Discussion Group 11: Languages – English – Japanese – + – + Theme: Bring an art in coaching case study
English: Beth Clare McManus & Andrea Giraldez-Hayes
Japanese: Junita Tsurumi & Yoko Kunii


Beth Clare McManus is an artist, psychologist, and researcher living in Manchester, UK with her partner, James, and their two Devon Rex cats, Peanut and Pickle. She is an active member of the BPS Division of Coaching Psychology and an EMCC accredited coach at Senior Practitioner level.

Beth has a diverse portfolio of professional practice, including part-time employment as a coach, alongside freelance work as an organisational psychologist, coach, supervisor, and artist. She views volunteering as a professional responsibility, supporting EMCC UK as Deputy Director for Research in Coaching Practice, and Co-Lead of their Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group. 

Beth works as a coaching supervisor, specialising in coach well-being and arts-based reflective practice. She is undertaking a related PhD: exploring the role of arts-based approaches in coaching supervision and reflective practice on coach-practitioner development and identity. Beth believes her best work happens at the intersection of psychology, coaching, and creativity.

Andrea Giraldez-Hayes, PhD, is a chartered psychologist, coaching psychologist, supervisor, psychotherapist, academic, and consultant with a remarkable track record in fostering personal and organisational growth. With an enduring commitment to continuous learning and professional development, Andrea has cultivated a diverse skill set over her 35-year career, spanning positions in the arts, education, and psychology sectors. Her research focuses on arts and creativity’s role in enhancing individual and community wellbeing.

Throughout her career, Andrea has been a guest lecturer and independent community arts consultant in Spain, the UK, Australia, Italy, and twelve Latin American countries. Her academic experience includes five years as Programme Director for the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at the University of East London. She is currently an associate editor for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, the International Coaching Psychology Review, and the International Journal of Coaching Psychology. Her last edited book is Arts-based coaching (Routledge).


Junita Tsurumi. I am an English /Japanese bilingual executive coach and consultant based in Tokyo, Japan and also the EMCC Asia Pacific Region, country ambassador of Japan.  I coach executives in areas such as self-awareness and the refinement of one’s leadership, and team coach teams in aligning direction and allowing for deeper collaboration. I jointly translated with a colleague into Japanese, Coaching Skills: The Definitive Guide to Being a Coach 4th ed. by Jenny Rogers, published in 2022 by JMA Management Center Inc. 
I am deeply curious about the inquiry “what is ethics, what is society asking of us when it comes to being ethical, what is my definition of ethics and how do I want to put ethics into my practice?” As W.B. Yeats penned, “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” Indeed, the world of ethics is full of magic things too.


Junita Tsurumi. 現在、Monday株式会社代表取締役及びEuropean Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Asia Pacific Region, country ambassador of Japanを務め、エグゼクティブ・コーチ、コンサルタントとして活躍。日本能率協会マネジメントセンターより共訳した「決定版コーチング 良いコーチになるための実践テキスト」が2022年2月に発売される。
“倫理とは何か、倫理的であることに関して社会は私たちに何を求めているのか、私の倫理の定義とは何か、そして倫理をどのように言動に示していきたいのか “という問いに深い関心を抱いている。W.B.イェイツが詠んだように、”世界は魔法に満ちており、私たちの感性が研ぎ澄まされるのをじっと待っている”。倫理の世界も魔法に満ちていることでしょう。

 Yoko Kunii xxx 

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