Global Supervisors’ Network - Webinar schedule for 2021

Thursdays at 1900 British time, and Fridays at 0800 British time
Sessions are 60 minutes with a maximum of 12 people unless otherwise indicated (please do check for each individual session as many are 90 minutes)

18 and 19 March - Systemic approaches to supervision with Dr Paul Lawrence. 30 places. 90 minutes.

Paul will share five different ways of thinking about systems and invite participants to reflect on their own practice in that context. Participants will gain access to different ways of approaching their work, and some practical ideas on how to develop their practice further.

15 and 16 April 2021 - The push/pull – of Coaching Supervision – working with coachee resistance. What we can learn from supervising coaches who work in healthcare settings. Dr Sylvie Benjamin. Unlimited places. 70 minutes.

Coaching patients resistant to change has been proven to bring about cognitive and behaviour change for effective health benefits. We will explore transferable research evidence and experience from Supervising NHS Health Coaches that can be used where there is resistance from any supervisee and / or client.

20/21 May - Power and the Co-vision/Supervisory relationship. Dr Louise Sheppard and Dr Henry Campion. 15 places. 90 minutes.

In this participative session, including breakout rooms, we will:

  • Explore the nature of power, drawing on motivation theory and neurophysiology to increase our understanding about it.
  • Share the sources of power and uses of it during Co-vision/Supervision and reflect on how we currently exercise power as supervisors.
  • Consider how we can best use a participatory, supervisee-led approach to coaching supervision and what steps we can take to minimise our potential to exert power over others.



10/11 June – A Trauma informed Approach to coaching supervision - A Psychological Lens. Sile Walsh and Anne Calleja. 24 places. 90 minutes.

We will cover:

  • The key principles to a Trauma Informed Approach.
  • The key indicators and expressions of Trauma within coaching and coaching supervision.
  • Consider how you may bring a Trauma Informed Approach to your work as a Coaching Supervisor. The session will be participative, informative and dynamic.


The context: given we are experiencing multiple shifts globally, politically and economically alongside the challenges we are processing within our own lives in parallel with our clients and supervisees - being more psychologically minded in our approach has become more significant.
The invitation: this session offers you the opportunity to build your awareness of a Trauma Informed Approach and how you may integrate it into your Coaching Supervision practice.

8/9 July – TITLE AND DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED. Dr Tatiana Bachkirova.

26/27 August – Storytelling for Coaches and Supervisors. Maggie Joao. 24 places. 90 minutes.

This interactive webinar will give participants the chance to understand how useful storytelling is as a coaching tool through:

  • sharing shorts stories in sessions,
  • providing a different lens to the client’s narrative gaining some distance to it.
  • the opportunity to explore coaches’ and supervisors’ own narratives and understanding how they are serving them.



23/24 September – Jackee Holder and Martin Vogel

21/22 October – Dr Judy Ryde and Eve Turner

November date tbc – Mary Britton tbc

December 2/3 – panel on supervision globally



Presenter biographies

Dr Sylvia Benjamin
Sylvia is an ex consultant physician and senior lecturer at Oxford University. She is now a coach, coach supervisor and trainer working in the NHS Leadership Academy and privately.

Anne Calleja
Anne’s background is in Business, Organisation Consultancy and Training. She now works as an Executive and Personal Coach, Psychotherapist, Coach and Therapy Supervisor. She is a Master Practitioner and Trainer in NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Anne observes patterns of behaviour and elicits how people create the model of their own world. Through her psychotherapy training she researched and developed a range of creative approaches to help clients overcome how they experience ‘trauma’ in their lives and combines her experience and knowledge into her day to day practice. She is an active member of the Association for Coaching where she leads on the Engagement and Development of Coaching Supervisors and the Supervision Special interest Group. Her style of engagement is to be curious, facilitate and collaborate. www.pureconsulting.com

Henry Campion
Henry is an independent coaching co-visor. He is a qualified doctor, counsellor, executive coach and coach supervisor, with a particular interest in applying the insights of interpersonal neurobiology to develop and refine the coaching self. His interest in power relations in ‘supervision’ is reflected in his preference for using the term ‘co-vision’.

