions, and supplies the missing link that enables coaches and leaders to unravel repeated patterns of behaviour that block successful professional and business outcomes.

Edna Murdoch: A Supervisor’s Diary

These educational and inspiring videos gather up the rich learnings from my supervision practice. I am fortunate to work with coaches, supervisors and leaders across the world and in these videos, I will offer some of the learning that emerges in these supervision sessions. Often I am amazed by what the supervision conversation unearths and I want to make some of the best insights available in these brief videos.  Be prepared to enjoy and to learn – I do!

Closed Captions - We've now added closed captions in French to all the videos in this series. Please watch them again or share them with a new French speaking audience

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How does over trying affect our skills?

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Holding a Space for Ourselves

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Making Judgements

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Resource Yourself

‘We are so used to ‘holding space’ for others. It’s interesting to reflect on what we can uncover when we hold a space for ourselves. Watch this 4-minute video and consider the journey you are on – its stages and thresholds……what’s next for you?

This video invites coaches, supervisors and leaders to become more skilled in managing their energy and in making sure that they do not become unnecessarily depleted. Watch this short video for powerful somatic tools to support you in maintaining high levels of energy while you work.

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Dialogue and Digitisation

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"In dialogue you are part of the method" W Isaacs.

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Coaching at Work Awards!

In this video we consider:

Why dialogue is important

How we go deeper with clients

The importance of co-creating the conversation

The art of thinking together’

Great news for CSA! I am very grateful to Coaching at Work for 2 awards that I received at their recent annual conference: Lifetime Achievement and Contributions to Coaching Supervision Awards. It was lovely to be honoured by peers in this way and in this short video, I reflect on some of what I’ve learnt over the last 15 years working with outstanding coaches and supervisors at CSA.

PED (Professional Educational Development) Videos

This series was originally only available via paid subscription - now here for everyone to enjoy and learn from

Mission and purpose:

  • To support professionals to continuously develop their skills, behaviours and knowledge, particularly when coaching and supervising others.
  • To enable professionals to reflect on their work with others and to focus on the best methods to build and sustain workplace relationships.
  • To deepen and build their reflective practice both before during and after sessions.
  • To enhance the health and well-being of professionals when working in stressful and challenging environments.
  • To raise awareness of cultural diversity and inclusion when supporting others in our global diverse and uncertain world
  • To inform and educate through latest research and trends throughout the coaching and supervision industry


The importance of reflective practice and professional supervision has never been greater. Working internationally in a wide range of industries and organisations, leadership supervisors are able to provide a unique professional thinking space. This results in better decision making, clearer communication, and enhanced people skills, so essential for today’s leaders.

Managers leaders, coaches, mentors and those in supporting roles can find essential reflection, challenge and professional development.

In this set of videos, we share insights & honest reflections on our work with coaches and leaders worldwide.

Episode 1:

Introduction to super-Vision

Episode 2:

Ensuring best practice for leaders

Episode 3:

Intro to the Full Spectrum Model (FSM)

Episode 4:

Self-awareness, Presence and Support

Edna Murdoch, CEO of CSA, and pioneer of coaching superVision development, outlines her journey into establishing superVision as a practice for coaches, mentors and leaders. She shows how clinical and coaching superVision differ and how she developed the key elements of coaching supervision as we know it today.

In this video, Jackie Arnold Dip CSA Supervisor & Expert Consultant on Coaching & SuperVision underlines the journey of discovery in superVision. Jackie illustrates a variety of systemic models, while emphasising the importance of building the reflective and relationship aspects of superVision

On this video, Edna and Jackie explain some of the thinking behind the Full Spectrum Model (FSM) of superVision See: www.coachingsupervisionadaemy.com and show how sharing superVision models with supervisees can enable the supervisee to learn and to feel safe in their learning. 

In the session, Edna and Jackie take us further into the Full Spectrum Model of superVision. They look at the core of the FSM  and illustrate how relational understanding is at the heart of supervisory work and how supervision builds relational intelligence for the supervisee.

Episode 5:

Are you using your internal supervisor?

This video illustrates the key role of the ‘Internal Supervisor’ and the resulting reflective processes. Jackie speaks of supervision as a way to see differently and see more.  She points to the impact of neuroscience and how head, heart and gut alignment support clear thinking and perception

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Making the most of supervision

Here, topics like supervisee readiness, expectations of supervision and the responsibilities of the supervisor are addressed. Readiness requires openness to new learning and the capacity to hold difficult moments lightly and with humour. Supervision offers space and time to think, in the context of a robust, honest, safe relationship.

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Co-Creating the supervisory relationship

This episode deals directly with how supervisees can get the very best from their supervisor. Edna and Jackie discuss choosing your supervisor and how to co-create the learning dialogue in superVision.  They underline the potency of reflection in superVision for both supervisor and supervisee.

Episode 8:

Across Boundaries Research (AoCS)

The three ‘Across Boundaries’ videos, focus on the important and emerging themes in the field of coaching, mentoring, and coach supervision – what are the key changes that are occurring and how should we respond to them?

Episode 8: Part 2

Across Boundaries Research (AoCS)

Episode 8: Part 3

Across Boundaries Research (AoCS)

Reflections on Coaching Supervision

About CSA: Sam Magill and Edna Murdoch

Sam and Edna explore the Coaching Supervision Academy, where it came from and what makes it special. They also discuss What is supervion about? and Why is it so important in the world of coaching?  - sign up to our newsletter to receive updates when more video resources are added.

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About Coaching Supervision: Felicia Lauw and Edna Murdoch

Felicia and Edna explore the Coaching Supervision Academy, their role and shared passion for models of effective supervision.

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