27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021

27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021


Rita Symons, Eve Turner, & Riza Kadilar

Breaking apart or breaking through - the role of coaching in realising a new way of living with Rita Symons, Eve Turner, & Dr Riza Kadilar

Theme: Related Fields

Area: Coaching & Mentoring

Style: Mainly Discussion

Type: Workshop

Session on 14 May 2021 11:45 UTC - View on timetable


We face a challenging time as a human race. It would be easy to become despondent, but there is a great opportunity to re-examine how we live and find a way of creating a more fulfilling future. If coaching is about raising awareness and being the best version of ourselves it stands to reason that coaches potentially have a significant contribution to make in terms of supporting individuals and organisations to consider the current reality and create lasting change.

In this closing keynote we will share some of the debate so far, particularly around climate change, introduce some of the ethical dilemmas, and share practical models to help coaches and mentors work through how they find their balance and place.


Rita Symons is a coach and leadership development consultant working mainly in the UK National Health Service (NHS), having worked at board level in the NHS for many years. She has led the creation of new programmes and is currently President of EMCC UK. She is a member of the Climate Coaching Alliance. Rita represented EMCC Global in developing the Global Statement on Climate Change, of which the EMCC was one of the five original signatories. She is an EMCC accredited coach (EIA) at Senior Practitioner level.

Eve Turner is an award-winning coach, supervisor, and writer who is a leading contributor to industry research and actively engaged in pro bono work. Chair of another leading professional body, APECS (The Association for Professional Coaching and Supervision), she is also on the EMCC Global Ethics WorkGroup, is an EMCC accredited supervisor, co-founded the Climate Coaching Alliance, and founded and leads the Global Supervisors’ Network. Eve‘s writing includes several chapters and two co-authored publications: Turner, E. and Palmer, S. (2019) ‘The Heart of Coaching Supervision – Working with Reflection and Self-Care’ and Hawkins, P. and Turner, E. (2020) ‘Systemic Coaching – delivering value beyond the individual’ which considers Earth as a stakeholder.

Dr Riza Kadilar was President of EMCC Turkey before taking up his current role as EMCC Global President. He has provided executive coaching to a large number of executives in the Turkish business environment, delivered on many coaching programmes, and has advised on the setting of up of mentoring programmes for various leading institutions. Riza is also an assessor/verifier for European Commission Executive Office for SMEs, and a visiting professor at two leading Turkish universities. He is a scientific committee member at Institut du Bosphore (Paris), and a trustee and board member at Hisar Education Foundation (Istanbul). Riza regularly speaks at international conferences and is the author of five published books in Turkish on executive coaching.  He is an EMCC accredited coach (EIA) at Senior Practitioner level.