Editors & Contributors

ednaEdna Murdoch
Director Coaching Supervision Academy.


Edna provides supervision internation  ally for independent Executive coaches, major coaching companies, HR personnel, business groups and other professionals. She also runs supervision groups for coaches both face-to-face and on the telephone and has established a successful programme for in-house coaches who wish to establish peer supervision groups. Conference presentations on supervision include those for Oxford Brookes University, EMCC and ICF.

Edna has worked with individuals and groups for over 30 years. She is an educator, coach, coach supervisor, writer and presenter. In these contexts, Edna has worked with a wide range of individuals and groups. Companies and organisations that she has worked for include Henley Business School, Hanover Foundations, Sussex Police, Channel 4, Microsoft, NTL, PSNI and the Pellin (Gestalt) Institute, Italy.

She has trained extensively in psychotherapy, coaching, group dynamics and also in constellations work with Judith Hemmings. In 2001 Edna pioneered one of the first Supervision services for coaches in the UK. She then founded CSA and became a Director of The Coaching Supervision Academy. Edna co-designed CSA’s Diploma in Coaching Supervision and has trained over 200 Executive coaches in supervision.
Edna may be contacted at edna@csa.uk.net www.coachingsupervisionacademy.com


alisonAlison Hodge


Since graduating in Australia, Alison started her commercial career in the UK in 1973 in the field of business magazine publishing. Her roles included sales management, publishing and Head of Training, managing teams of up to 60 people.

In May 1985 she set up her own sales and management training consultancy. Since completing her MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies in 2000, she now focuses primarily on coaching supervision alongside team facilitation and coaching.

Alison’s supervision is based on co-creating collaborative learning relationships that support her clients’ personal and professional development as either internal or external coaches, to ensure they deliver the best possible service to their clients.

Coupled with excellent communication skills, she also uses creative interventions to address individual, group and organisational change issues. Her professional practice is underpinned by the Ethical Codes from EMCC and APECS. She brings a personal empathy to her client relationships, together with the academic appreciation and understanding of change processes. Alison is valued for her passionate enthusiasm and her belief in people’s ability to succeed and grow.

She has been practising tai ji for 17 years which helps to keep her grounded and mindful in her work and relationships.

Alison is reading for her professional doctorate in coaching supervision at Middlesex University.


KateKate Lanz


Over the past 14 years Kate has built a reputation as a first-class executive coach. She combines 12 years of senior level corporate experience with psychological training to help business leaders achieve lasting behavioural change. Kate specialises in coaching individual executives at the higher levels of the organisation. Kate is a qualified supervisor (CSA) and supervises other senior practitioners in both individual and group settings. She also coaches and supervises at INSEAD the global business school.

Kate’s corporate career has centred on multinational organisations, notably Diageo. She successfully held international roles in marketing, sales and general management. In the course of her extensive global business experience, Kate has lived and worked in six countries. Kate has a degrees in French and German, a postgraduate in marketing, an MBA and a BSc in Psychology.

Kate has coached leaders across a broad spectrum of sectors from Board Directors of large multinationals to start–ups. Her clients include Pfizer, Smith & Nephew, IKEA, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Disney, Diageo, EDF Energy, the Cooperative Group, AXA insurance and large not-for-profit organisations. Kate divides her time between coaching, supervising and writing on both coaching and coaching supervision.


KarynKaryn Prentice


Karyn is an Assistant Director at Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) working on their UK, French and US coaching supervision diploma & CPD programmes. Karyn has been coaching for over 15 years (CPID, OCM) and an accredited Coach Supervisor (CSA) since 2008 . She coaches individuals at the most senior level of organisational life, with supervisees internationally and groups in the UK. She is an external coach for PWC. Karyn is passionate about supervision as a way to enable and resource coaches to be the very best they can be. Karyn is a also UKCP accredited Transpersonal Psychotherapist.

Fletcher-Prentice & Associates has been established since 1995. Working across a broad landscape of public, corporate and private sectors and over 40 institutions of Further and Higher Education, Karyn designs and facilitates leadership programmes and team and group learning events for building relationships and increasing effective communication. Karyn is currently teaching two Masters level programmes on Reflective Practice and on Advanced Coaching Skills for Teeside University’s business clients.
Karyn presents at a variety of conferences and writes for a number of journals. She divides her time between France and the UK.

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jackieJackie Arnold


Jackie has been an executive coach and coach trainer since 1998. One of the founding board members of the UK ICF from 2001-2004, she holds an ICF recognized Coaching Qualification, is an NLP Practitioner and Clean Language Facilitator and holds the CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervision. She is a board member of AOCS, Association of Coaching Supervisors.

