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; she has been MCC since 2008. 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 through the ICF ACTP school Nova Terra, 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. 

In 2010, she was Vice-President of the International Coach Federation (50 000 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). 


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 a Senior Executive Coach and ICF certified Mentor Coach, providing executive development and business coaching in French, English and Russian. For over 2 decades, she accompanied business transformations of international companies, first in her financial advisory role, then in her consulting and coaching capacity. Passionate by professional standards, for 10 years Ludmila served as a volunteering leader at ICF, notably at the ICF EMEA Regional Advisory Council. 

In supervision, Ludmila combines her in-depth understanding of systemic approach, that she has developed while learning from Paul Watzlawick and Richard Fish at the Palo Alto Mental Research Institute (US CA), with the system’s psychodynamic perspective and clinical approach to change acquired at the INSEAD’s Executive Masters’ Program Consulting and Coaching for Change.


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.