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Edna Murdoch

Edna Murdoch has been working internationally, with individuals and groups for over 30 years. She is an experienced coach, coach supervisor, stress management consultant, workshop leader and author. In these contexts, Edna has worked with a wide range of individuals and groups.  Companies and organisations that she has worked for include DBM, Hanover Foundations, Sussex Police, Channel 4, Microsoft, NTL, PSNI and the Pellin Institute, Italy. Edna has special interest and expertise in working with clients in the mid-life transition and with those moving towards retirement.

In 2001 Edna pioneered the first Supervision-on-Call Service for coaches in the UK and she is a Founder and Director of The Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA).

CSA was established in 2001 and it provides CPD for coaches and trains Executive coaches and leaders in Coaching Supervision. CSA has trained over 400 executive coaches and leaders worldwide and currently runs an EMCC accredited/ICF approved coach supervision programme in UK, US, Singapore, Hong Kong, France and Australia. In her role as Course Director for CSA’s supervision programme, Edna creates course content, supervises students and mentors CSA’s international faculty.

Edna is an accrediteded coach supervisor with APECS. She trained for one year in psychodynamic supervision and for two years in creative supervision at the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology, London and has supervised psychotherapists, coaches and leaders since 1991 . She is now a global leader in the field of supervision and an ambassador for it. Her influence and in the early development of coaching supervision is considerable and she has had a key roles in shaping the practices and ensuring the standards of practice in supervision. CSA’s diploma in supervision is a unique and powerful learning experience and is a standard bearer for supervision training worldwide.  Edna’s extensive background in education, psychotherapy and coaching has had a huge influence on this successful programme.

Her passion for learning and development is supplemented by a great sense of  joy in creating learning experiences with those she supervsies. Humour is never far away in her work and that light touch in supervision sessions, often enables supervisees to share their work more truly and freely and it enables them to enter fully into a dialogue where profound learning can occur.


Conference presentations on Coaching Supervision include:

Euro Coach Conference, Bristol.

BASPR (British Association for Supervision Practice and Research) London

OCM Supervision CPD Conference, Oxford

EMCC International Conference, Dublin

ICF Conference: Art of Mastery, London

BACPC (British Assoc. for Counselling/Psychotherapy /Coaching) Conference, London

Oxford Brookes International Supervision conference, Oxford



Co-editor ‘Full Spectrum Supervision’ (Panoma Press 2013)

Co-author ‘Virtual Coach, Virtual Mentor’, ed. Cluttterbuck and Hussain (IAP 2010),

Various articles on supervision in Choice magazine, Coaching at Work, Personnel Zone.


Edna lives near Brighton (UK), walks on the South Downs and enjoys her friends.