Coaching Program

From the 43 NGOs who attended the second day of the Summit, 20 were selected for coaching: 10 starting in January 2019 and the remainder in March 2020.

The coaching grant each received provides a year’s pro bono coaching from a team of at least one international and one local Ethiopian coach.

The role of the coaches is to partner with the NGO leader and leadership team, building from the experience at the Summit, to strengthen their leadership skills and performance and to enhance the capacity of the NGO to reach more children and families in need.

Supporting the coaches in delivering their best work in accordance with global best practice is a team of coach supervisors, which operates under the leadership of Eve Turner of the Global Supervisors’ Network and Marita Fridjhon, founder of CRR Global.

Through the power of individual and team coaching sessions, designed with rigor and thoughtfulness to build on current strengths and support the development and implementation of focused plans, the leadership teams develop more confidence and competence, individually and collectively, to address opportunities and key issues.

  • The coaching program itself is being assessed using an impact evaluation approach. The goal of the impact evaluation is to demonstrate the effectiveness of coaching as a leadership development technique that results in the delivery of higher levels of sustainable organization performance.

    Coaching Program

    The NGOs shortlisted to receive coaching were selected from over 1,500 organizations that originally applied to attend the Ethiopian NGO Leadership Coaching Summit.

    From these, a cohort of organizations was identified to receive coaching grants that enable selected NGO leaders and their teams to benefit directly from the power of coaching to develop skills, approaches, and new ways of thinking about the critical issues facing their organizations and the sector.

    Coaching will allow these NGO leaders to grow their leadership while also empowering them to strengthen their organization as they strive to provide increased support and services to the community.

    Action for Integrated Sustainable Development Association (AISDA)

    AISDA envisions better livelihoods for pastoral, agro-pastoral, and other rural and urban poor communities in Ethiopia. AISDA’s organizational mission is to help bring positive changes and overcome poverty through supporting programs such as health and nutrition, livestock and crop production, IGA and livelihood resilience, and water resource development.

    Amref Health Africa

    Founded in 1957 initially with the mission to provide mobile health services and support, Amref Health Africa strengthens and empowers human resources working in health, innovating and improving health services and solutions, as well as investing in sustainable and scalable health initiatives.

    Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

    CVT’s emphasis is on on high quality mental health care for survivors of torture and war trauma. This includes providing mental health counselling services, training local psychiatric professionals and mental health counsellors to provide effective psychiatric care to refugees, developing mental health resources for the community, and training staff at other agencies on mental health.

    Development Expertise Centre (DEC)

    DEC aspires to see underprivileged children properly fostered, and facilitates child-centered comprehensive development interventions to create a safe and conducive environment to fulfill the best interests of children. DEC delivers developmental programs in early childhood care, skills and entrepreneurship, together with gender and life skills.


    EngenderHealth seeks a gender-equal world where all people have full access to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. To that end, Engenderhealth implements high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, including education, counselling, maternal care, emergency obstetric care, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

    Farm Africa

    In 1985, Farm Africa was established with a vision of a prosperous rural Africa. Farm Africa partners with communities to identify economic incentives from natural resources, and also ensures sustainable utilisation of these initiatives. The three pillars of Farm Africa’s focus are agriculture, environment and business growth.


    iDE operates under the ethos of actually talking to those they are striving to serve before proposing a solution. iDE’s work is focused on building market systems that increase incomes through scaling transformative products, services and technologies in agriculture, WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) and finance.


    imagine1day is a Canadian charity whose mission is to ensure every child in Ethiopia receives an education. This is achieved through the construction of schools, water points and latrines, as well as building capacity in curriculum enhancement, leadership and teacher training, and parent and community mobilization initiatives.

    International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

    IOCC partners closely with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) to reach communities throughout the country. IOCC provides humanitarian and development assistance in emergency situations, for people with disabilities, to tackle the neglected disease of podoconiosis, as well as to prevent and foster awareness of HIV/AIDS.

    Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization (JeCCDO)

    One of the oldest indigenous humanitarian organizations in the country, JeCCDO envisages an Ethiopian society where all citizens promote the wellbeing of children. JeCCDO facilitates a community development process where the wellbeing of children is effectively promoted in all its target areas, including education, health and sanitation, and agriculture.

    Meserete Kristos Church Relief & Development Association (MKC-RDA)

    MKC-RDA is a church-based development association established in 1998 for a peaceful and just Ethiopian society that is free from poverty. The Association’s main development goals are improved food security, improved health access and facilities, reduced prevalence of HIV-AIDS, as well as improved access to and quality of education.

    Operation Rescue Ethiopia

    Operation Rescue aims to create a loving, hopeful home where vulnerable children are nurtured to develop their talents and achieve their full potential. The organization aims to give children in vulnerable circumstances the access to basic needs and rights in order to help them grow, thrive and flourish.

    Oromia Development Association

    The Oromia Development Association (ODA) was established in Oromia Regional State in 1992 to support the development endeavors of the Oromo people. With a staff of 100+ and 6.5 million active members supporting 5,000 children, ODA has delivered projects in such areas as health, education, water and sanitation facilities, road construction, and environmental protection.

    People in Need

    People in Need was established in 1992 to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world. From the very start of its operations in Ethiopia, People in Need has focused on projects in five main areas of interest: education, agriculture, environment, water, and social protection.

    Professional Alliance for Development (PADet)

    PADet is an indigenous, not-for-profit, non-governmental humanitarian organization founded by Ethiopian professional volunteers who committed themselves to making a difference in the lives of the poor, mainly children, adolescents and women. PADet focuses on child protection, women empowerment, sexual health and HIV/AIDS care, as well as food security.


    The mission of Progynist is to make a positive difference in the lives of women and children by facilitating health, education, protection of the environment, feasible poverty alleviation strategies and the provision of a comprehensive support system to those vulnerable to famine, violence and HIV/AIDS.

    SOS Children’s Villages

    SOS Children's Villages’ mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. Its work in Ethiopia began in 1974 and it currently provides alternative child care, family and community development, education and training, as well as health program units.


    STEMpower has been implementing programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in Ethiopia and nearby countries since 2009 in pursuit of creating a technologically-developed, economically-independent and self-sustaining Ethiopia. STEMpower’s programs include establishing learning facilities and museums, computer labs, and educational TV productions.

    The Hunger Project

    At the core of The Hunger Project’s work is empowering women as key change agents, mobilizing entire communities into self-reliant action and fostering effective partnerships to engage local government. Signature projects include infrastructure development, food security, education, health and nutrition.

    Union of Ethiopian Women and Children Association (UEWCA)

    The objective of the UEWCA is to advance socioeconomic empowerment, as well as to reduce cultural and traditional barriers for improvement in the living situations of women, girls and vulnerable children. UEWCA seeks to address issues in health, provision of resources, leadership and entrepreneurship, environmental and water protection, and trafficking.

    WE-Action Ethiopia

    WE is focused on addressing barriers to education for the youth of Ethiopia. The organization has partnered with the Canadian-based charity and education-focused development organization, imagine1day, in building schools, training teachers and implementing educational programs in Ethiopia.

    WEEMA International

    WEEMA’s vision is to live in a world where every person has access to the basic necessities for human survival and dignity. The organization is focused on empowering Ethiopian communities through clean water access, education, economic opportunity and health care – all driven by local leadership and community collaboration.

    Ethiopia Coach Team

    Our Coach Team is made up of a diverse group of coaches drawn from eight different countries. The internationally based coaches provide 1:1 executive coaching to the leader of each of the selected NGOs.

    Working together, the internationally based and the trained and accredited Ethiopian-based coaches provide team coaching to the NGO senior leadership teams.

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    Chip McFarlane MCC


    Chip McFarlane is a Master Coach, Peace Ambassador and Director of Training at the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL). As a Master Certified Coach, Chip has worked extensively in the non-profit industry globally.  He has delivered leadership development programs and/or provided one-on-one coaching to organisations including Opportunity International, Mother’s Choice, NSW Cancer Council, The Benevolent Society, The Smith Family and The Ted Noffs Foundation. Chip was also instrumental in a ground-breaking leadership development program, wherein he partnered with a multilateral development bank to introduce a coaching culture internally. As one of Australia’s first and most experienced executive coaches and a master facilitator, Chip has the presence, energy and acumen to work with the most senior audiences, holding the room and provoking performance. Chip presents to executives on how to navigate the growing complexity of today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world and balance the paradoxical demands that affect leaders. His intercultural and wide-ranging background adds diversity and depth to his presentations. Chip has an engaging and robust presence, with the ability to gracefully raise the challenge for his audience. He can engage senior leaders, helping them find unity, clarity and the ability, strategy and skills to succeed in leading culturally diverse organisations.

