Systemic Coaching Constellations

Explorer Programme for Coaches

3 Day Residential

Next dates: 29th April to 1st May 2019.

Venue: Peppers Parehua Conference Centre, Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand


Suitable for: Executive and Life Coaches, OD facilitators, & HR practitioners.
Early Bird Course fee (until March 29th):  $1950 + GST with single accomodation, $1750 if sharing and booking together.

Fee will increase by $250 after March 29th 2019.

Systemic Mapping and Systemic Constellations are powerful transformational tools used to illuminate problematic issues and previously unseen dynamics in a whole new way for coaches and their clients. The coach facilitates the map-making using particular systemic principles and practices which will be learned and practiced on this intensive three day training course. Coaches will explore their own system maps and practice with each other in taking representative and issue holder roles. This experience is key to learning the stance and somatic nature of a constellation practitioner.

These techniques are used successfully by coaching professionals working with individuals and groups, sometimes working one to one, as well as in in team settings. This extraordinary way of working allows us to access the clients ‘felt sense’ of issues and relationships. It is particularly useful when clients or team members are “going round and round in their heads” trying to resolve problems or disentangle themselves from the past patterns of systems they belong to and are influenced by.

Systemic Mapping is a first stage used by Constellations Practitioners when facilitating organisational or team constellations however it is also an intervention in it’s own right. This Explorer course allows you to begin to access this powerful way of working and to discover what else is possible whilst taking away useful, immediately applicable tools and skills. We will learn both mapping techniques as well as table top and individual constellation methods, in addition to some systemic decision making exercises and some group exercises.

This work is firmly rooted in the principle of respect for every client’s ability to explore and resolve their own issues. The coach or facilitator acts not as an advisor or expert during this type of intervention, but as a resource for safely processing and exploring issues, as well as facilitating structured reflection and gaining potential new insights.

The Explorer Course includes discussion, course resources and practice around the following:

  • Systems thinking and systemic principles
  • Somatic awareness and bodywork
  • Outlining the ‘stance & principles’ for the effective systemic coach or facilitator
  • Discovering through doing the power of the methodology of constellations
  • Discovering and working with different representative objects and markers
  • The importance and relevance of boundaries, orientation and distance in constellations
  • Reading maps and exploring alternative perspectives or ‘lenses’
  • Use of systemic sentences for system change
  • Mining for fresh information and revelations
  • Table-top constellation instruction and practice
  • Working with live representatives, setting up, exploring and debriefing
  • Reflections and opportunities for further learning


You will receive a Thinking Spaces Mapping Kit, and an Explorer Course workbook included in the fee.

The course is facilitated by Kathy Tracey and Alyson Garrido.

Kathy has regularly coached some of the most senior leaders in Government and Private sector organisations in the Channel Islands and Europe. Her clients have included many senior partners in blue chip global Law and Accountancy firms, Directors in the Finance Sector, and many Heads of Service in Government Departments. She has returned to the country of her birth and now has a coaching & training practice based in Wellington.

Kathy has been studying and practicing Systemic Mapping & Coaching Constellations under the tutelage of John Whittington in London, the author of Systemic Coaching and Constellations (now in 2nd Edition). She completed intensive Practitioner level training in 2015 and is now engaged as one of a small group selected by John to journey on "The Path to Mastery'.  She has also studied with Ty Francis, Klaus Horn and experienced the work of Judith Hemming and Lyn Storey, constantly looking to build her knowledge and practice. Kathy uses Systemic Mapping and Coaching Constellations with her corporate and business clients, and for providing coach supervision.


Alyson has been introduced to constellation work and the power of the somatic experience by her work with Street Wisdom and by being an early adopter of systemic mapping in coaching in New Zealand.  She is working alongside Kathy bringing her energy and engagement skills to to the course, as well as her developing expertise in mapping and constellations methodology. She is an experienced international Career Coach, and also facilitates learning and development workshops in both the public and private sectors. Her clients include Air New Zealand, WSP Opus, various government agencies including Treasury,  Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as Professional bodies such as PMI and PIHRA. .

For Bookings & Enquiries:

Please email: kathy@thinkingspaces.org with 'Explorer Course Booking' in the subject line.

Please include your name, address and company name (if you wish to be invoiced through your company). If you wish to share, please give invoicing details of both parties.

Places will be allocated on payment of booking fees.


N.B.The second level course 'Journeys in Coaching Constellations' will be available in Spring 2019, and will only be available to delegates who have completed the Explorer Training.