2019 EMCC Global Supervision Award Winners





Brussels, 31 January 2019 – EMCC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Supervision awards:

  • Dr Damian Goldvarg
  • Dr Lise Lewis
  • Dr Michel Moral

Dr Riza Kadilar, EMCC President, said of the award winners ‘As EMCC we define the purpose of supervision to enhance the wellbeing, and develop the practice of coaches and/or mentors of all levels of experience, and we consider supervision as a powerful vehicle for deep learning in a systemic way. I’m so proud that all three winners of EMCC 2019 supervision awards are distinguished practitioners doing excellent work extending the reach of best practice in supervision not only in Europe but also in the Americas, Africa, and French speaking countries. It is not only their contributions in terms of raising the professional standards but also their pro bono work that makes a great impact on the future of coaching and mentoring. I should also extend my special thanks to our distinguished jury members for their diligent work in selecting such high calibre winners.’

Dr Damian Goldvarg

Awarded for his impressive by the work in a challenging environment in putting supervision on the map in the Americas. The award recognises his promotion of, and commitment to, quality supervision and the training of supervisors in the Americas, as well as providing opportunities to promote supervision and its continual development, through his networks.

Dr Damian Goldvarg has thirty years of experience providing executive coaching, leadership training, and facilitation services in over fifty countries. Originally from Argentina, he now resides in Los Angeles. He is a Master Certified Coach, an EMCC Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA), and facilitates global certifications on Professional Coaching, Mentor Coaching, and Coaching Supervision. He has been a champion for the EMCC Coaching Supervision Framework and EMCC ESIA (Supervision Individual Accreditation), and supported the first coach supervisors to obtain their ESIA in the US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. He co-leads the Americas Coaching Supervision Network and organises annual Supervision Conferences in the Americas with Lily Seto. He also facilitates the Asian Coaching Supervision Network monthly. He was the 2013-2014 ICF Global President. Damian published four books on Coaching, one on Coaching Supervision following EMCC Coaching Supervision Competencies. In 2018, he received the Circle of Distinction award from ICF for his global contribution to the coaching profession.

‘I feel honored to receive this meaningful recognition. I have been working hard for the last six years in brining awareness and standards for coaching supervision worldwide. Sometimes, I had felt discouraged and tired but I am strongly convinced that supervision in essential for the wellbeing of coaches and their professional practice and my vision is that one day every coach will work with a supervisor.’ Dr Damian Goldvarg.

Dr Lise Lewis

Awarded for her huge commitment Lise to supervision over a long period of time, and in admiration of her voluntary work both on behalf of the EMCC in being a Global Special Ambassador for supervision and for doing pro bono supervision work such as the EthicalCoach initiative. Lise has consistently worked to develop standards in supervision, and is involved in both training future supervisors in Europe and in supporting writing and CPD in supervision.

Lise is a Relational Leadership Coach, Mentor, Coach Supervisor, Researcher, Author, and Keynote. She is founder of Bluesky International proudly providing and promoting Coach/Mentor training programmes that are accredited by EMC at Foundation, Practitioner, and Senior Practitioner levels and Coach Supervisor training also accredited by EMCC. Volunteering has been, and continues to be, strongly featured in Lise’s practice. She has felt particularly humbled working as a supervisor with the generosity of people coaching in humanitarian projects such as EthicalCoach and CoachActivism. Lise feels privileged to have met so many amazing people from around the world as EMCC President from 2011-2017 and now as EMCC Global Special Ambassador. Pleasurable, joyous, and fulfilling opportunities flowing from the EMCC community! Her speaking assignments at Supervision and Professional Body Conferences include Supervision, Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Coaching, Coaching in Organisations and more. Lise is also delighted to contribute to literature for coaches, mentors, supervisors, managers, and leaders through co-authoring a chapter in Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes edited by Jo Birch and Peter Welch and with the publication of her book based on her doctoral research. The title is Relational Feedback: Why Feedback Fails and How to Make it Meaningful and is available through Routledge in February 2020.

‘How wonderful to receive this Supervision Award from EMCC Global. The icing on the cake of contributing over many years to the work of EMCC with colleagues and friends enthusiastic and dedicated to promoting professionalism in practice. It’s a great pleasure to accept this award on behalf of all those who continue to develop and promote supervision as systemically essential and professionally enriching.’ Dr Lise Lewis.

Dr Michel Moral

Awarded for his many years promoting supervision and connecting with people across the world in doing so. Michel has written about supervision and presented at conferences and is always ready to support fellow coaches and supervisors with a huge generosity of spirit. His development of a network for French-speaking supervisors, done voluntarily, to help them develop their craft is another example of his passion for supervision.

Michel holds a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He has published eleven books on coaching, team coaching, organisational coaching, and supervision. He supervises coaches and is an EMCC accredited supervisor and EMCC accredited individual coach. He also trains supervisors via his programme which is accredited as an EMCC supervision training provider (ESQA). He leads the EMCC ESIA WorkGroup and participates in research on supervision. He has been an international manager and executive in Eastern Europe, the MiddleEast, and Africa. In 2003 he left IBM to create a coaching and coach supervision practice.

‘I was delighted when I received the news. I am so excited to belong to this community of EMCC Supervision Award holders from different countries. We all know each other very well and I feel like we are explorers in a jungle, providing mutual support to highlight the importance of supervision in the world of coaches and mentors. We all have different styles but I feel we share a common vision. I hope that this group will include professionals from other continents in the future. I feel personally very honoured and humbled to receive this recognition which I find very encouraging. It will boost my energy and stimulate my creativity. Thank you so much.’ Dr Michel Moral.

About EMCC

The EMCC is a global coaching, mentoring, and supervision association established in 1992. EMCC is made up of Affiliated Countries in Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the Asia Pacific Region. We have over 6,000 members across more than 70 countries world-wide.

EMCC exists to develop, promote, and set the expectation of best practice globally in mentoring, coaching, and supervision. Our vision is to be the ‘go to’ body in mentoring, coaching, and supervision.

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Details of previous award winners www.emccouncil.org/eu/en/about_emcc/awards

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