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Courses and Events

Loyalties @ work:

how your family of origin influences your career choices


August 2020, 18 and 25 at 3 – 5.30 PM CET


A programme of two 2.5 hour webinars on how loyalty towards your family of origin
influences your choices and way of functioning at work.


Workshop description

Your family of origin is your first context. Here you get a blueprint for the important themes of life. In your family you learn to deal with good and bad, recognition and punishment, power and authority, emotions and logic, diversity and inclusion, self-validation and self-demarcation. You gain experience of coping with strengths and weaknesses, tensions and conflicts, doubts and choices, and how loyalties and legacies work. This happens both consciously and unconsciously.

With this blueprint, you enter your work context. It influences your way of functioning and how you collaborate with colleagues, sometimes in surprising ways



The programme will support you to make conscious choices and deal with professional challenges in a more constructive way. It will increase your effectiveness. Living in greater alignment with your essence and at the same time staying loyal to your family will create inner peace. It will give more meaning to your life. The insights will also support your work with clients who are dealing with this topic.


Courses and Events

Cultivating and Choreographing the RichTapestry of Whole Hearted Creativity


A NEW EMCC Global Quality Award Level 5 Bespoke Accredited Practitioner Diploma Programme from PattersonPrenticeDesigns


A12 month beautifully curated journey where you can cultivate and choreograph the essence of your own whole heartedcreativity into a rich tapestry which will both re-Source you and re-Vitalise your professional practice in this new EMCC Global Quality Award Level 5 Bespoke Accredited Practitioner Diploma on line programme. In this bespoke programme, you will journey in community with like-minded professionals as we weave the six creative thresholds of any creative journey into new tapestries of being and doing – of living, learning and working for crafting wise action.

Books and Publications


Written by the co-founders of CSA Edna Murdoch and Miriam Orriss; their wisdom and skill is evident in every chapter. Full Spectrum Supervision takes the reader into the heart of reflective practice and provides fascinating insights into the complexities of this transformative work. The book offers the reader a unique view of what actually happens in supervision and shares many new and practical exercises; these can be used by a wide range of professionals and adapted to make your practice stronger. The case studies illuminate key skills that have emerged from mature practice.


Through exploring the Full Spectrum Model in these chapters, the reader will take away new ways of relating to and developing people. If you work with people and want to build your professional skills and your capacity to engage staff or clients, then this is the book for you. The book is generous, offering many new perspectives on supervision, new interventions, new maps and models which demonstrate the authors' original thinking and their commitment to best practice. "Who you are, is how you supervise"


by Amanda Ridings

This is a book for our times. It is for leaders, coaches and other practitioners who are searching for inspiration as they reflect on their leadership experiences and practice. It is a collection of fifty two short pieces, written to invite you to connect with similar moments in your own life and work and to consider them more probingly. The book is meant to be read slowly – it is a written ‘thought for the week’.


The narratives are prompted by the author’s personal experiences and by thought-provoking themes brought to her attention by her executive coaching clients or by events in the world. Many of them highlight the ‘gap’ between our leadership aspirations and our ability to live up to them, and gently challenge the reader to hold themselves to account and to tackle this disparity. Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to make contact with their finest leadership spirit, and to anchor their choices in it. 


‘Weekly Leadership Contemplations is both elegant and practical. In the current swell of advice to leaders, the brevity and keenly focussed content are a welcome relief.  But do not be beguiled into thinking that these short pieces are lightweight!  They are the distillation of years of practice and of profound reflection on the dilemmas that leaders encounter daily, both internal and external. They offer subtle insights and imaginative strategies to the reader.


Amanda has an exceptionally clear mind, which enables her to connect professional experience, knowledge of leadership discourses and her gift for using story to weave reflections that are accessible and powerful. The result is a timely and compelling addition to the 21st century leadership conversation.’ 

Edna Murdoch, Director, Coaching Supervision Academy Ltd



by Elaine Patterson

Out Now -the new Reflective Journal and Workbook - which has been designed to accompany the main book Reflect to Create! The Dance of Reflection for Creative Leadership, Professional Practice and Supervision by Elaine Patterson - 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. This Reflective Journal has been designed as a companion to the main book to partner with you as you dance with your questions - whatever your context. Because WHO you are, is HOW you reflect and HOW and WHAT you create.



by CSA Faculty Elaine Patterson

and Jackie Arnold

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)


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.


Through the   qualities and  essential  character  of each season you will find  ways to   seed, grow and  nurture more  of who you are though a creative  range  of approaches and tools to  inspire your  inner  gardener.


by CSA Programme Leader
Elaine Patterson

A new Reflective Practice Workbook and Journal from Elaine Patterson, Author of “Reflect to Create! The Dance of Reflection for Creative Leadership, Professional Practice and Supervision.


“Our Humanity@Work” - the 7Cs for Learning, Insight and Change - is a new reflective lens for heart-based Coaching, Coaching Supervision and Executive Reflection in today’s often harsh and complex world.


This Reflective Practice Workbook and Journal invites you, the reader, to touch, discover and explore – for yourself and with your clients – the complementary richness of our innate human qualities of Care, Curiosity, Courage, Compassion, Connection, Creativity and Contemplation for wise heart-based work and humane change in turbulent times.


