CSA Showcase

Books and Events created by members of the CSA International Faculty

Courses and Events


with Lynne de Lay & Sam Magill

Lynne de Lay and Sam Magill will be hosting a series of free webinars this Summer. The purpose is to introduce the CSA approach to supervision training. Who are we? What do we do? What do we mean by supervision. We discuss the components of the program and why we believe supervision is so important in the world of coaching, consulting, human resources, etc.

The webinars wil be held via Zoom web conference on the following dates:

September 13 at 7 AM Pacific

October 8 at 7 AM Pacific.

Contact Sam at  sam@sammagill.com for more details and the conference link


Embodying Dialogue Practice

Embodying Dialogue Practices – an introductory one-day workshop.


Most leadership is enacted through the medium of conversation – whether meetings,
presentations or one-to-ones. Attending to the shape and quality of our
conversations and ensuring they are ‘fit-for-purpose’ is an essential leadership task.
We need to pay attention to the ‘how’ of our conversations, as well as the ‘what’.


In this one day workshop, I’ll introduce some of the foundations of this work and
invite you to think about the shape and quality of your contribution to your
conversations. What you learn will have immediate impact, if you put it into practice.
It will also sow the seeds for a longer-term evolution in your leadership presence.


Hosted by Amanda RIdings, CSA Graduate Supervosor


29 November 2019


Edinburgh, UK


      7 Turns of the Spiral

During these two days we invite you to bring a creative and kind eye as you open to new understanding and insight through an embodied exploration of the spiral. Discover the rich unfolding of what is calling you in the months to come and beyond so that you can craft a unique signature step by step going forward.  According to Joseph Keane, Celtic Revival “if we are to find oneness we will only find it in the three experiences of being. Connection with earth, with self and with the divine”.


Hosted by Karyn Prentice and Monica Ross, both Senior Faculty at the Coaching Supervision Academy.


Monica Ross is an Embodied Leadership Coach, Coaching Supervisor and Dialogue Facilitator and  Karyn Prentice-Fletcher is an accredited Coach and Supervisor, Retreat Leader and Writer.

28 and 29 November 2019


Sandycove, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland



Honouring Winter’s Sacred Landscape”

Hosted by Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson, both internationally accredited Executive Coaches, Coaching Supervisors, OD specialists and Writers.


As the earth is stilling, we are also invited to pause as we say “yes!” that is both a moment in time and is also timeless. As you put yourself into alignment with the stilling of the earth, at this Salon you can also be held in community as you – and we together - salute the years end and gift yourself a little rest and renewal as you perhaps see in a fresh and different light and start to invite the new into form.


You will discover your word for 2020 and craft your personal fragrance from essential oils to represent what it is you most desire in 2020. All materials will be provided.

Friday 6th December 2019


9.00am  to 5.00pm at Tofte Manor, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1HH

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"


“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.



Introducing the “Reflect to Create!” Dance Cards.


These beautiful dance cards have been designed as a companion to Elaine’s book.


A selection of card spreads and quotations are offered as a way into the dance for you and for your clients.


Click here for more information


by Elaine Patterson

Introducing the “7C’s Being Fully Human” Cards


“Being Fully Human – the 7C’s for Learning, Change and Transformation” is a new lens for leading, coaching and coaching supervision, which has been designed by Elaine Patterson. The 7C’s are our natural and innate human qualities of Care, Curiosity, Courage, Compassion, Connection, Creativity and Contemplation for great work and inspired living.


This card pack enables you and / or your clients to discover how we can all learn how to invite more of our own humanity – and also our shared humanity – into our work for the good of all.




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.