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My Perspective on the World

I subscribe to the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors.


My approach to life is through a shared commitment of compassion with others; its about , caring, building trust, kindness and generosity, happiness, eternal optimism. I believe there is an inner spark of inherent goodness within each of us which joins us in our common humanity.

This is at my core, around it my dominant approach as a coach/supervisor  to see people through a lens of social and racial justice, and of equity.  It is all about exploration and listening through coaching or coaching supervision, and using somatic and mindfulness approaches to the work I do.


I am passionate about coaching and supervision, using it as a joint exploration with the people with whom I work and enabling them to find the integrity of their journey. This is done through examining their dilemmas with them, unfolding their barriers and them discovering new horizons in their lives.

I value inclusion, celebrate diversity and am committed to taking a stance against systemic processes of power (particularly racism)  which work against these principles.

I live through a political and ecological systemic perspective in relation to climate justice and the impact of it on every level of our lives.

Working with Associates 


Whilst a lot of my work is solo, sometimes it is enhanced byinvolving an Associate. This will be if a group is large, or a team has a complex set of roles and/or conflicting responsibilities, for example.


I am fortunate to have a large network of colleagues who can be invited to a partner me in such circumstances. All share my values and standards, whilst bringing other perspectives and experiences to the project.

Professional Memberships

I am a member of the following professional organisations:

The Association for Coaching

The Climate Coaching Alliance

The Philosopher’s Stone Collective -



Some of the publications listed here are only available for subscribers to the relevant magazines. If you don't have a subscription and want to see an article then please ask me for a copy via the Contact button at the top of this page.

Trevillion, F., (2023) ‘White coaches – a clarion call’ Are white coaches awake to our indifference about ‘blackface minstrelsy’?  Coaching At Work. November/December Vol. 18 Issue 6. P.18.   (Subscription Required)

This article looks at the history of blackfaced minstrelsy, a racist artform, imported to Britain in 1830’s. Out of it came the ‘Black and White Minstrel Show’, watched weekly in the 1960s by millions of people. The negative effects of this series on many Black people and their identity was devastating. This article raises the awareness of this for white coaches and considers how might we, as white coaches deal with our own embodied racism and work with Black or Brown people capably and skilfully?


Lauw, F. and Trevillion, F., (2022) ‘Space and spaciousness’ the Association of Coaching Supervisors column. Coaching At Work. November/December Vol. 17 Issue 6. P 14. (Subscription Required)

This article explores connection and lens change in the domain of diversity, inclusion and equity and asks some ‘what if’ questions around discomfort and exploration, for instance ‘What if… the global coaching and supervision community found a regular way to share and explore discomfort and areas of common ground together?’.


Trevillion, F., (2021) ‘Take a look in the mirror’ Coaching At Work March/April Vol. 16 Issue 2. (Subscription Required)

In this article I track my internal journey following the murder of George Floyd in trying to make sense of it. I note that we should stop asking our Black and Brown colleagues for answers and look and our own whiteness and start making the changes.

Trevillion, F. & Partridge, A. (2021) The Salix Space: Holding Place for Growth. Coaching Perspectives (2021) 31.

Trevillion, F. (2020, October). What might we as white coaches be choosing not to see? Fenella Trevillion & Associates. 

Trevillion, F. (2018). Executive Coaching Outcomes: An investigation into leadership development using five dyadic case studies illustrating the impact of executive coaching. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2018, Special Issue 12, DOI: 10.24384/000542

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