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    David Clutterbuck

    United Kingdom

    Professor David Clutterbuck is a mentor, coach and entrepreneur, as well as one of Europe’s most prolific and well-known management writers and thinkers. He has written more than 70 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. In addition, David is a serial entrepreneur, having built and sold two consulting businesses. He now works with an international network of mentor trainers and researchers, Coaching and Mentoring International, supporting organisations in developing capability in coaching and mentoring. He co-founded the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, the primary professional organisation in the field within Europe, and is now its Special Ambassador, promoting good practice in coaching and mentoring internationally. He founded the International Standards for Mentoring & Coaching Programmes and recently completed a three-year term as external examiner for Ashridge Coaching MBA. He was voted Coaching at Work magazine’s first Mentor of the Year and is a visiting professor at four business schools — Henley (Reading University), Sheffield Hallam, Oxford Brookes and York St John. He maintains a continuous programme of research into mentoring, coaching team coaching, talent management and leader development. He is an accomplished and controversial public speaker in high demand around the world. Among his current projects is one to create five million school-age coaches and mentors globally over a five-year period. He likes to practice what he preaches, setting himself the goal of achieving at least one major learning challenge each year – these range from sky-diving to becoming a stand-up comic.

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    Dumisani Magadlela PhD

    South Africa

    Dr. Dumisani Magadlela is an executive coach, coach trainer, leadership facilitator and organisational development strategist based in Midrand, South Africa. A featured spokesperson for executive coaching, Dumi has experience working across the African continent and beyond, including working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), facilitating sessions on personal excellence using the Ubuntu philosophy. Dumisani was accredited as a facilitator in the Worldsview Nine Conversations in Leadership programme and was trained in Leadership Development through the Teleos Leadership Institute’s Leadership in the 21st Century programme through the UNDP. He is currently Senior Faculty at one of the leading coach-training schools in Africa, The Coaching Centre (TCC). The Coaching Centre trains executive coaches in integral coaching and is the only school with a module on Ubuntu Coaching that Dumi designed and delivers. He serves on the faculties of several other coach-training and academic institutions, supervises masters’ students in different universities, and is an internationally recognized facilitator and trainer in African capacity building. He has been featured on several radio and television programmes discussing coaching, mentoring, leadership, transformation and Ubuntu. His publications appear regularly in local newspapers, magazines, blog-sites and social media platforms. Dumisani is co-editor of the inaugural Coaching and Consulting Journal in Africa through the Africa Board for Coaching Consulting & Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP) and founding Board Member and Chairperson of the pioneering Ubuntu Coaching Foundation promoting access to coaching in poor communities. Dumisani is married with three children.

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    George M. Nuthu


    George is an accomplished leadership development professional, with a strong background in individual and group processes that build leaders’ competencies and capacities through facilitation skills, cross-cultural communication, tolerating dissent, developing leadership skills, coaching skills, counseling skills among others. With previous careers as a lawyer and church minister, today George uses his strong interpersonal and analytical skills as well as his extensive coaching toolkit, to bring out the best in the people with whom he works regardless of their level or sector. He began his career as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya representing banks in debt collection and drafting legal documents. Thereafter, he became a church minister in an international church with over 4,000 members where he fulfilled senior management and leadership roles across various departments. For over 10 years, George oversaw leadership development in the church which entailed designing, developing and delivering numerous interactive leadership processes and programs that gained buy-in and commitment to action from over 1,500 leaders. For the last seven years, George has co-founded and co-directed a successful leadership and organizational development consultancy firm. Through this firm, he has partnered with the Coach Development Institute of Africa, the only ICF-accredited local coach training institution, as a trainer, associate coach and mentor coach. He is also an associate consultant with Cirrus-Connect PVT Limited based in UK and Australia, and is a global executive coach with Global Coach Network based in USA. Being a value added associate with TTI Success Insights, George is a Certified Professional Analyst in Behaviour, Driving-Forces and Emotional Quotient. Recently George has joined the panel of executive coaches for the Standard Bank (Stanbic) of South Africa and PWC across Africa plus the 2018 ICF Code of Ethics Review Team. In collaborating with a local training institution and two global professional undertakings, George has trained, coached and facilitated workshops for numerous C-suite, senior and mid-level managers of companies in the following sectors: financial services, logistics and supply chain, insurance, energy and environment, telecommunication, small and medium enterprises (SME), legal and non- governmental.   Accreditations & Education Accredited Facilitator and Coach of Leadership Drive High Performance Program, Standard Chartered Bank. Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF Credential), USA. Registered Mentor Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF Credential), USA. Certified Organizational Effectiveness Coach (COEC) Coach Development Institute of Africa, Kenya. Certified NLP Coach Practitioner, Symbiosis Coaching, India/USA. Certification in Executive Coaching (CEC), Academy of Executive Coaching, UK. Certification in Professional Leadership Coaching (CPLC), Lifeforming Leadership Coaching LLC, USA. Certified Professional Behavior Analyst (CPBA), TTI Success Insights, South Africa/USA Certified Professional Driving-Forces Analyst (CPDFA), TTI Success Insights, South Africa/USA Certified Professional Emotional Quotient Analyst (CPEQA), TTI Success Insights, South Africa/USA Masters of Art in Ministerial Studies (Leadership), Global University, USA. Bachelors of Art in Bible & Theology, Global University, USA. Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Kenya. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Bachelor of Laws, Aligarh Muslim University, India. Bachelors of Commerce, Osmania University, India.

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    Howard J. Morgan

    United States

    As an executive coach, Howard Morgan has led major organizational change initiatives in partnership with senior executives across all levels and industries. He was named as one of the 50 top coaches globally, has been recognized as one of five coaches with "a proven track record of success" and has published several books.  His profound understanding of executive leadership comes from 17 years as a line executive and executive vice president in a range of industries. His success speaks to his ability to communicate the significance of people and performance issues in the context of business objectives. Howard has worked with over 1,000 CEOs and executive team members from more than 50 countries covering a diverse industry base including chemical, information technology, financial services, media, retail and real estate.  His work with these teams and individuals has become focused in recent years on two main practice areas.    His number one priority is helping senior leaders improve corporate and executive performance through maximizing their leadership potential within diverse international teams and groups.    Secondarily, he coaches senior executives to transition more effectively to new organizations/roles with maximum impact and minimum disruption.   Howard has worked with more than 60 global executive teams of which 22 are located outside of the US. Two corporations for which he has done extensive work in Japan are Bank of Tokyo and American Express. The dramatic impact of Howard's approach is drawn from his ability to communicate the significance of people and performance issues in the context of business objectives.  He has been a pioneer in the practical understanding of how motivation, productivity and behavior are linked to organizational values, leadership approaches and employee satisfaction. Howard has also done significant work on measuring the impact of leaders on long-term profitability and growth while helping them understand that the nuances of people management are a major influence on corporate success, and how they can increase their effectiveness in that area in practical ways.   Corporate Experience During his distinguished career, Howard has:    Operated major businesses with full P&L responsibility    Managed the people side of mergers and acquisitions    Led international expansions and start-ups    Gained the respect of unions and corporations when negotiating agreements in volatile labor environments. He knows what it means to structure an organization, lead people and manage a business to exceed quarterly objectives. This practical background, along with an understanding of the politics of leadership and the competitive pressures of today's global marketplace, is reflected in the roll-up-your-sleeves coaching style he utilizes with executives. Howard is one of the founders of HRM Possibilities (with Marshall Goldsmith and Ron Campbell) and a Founding Partner of the 50 Top Coaches organization. He specializes in executive coaching as a strategic leadership and change management tool leading to improved customer and employee satisfaction and overall corporate performance. Howard holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and has completed advanced studies at the University of Michigan. He currently serves on the board of directors of three organizations located in the US and Europe.

