Kathryn M. Downing, DProf, PCC, J.D.
As an executive coach and coaching supervisor Kathryn draws on the knowledge and perspectives gained from 30 years in business and Corporate America, more than 12 years of executive coaching experience and 6 years as a coaching supervisor. She comes with a joyous commitment to lifelong learning and her beliefs in the resourcefulness of her clients and the coaches she works with in supervision.
Her leadership experience in business (including as Publisher, CEO and President of the Los Angeles Times) and on the boards of non-profit organizations has given her a real world understanding of organization and systems dynamics.
In her coaching supervision practice she works with executive coaches, with a variety of experience, to deepen their resourcefulness and resiliency, learn about themselves and explore their work. She co-creates a safe and trusted space for coaches to reflect on and about their body of work. One of her core values in this work is that deepening one’s personal understanding will enable one to deepen their professional understanding. She believes in holistically approaching supervision with a focus on the self as coach.
Her approach to supervision has emerged through her own experiences as a supervisee and as a certified supervisor. She is passionate about emergence, acceptance, creativity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and learning through reflective practices including supervision. She is a committed traveler on the journey toward mastery.
She holds a doctorate in Coaching Supervision from Middlesex University in London.
She is affiliated with the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) as
- Programme Co-Leader, CSA Certificate in Developing Self as Group Coaching Supervisor
- CSA Faculty UK & Asia Pacific Diploma Programmes for Supervision
She is Co-Lead of the ICF Community of Practice for Coaching Supervision
She is affiliated with the Hudson Institute of Coaching as a faculty member:
- Coaching Supervisor, Hudson Supervision Center
- Member of Hudson Mentor Coach (HMC) Team
Her work is informed by deep reflection and integration of the Brené Brown approach to authenticity, resiliency, wholehearted living and The Daring Way™.
Doctor of Professional Studies, Middlesex University, UK – 2021
Dissertation: Downing, K. (n.d.). Creating the Container for Reflective Practice in Virtual Small Group Supervision.
Diploma in Coaching Supervision
Coaching Supervision Academy, UK – 2015
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Consultant (CDWF-C) – 2013
The Daring Way™ from the work of Brene´ Brown
Certified Coach, CHIC
Hudson Institute of Coaching – 2009
PCC, International Coach Federation (ICF)
30 Years in Corporate America
Publisher, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times
Led several organizations through cultural transformations
JD, Stanford University Law School – 1979