Jackie has a real passion for developing effective leaders at all levels both in the public and private sector. This has been mainly through integrated coaching programmes, one-to-one coaching and supervision.

As well as supporting senior executives, she has delivered the ILM and CMI qualifications to over 200 managers and leaders including those in the NHS, Shell B2B, Co-Operative Bank, Kent County Council, and Migros Club Schule in Switzerland. High quality facilitation with clean language, NLP and skilled coaching interventions ensures leaders are working to their full potential. She is also currently working for Airbus as a leadership coach in Filton, Bristol.

Jackie is a regular conference speaker and an author of five books: The most recent being:. “Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace” How to Books “Get that Job with NLP” (Incorporating Clean Language) Hodder Education. She has been commissioned by Crown House to write a book entitled
‘Coaching Supervision at its BEST’ due out early 2014.


sam]Sam Magill


Sam Magill (MCC) is a coach of coaches. As one of a small number of executive coaches in the United States who has specifically studied and been certified in the oversight of other coaches, he offers high level insight and skills in the development of people who want to become coaches. His executive clients benefit from this special work because Sam is constantly learning about the real factors which support good coaching.

With 30 years of experience in organization and leadership development, Sam brings a rich understanding of issues faced by leaders in settings as diverse as health clinics and high tech research labs. He helps his clients interpret their experiences and create new responses to complex challenges. Sam continues to learn about coaching and leadership by teaching in master’s degree programs and top ranked coaching programs. Sam will become President of the Puget Sound Coach Association, a local chapter of the International Coach Federation.

A Master Certified Coach (International Coach Federation), Sam has operated his own coaching practice since 1996. He began his coaching and consulting practice as an internal practitioner and manager at The Boeing Company in 1988. He holds an Masters In Business Administration from California State University-East Bay, 1977, and is a graduate of the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara where he also taught coaching from 2002 to 2008. Sam completed the accredited diploma program at the Coaching Supervision Academy, London, Enlgand, in 2010.

His broad understanding of how people work is enhanced through his work at a poet and photographer. In 2006, he published his first book of poetry, Fully Human.


ElaineElaine Patterson
Elaine is an international executive coach and learning facilitator. Elaine is an accredited EMCC Master Practitioner Coach Mentor and qualified as an accredited coach supervisor with the Coaching Supervision Academy in 2009.

Elaine has held a range of leading edge director roles in the NHS, Civil Service and Voluntary Sector and has coached and supervised leaders extensively across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Elaine brings her natural compassion, courage and humanity to her executive coaching and coaching supervision practice. Elaine draws her inspiration from literature, art, photography and film.

Elaine is also a published writer in the coaching professional press. Publications include “Presence in Coaching Supervision” for the Association for Coaching book on “Supervision in Coaching: Supervision, Ethics, CPD and the Law”; “Transformational Learning” and “Learning through the Art of Conversation’ with Liz Buckle; she has contributed to “Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Conversations to Support Learning” with Eric Parsloe and Mel Ledham.

Elaine is currently studying for an MA in Reflective Learning at Middlesex University and has established a new executive coaching, coaching supervision and learning facilitation practice called the LftF practice with co-founders Liz Buckle and Maren Donata Urschel. (www.lftf.eu.).

Elaine can be contacted on: email Elaine.patterson@lftf.eu.


IanIan Mackenzie


Ian’s passion is helping people develop their own insight – to understand themselves, their motivations and those of others, and use that information positively and effectively.

Ian has been working with these themes for over thirty years. In one stream, Ian has developed effective leaders at all levels for a wide range of organisations, through workshops, integrated training programmes and one-to-one coaching and mentoring.

In 1998, having worked for American Express and a Brighton Consultancy, he co-founded Learning Navigators – a network that pioneered innovative, integrated work-based Leadership programmes in organisations as diverse as the Department for Education and Credit Suisse.

The other stream is his continuous exploration of insight and how it develops – leading him to learn, practice and teach meditation, study at the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology and teach meditation.
Working as a coach and as a Supervisor and Tutor with the Coaching Supervision Academy, Ian is increasingly bringing these two streams together. He is exploring the relationship between mindfulness, presence and insight and how these are the foundation for excellence in coaching, mentoring and leadership.

Ian recently co-founded The Presence Partnership and is currently planning a series of workshops exploring Meditation and Presence for Coaches and Supervisors.