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    Katherine Holt PhD

    United States

    Dr. Katherine Holt is a global change agent who helps people realize their dreams. She manages two values-based networks which champion social justice, promote environmental stewardship, and develop global leaders. Change, innovation and sustainability are her paradoxical passions – along with supporting organizations whose mission is to create a better world. Her broad management consulting background includes assessing talent, coaching leaders, and conducting leadership development programs in more than 25 countries. Katherine developed her eclectic coaching approach as a line manager and consultant who experimented with different ways to coach people on her teams. She specializes in transformational coaching, helping people shift their perspectives, behavior and habits to show up as the leaders they want to be. She encourages clients to visualize specific changes they want to make, build authentic relationships with diverse stakeholders, and engage everyone in addressing key challenges. Her forte is team coaching, working with multiple levels of leaders to accelerate their individual and collective performance. She designs and facilitates retreats on strategic alignment, team-building, and managing change. She engages stakeholders in dialogues about collaborative leadership practices and opportunities to create healthier organizations. Her core values are courageous leadership, authentic action, collaborative learning, respect for diversity, and sustainable living. She has spent 25 percent of her time on pro bono work for the past two decades. Her projects included co-facilitating a grassroots vision effort in Colorado, educating people about Gaviotas (a sustainable village in Colombia), participating in a design charrette for an eco-village in Japan, and coaching citizen journalists in developing countries.Her work has benefitted non-profit organizations such as the United States Institute of Peace, World Pulse, World Resources Institute, and Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI). Katherine grew up in the heartland of the USA where she began studying Spanish in third grade with limited opportunities to practice. She learned Japanese after moving to Tokyo in 1993 to establish the Asia-Pacific offices for a USA consulting firm. Her travels in China and India caused her to question unsustainable business practices and prompted her to launch her own business after repatriating back to the USA in 2000. She commutes between San Francisco and Durango, a small town in southwest Colorado, where she lives with her Italian Greyhound at an elevation of 1,985 meters. Dr. Holt received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. After serving on ASTD’s global board of directors from 2000-2002, she received their lifetime professional service award in 2005 and became their first CPLP Fellow in 2012. She holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is working toward her ESIA coaching supervision accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She pioneered the development of customized 360 assessments and served as chief architect for The PROFILOR® family. In 2010, she began organizing Global Assessment Summits and conducting benchmarking surveys to improve the practice of cross-cultural assessment. After contributing to leadership development resources such as Awaken, Align, Accelerate and the Successful Manager’s Handbook, she is now editing three books on global and multicultural coaching. Her articles on global leadership have been published in professional journals and practitioner magazines. Her Africa learning journey began with an extended trip to Nairobi in 2015. Katherine is excited to experience Ethiopian culture and be inspired by NGO leaders and their missions. She looks forward to collaborating with local coaches on their engagements with NGO teams. Next year she expects to conduct coach workouts in South Africa and India along with supporting NGO leaders in other parts of the world.

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    Marilyn O’Hearne

    United States

    Marilyn O’Hearne, MSW, MCC, is a highly experienced coach, mentor and supervisor who has worked both in the NGO and private sector in over 30 countries.  She has served on the ICF Global Board of Directors, as a Board Member at the Association of Coach Training Organizations and on the Advisory Team for ICF Advance Cultural Competency Event. Marilyn is a recognized thought leader in the areas of personal bias, CQ and EQ, having published numerous articles of the topic as well as a book, Breaking Free from Bias, targeted at organizations to support them manage unconscious bias. Marilyn’s vision is that every human being deserves the opportunity to achieve full potential, to prosper and live in peace. She believes that expanding potential, including Cultural Intelligence, results in reduced conflict while also boosting prosperity and peace. Through her work, breakthrough changes are achieved in individual, team and organizational results through renewing vision and focus leading to sustainable goal attainment rather than burn out and loss of talent. Clients appreciate Marilyn for her deep knowledge of cross-cultural interventions gained from strong international exposure, including in Ethiopia. They also appreciate her gentle strength, warmth, humor, integrity and excellent communication skills. Known for her generosity in contributing to the coaching profession, the community and clients alike, Marilyn has trained and mentored hundreds of coaches internationally, including through her own “Culturally Intelligent” Programs as well as through her involvement with two coach training organizations. Marilyn has served as an NGO leader in Brazil and an Organizational Behavior and International Business University Adjunct Professor in Hong Kong and Malaysia. A lifelong learner, her post-graduate training has included Systems Theory, Mediation, Intercultural Communication, Global Coaching Supervision Certification, Advanced Diploma in Deep Transformational Coaching, Coaching and Mentoring International, Immunity to Change and Six Sigma. Marilyn is a Thomas Leonard Achievement Award recipient, given to coaches who exemplify the visionary perspective of Thomas Leonard, a major contributor to both the profession and industry of coaching, and founder of the International Coach Federation.

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    Marina McGoldrick

    United Kingdom

    Since the mid 2000s, Marina has coached senior leaders, both individuals and teams, in the UK, mainland Europe and West Africa (Nigeria). Her clients have been drawn from a range of industries including: professional services, financial, utility, energy and sports as well as from the public and not-for-profit sectors. Before qualifying as an executive coach, Marina spent 15 years managing strategic and operational change in the energy and utility sectors. Given her passion for organizational change, she is keen to help leaders understand their role and influence in shifting behaviours that keep teams stuck in the same dysfunctional cycle. Encouraging team working and transparency, she coaches her client teams to build genuine collaboration and connections across the business so they collectively better serve their clients and other stakeholders. Marina is an Ashridge Accredited Coach and Coach Supervisor, with an MSc in Executive Coaching. She is also an accredited Conversational Intelligence® (CIQ) Coach.

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    Navneet Sandhu


    Navneet has over 23 years of experience in sales, marketing, operations and business development in Canada and Asia. As an executive coach (PCC) and facilitator, Navneet now works with senior executives across diversified industries to help improve their business skills, drive change and brand their leadership style. Through innovation, strategy and execution, Navneet makes leaders aware of the adaptive challenges of a VUCA world. She is able to blend the best of East and West to help her clients gain a competitive edge in the global market. Since 2007, Navneet has been running her own consulting practice to serve corporations in the private and public sectors.

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    Nolitha Tsengiwe

    South Africa

    Nolitha Tsengiwe is an experienced executive coach (ACC) and registered psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in such fields as leadership development, team coaching, executive coaching, lecturing, and psychotherapy. Her varied international exposure includes periods of study in the US as well as coaching in cross-culture adaptation for Emzingo, an international social entrepreneurship organization. Nolitha’s work experience includes acting as a leadership consultant for GIZ (German government) and the DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs), providing leadership development programs for US-AID (SA) and offering leadership development courses at Henley Business School. She currently runs her own leadership development consulting company, Courage to Lead, in South Africa.

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    Nobantu Mpotulo

    South Africa

    Nobantu Mpotulo is an executive coach, process facilitator and an organizational development consultant with over 25 years of experience across public, private, higher education institutions and non-governmental sectors. As a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, she supports her clients in integrating the head, heart, instinctual and spiritual intelligence. She does amazing heart work with clients based on the principles of UBUNTU “I Am because We Are.” Nobantu is a sought after facilitator for leadership development programs and coaches internationally. She boasts varied international exposure having studied in South Africa and the UK and has been awarded two career development fellowships in the US under the auspices of USAID. Nobantu follows the agenda of the client in her coaching. Through probing questions and sharing just-in-time observations, she takes clients deep and helps them to identify their blind spots and embrace their shadows. They go deeper into the subconscious and unconscious levels and dance with what emerges. She provides a safe and open space to focus on unexplored territories. She moves on a continuum of being non-directive to directive depending on what is missing in the client’s system. She uses mindfulness practices in her facilitation. She was part of the Alchemy Faculty for FNB Leadership Development Program. Nobantu was a facilitator of Truth and Reconciliation Healing Workshops for victims and perpetrators of violence in South Africa. She developed a twelve month long accelerated leadership program for thirteen generals and senior management members of the Department of Defence in South Africa. In addition to coaching in the corporate sector, Nobantu has coached management teams of rural elementary and high schools based in remote and rural areas of South Africa. Since 2012, she has coached UN Managers from UN Secretariat programmes, Peacekeeping Missions and UN agencies. She also coaches USAID staff globally. She has worked with leaders in the NGO and educational sectors.

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    Osama Al-Mosa


    Osama is a bilingual (Arabic/English) senior leadership development specialist with a special interest in conducting one on one and group coaching interventions. Osama is a leadership and executive coach (MCC), owns an ICF ACSTH approved coach development program, is a coach mentor, an ICF coach assessor, and one of the most senior ICF recognized coaches in the MENA region. With an academic background in psychology and business management, and a wealth of experience in multinational business corporations, Osama supports leaders from international organizations in the for-profit, government, as well as humanitarian, international development and non-government sectors. Osama supports organizations and leaders to maximize their accomplishments by developing their competencies, using the most efficient, evidence based and principle centered pathways possible.

