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 expanded 2nd Edition in 2016 and is available through multiple outlets.
“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 2009, ‘Coaching Constellations’ was born. John now leads the facilitation team and 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 visiting faculty at the Henley Business School – teaching systemic coaching and constellations to students on Henley’s MSc in Coaching and Behavioural change programme in the UK and Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2018 John began facilitating a series of systemic leadership development workshops for Henley Business School Finland.
John also writes – on subjects 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 as well as regular subject-specific workshops.
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. 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. In 2018 he began working on another book designed to bring the systemic insights to life for leaders and those who work with them.
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 2016 Patrizia co-facilitated the Practitioner training with John and now facilitates our Fundamentals Part I trainings throughout the year in London as well as offering workshops in Italian.
Maren Donata Urschel
Maren is a coach, supervisor and facilitator. Fluent in English, German and Italian, she lives in Berlin from where she also leads the Coaching Constellations offer in Germany. 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 many trainings with John and facilitates our Fundamentals Part I trainings throughout the year and regular constellation workshops in her home town of Paris, France.
“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.