Maggie João
Maggie has been a certified coach for over 12 years. She works in executive, life and medical coaching. She is also a coaching supervisor since 2012 and she has written 13 books about coaching. She has lived in 12 countries and currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr Paul Lawrence
After completing a PhD in Psychology, Paul embarked upon a corporate career with BP plc, leading teams and businesses in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia and Japan. Paul became a coach in 2007, based in Sydney Australia. He conducts research on a regular basis and has authored four books including Coaching Systemically: Five ways of Thinking About Systems, due to be published by Routledge in March 2021. Paul is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University and represents both the Association for Coaching and Association of Coaching Supervisors in Australia.

Bev Paulin
Bev Paulin is a psychologist, coach and coaching supervisor who has extensive consulting experience with organisations, leaders and coaches from diverse contexts and cultures especially across South East and North Asia, Australia, China, and India. She considers that her development and the DNA of her practice were irrevocably changed through a 14-year cultural immersion in Asia. This experience is the inspiration behind her doctoral dissertation and commitment to research and practice that is more diverse and inclusive.

Judy Ryde has been supervising for 40 years and also trains coaches, mentors, therapists and consultants as supervisors. She has written 2 books in te field of the webinar including her most recent, 2019 "White Privilege Unmasked.” Judy has also contributed practical chapters on diversity and inclusion to Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer's 2019 book: The Heart of Coaching Supervision, Peter Hawkins' and Nick Smith's 2013 book: Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development and to various editions of Supervision in the Helping Professions (Peter Hawkins, Robin Shohet, Aisling McMahon). Judy is director of the Trauma Foundation South West, a charity which provides psychotherapy and counselling for refugees and asylum seekers.

Neil Scotton
Neil Scotton is all about Oneness. A past President of the ICF in the UK and nominated External Coaching/Mentoring Person of the Year 2019, coaching communities internationally invite him to inspire them and bring them together. He creates safe spaces for people to come together for the conversations that matter. He is driven by a future conversation: what are we going to tell the children of tomorrow that we did in these times?

Anna Sheather
Anna is an Executive Coach and Supervisor who is also a self-taught artist. Anna has been researching and developing art-based coaching and is the author of Coaching Beyond Words - Using Art to Deepen ad Enrich Our Conversations, Routledge 2019.

Louise Sheppard
Louise is an executive coach and team coach with Praesta LLP and a coaching supervisor. Her background is in business and leadership development. Louise has a doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University and her research was on the supervisee perspective in supervision, including the impact of power relations.

Robin Shohet
Robin has been a supervisor for over forty years. He co-authored Supervision in the Helping Professions and edited Passionate Supervision and Supervision as Transformation. His latest book In Love with Supervision which he wrote with Joan Shohet, came out in 2020. He is learning the accordion and not getting out of the way too well.

Nick Smith
Nick is an experienced executive coach and supervisor and is fascinated by how we learn and unlearn, and why some things we try to learn do not create the changes we desire and some do. He co-wrote the book “Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision, Skills and Development” with Peter Hawkins and is currently writing a book on Transformational Coaching. He is a tutor at Henley Business School on their Certificate in Supervision.

Eve Turner
Eve writes and researches alongside a busy practice as a coach and supervisor. She set up the GSN in January 2016 and it has delivered 100 hours of CPD for fellow supervisors, free of charge thanks to members’ generosity. Eve’s won several awards from the EMCC and Coaching at Work for her writing, coaching and supervision. She regularly contributes to charitable projects and to professional bodies and is the current Chair of APECS. A Fellow at Henley Business School and the University of Southampton, she recently co-founded with 2 others, the Climate Coaching Alliance: www.climatecoachingalliance.org.

Sile Walsh – Sile’s background is in coaching psychology and organisational consultancy. Sile works as a coach, supervisor and organisational consultant based in Ireland and is currently doing a PhD in the role of coaching psychology in C-suite diversity. Sile has been working with a trauma informed approach for a number of years and has integrated it alongside other psychological lenses such as diversity and inclusion into her practice as a supervisor, lectures and her facilitated or training sessions. Sile holds an associate membership in the Psychological Society Ireland, Psychometric Tester with the British Psychological Society, is an AC member and a supervisor in the AoCS. Her style is relational, interactive and personally/professionally challenging. www.silewalsh.com