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    Paddy Pampallis

    South Africa

    Dr Paddy Pampallis is a respected leader and pioneer in the field of leadership development and coaching, both in South Africa and internationally. Spanning four decades of learning and work. Paddy’s purpose is to activate and liberate leadership wisdom with individuals and organizations towards creating conscious and intentional practice in service of her clients’ needs. Paddy is the CEO and founder of The Integral+ Africa Institute, The (Integral Africa) Coaching Centre and is also a co-founder of The Ubuntu Coaching Foundation. In addition, she is the founder and co-director of the Integral African Conference. Paddy’s academic background is in education and psychology, and more recently, in executive coaching and was the first 5 people worldwide to get her doctorate in executive coaching in 2005.

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    Paul Lawrence PhD


    Paul is a consultant, executive coach, facilitator, educator, writer and researcher. His primary interest lies in helping organisations effect change, building holistic solutions, and integrating change efforts through interventions such as coaching and leadership development.   Paul had a long corporate career including 14 years working for British Petroleum (BP), a global multinational company that was the fifth biggest company in the world at the time. While with them, he learned through experience how change really happens and how it can be influenced. Paul held roles in marketing, operations, finance and strategy, and led teams in Australia, Spain, Portugal and Japan culminating in the role of GM for a Tokyo-based retail business. During this phase of his career, BP more than doubled in size, progressing through an ongoing series of mergers, acquisitions and investments. In 2002, he switched from line roles into a global role in organisational development, working at the head office in London. In this role, he led the design and implementation of a global leadership development program, working with business leaders all over the world to co-facilitate a program for more than 12,000 people. In 2004, Paul migrated to Australia with his wife and four children. He is now an executive coach, change facilitator and researcher. He coaches individuals, teams, and groups, typically within a broader strategic agenda. The value proposition of his company, the Centre for Coaching in Organisations, is based on thought leadership and evidence-based practice, including the publication of white papers on coaching, leadership development and change, making them freely available to anyone. Paul has been conducting and publishing research in the coaching, leadership and change space since 2008. He also lectures part-time at the Sydney Business School (University of Wollongong). Paul’s first book, Leading Change - How Successful Leaders Approach Change Management – was published in 2014 by Kogan Page. The book was the outcome of two years of research, spent interviewing leaders all over the world, seeking to understand how these leaders really manage change. The results supported contemporary theories of change, particularly the scary idea that change can only be influenced and not directed. The leaders Paul spoke to were all relatively comfortable with working in uncertain and ambiguous environments, where outcomes were unpredictable and emergent. The main theme emerging from the work was that dialogue is the principal medium through which change takes place, and that role of the leader is to become better at engaging in dialogue, and adept at understanding patterns of dialogue across their organisations. Building on this theme, Paul’s second book is being published by Routledge in August 2018. Called Coaching in Three Dimensions: Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World, the book articulates a practical approach to coaching successfully amidst uncertainty. The book challenges traditional approaches to coaching, advocating once more for an understanding of dialogue. His third book, The Tao of Dialogue, due to be published in early 2019, explains the essentials of dialogue and how to leverage an understanding of dialogue in coaching teams. Paul is delighted to have been picked to participate in the EthicalCoach program. He looks forward to leveraging some of his nascent understandings of coaching and complexity and sharing some of those insights with others. More than anything, however, he looks forward to learning and becoming a more effective coach through his interactions with exceptional leaders.

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    Pete Williams

    South Africa

    Pete, an executive coach (individuals and teams) and facilitator with 35+ years’ of business leadership experience in the construction, manufacturing, supply chain and the services sectors, has been exposed to a wide range of business and leadership issues. He has 12 years’ board experience (seven as MD with full bottom line responsibility) at a multi-billion dollar award winning organization and has experience in small business, having started three companies from scratch. Pete began his coaching and facilitating in 2011, and prefers a pragmatic, experiential and practical approach, rooted in evidence-based best practice.

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    Ruma Biswas


    Ruma is one of the only ORSC-certified systems coaches in India with significant international coaching experience. Her passion is to co-create social impact through changes in beliefs and cultural shifts in organizations, enabled by open and honest conversations. Ruma is an ICF mentor and is actively engaged in mentoring professional coaches through their ICF journeys of ACC and PCC. With almost 20 years of corporate experience in leadership positions, she brings rich practical knowledge in leading high performing teams in large multinational corporations as well as many years of experience coaching executive, management committee and board leaders.

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    Veronica Wantenaar

    South Africa

    Veronica is an organisational and individual change facilitator, consultant and coach. She is an ICF PCC and coach mentor as well as a COMENSA (Coaching and Mentoring South Africa) Senior Practitioner and Registered Supervisor. With over 35 years of experience, she has worked with non-profit organisations involved in early childhood development through to aged seniors programmes, international conservation, education, emerging entrepreneurs and social outreach. She believes in taking coaching to areas that were previously unable to access it, so helping to build a more equal society for the future. Veronica has over 35 years of experience in business consulting and change management in the UK, Europe and across Africa, working in diverse industries such as government, financial services, retail, education, healthcare and community /NGO. She added coaching to the mix over 10 years ago as she could see that many individuals and organisations struggled with change and needed the additional support that coaching brings. Having run her own businesses, she could understand the many requirements and challenges that leaders face. This was reflected in her choice of the name Chameleon Skills for her consulting, facilitating and coaching practice. The Chameleon has the ability to adapt to changing situations and circumstances in order to thrive and make itself comfortable in its surrounds. Even though it may change its external appearance, it is always a Chameleon!   Her experience has led her to believe that as individuals we have many roles to play in our lives, both personal and professional, and we want to be the best version of ourselves in all of them, whilst staying true to our values.  That insight underpins all of Veronica’s work with her clients, assisting them to adapt to their changing world while retaining their integrity. Veronica trained as an Integral Coach where the focus is on the individual and how they are in relationship to others and to the systems of which they are part, both personally and professionally. As John Donne said: “No man is an island entire of itself.”  Even when working with individuals, there is always the connection to others and to the organisation so that individual development and growth can benefit the organisation as well. Since her relocation in 1995 to South Africa with her husband and family, Veronica has been committed to finding ways to support the growth of her adopted country. She has traveled to many African countries and worked in some. Most recently, she’s been working in Liberia where she is still coaching the Country Director of a conservation organisation.   Whilst maintaining her organisational consulting and coaching practice, Veronica has also been devoting time and energy over the last ten years to working with non-profit organisations and communities to enable them to engage more effectively and strategically with their work and stakeholders. Veronica has facilitated focus groups, community building events and training programmes for a variety of individuals and organisations that include teachers, emerging entrepreneurs, youths, health workers and professional organisations.  She is committed to the transfer of skills and knowledge and sees this as a two-way process. Currently, she is working on a community project to assist in identifying the causes of social unrest and creating solutions that can bring together both business and government. Veronica appreciates the passion and commitment that is required to drive non-profit organisations. She sees her role as supporting the leaders and their teams to underpin this purpose with sound and sustainable business practices. This means taking an integrated approach to the organisation in a similar way to that of working with an individual.  There needs to be vision and strategy underpinned by sound business practices, strong leadership and the creation of a culture of relationships, teamwork, values and behaviours. Veronica ensures that through collaborative processes, changes or solutions will be practical and relevant. There will be clearly stated organisational and individual objectives agreed with the client and the implementation of a practical programme of coaching and review. Veronica is looking forward to finding ways of sharing her learnings and experience in Ethiopia and continuing to grow her own knowledge of the continent, its diverse people and how we can all benefit from collaborating together.

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    Ahadu Gebreamlak

    "EthicalCoach presents a once in a life-time opportunity to partner with heavyweight global coaches to experience the benefits that professional coaching can bring to local NGO leaders. I am hoping to see limitations shattering and possibilities expanding for the good of communities in Ethiopia and beyond." A lawyer by training, Ahadu is currently the Managing Director and Senior Consultant at Center for African Leadership Development (CALD). He has 20 years’ leadership experience including as the managing director of CALD, country representative of a US consulting firm, Cherokee Consulting (now Verdant Consulting) as well as an Advisor to the African Knowledge Transfer Partnership (AKTP) for the British Council. Ahadu has provided leadership development support, training, and organizational development, legal and business consulting to more than a hundred organizations. He is also extensively involved in starting, developing and leading local NGOs in Ethiopia. Ahadu earned an MA in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, USA. He also holds various coaching and leadership certificates, including accreditation from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), TOT on Leadership Essentials and Coaching Essentials from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Consulting Skills from the Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and a Management Consulting Competency Certificate from the Ethiopian Management Institute.

