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.

    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.

    If you would like to learn more about the Global Supervisors' Network please click here.

    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.

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