A host of coaching and mentoring practitioners received accolades for their contributions in the Coaching at Work 2019 Awards, in what was one of the toughest years for judging given the high quality of those nominated.
Benita, along with her collaborators Lise Lewis and Claire Palmer, was highly commended in the Contributions to Coaching Supervision category.
They formed the original core members of cross-body Supervision Strategic Steering Group, launched in 2007.
Their work was commended for its far-reaching impact, raising standards and developing supervision in various bodies and collaborative multi-stakeholder ventures. The judges commented: “their work continues to reverberate a decade on.”
Gina Lodge, CEO at coach training and consultancy business the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) announced the winners and those highly commended at the awards ceremony and drinks reception held at the end of the annual Coaching at Work conference in London on 3 July.
She said: “The Coaching at Work awards ceremony celebrated the significant contributions of thought leadership to the coaching industry. The awards followed an inspirational, content-rich conference day with exceptional organisation, as we have come to expect from the leading coaching publication.”
Benita is a coach and coach supervisor with a wealth of experience. She is a founding member of the Association for Coaching and is part of its supervision team, promoting ethical practice. As a member of the Global Supervisors Network she engages in rich discussion with peers, sharing best practice with diverse cultural perspectives. She offers a grounded, Whole Person approach and she is facilitating our Community of Practice for coaches, one-to-one developers and mentors in Group Peer Super-Vision.
Her focus on developing others has been applied successfully in a wide range of settings, from global companies and professional services, to social change and public services. She sees awareness of values as key to enabling individuals and organisations to increase their ability to clarify what they stand for, have the capacity to articulate what they value, understand what their context calls for, and the resilience to engage with others for useful and effective outcomes for people and the wider community.
Benita’s commitment to developing both herself and others has spanned over 25 years from her early relationship with Oasis in 1989 and her roots as a humanistic psychologist. She relishes the opportunities being an associate of Oasis affords her, working alongside a wider community of people committed Whole Person Learning.