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    Amakelech Lulu Tefera

    “I believe coaching unleashes the potential within and makes everyone part of the solution to what happens around them and within themselves.” Amakelech Lulu is a Chief Expert Pharmacist who lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  She is the owner and general manager of Gishen Pharmacies and runs 13 branches with 135 employees. She holds a bachelors in Pharmacy from Addis Ababa University, School of Pharmacy, as well as certificates in continuing education programs on Communication Skills Development, Entrepreneurship, Business Communication, and Leadership Skills for Woman. Amakelech is currently Vice President of the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association and an active member of the Association of Women in Boldness, a Female CEOs Breakfast Club. She served on the board of directors for the Addis Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association from 2016-2018 and is an active member of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, which fights for justice for those women who can’t afford representation. In 2018, Amakelech joined the EthicalCoach team and received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

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    Ayinalem T. Getaneh

    “EthicalCoach has provided me with the opportunity of working in a team, coaching leaders of NGOs who are working hard to make this world and country a better place. Being part of this great initiative creates the best kind of feeling.” Ayinalem Tilahun Getaneh is a CIPD Level-7-qualified human resource manager and consultant serving multinational companies with 2,500+ staff. She holds an MSC in Human Resource Management from the University of Bradford (UK) and a BA in Economics from Haramaya University (Ethiopia). She received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018. Ayni brings to the EthicalCoach team more than nine years’ experience from a busy, fast-paced work environment where she coaches and mentors colleagues. She specializes in change management, organizational culture, and human resource management.

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    Bekri Ahmedin

    "The EthicalCoach program is one of the great catalysts that is empowering my future coaching career plan. I’m grateful for this program and the opportunity to be part of a coaching journey that will have a great impact on our society." Based in Addis Ababa, Bekri has over ten years of experience in meditation and facilitating self-development training and art therapy workshops for individuals and organizations. Bekri is certified and specialized for six years as an Enneagram Personality Coach and facilitated "Self-Mirroring” group workshops. In parallel, Bekri has eight years of experience as a physical therapist and wellness coach. Engaging with life in creative exploration, gaining knowledge and integrating it into daily life is the Bekri’s overarching aspiration. Currently, Bekri is a certified coach from European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and completed the RSI@Work program from CRR Global. He is also a creative writer, published poet and has held a solo digital art exhibition.

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    Ebba Tesfaye

    Ebba is a motivational speaker, relationship consultant and radio personality, with his own podcast channel. Ebba values transformation and sees it as not only his job, but his passion and mission in life. He focuses on the concept of “paying it forward” and exercises it often in emerging projects.

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    Fouzia Muhsin

    “Being part of EthicalCoach allows me to be one of history makers, playing a part in making the world a better place.” Fouzia Muhsin is a professional trainer and consultant with 14 years’ experience working with organizations such as the Ethiopian Management Institute delivering a variety of leadership and human development trainings at the national level for public service organizations. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Food Engineering from Addis Ababa University, as well as a Professional Competence Certificate from the Ethiopian Management Institute, and also brings 8 years of experience working as a project consultant in the food industry, where she specialized in production and quality control. She received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.

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    Gifti Nadi

    "At EthicalCoach, I found a unique opportunity to engage busy executives and their teams that were often working under challenging circumstances. This opportunity enhanced their growth in realizing their potential to look inward and make transformational changes that can impact the lives of the citizens they serve." As the Deputy Regional Director for Africa for C40 Climate Leadership Group, Gifti Nadi works closely with the political and technical leadership of 12 African cities and their response to the impact of rapid urbanization and climate change. Gifti Nadi has 15 years’ experience in capacity building and communications including climate change, gender and health, environment and public policy. Fluent in Amharic, English and French, Gifti holds a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland. She received her coaching certificate through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.

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    Karin Wilms

    “I joined Ethical Coach because, in the end, I want to look back and be able to say: ‘I really showed my light and did my best to contribute to this world.’ ” Karin Wilms holds two masters degrees (MSc Public Administration, MA Governance and Development) and has over 12 years of work experience in international cooperation. She has worked for multiple NGOs around the world and has lived in Africa for over 10 years (South Africa, Ghana, Mali, and Ethiopia). Currently Karin is working as an independent consultant in the field of organizational development, interim management, and coaching. Her clients consist of embassies, companies, and non-profit organizations. She received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and finds joy in working with individuals and teams through life and leadership coaching. Through EthicalCoach, she is contributing to better-performing teams in developing organizations, leading to more positive impact and a better world.

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    Leah Dejenu

    “Being a part of EthicalCoach is important to me because it showed me a way to encourage people to grow to their fullest potential.” Leah Dejenu received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018. In addition to her work with EthicalCoach, she currently serves as the Associate Director of Business Development for the R&D Group in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her experience in the management and consultancy sector includes work with youth empowerment, as well as with First Nation, homeless, immigrant, and refugee communities.   Leah brings to the EthicalCoach team her strong coaching, training facilitation, and business development skills. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature/Letters and Middle Eastern and African Studies from the University of Alberta.

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    Matthew Broderick

    “I love the vision! To indirectly serve people in need while engaging my professional skills is captivating!” Matthew Broderick is an executive coach working with RocheMartin, a global management development company that assists organisations across the world to create more successful businesses by enhancing the leadership competencies of their managers. Matthew received his BA from University College Dublin and his diploma in executive coaching from University College Cork. He is an accredited member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council at the practitioner level, and is currently studying for a BSc in Psychology at the Open University. Since joining RocheMartin, Matthew has been working with individuals and teams, coaching, teaching and facilitating on emotional intelligence. He has been working with leaders across the business, NGO, education, and embassy sectors in Dublin, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and more recently in Cluj, Romania.

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    Rahel Asefa

    "The EthicalCoach program provides a diversified platform to explore, learn and practice coaching while being part of and developing a coaching community in Ethiopia. I believe it’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved to look inwards, recognize, appreciate and utilize once potential while paving the road to do the same for others." Rahel is a passionate leadership and development enthusiast with over 6 years’ experience in program management and facilitation. With a keen eye for design and contextualization, a focus in adult learning and client relations, Rahel backs up dynamic classroom facilitation with rigorously crafted learning architectures that ensure clients enjoy an optimized learning experience. Rahel holds a program manager and senior faculty position at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) East Africa. Her experience in the leadership development sector includes work with NGOs, government bureaus, embassies, private companies, youth and communities. Rahel is completing an MA in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. She has a BSc in Urban and Regional Planning. Rahel is a certified trainer by CCL® in facilitation for leadership development and Lead4Success and she received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.

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    Sara Groenendijk

    “EthicalCoach fully aligns with my ambition to support NGO leaders and change makers throughout the world to maximize their potential and increase their impact. I believe that together we can make this world a better place.” Sara Groenendijk is a professional coach, certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She graduated from MMS's Coach Training in early 2016 at the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level. Her coaching work focuses on cross-cultural coaching, supporting individuals and teams to capitalize on their personal and professional potential. Through a thought-provoking and creative process, Sara encourages individuals, executives, and teams to break through patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior that are holding back their individual and collective capacity and performance, and to move to action. Sara’s background is in the fields of international development and environmental conservation. She has lived and worked in Ethiopia since early 2014.

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    Wubet Girma Kebede

    “It is gratifying to be part of a person's journey as they develop and grow as fulfilled individuals, and coaching facilitates this by creating space for thinking and reflection towards conscious and informed decision making.” Wubet Girma Kebede is the Deputy Country Director for the British Council Ethiopia and has over 12 years of multicultural experience driving development programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Czech Republic. Wubet holds a Masters in Social Work, a BA in Sociology and Social Administration, an Institute of Leadership & Management certification in Executive Leadership and Coaching for Performance, and Executive and Team Coaching Certification from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She brings to the EthicalCoach team a broad understanding of development programming and team management, human and institutional capacity development, and senior leadership challenges.

