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Elaine Patterson, Jackie Arnold & Alison Hodge

Exploring the relevance and value of executive reflection

Theme: Context
Area: Supervision
Type: Research (on-going)
Keywords: XX

Session on Wednesday, Jul 11th, 11:50
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Join us to discover how we designed and created an Action Research Methodology to follow our curiosity. Jackie Arnold and Elaine Patterson wanted to explore the relevance and value of ‘Executive Reflection’ which was born from the Coaching Supervision Academy’s Diploma in Coaching Supervision to leaders who are working in a global, virtual and diverse world. Dr. Alison Hodge steered us as our Research Supervisor and together we worked in partnership to create a robust action research study, which reached across the globe.

In our session we will share how we designed our work together, share our story of what happened and conclude with sharing our preliminary research findings. The session will be interactive, inspirational, experiential, reflective and thought provoking!


Elaine Patterson is an international accredited Master Coach, Accredited Coach Supervisor and Writer. She is also Director: Creative Development at the Coaching Supervision Academy | International Centre for Reflective Practice. Elaine’s passion is to bring the humanizing, energizing and creative powers of reflection to leaders, people professionals and development practitioners everywhere for courageous, compassionate, courageous and ethical practice. Elaine completed her MA in Executive Coaching and Reflection from Middlesex University (UK) in 2014. She has been a tutor at The OCM (UK) and is currently a member of Senior Faculty at the Coaching Supervision Academy. Elaine takes her inspiration from her love of the arts, history, mediation, writing, poetry and Nordic walking.

Jackie Arnold is a former BBC broadcaster and presenter of both the news and educational programmes. She has been presenting at NLP Conferences and Oxford Brooks Supervision conferences for several years. She is author of several books including ‘Coaching Supervision at its BEST’ and ‘Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace’. She also co-edited ‘Full Spectrum Supervision’ with Edna Murdoch which also features chapters from the presentation team. In 2005 she won the Regional Public Speaking competition for Toastmasters International and subsequently achieved her Toastmasters Gold and then Leadership Award. She particularly enjoys interactive and participative sessions and loves the challenge and inspiration live audiences present.

Dr Alison Hodge is an accredited Executive Coach at Master Practitioner level with EMCC and an accredited Executive Coaching Supervisor with APECS. Working globally as a coaching supervisor with individuals and groups of both internal and external executive coaches, she co-creates working agreements to explore their practice, their client work and their ongoing professional wellbeing. Alison has taught on the MSc in Coaching & Mentoring at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and supervises supervisors-in-training at CSA (Coaching Supervision Academy). She completed her DProf in Coaching Supervision at Middlesex University (UK) in 2014. She is particularly interested in the relational phenomena that arise in supervision and how this can inform the supervisee about their own process with their client relationships as well as what may be occurring with their individual coachee and the organizational client systems in which the work is being delivered.

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