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Alison works globally as a coaching supervisor with individuals and groups of both internal and external executive coaches.? She?teaches on the MSc in Coaching & Mentoring at Sheffield Hallam University and is a member of faculty and supervises supervisors-in-training with CSA (Coaching Supervision Academy).? She?graduated with her DProf in Coaching Supervision at Middlesex University in July 2014. She has a particular interest in the relational phenomena that occur in supervision and how this can inform the supervisee about their own process with their client relationships as well as what may be occurring in their individual and organizational client systems.

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

In May 1985 I set up my own sales and management training consultancy which I ran for 15 years, primarily delivering programmes in the media and communications industries. On completing my MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies in 2000, I moved to take a more person-centred, non-directive approach to facilitate change with individuals and groups in organisations. Following the completion of my Diploma in Supervision from Metanoia Institute in 2006, I now focus primarily on coaching supervision with executive coaches who may be located anywhere in the world and may be external or internal coaches. I work on a one-to-one or group basis. I also offer some team facilitation and executive coaching assignments in organisations.

My work with clients in supervision is based on co-creating collaborative learning relationships that support clients' personal and professional development as either internal or external coaches, to ensure they deliver the best possible service to their clients. I am a strong believer in the power of the relationship that we co-create in supervision and how what happens in our work together, both of us can notice and identify what may be happening between us and how it may inform how you the client may show up in your own client work.

For me, exploring our practice through dialogue and exchange, from a place of curiosity and enquiry, we can have fun at the same time as deepening the learning and development that occurs through our relationship, the client issues that we investigate and our subsequent reflections.

Coupled with excellent communication skills, I also use creative interventions to address individual, group and organisational change issues. My professional practice is underpinned by the Ethical Codes from EMCC and APECS.

I completed my Professional Doctorate in Coaching Supervision at Middlesex University in 2014 and as a result my work is now strongly informed by Action Research that allows for emergence and exploration. I bring a personal empathy to my client relationships, together with the academic appreciation and understanding of change and adult learning processes. I believe that I am valued for my passionate enthusiasm and my deep belief in people's ability to succeed and grow.

More recently I have developed and now deliver workshops in team coaching supervision for supervisors wishing to expand their skills in supervising groups and executives who offer team coaching.

I have been practising tai ji for 20 years which helps to keep me grounded, mindful and present in my work and relationships
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