26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020

26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020


Eve Turner & Carole Davidson

Are your clients halos or horns and why?

Theme: Diversity & Inclusion for Practitioners

Area: Coaching & Mentoring

Style: Mainly Experiential

Type: Workshop

Session on 1 June 2020 16:15 UTC - View on timetable


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Join us in an intriguing workshop as we explore the true nature of the range of clients we work with in our coaching, mentoring, supervision, and/or leadership practices. Decades ago, the phrase ‘halos and horns’ emerged particularly in relation to selection and recruitment interviews. It suggests we make quick judgments, often in the first 15 seconds we meet someone, based on factors such as voice, appearance, mannerisms, and so on, drawing on our unconscious bias. We may then seek the information that supports our initial view. Might we also allocate ‘halos’ or ‘horns’ to our clients or team members, and if so, what does that mean in our practice?

Eve and Carole will demonstrate a systemic model that ensures every client or team member gets their time ‘in the sunlight’ so we can identify patterns in how we work more easily. in this practical session we will each examine our coaching, mentoring, supervision, or leadership practice: what is it that makes us find some clients or team members easier to work with, or means that we may particularly look forward to some discussions and less so to others? And how might we empower more diversity and inclusion by understanding these patterns? Participants will leave with the model to use.


Eve Turner is an EMCC accredited coach at Master Practitioner level and an EMCC accredited supervisor, sometime musician, and a former senior leader in the BBC where she also did her initial coach training. She researches and writes on a range of subjects including supervision, ethics, and contracting in coaching and supervision, with 2 books to date: 2019 The Heart of Coaching Supervision, with Stephen Palmer, and 2020 (in press) Systemic Coaching: Delivering Value Beyond the Individual, with Peter Hawkins. Eve is the holder of the 2018 EMCC Supervision Award and 2015 EMCC Coaching Award and has won three awards from Coaching at Work magazine: the 2018 Contributions to Coaching Supervision and 2019 and 2015 Best Research Article/Series Awards.

Eve has a busy practice, working extensively with public and private organisations as a coach, supervisor, supervisor of supervisors, and facilitator. She volunteers for three coaching professional bodies and in 2016 set up the Global Supervisors’ Network, a unique, free-of-charge, participative, virtual network for supervisors worldwide working in coaching, mentoring, and consultancy. Members provide each other with Continuing Personal and Professional Development every month with 120 webinars to date. She also volunteers for EthicalCoach a voluntary initiative to bring coaching to non-profit organisations, starting in Ethiopia.

Carole Davidson worked in international corporate HR as a director for over 20 years developing people’s potential and now combines her deep expertise in leadership and coaching with an understanding of the challenges her corporate and public sector clients face. Commencing her own Coaching business over 13 years ago she is an EMCC accredited coach at Senior Practitioner level and an EMCC accredited supervisor, and as an EMCC Global Assessor has Chaired the EMCC Global Accreditation Panel.

More recently coaching and mentoring Millennials, she has encouraged their development and vision to succeed as an ‘intrapreneur’ within their current organisation or to start their own business. Several of the Millennial start-ups she has coached and mentored have won national awards in recognition of their innovative products and continuous growth.  She is a published author with an e-pub on working with millennial start-ups