John is the founder of Coaching Constellations and is lead facilitator on all programmes from ‘Fundamentals Part II‘ through the ‘Walking in the Field’ Practitioner training and our ‘Path to Mastery’ programme. His book, ‘Systemic Coaching and Constellations’ was published in 2nd Edition in 2016. Available on Amazon (.co.uk) and Amazon (.com).
“John is a gifted communicator in his writing and his teaching. He artfully brings this seemingly mysterious yet hugely transformative field to life, with eloquence, wisdom and practical tips.”
Editor, ‘Coaching at Work’
Back in 2008 John started an informal learning circle in order to share the stance, principles and practices that underpin systemic coaching. Over time this grew into an accredited training and, in 2010, ‘Coaching Constellations’ was born. John now leads the facilitation team and many of the ‘by invitation’ international trainings. All trainings, together with workshops and professional practice and supervision days are listed on the diary page.
In 2011 John was invited to become a part of the visiting faculty at the Henley Business School – teaching systemic coaching and constellations to students on Henley’s MSc in Coaching and Behavioural change programme. This working relationship expanded and developed and from 2014 has included Henley’s MSc students in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2016 John began to write on specific subjects and system relationship dynamics which his clients and students ask about, on his website ‘Life Love Leadership’. The site offers access to a growing number of articles about system dynamics in these three contexts.
Through his company Business Constellations John also facilitates regular constellation workshops designed to support leadership vitality and organisational health. These workshops offer leaders the opportunity to illuminate the hidden dynamics that sustain and limit flow in leadership, in teams and whole organisations. The workshops also offer coaches who have trained in systemic coaching an opportunity to take part, as representatives. Coaches can commission workshops and bring their clients to explore specific issues and broader challenges so that they benefit from this methodology and get fresh insights into personal, professional and organisational issues. This clarifying and resourcing process adds value to the coach/client working relationship and liberates fresh energy in the leader and their system.
The Facilitation Team
Following extensive training with John Whittington and other teachers of systemic constellations in the context of coaching, organisational and family systems, Patrizia, Corinne and Maren facilitate our ‘Fundamentals Part I‘ trainings and co-facilitate with John on our ‘Fundamentals Part II‘ and ‘Practitioner’ trainings.
Patrizia is an individual and team coach who is fluent in English, Italian and French. Experienced in a wide range of psychological coaching approaches she integrates TA, NLP and MBTI. Alongside her MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change she has trained deeply in both family and organisational constellations. In 2015/16 Patrizia co-facilitated the Practitioner training with John and now facilitates our Fundamentals Part I trainings throughout the year.
Maren Donata Urschel
Maren is a coach, supervisor and facilitator. Fluent in English, German and Italian, she lives in Lugano, Switzerland. Maren holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology from the London School of Economics and first trained in systemic coaching, with Coaching Constellations, in 2011. She co-facilitated the Practitioner III training in 2017 with John and now facilitates the Fundamentals Part I trainings throughout the year. Maren offers systemic supervision to students of our trainings on request.
Corinne works internationally as a trainer, coach and facilitator with global organisations, in both English and French. She is passionate about building bridges between personal and professional development and started her systemic journey in service of that over a decade ago, using constellations, process work and other learning tools in her professional assignments. Corinne has co-facilitated trainings with John and now facilitates our Fundamentals Part I trainings throughout the year.
“Sensitive, safe and very respectful of our challenging questions. John’s knowledge is embodied and doesn’t fill the room – creating an open spaciousness and powerful learning experience.”
Guest Facilitators on Practitioner Training
Lynn facilitates a day and a half within the second module of each Practitioner training. This allows the group to go deeper into family of origin and personal issues issues whilst also learning about dynamics in all relationship systems.
David is an executive coach and facilitator who works with senior leaders in global organisations. He facilitates a day within the third module of the Practitioner training, exploring practical ways to blend the systemic approach with existing practices when working with individuals, teams and groups.
Our friendly and efficient administration team is made up of husband and wife Steve (Office Manager, bookings, enquiries and finances) and Sue (the website and flyers; venue search and bookings for all trainings) are at your service and able to answer any questions you may have.
“Imagine all the systems in which your client has belonged,
behind them, like a Peacock’s tail…”
“Consider all the systems in which you have
belonged, like a Peacock’s tail behind you…”
“We cannot work systemically with our clients unless we
take some time to understand our own belonging in systems…”