Our diverse group of international coaches, coming to Ethiopia from six different countries, was hand-picked from among the world's best.

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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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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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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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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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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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Janet Harvey

United States

Janet M. Harvey is an early adopter in the creation of a coach-centered workplace and a hugely experienced coach with 30 years as both a corporate and entrepreneurial business executive. She has worked with global organizations and teams of leaders to establish a generative, resilient and high performance culture through a coaching approach to leading and managing success. Janet is an ICF Master Certified Coach, Certified Mentor Coach, Accredited Coaching Supervisor, ICF Global Past President and ICF Foundation Board Past President. She brings her executive and entrepreneurial experience as CEO for inviteCHANGE, dedicated to organizational solutions that drive sustainable excellence. People speak of her as bold, curious, provocative, challenging, yet respectful and compassionate in her leadership roles.

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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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Marita Fridjhon

United States

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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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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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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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.



Supporting all the coaches over the twelve month period, are the following highly qualified and skilled supervisors, committed to the delivery of an outstanding coaching program, specifically tailored to the Ethiopian context.

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Eve Turner

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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Dr Mike Munro Turner

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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Clive Steeper

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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Jo Birch

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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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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Sam Farmer

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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Lise Lewis

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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Nick Smith

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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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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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.



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Carol Kauffman

For the past 25 years Dr. Kauffman has taught at Harvard Medical School where she is an Assistant Professor and the Founder/Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching. In 2009 she received a $2,000,000 award from the Harnisch Foundation to create the Institute. As a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit she launched: The Institute of Coaching, Founded and co-chaired the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference at Harvard Medical School, the International Coaching Leadership Forum and the European School of Management and Technology Coaching Colloquia. She recently chaired the annual meeting of the Consulting Psychologist division of the American Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association conference. Dr. Kauffman has published in many venues, and was the Founding Editor of the first academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to coaching, Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Her Harvard Business Review article, What Coaches Can Do for You is their most frequently cited piece on coaching. Carol appears regularly in the media including New York Times, Forbes, LA Times, New York Magazine and is interviewed for local and national television and radio. She has coached live on television, radio and for a documentary film on positive psychology.

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David Drake

David founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Design. The firm uses its expertise in coaching and change to help individuals, teams and organizations bring new narratives to life. David has worked with over 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dropbox, Google, Logitech, Nike, PwC, Westpac, and numerous state and federal government agencies. He has taught coaching skills to over 10,000 leaders, managers and professionals in organizations, largely in support of strategic change initiatives. David began his career as an educator and grief worker, and has since then worked in the coaching space for over twenty years. He has drawn from his rich background to develop innovative methods for facilitating transformative change using people’s own stories. He is the founder of the field of narrative coaching, and he has taught this work to practitioners in 16 countries. He has written over 50 publications on coaching, leadership and narratives; he serves on the Senior Advisory Board for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. His current research interests: using attachment theory and applied mindfulness in developing people and using Applied Narrative Design as a scalable change model.

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David Peterson

As Google’s head of Executive Coaching and Leadership, David coaches senior leaders, manages Google’s network of external and internal coaches, and supports leadership, learning, and executive development initiatives at Google. Before joining Google in 2011, David served as leader of world-wide coaching services for PDI Ninth House (now part of Korn Ferry). In addition to coaching top leaders in organizations such as Salesforce, Sandisk, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Target, Wal-Mart, Shell, Genentech, Mayo Clinic, Harvard, and Stanford University, he provided consultation and thought leadership on how to design and manage organizational coaching programs, how to develop high potential leaders and critical talent, and how to accelerate learning and leadership development at all levels. David has published dozens of articles and chapters on coaching, is co-author of Development FIRST: Strategies for Self-Development and Leader as Coach, with over a million copies in print, and co-editor of the Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring. Vikki Brock’s history of coaching (2008, 2012) names David as one of the primary influencers in the field, both for his early influence on the emergence of executive coaching and for continuing to shape the field as someone "on the cutting edge of the profession, doing and saying surprising and thought-provoking things.”