“Coaching for Leaders in the Workplace” How to motivate and get the best from your staff.


This book will give you the knowledge and skills to understand the differences between coaching, supervision & mentoring. It will demonstrate how effective coaching programmes can enhance behaviours and retain key staff. How it can reduce recruitment costs, promote well-being and give a robust return on investment.


edited by Eve Turner

& Stephen Palmer

The Heart of Coaching Supervision takes us on a journey that starts with understanding who we are, and why we do what we do the way we do it, so that we can help those we work with understand themselves and their practice. The journey includes our background and personal and professional influences and considers the need for self-resourcing to resource others. It examines our being alongside our doing, to ensure that we can provide the best possible service to all those we work with.


CSA Graduate Keri Phillips contributed a chapter exploring Working with Intense Emotions



Coaching Supervision at its B.E.S.T. contains clear strategies and real life case studies and can be used in all settings where there is a need for effective and efficient coaching supervision. The specific clean questioning technique allows the supervisor to remove assumptions and have an insightful and eagle-eyed view of the whole supervision spectrum.

The book follows closely the requirements for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 7 Masters level qualification in Coaching Supervision. Covers: workplace supervision, executive coaching, business coaching, career coaching, life coaching, management, leadership, business management, professional support, clean language, metaphor, symbolic modelling, team building, communication and professional effectiveness.


by Elaine Patterson

Reflect to Create! is a holistic philosophy and set of reflective practices designed to free your innate creativity and humanity to craft wise, compassionate and skillful leadership, professional practice and supervision.


Explored through the metaphor of the dance and brought alive by nearly two hundred practices, this book invites you, the reader, to reflect, learn, and create anew for inspired living and great work.


Based on the author’s research, her own story, and the latest thinking in such diverse spheres as relational dynamics, mindfulness, adult learning, creativity, systems thinking, psychology, and the arts Reflect to Create! helps you to achieve crafted change by first owning your own humanity. 


Elaine Patterson is an international Executive Coach and Coaching Supervisor, Reflective Thinking Partner and Writer at the Centre for Reflection and Creativity Ltd. Her vision is to bring the creative powers of reflection – and reflective learning – to an international audience of leaders and people professionals for wise living and working in today’s constantly changing world.




edited by Jo Birch, Peter Welch

Coaching and mentoring supervision is a rapidly expanding field. This book is a curated collection of contemporary thinking; presenting cutting-edge contributions from international writers, leaders in the professional field, academics and practitioners who offer a range of accessible applied research, practice examples, case studies, guidelines and reflective prompts to readers. As in art galleries, some pieces require reflection – and return visits may be necessary. The work is edgy and new, and yet totally grounded in the coaching and mentoring supervisor experience, bringing pragmatic solutions to current complex challenges.



The book is available from Routledge direct using the link above with a special discount code - enter FLR40 at check out


by Amanda Ridings

This book is for leaders, coaches and practitioners who are intrigued by their contribution to, and impact on, conversations, and who are committed to cultivating an authentic presence and voice.


The book explores: the influence of internal dialogue on your interactions with others and your effectiveness in your organisation; how to increase your versatility in challenging or delicate conversations and to develop capacity for doing this in 'bad weather' (adverse conditions); and how to germinate systemic change, one leadership conversation at a time.



Supervision - Below are some focussed supervision opportunities.


If you are looking to start regular supervision sessions click here see our list of CSA Accredited Supervisors


Reflective Learning Partnership: 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.


Much of the “former normal” we took for granted is slipping away to reveal what is important; what is really important. The path ahead is one of uncertainty and potential risk as well as opportunity.  Leaders we talk to are noticing change in the behaviour of their teams and challenging how they think about their leadership.



The Coach Super – Vision* we offer is a facilitated learning partnership founded on strong relational presence that will enable and deepen your own reflective practice. We think of coach super-vision as a multi-perspective Super form of Vision, that brings multiple lenses through which to view and explore you and your coaching practice.    



with Jackie Arnold

International coach supervision group with

Clean language & symbolic modelling

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.

Do join me for lively discussion, joint learning and shared experiences for a VUCA and GVD Global Virtual & Diverse World

Supporting leaders to ‘lead wisely in turbulent times’


By Elaine Patterson and Jackie Arnold for all participants


by Martin Vogel & Hetty Einzig

Image courtesy Louis Reed on Unsplash

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.


Our innovative approach fosters awareness of the eco-systems in which we are located and the influence we can bring to bear on them as individuals. It encourages an integration of our identities as practitioners and citizens.The current crisis triggers a range of often conflicting emotions. It demands sacrifices of us as members of society. It also calls on us to first take care of ourselves before defining what our contribution can be. Old certainties have fallen away, new openings will emerge. There is an imperative to find reflective space to support wise interventions, restraining the impulse to forge answers prematurely.


This group is for experienced practitioners wishing to deepen their connection and contribution through their work at this turbulent time.


by Catherine Gorham

CSA graduate Catherine Gorham specialises in integrating Nature as Dynamic Co-Partner in her coaching and supervision practice and offers masterclasses to other practitioners.


This new specialist Zoom supervision group will enable coaches who take clients outdoors to come together to deepen their inquiry and expertise in this powerful approach within a safe, virtual space of connection.