Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, CEC, Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision


Lily is excited about her global leadership coaching, mentoring and supervision practice. She was a participant in the first North American Coaching Supervision Academy class and now has a thriving global supervision practice, both individual supervision and supervision groups. She is the first Canadian to be awarded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) European Supervision Individual Accreditation (ESIA). Lily currently serves on the Independent Review Board at ICF, which is responsible to investigate ethical complaints and is also the Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter. In her spare time, Lily is an avid reader, traveler and grandmother, not necessarily in that order!


Lily is the 2016 Recipient of the Prestigious Leadership Victoria Award: Royal Roads Award for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring

Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC, ESIA, CSP


Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), a Certified Speaker Professional (CSP), an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA), and the Past Global President of the International Coach Federation (2013-2014). He has twenty years of experience in leadership development training, executive assessment and coaching, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services. Originally from Argentina, he has worked with individuals and organizations in over fifty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Through his work with multinational Fortune 100 companies, governments, and community-based organizations.

Dr. Goldvarg trains executive coaches, mentor coaches, and coach supervisors worldwide. His areas of expertise include coaching, cultural competence, emotional intelligence, communication, behavioral interviewing, and 360 feedback. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and published three books on personal development and coaching competencies. He wrote five books, one on Coaching Supervision.

How does coaching supervision work?

Supervision can be done in a one-on-one setting or in groups. Coaching supervision is fundamentally a reflective process. Coaching supervisors create a confidential, safe space for coaches to explore their own thought processes and the dynamics present in client engagements. This often includes:

  • Analysis of coaching case studies to better understand options for coaching strategies to improve client outcomes.
  • Reflection on the coaches internal thought processes and assumptions.
  • Revealing blind spots.
  • Exploring ethical issues and contracting challenges.
  • Brainstorming solutions to complex and challenging client situations.
  • Appreciating and celebrating the accomplishments of the coach.
  • Providing accountability and a sounding board for ideas.

We draw upon industry-leading best practices for supervision leveraged from other helping professions including organization development, human development, systems theory, adult learning, transactional analysis, humanistic psychology, psychodynamic theory, psychological type, social psychology, and others.

We are experts in the use of the Seven-Eyed Model created by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet. This model examines the client-coach-supervisor system from seven different perspectives. These include: (1) the client’s context, (2) the coach’s interventions, (3) the relationship between the coach and the client, (4) the coach’s self-awareness, (5) the relationship between the coach and supervisor including parallel processes, (6) supervisor’s reactions and reflections, and (7) the wider context and system. Using the Seven-Eyed Model, the supervisor and supervisee engage in rich dialogue and reflection resulting in insights that can expose blind spots, deepen self-awareness, and open possibilities for new client interventions.