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    Yonas Tegene

    “It is always a great pleasure to work with people, being a catalyst to help them find a solution. That is something that is deeply gratifying to me and makes me excited to be part of this team.” Yonas Tegene is a champion for the personal development of leaders in Ethiopia. With 10 years of leadership experience, he holds the position of Senior Faculty for East Africa at the Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL®), a leadership training and research organization dedicated to helping organizations improve their effectiveness and competitiveness through people. Yonas is an expert facilitator and designer with a successful track record in large-scale, complex projects, providing results that matter for clients such as World Vision International and the British Council’s Civil Society Support Program (CSSP). Yonas serves as a catalyst to help organizations create sustainable solutions for leadership development that are inclusive, accessible, and affordable. He has supported interventions across sectors with a special focus on non-profit, multi-stage leadership rollouts. Yonas is certified by CCL’s Leadership Beyond Boundaries initiative for the facilitation of Leadership Essentials, Facilitation Essentials, and Coaching Essentials, and he received his coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.

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    Yared Abera

    "EthicalCooach is important because it paves the way to live my dream, purpose and aspirations. EthicalCooach has helped me to get clarity and the necessary resources to grow as a coach, which is unlikely to find in my context. EthicalCooach also offered me the chance to have the ultimate network of coaches and the platform to work with the NGOs. I am grateful of being part of EthicalCooach." Yared Abera serves as Head of Administration, coach, mentor and training facilitator, strategist, and system developer for the innovation company, Desert Rose Consultancy Plc. Yared coordinates, leads, trains, develops, and delivers communication and leadership solutions. He works with cross-cultural teams to bring solutions fusing cultural understanding with innovative design. He co-designed task management tools that help to facilitate excellent communication while getting things done. Yared holds a Diploma in Teaching Social Studies from St. Mary University and a BA in Gender and Developmental Education from Mekene Yesus Management and Leadership College. He received his coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.

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    Pretty R. Mehta

    "It's important for me to be a part of a community that I believe makes a big difference in people's lives by providing a safe space for them to achieve their full potential as incredible human beings." Pretty has more than 15 years of professional experience as a leader, project manager, consultant, trainer and facilitator, coach, counsellor and psychotherapist. Currently, Pretty works as a consultant in an NGO that organizes a gender-based violence survivor's hotline. Her responsibility includes coaching the hotline Coordinator and developing guidelines and manuals for the hotline service. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Masters Certificate as a Positive Psychotherapist. She has received certificates from various leadership and coaching training programs including RSI@Work from CRR Global, as well as her coaching certificate from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).


    The International
    Team of Supervisors

    Committed to supporting our coach teams in the delivery of an outstanding coaching program tailored to the Ethiopian context.

    The Coach Supervisor Team is made up of highly qualified and skilled supervisors from the Global Supervisors' Network (GSN) and CRR Global.

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    Clive Steeper

    United Kingdom

    Clive Steeper is a qualified coaching supervisor, executive coach and NLP practitioner with over 2,000 hours’ coaching experience.  His approach is based on positive psychology and a belief that we are all capable of more than we believe is possible. Clive provides a supervision process whereby coaches can critically reflect on their values, beliefs and assumptions they hold about their themselves, their clients and the world around them, so that they can find new ways of adapting and integrating learning to become better coaches. As an executive coach, Clive is comfortable working in complex and pressured situations, and has helped clients in corporate & not-for-profit organizations to navigate through a variety of challenges including boardroom relationships, strategic thinking, influencing and managing change.  He is also an advisor to a UK based charity helping charities internationally to improve their leadership effectiveness. Prior to coaching, Clive enjoyed a successful career as MD/CEO growing a number of international businesses in UK, USA & South East Asia.  Today he keeps himself sharp competing in motorsport and was UK Champion in Sports Prototypes in 2015. As an author Clive has written four popular business books: Risk, Motivation in a week, Cope with Change at Work and The Personality Workbook and is a regular contributor to Coaching Perspectives magazine.

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    David Wikander

    United States

    David Wikander’s approach is systems/relationship-oriented, whether he is working with teams, couples or individuals. This approach takes into account our relationship to ourselves, to others in our personal lives, or to those within teams or organizations. David brings to the table an immense diversity in education, training, mentoring, teaching, leadership development and workshop leading, as well as developing and operating several highly successful businesses. Within his current coaching practice, David works with individuals, couples and teams both locally and worldwide, including Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia. Based in the United States, David is a Senior Faculty member of CRR Global, certified with Team Diagnostic, and a certified Co-Active Coach. He has extensive professional coaching experience with executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and small business teams and partnerships. He is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, has taught art and environmental courses in collage, and has been a personal financial analyst. Having a Renaissance spirit, David’s interests have led him to explore diverse paths. As early as age 14, he became interested in personal and spiritual growth. David was raised in a multicultural family where cultural education was highly valued and encouraged.

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    Dr Mike Munro Turner

    United Kingdom

    Mike has been coaching for over 20 years - helping people develop their capacity for leadership and achieve increased levels of performance, effectiveness and fulfillment. He works with coaches and mentors as a supervisor to help them ensure the quality of their work and to support them in their professional development. Mike brings a deep understanding of individual change and releasing leadership potential to his coaching practice. This approach is positive and solution focused, helping leaders and teams be successful now and build the skills and capacities to be more successful in future. He facilitates personal and professional growth, improving current performance and the ability to manage change. For many years Mike was on the faculty of The School of Coaching where he trained coaches and managers in coaching skills, and was an associate with The Centre for Creative Leadership where he worked on their leadership development programmes. He has also been an academic, a software developer, a management consultant, a psychotherapist, and a trustee of the charity Green and Away which creates convivial environments that transform people. Mike loves walking on the Malvern Hills, has recently discovered a love of singing, and is fortunate to live a few minutes walk from The Morgan which serves the Wye Valley's Butty Bach beer!

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    Eva Hirsch Pontes


    Eva Hirsch Pontes is an Executive Coach, Trainer and Facilitator, Coach Mentor and Supervisor, and Conflict Mediator, living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  In 2013, she became the first CSA Accredited Coach Supervisor in Latin America. Since then, she has been offering individual and group supervision to coaches who want to engage relationally in mutual and transformational learning. Eva earned her Coach certification through the Hudson Institute of Coaching, Santa Barbara, California, after a successful career as an executive in the shipping industry. Eva holds a Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential from ICF - International Coach Federation, as well as a Diploma in Coaching Supervision through the Coach Supervision Academy, England. Eva also graduated from The Art & Practice of Leadership Development” certificate program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. Eva has been actively involved in volunteer activities for ICF: she integrated the first Board of ICF/Chapter Brazil, and currently works in the Ethics Committee of that Chapter, as well as acting as ICF trained assessor to review recordings of ACC and PCC candidates. Eva defines herself as a someone who wishes to grow and to help other people grow through reflective conversations about themselves and their work.

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    Eve Turner

    United Kingdom

    Eve Turner was a senior leader in the BBC running a multi-million pound, 250-strong journalistic division and coaching internally before setting up her practice.  She has also conducted an orchestra which has given her some useful clues to leadership and the whole being more than the sum of the parts! Eve is an AC Master Executive Coach and one of the first 2 supervisors in Europe accredited by the EMCC.   Selected as the EMCC’s European Coach of the Year for 2015 she is also the 2018 winner of Coaching at Work’s Award for Contributions to Coaching Supervision.   The award recognises Eve’s pro bono work including setting up and running the Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN), EthicalCoach’s supervision partner, which has 130 supervisor members worldwide and provides free, professional development.  It also recognises work for CoachActivism which supports refugees and refugee workers, voluntary work with the coaching professional bodies and her research and writing. Eve leads Eve Turner Associates, a company specialising in coaching, supervision and facilitation.  Her qualifications include an MSc in Coaching, postgraduate qualifications in supervision, an MBA and a Master’s in Music.  Eve has co-edited a book on supervision, has further interests in multi-stakeholder contracting and ethics, and has two more books commissioned.  Eve can be contacted on and details of the GSN on

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    Fernando Lopez


    Fernando Lopez is president of Bridgespace Consulting Inc., an executive coaching firm that specializes in helping clients create the space for powerful collaboration. He coaches (in English or Spanish) clients in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Fernando’s mission is finding often-surprising solutions to leadership and relationship challenges. He is well known for his expertise in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) and is a faculty member of CRR Global (the creators of ORSC). According to Fernando, innovation and creativity live at the margins of our everyday minds, or at the group level, outside mainstream thought. By skillfully bringing to the center that which is at the margins, ORSC allows us to find often-surprising solutions to our toughest challenges. As a collaborative, calm, and profound listener, he has an ease for understanding the requirements of multiple stakeholders and building trust between groups. Prior to specializing in coaching and facilitation, Fernando was at Medsite Inc. (now part of WebMD) where he bridged technology and business teams. Having lived in Mexico, Toronto, New York, Hawaii, Munich, Brazil, and Chile, Fernando enjoys operating across cultures. In his community, Fernando is past president of the Toronto Organization Development Network. He is a graduate of the Wharton School and the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Clients Fernando has worked with UNICEF, Microsoft, Sun Life, Bank of Montreal, and other multinational companies, as well as smaller organizations.

