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…. because “WHO you are is HOW you lead and work”…..


CSA’s Executive Reflection was founded to bring the riches of supervision to a wider global audience of leaders, HR, OD, educators and development practitioners and people professionals who are working in complex environments of unceasing change, who want more headspace and who want to be more creative.

We work with leaders and people professionals from all backgrounds and sectors to pause for breath in the whirlwind of modern living: to support them to reflect, to reconnect, to re-think, to resource and to re-energize themselves. We offer a home and an oasis where busy professionals can simultaneously attend to the ever-changing landscape of their life and work whilst deepening their own foundations for the work. Supervisees get a ‘super-vision’ of themselves in their life and work and make sense of events, explore what is emerging and what is needed going forward. This in turn frees them to work and lead with even more clarity, courage, purpose, passion and wisdom in the teams, organizations and communities, which they serve.

We believe that our particular style and the classic processes of supervision embrace a wide business/professional spectrum and hold a human perspective so necessary in our 21st century working environments. They provide a way for people professionals and their teams to successfully innovate and flourish in today’s complex world.

This work is being pioneered by Elaine Patterson CSA’s Creative Director.


What is Executive Reflection?

What is it?

CSA’s Executive Reflection is a powerful learning methodology for deep creative, reflective and purposeful inquiry into work, in order to support the work. Its focus is to support the development of nuanced insights, subtle reflections, and practical skills, capacities and capabilities in each practitioner.  These capacities are necessary to creatively shape the complex, multi layered and multi-dimensional relational, psychological, systemic and strategic dynamics, which are always present in any person, relationship, team or system. Use of self is put at the heart of the inquiry because “WHO you are is HOW you lead and work”. (Click here to find our Article ‘WHO you are is HOW you coach, supervise and work”).

How does it work?

CSA’s Leadership Supervisors walk and work alongside their clients in trusted relationships to create uniquely reflective conversational spaces for inquiry. Supervisors act as witness, learning facilitators, guides and companions working safely and ethically with creative curiosity and unconditional acceptance in service of the client’s inquiry. This relationship and its spaciousness allow new insights, learning, development, and resourcing to emerge naturally; and which are the pre-requisites for effective action. (Click here to find one of our internationally accredited leadership supervisors).

What is its Value?

CSA’s Executive Reflection works because it looks at the whole person in the whole context of their work and lives.  Clients report the relief, the freedom, the surprise and the delight when they give themselves permission to pause and make sense of all that is happening within them and around them. New ways of thinking, relating, talking and doing are unlocked. Clients find that they are helped to become uniquely themselves, whilst living and working wholeheartedly, purposefully and creatively doing work that they love. Clients find a renewed connection to themselves, with others, with their work and with the wider communities which they serve; and to BE the change that they want to see in world. (Read what our clients say… ) Read our Blog on some of our Case Studies