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Systemic Leadership Coaching & Constellations: Introduction to the Essentials (Scotland)

April 19, 2023 @ 10:30 am - April 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

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The purpose of this three-day workshop is to introduce you to the essential principles, method and skills of Systemic Leadership through Coaching and Constellations; it will help you begin to integrate this profound systemic lens – and some powerful tools – into your existing practice of coaching or catalysing others through change.

Systemic Leadership Coaching with Constellations has emerged over the last twenty years as a powerful, awareness-based “whole self/whole systems” method for seeing and transforming challenges in our personal and organisational lives. By creating maps of the whole system, constellations enable the invisible dynamics of even seemingly intractable situations to be revealed – and often resolved – quickly and effectively.

To help you integrate it into your existing practice, it focuses on resourcing you with simple, potent constellating tools that can help you diagnose issues, test solutions and discover new possibilities for generative action.



Benefits: Developing Your Capacity

This programme grounds you in the core perspective and methods of Systemic Coaching with Constellations, and their application to 1-1 executive and team coaching and wider systems.

Specifically, you will develop or enhance your capacity to:

  1. Understand the key principles, history and sources of this work, and the CLEAR(TM) method of Systemic Leadership Coaching & Constellations.
  2. Use CLEAR – and a constellating methodology – in both 1-1 coaching and team coaching contexts, as well as setting up simple Diagnostic Constellations of wider systems, so that you help yourself and your clients rapidly gain a systemic “overview” on the nature of their challenges.
  3. Map issues and systems in different ways (desktop-style or with floor markers and use of human representatives) so that you can work flexibly in different contexts.
  4. Draw from all ‘4 Ways of Knowing’ – intuitive, emotional, embodied and intellectual intelligence.
  5. Understand, both experientially and conceptually, the ‘Hidden Orders’ that shape systems, enabling organisational change and well-being.
  6. Find the most empowering ‘place’ in relation to the coachee (or team) and wider organisation, and understand what this approach requires of the facilitator in terms of ‘stance’, presence & capacity.
  7. Put all this together, so as to strengthen your capacity to coach and help others.

There will be many opportunities to explore your own personal and organisational systems, both through exercises and demonstrations. We will dive deep (but lightly), we will have fun and we will learn together!



Who is it for?

The programme is for:

  • executive coaches and change agents (external or internal)
  • leaders or managers in all sectors who are supporting others through transformation and change, and who wish to integrate a systemic perspective and methodology into their work
  • coaches who have completed related systemic programs, such as the ORSCTM training, who wish to deepen their constellating capacity and understanding of the thought framework behind this approach
  • facilitators and actors working in the fields of stewardship, land reform, regenerative economy, place-making and bioregionalism, as this programme is being hosted at Falkland Estate.

You will find it especially valuable if you are feeling stuck or stressed by seemingly intractable, complex problems with particular clients or work systems, or you are keen to find a way of coaching and facilitating others which draws more on your whole self (especially your presence, embodiment and intuition) as well as the systems of which you are a part.

The course will also likely challenge and expand how you see yourself and your work as a coach, change agent, or leader, while increasing your awareness of how organisations and people can flourish at a deeper level.


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This three-day Introduction to the Essentials programme is dual-certified by both a leading coaching body and a leading systemic training body specialising in this work. First, it is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), for Continuing Coaching Education and 19.5 CCEUs.

Second, it is also certified by, and run in association with, the Centre for Systemic Constellations (UK), the UK’s largest and oldest training body and faculty in this work, which runs trainings in Systemic Constellations worldwide.

Completion of this course enables entry to the longer 12-day Practitioner Certification part of our Systemic Leadership Coaching with Constellations Programme – known as COLPI – for 2023-4. You may also be interested in our courses exploring a systemic approach to personal and organisational purpose, and conflict transformation. Join our mailing list for updates on our courses.



Programme Details


Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 April 2023


Wednesday 19 – 10.30am to 5pm
Thursday 20 – 9.30am to 5pm
Friday 21 – 9.30am to 4.30pm


Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland KY15 7BY




£1,180 + VAT (Organisationally sponsored)
£890 + VAT (3rd sector and small consultancies)
£590 + VAT (Self-sponsored) 
£290 + VAT (CSC student)

Early Bird rates offering a 20% discount, as well as an additional 10% discount on multi-person team bookings, are available before 6pm on 20 March. Just enter the promo code EARLYBIRD20 at the checkout to claim this.

A limited number of bursaries are available, particularly to support young people to attend.




You can book your place today via the ticketing options below.

If you’d like further information or to discuss whether the course may be right for you, please contact Naomi Wilkinson on +44 (0)7796 488 722 or via [email protected].


What People Say

“These programmes [Essentials and COLPI] provide much more than building skills in applying Systemic Coaching and Constellations in organisations, they opens doors and windows to unanticipated personal and professional vistas, achievements and breakthrough, led with skilful wisdom.”
Robin Burgess, Executive Coach & Consultant, NHS Scotland Leadership Programme


“Excellent, superb even.”
Jason Nickels, Business Psychologist and Scrum Master, Intellectual Property Office (IPO)


“Incredibly helpful…it’s a deeply insightful and revealing process, which you handle with great skill and sensitivity.”
Hugh Evans, Director of Executive Education, Henley Business School


“You hold a fabulous teaching space around this work, and create a really powerful container for experiential learning and transformation… deeply supportive and inspiring. The work is profound and your leadership and experience do it real justice.”
Joey Walters, Coach and Founder, Women at the Heart of Leadership



Programme Leader


Sarah James Wright is a Systemic Coach, Organisational Constellations practitioner, consultant and trainer. In 2008, following a successful 20-year career in marketing, she trained extensively at practitioner and advanced level in Systemic Coaching and Constellations. She is the co-founder of GenerativeWork.Space and an Associate at The Whole Partnership. Her work with conscious leaders and teams blends Systemic Practice with Theory U, Spiral Dynamics/Teal, wisdom traditions and mindfulness techniques. She is an American Express Leadership Academy coach and runs programmes exploring the Sacred Feminine for women. Part of several conscious business networks, she is a regular facilitator at international conferences and events and a member of the Good Business Club. She was a founding Director of Forest Row Community Energy Co-op. Sarah has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher for many years. She has a first degree in Law and a post-graduate qualification in social research.


Your Stay at Falkland


We are delighted to be hosted by Ninian Stuart of Falkland Estate for this programme in Scotland. A keen proponent of systemic principles and practice, Ninian has applied a systemic lens to his ground-breaking work in land reform and stewardship for many years. Holding the Introduction to the Essentials Programme on the estate gives us ample opportunity to explore the natural landscape of Falkland, and as an added bonus, we will have exclusive access off-season to Falkland Palace, Ninian’s family home. Ninian will be happy to share more about the fascinating history and exciting future of this beautiful part of Fife, and about the estate’s role now as a place of thoughtful stewardship and community education. Falkland is under an hour from Edinburgh and close to Perth and Dundee. We will provide a list of some suggested places to stay for those coming from further afield.

You may like to listen to GenerativeWork’s podcast interview with Ninian for more information on his work and systemic approach. On all usual streaming platforms.




Covid Policy

We will be operating a Covid Safety Policy so that we can work together as safely and harmoniously as possible. In the event that preventative covid restrictions are in operation the training will be online.


April 19, 2023 @ 10:30 am
April 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


Falkland Palace, Falkland, Fife, Scotland, KY15 7BY
KY15 7AF United Kingdom + Google Map