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    Frank Uit de Weerd


    ​​Frank is an organizational psychologist and executive/team/systems coach with extensive experience in leadership development, business innovation and cultural transformation. He builds on more than 25 years of international experience in Human Resources with Royal Dutch Shell, where he held assignments in Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, UK), Africa (Gabon) and Asia (Malaysia). Over his career, Frank has worked intensively with hundreds of leaders and teams. In 2015 he founded Aoidos Leadership to specialize in supporting leaders and teams to become truly high performing and innovative in a complex and fast-changing world. He believes that it's critical for organizations to create a work environment where people feel safe to bring their whole person and where they are supported and encouraged in their endeavors. These so called human-centered organizations create superior results and are key for building a better, more conscious and sustainable world.    Frank’s motto: Serving Courageously with Impact and Resonance. Frank graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Master’s in Work and Organizational Psychology and also holds a BSc in Political Science. He is certified in ORSC (ORSCC) and Co-Active Coaching (CPCC) and is accredited by the ICF as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He is also a ORSC faculty.

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    Jo Birch

    United Kingdom

    For over 20 years, Jo has found joy in her work as a supervisor – working alongside professionals who explore and stretch their practice to bring themselves into greater service of others. Jo currently leads programmes training experienced executive coaches to become supervisors in UK & Europe, Asia & Africa. She runs a busy and diverse international practice as an executive coach and psychotherapist; and provides psychologically minded supervision to coaches, counsellors and psychotherapists, medical/surgical consultants and specialist practitioners. Jo’s life-long desire to play her part in creating a just world has been fulfilled through leadership roles, and continuous voluntary work, within NGOs in the UK and abroad, and the thread of making a difference in the world is evident throughout her career. Previously Series Editor for Thinking Global in Coaching Today, Jo has written numerous articles on supervision and leadership. She is currently compiling contemporary works for a cutting-edge book on Coaching Supervision as part of EMCC Routledge Mastery Series. Jo is Director with Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA); CSA Asia Pacific & Africa; International Centre for Reflective Practice; NGO Trustee and holds a Public Appointment with Scotland’s Children’s Hearings. Jo was founding executive member of BACP Coaching and later Chair (2012 – 2014); she is currently an active member in leading professional forums, Global Supervisors’ Network and Association for Coaching, which extend and enrich the coaching profession.

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    Judy van Zon


    Judy van Zon is a professional coach, facilitator and trainer. Having lived and worked in several countries, Judy speaks the language of people who are willing to step out of their comfort zones and build range. She offers a wide variety of experience that leaders benefit from and supports them in their leadership journey. In her team coaching and training program, Judy believes that taking a systems approach is a very powerful way to build bridges among people. Such an approach goes far beyond cultivating skills such as empathy and active listening. It offers a whole new way of looking at people and how we live and work together. This systems-inspired leadership opens up the potential for improved team performance. Judy is a Certified Organization, Relationship and Systems Coach through CRR Global, an Authorized Facilitator of the Team Diagnostic Assessment, and she works with the Leadership Circle 360 Profiler. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach, through the International Coach Federation, and a current faculty member of CRR Global. She is also licenced to work with the Intercultural Readiness Check. Finally, in her last posting in India, Judy became Happiness Program teacher for Art of Living. For more, visit

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    Kat Hay


    Specializing in creating engaged and effective leaders and teams, Kat Hay is President and CEO of Connect2Inspire. Kat is located in Ontario, Canada. A multi-award winning Certified Systems Coach and Organizational Development Specialist, Kat works with leaders of organizations to create aligned and high-performing teams. She is an expert in organizational planning and development with experience in multi-stakeholder facilitation, team building and relationship optimization. Trained as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), The Co-Active Leader® Program and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF), Kat is a pioneer in the realm of professional coaching and one of the first coaches worldwide to earn the Certified Systems Coach designation. As Faculty for the Center for Right Relationship (CRRGlobal), California, since 2005, Kat has produced a global footprint supervising, teaching and mentoring professionals from around the world. Kat is an acknowledged Strengths Evangelist using the Gallup Organization’s Clifton Strengths-Finder and Q12 leadership assessments. As well, she is certified in The Leadership Circle/Culture Survey assessment tools to build positivity with her clients and create an intentional healthier culture within organizations. In essence, she helps leaders and organizations build productive teams through proven strategies that create a highly functioning workplace where individuals thrive and turnover declines — improving employee retention, productivity and profitability.

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    Kathleen Stinnett


    Kathleen Stinnett, Master Certified Coach (MCC), is the principal and founder of FutureLaunch, an organization that provides clients with coaching and human performance solutions. She brings over 25 years of experience working with individuals and organizations to improve effectiveness, enhance fulfillment, and create sustainable change and results. In 2000, Kathleen completed a professional coaching certification program with the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and subsequently earned her Master Certified Coach (MCC) credentials through the International Coach Federation. For 17 years, Kathleen served on the faculty of the Hudson Institute, as well as serving as a master coach assessor. In 2010, Kathleen and Jack Zenger co-authored the book The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (McGraw-Hill) and developed the award-winning Extraordinary Coach program, targeted at managers who want to improve their coaching effectiveness. A popular speaker, author, and facilitator, Kathleen coaches leaders at all levels to understand and improve their personal leadership effectiveness. She has also consulted with organizations and senior leader teams to create shifts in corporate culture and works to implement change with clients to improve employee engagement. Her current corporate clients include: Anthem, Fidelity, Heartland Dental Corporation, Integrative Enneagram, NASA-JPL, Phillips 66, Promega, Rocky Mountain Institute, Ross Dress for Less, Star One Credit Union and Valero. In 2014, Kathleen became a certified coaching supervisor before obtaining her Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology in 2015. She has gone on to create a three-day program for certified coaches to utilize positive psychology tools and skills.

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    Lise Lewis

    United Kingdom

    As well as absolutely loving my work as a coach, mentor, coach supervisor and trainer of coaches, mentors and coach supervisors, I enjoy family time with my husband, children - now adults! -  and dog Charlie. I also have fun social time with friends and am keen to keep fit through dance, swimming, yoga and cycling. My ‘formal’ bio reads as: Dr Lise Lewis, MBA, Chartered FCIPD, Accredited Master Coach (EMCC EIA), Accredited Coach Supervisor (EMCC ESIA) was International President of EMCC (2011-2017) and is now EMCC International Special Ambassador. Lise is owner of Bluesky International founded in 2000 delivering internationally accredited Coach | Mentoring and Coach Supervision training. As a Coach | Mentor Lise works primarily in Leadership Development with a specific focus on creating awesome relationships in the workplace. Lise also has a vibrant Coach Supervision practice working with Organisational and Independent Coaches who are keen to develop their practice and be the best they can be in service of their clients. Lise is a globally recognised speaker promoting her doctoral research and developments in the mentoring, coaching and supervision industry. Her most recent event was in Vancouver Island speaking on the impact of AI on Coach Supervision. Lise has published several research articles in professional journals and is currently authoring a book for business leaders, coaches and mentors based on her research into ‘Creating the Conditions for Receptivity of Feedback’.

