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NEW Advanced CPD Group Supervision Offer “Being Fully Human” Working with the 7C’s: the 7 Human Capacities for Change, Learning and Transformation


“Life is a long journey between human being and being human.

Let’s take at least one step each day to cover the distance”


The Bigger Picture

Beyond the practical, technical and rational there is an ever-present connecting field of our shared humanity. This is the field that as leaders, coaches, coach supervisors and people professionals, we now need to fully occupy and embody to support our clients in our VUCA world.

In response to this call, Elaine Patterson has designed the “The 7Cs: The 7 Human Capacities for Change, Learning and Transformation”.


Elaine has defined the 7 core human capacities and qualities of Care, Courage, Curiosity, Compassion, Connection, Creativity and Contemplation as a foundational and life long journey. These create the space and spaciousness in which professionals thrive, change and flourish. We can then role model these for the clients whom we serve.

These key capacities have been crafted in the heat of Elaine’s own life and work and are grounded in her research into reflection and reflective learning. They specifically address the stresses and strains of working in our VUCA world. This is a powerful new navigational map that enables us to bring our shared humanity to work. A map to help us to underpin our humanness: WHO we are, WHO we are becoming, HOW we work, WHAT we role model and the DIFFERENCES we can make – large or small – to the world through our work.

Your Invitation

Elaine invites leaders, coaches, HR and OD professionals and people practitioners to join a small supervision group to explore how you can bring more of these qualities to life for yourself, your teams and for your work.

Using the navigational points of the 7 C’s, we will support your personal and professional inquiry and follow our shared curiosities. Drawing from your own reflections, case studies, stories, and journaling, we shall explore together. We shall immerse ourselves in the creative, energizing, inspiring and connecting frontier field of our shared humanity in order to enrich ourselves and to deepen our work.

To find out more, read Elaine’s recent publications in the AC Global Bulletin “Reflection is an Oasis for Busy People in Busy Times” and her chapter in Contemporary Leadership Challenges “Waking Up to the Power of Reflection to Unlock Transformation in People, Teams and Organizations”.


We are gathering groups as we receive expressions of interest. To find out more or to book your place please contact Elaine Patterson CSA | ICRP Director at

Your Investment

 £380 (no VAT)

Costs include a Workbook to support our work in-between sessions.


About Elaine

 Elaine Patterson is Creative Director at the CSA and ICRP. She is an international Executive Coach, Coach Supervisor, Thinking Partner and Writer. Clients appreciated her warm, inspiring and reflective approach. She is currently writing a book called “Reflect to Create!” Reflection, Reflective Practice and Supervision for Creative Leadership and Professional Practice

“Salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart – in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility”

Vaclav Havel


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