The Academy for
Coach Supervision & Mentoring


The Academy for 

Coach Supervision & Mentoring 


We contribute to the greater professionalisation of coaching by developing high quality, trained supervisors and mentors and making a strong positive impact on the reputation of coaching in the world. We do so through our accredited training programmes and supervision services. 

Our Values:

  • Humanity and transformation
  • Depth, soul and fun
  • Professionalism and rigour
  • Innovation and humility
  • Reflective practice and action 
  • Integrity and kindness
  • Doing, Being, Developing

The team

Pr. Sylviane Cannio, Co-founder ACSM, MCC, MP, ESIA, ICF and EMCC Assessor and trusted mentor at Master level

Sylviane is one of the pioneers of coaching in Belgium – with thousands of hours of coaching, and among the first MCC coaches in Europe. Early 2024, she is still the only French-speaking coach to hold the triple accreditation: Master Certified Coach by ICF, Master Practitioner by EMCC and Accredited Supervisor ESIA by EMCC. And she is one of the 15 supervisors in the world to be trained at supervision for team coaches.

She started by adopting a “coach attitude” while training executives (1994) and when mentoring and teaching students at the university. She started to coach executives on an individual basis early 2000 and continued coaching teams. She launched her first supervision groups in 2006 after discovering the systemic supervision offered by Alain Cardon and intensified her supervision skills with CSA. She has supervised and mentored hundreds of coaches in Belgium, Russia and around the world. In Russia, Sylviane has been training and supervising coaches since 2012 and two of her books are available in Russian. Since 2019, she is operating mentoring with a coach attitude via her company MentoringCo in China and around the globe. She is also the President of the non-for-profit organization GO-TKM dealing with the transmission of tacit knowledge across generations. 

In 2010, she was Vice-President of the International Coach Federation (60 000 members in 140 countries) and part of the Global Board between 2008 and 2010. Between 2014 and 2016, she has been one of the five members of the Regional Advisory Council of the ICF for the EMEA Region. Today, she is an assessor for EMCC (individual and program accreditations). 

She is the author of several books, including ‘Mentoring with a Coaching Attitude’ published by Open University Press/McGraw-Hill and co-authored with Fisher Yu and Cicero Carvalho, and ‘Coaching Excellence’ published by Lid Publishing London and co-authored with Viviane Launer.

Cheryl Cooper, Co-founder ACSM, ESIA, EIA, ITCA

An accredited Senior Executive Coach, Team Coach and Coach Supervisor, Cheryl has over 25 years of international coaching experience and a Masters level degree in Coach Supervision. Having discovered coaching in 1991 in her native England, Cheryl has been an advocate for the coaching profession for nearly 3 decades. 

She provides individual and group coach supervision in English and French to clients around the world. Cheryl has designed and delivered EMCC accredited training for corporations, public sector bodies and international organisations across Europe. She is an accredited Coach and Coach Supervisor for the European Union institutions and Vice President of EMCC Belgium.


Ludmila Kostandova, Co-founder ACSM, Executive Coach, Supervisor CSA

Ludmila is an accomplished Senior Executive Coach, ICF-certified Mentor Coach and Supervisor. She offers executive development and business coaching services in French, English and Russian to business leaders and their teams worldwide. For nearly 25 years, she has accompanied the transformation of public and private companies internationally as a financial advisor, consultant, coach, supervisor and facilitator of collective wisdom. As such, Ludmila is involved in Reseau EVH, a network of humanistic leaders engaged in in-depth personal transformation in service of the collective transformation of their organisations.  

In parallel, for over 10 years, Ludmila served as a volunteering leader elected to the EMEA Regional Advisory Council at the International Coach Federation (40+ chapters, 8000 coaches). Ludmila focused her contribution on promoting the standards of the coaching profession, working on its visibility and ethics.

In supervision, Ludmila combines her in-depth understanding of the systemic approach, which she developed with Paul Watzlawick and Richard Fish at the Palo Alto Mental Research Institute (California, US), with the systemic psychodynamic perspective and clinical approach to change acquired as part of INSEAD’s Executive Masters’ Program Consulting and Coaching for Change. She creates a profoundly reflective space for her clients, nourished by her passion for science (physics, cybernetics, mathematics, neuroscience), art, literature, and world spirituality.   

Fran Fisher, MCC, Supervisor, ICF Assessor PCC & MCC level

 Life and executive coaching 1991 to present: entrepreneurs, small business owners, and executives (C-level, Sr VP, VP, directors, supervisors, managers); professionals (doctors, dentists, chiropractors, artists); coaches, and coaching school owners (over 10,000 hours). Mentoring and supervision for students, beginning as well as advanced level coaches 1997 to present (over 10,000 hours).

Recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 by the ICF Chapter of Washington State, Fran is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers and champions for coaching. She served as a founding International Coach Federation, ICF, Executive Board member, and co-chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee, responsible for developing the Credentialing Programs for aspiring coaches and training schools. Fran was the first Executive Director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, ACTO. Fran has been serving ICF as a PCC and MCC Credentialing Assessor since 1998.