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    Maddie Weinreich

    United States

    Master Certified Coach (MCC) Maddie Weinreich is at the forefront of the Relationship Systems Coaching Movement. Maddie is the Co-Director of Supervision at CRR Global, whose founders designed the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Program (ORSC). Strengthening interpersonal relationships within a business is the newest and most effective approach to enhancing performance in today’s workplace. It is often the missing key that a business is searching for to help create dynamic change. Relationships are present everywhere and form the foundation for all organizations. Relationship systems coaching creates optimal conditions for open and productive communication, so real issues can be resolved and new pathways for growth can emerge. Coaching provides tools to help teams effectively focus their attention on important topics together. Business teams often use coaching to improve working relationships, decrease toxic communication, navigate interpersonal challenges, enhance team performance, and increase profitability. Maddie is passionate about her work and helps her clients get to the heart of what they want to accomplish. Her work takes her around the globe as she coaches and trains business teams to develop and improve the quality of their relationships, both at home and at work. Maddie is internationally certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Master Certified Coach (MCC). She earned the Organization and Relationship Systems Coach Certification (ORSCC) from CRR Global, where she serves as the Director of Faculty and Leader Development, an international coach trainer, and a leader in the certification program. Maddie is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute, and a Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC) with Team Coaching International. Visit,

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    Marita Fridjhon

    South Africa

    Marita Fridjhon is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of modern systems thinking and its application to coaching and consulting with teams, organizations and NGOs. She is co-creator of the Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI) as well as Systems Inspired Leadership (SIL) models. She specializes in team and executive coaching and mentoring in her private practice. Marita is a train the trainer specialist and an expert designer of workshops and curriculum. She is co-founder and CEO of CRR Global Inc, home of the ICF accredited Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC).  She co-authored the recently published book: "Creating Intelligent Teams. Leading with Relationship Systems Intelligence" with Anna Rod. She has an unshakable belief that relationship matters - from the boardroom to the living room! A key strength, both in consulting and coaching, is the ability to "operationalize" complex theories and mental models in order to create and provide user-friendly tools and skills for coaches and professionals alike.

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    Mish Middelmann

    South Africa

    Mish is a South African social entrepreneur and leadership coach. He has been coaching enterprising leaders and teams from the public and private sectors since 2007. Trading as Enterprisecoach, Mish has also partnered since 2012 with CRR Global to bring Organisation and Relationship Systems Coach training to sub-Saharan Africa, training more than 500 people in the ORSC methodology and working with them to pioneer team coaching on the continent. Mish also supervises ORSC certification students for CRR Global, serving students in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. In more than 3,000 hours of coaching, Mish has worked with senior and top management – individually and increasingly in their teams. He has a passion for aligning business practice with the core values of its practitioners. Mish particularly loves to coach agents of change whose vision for business success includes empowering people and making a broad social and economic impact. In 1993 Mish co-founded and became first CEO of Praxis Computing, a start-up computer software and services business that grew under his leadership to be chosen as one of South Africa’s Top Twenty Non-Listed Companies in 2003. Praxis pioneered in embracing the diversity of the “rainbow nation” Mish is certified as a Professional Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, an ICF-accredited qualification he obtained from CTI ( in 2008. He completed advanced Certification in Organisational and Relationship Systems coaching (ORSC) in 2014. In 2004 he completed a three-year part-time Owner President Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Zimbabwe (1983), a BSc in Physics (1980) and a BA in African History from the University of Cape Town (1979).

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    Nick Smith

    United Kingdom

    Nick has a substantial list of academic credentials, including a Diploma in Family Therapy (IFT). Nick worked with the Bath Consultancy Group from 1997 - 2014, during which he was MD and Company Director. He currently works as an independent coach based on the South Coast. Prior to his time at the Bath Consultancy Group, Nick held a senior leadership role in an educational organisation dedicated to transforming the quality of the built environment. He also worked as a manager and management developer in the UK public sector. Nick has been an executive coach for over 20 years. Having been accredited as an executive coach with APECS (UK), he coaches senior executives in a number of global organisations such as Unilever, Ernst and Young and Barclays Capital. He has also coached in the Public Sector, including senior civil servants in Whitehall as well as NGO leaders. Nick has worked with his colleague, Prof Peter Hawkins, to develop the first program for training executive coaches as supervisors, which first ran in the UK in 2003. He currently supervises both coaches and supervisors in their practice and is an accredited supervisor with the EMCC. Nick has also co-written a book with Prof Peter Hawkins, "Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development" (McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2nd Ed 2013), which is now used as a core textbook in most university courses on coaching and supervision. He has also co-authored a chapter on Transformational Coaching, in the "Complete Handbook of Coaching", Sage, London 3rd  Ed 2018. He is currently writing a book on Transformational Coaching.

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    Sam Farmer

    New Zealand

    Sam is Owner-Director of Enhance Facilitation Limited and an Associate Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.  He specialises in Leadership Coaching, Psychosocial Support and Professional Supervision. Regularly consulting to Médecins Sans Frontières (Netherlands), as well as coaching leaders and teams operating in high emotional impact environments, he is familiar with contexts where limited time and information, and high risk, are key features of decision making. Sam advocates that leadership is a team responsibility, where high performance is gained from developing quality relationships leading to productive and meaningful work.  Identifying and working towards their values, he works alongside supervisees to engage clients who strive to balance the demands of organisational and interpersonal expectations and dynamics amidst constant change.  Sam also facilitates Action Learning Groups for senior leaders, and presents articles and seminars on his practice areas. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Training and other strength-based approaches, Sam sustains a structured approach to his work.  He is also acknowledged for his non-judgemental and good-humoured ability to challenge clients to draw upon their own, and others’, strengths to engage confidently with the diverse expectations, conflicts and successes of the work place.  As a (New Zealand/Aotearoa) registered psychologist and informed by his ethical responsibilities, Sam’s coaching model is transparent, collaborative, confidential and safe for his clients from beginning to end.

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    Stephen Murphy


    Highly qualified, Stephen gained his Master Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching in 2011 as well as a Coaching Supervision Diploma in 2010. With more than 30 years blue-chip international and multicultural leadership experience, he is a Master Practitioner Coach, accredited by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and is an ESIA Accredited Supervisor of Coaches/ Mentors. Stephen is currently a teaching Faculty member with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) and is a Certified Trainer on the International Positive Power & Influence Programme (PPIP). A British national, he lives in Poland with a corporate career spanning more than 30 years with P&G, Reckitt Benckiser, Coca-Cola Bottlers and PZ Cussons. Stephen has also worked on the ground in the UK, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Russia & Poland when implementing assignments in Sales, Marketing & Country/ Regional General Management. He has personally led and been responsible for international start-up operations, in developed and hardship locations; significant organisational change projects; business turnaround assignments and re-shaping leadership teams into effective operating units. He currently coaches and mentors in Europe and Asia, with senior business leaders, individually and in teams, towards greater self-awareness and operational impact. Stephen typically works with the following sectors: Banking, Chemicals, Consulting, FMCG, Insurance, IoT, Legal, Logistics, Media, Pharma, Software and Wines & Spirits. Some of Stephen’s recent projects have included: delivering a coaching program to 23 Country Heads in a Global Pharma organisation; implementing a long-term Coaching/Mentoring program within Leadership Teams in Poland, Russia and Turkey, to improve effectiveness, engagement and business results; and coaching high-potential Directors in Global Shipping, Pharma, FMCG & Software businesses.


    The Global Supervisors’ Network is unique. It is a free, participative network for supervisors working in coaching, mentoring and consultancy to provide each other with, and receive, Continuing Personal and Professional Development virtually.

    It was set up by Eve Turner in early 2016 and the criteria for joining are that members are qualified and experienced supervisors of coaches, mentors and/or consultants. There are webinars at least monthly, where around 130 members from around the world provide each other with excellent learning opportunities on a range of diverse subjects broadly related to supervision and/or personal development. Recordings and other materials, such as slides, are made available for members of the network. This is all done at no cost to members to join or attend the webinars, with the sole aim of supporting best practice.

    GSN members include supervisors working in countries such the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Vietnam, India, Oman and Turkey, as well as throughout Europe. The GSN has established a community that brings together some of the leading thinkers in the field. Members can also choose to be involved in working groups, pro bono and research projects. Members have partnered EthicalCoach in providing free supervision to the Aspirant Coaches and are involved in research projects on ethics and supervision, and supervision of supervision.

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    The Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN) has provided supervision to our Aspirant Coaches as they have gone through training and will continue to support our Executive Coaches with one-on-one and group supervisions throughout the coaching program.

    CRR Global are supporting the Ethiopian local coaches and the EthicalCoach team Coaches throughout the coaching program by providing supervision to the team co-coaching pairs and providing a 2 day workshop for the local aspirant coaches in Addis Ababa.

    The company has helped hundreds of companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies around the world through our ground breaking Relationship Systems Intelligence work.

    Their Coaching Culture curriculum is based on Systems Theory, Process Work, OD Theory, Family Systems Therapy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Quantum Physics, Co-Active Coaching™, and more. At its core is the study of Relationship Systems Intelligence.

    The work is based in the belief that good relationships are the foundation to healthy families, businesses and communities. That every person has a purpose in life, and the coaches role is to support the leadership of individuals, teams and communities. The CRR Global coaching tools and training modules are based on cutting-edge human potential research around positive psychology and built to improve team morale while tackling specific performance issues.

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