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Frances Hesselbein

One of the most highly respected experts in the field of contemporary leadership development, Frances Hesselbein is the President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, founded as The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and renamed in 2012 to honor Hesselbein’s legacy and ongoing contributions. Mrs. Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America’s highest civilian honor, in 1998 for her leadership as CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976–1990, as well as her service as “a pioneer for women, volunteerism, diversity and opportunity.” Her contributions were also recognized by the first President Bush, who appointed her to two Presidential Commissions on National and Community Service. In 2009, the University of Pittsburgh introduced The Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. The Academy’s aim is to produce experienced and ethical leaders who will address critical national and international issues and advance positive social and economic initiatives throughout the world. Also in 2009 she began a 2-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She was the first woman, and the first non-graduate to serve in this chair.

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Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. His two other New York Times bestsellers are MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - the Harold Longman Award winner for Business Book of the Year. Dr. Goldsmith is a Professor of Management Practice at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. His Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams Marshall’s work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field. His professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review and Best Practices Institute – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Global Gurus, INC and Fast Company magazines – World’s #1 Executive Coach, Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal.

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Judith E. Glaser

Judith E. Glaser is an Organizational Anthropologist. She is one of the most pioneering and innovative change agents, consultants and executive coaches in the consulting and coaching industry and is the world’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence®, WE-centric Leadership, and Neuro-Innovation, and is a best-selling author of 7 business books including her newest best seller - Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results. Through the application of ‘the Neuroscience of WE™ to business challenges, Judith shows CEOs and their teams how to elevate levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation to positively impact the bottom line. Judith is the founder and CEO of Benchmark Communications Inc. and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute with over thirty years of business experience working with CEOs and their teams in establishing WE-centric cultures poised to strategically handle business challenges in the face of moving targets. Her transformational approaches using neuroscience and anthropology enable leaders to raise their Conversational Intelligence® and build agile and higher performing individuals and teams poised to impact the bottom line and top line results in their organizations.

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Professor Peter Hawkins

Peter Hawkins is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, Chairman of Renewal Associates and founder and emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and Chairman of Metaco South Africa. He is a leading consultant, writer and researcher in leadership and leadership development and an international thought leader in executive teams, and systemic team coaching. He has just led a major global research project on Tomorrow’s Leadership and the Necessary Revolution in Today’s Leadership Development for Henley Business School and finished writing the third edition of Leadership Team Coaching to be published in June 2017 by Kogan Page. Over the last 30 years he has worked with many leading companies all over the world, co-designing and facilitating major change and organisational transformation projects and coaching company boards and leadership teams. He has helped several senior executive teams develop their vision, values and strategy for the future, both in commercial companies, public sector, higher education and large professional service organisations. He is the author of several best-selling books including Leadership Team Coaching in Practice; Supervision in the Helping Professions; Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision, Skills and Development; Creating a Coaching Culture; and The Wise Fool’s Guide to Leadership.

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Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson is a highly sought after executive coach, VC and New York Times bestselling author. Forbes called Mark one of America’s Top Venture Investors with the ‘Midas Touch’, and the American Management Association ranked him one of the “World’s Top Executive Coaches”. Mark advises top leaders in Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 1000 companies as well as the executive teams who are leading high growth startup companies, from Apple, American Express and The World Bank to and He was founder Charles ‘Chuck' Schwab’s former Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Experience Officer, and the Executive Producer of He is a founding patron of Sir Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centres, and founding advisor of the Stanford University Realtime Venture Design Lab, his alma mater. He was a founding board member of Esurance, now an Allstate company, and Interwoven, now an HP company, and the Frances Hesselbein Institute. He is a founding member of the World Bank President’s Leadership Advisory Council and bestselling author of Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters; Now Build a Great Business; and Admired, 21 Ways to Double Your Value.


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