Systemic coaching & constellations in Sydney

Coaching Constellations was established in 2009 by John Whittington and has been training coaches and other learning and development professionals in systemic coaching with constellations since. Organic growth from our London, UK home has meant that the trainings are now offered by members of the international teaching team in their time zone and language in French, Romanian, German, Estonian and in English in London, Edinburgh and Seattle. From 2023 John will be leading the trainings in Australia.

In parallel with the trainings in systemic coaching through ‘Coaching Constellations’ John also facilitates personal development workshops for coaches and other people professionals through his organisation ‘Life Love Leadership’.  This combination of professional and personal development will be a feature of his work in Australia where he is offering a mix of trainings and developmental workshops.

Please see below for the 2023 and 2024 schedule.

November 2023 Training and Workshop Dates

the Field

A two-day training in Systemic
Coaching & Constellations.
Fundamentals Part I:
Mapping The Field

Monday 20th &
Tuesday 21st November
(0 places remain)

Facilitator and trainer:
John Whittington

the Field

A two-day training in Systemic Coaching & Constellations.
Fundamentals Part I:
Mapping The Field

Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th November
(6 places remain)

Facilitator and trainer:
John Whittington

Map your
leadership authority

A one-day constellations workshop for founders,
leaders, their coaches
and consultants


Facilitator: John Whittington

Leavings and Endings

A one-day constellations workshop for those who would like to come into better relationship with leavings and endings of all kinds, whether they are in the past, the present or future. 

Tuesday 28th November

Facilitator: John Whittington

May 2024 Training and Workshop Dates

May 2024 

Monday & Tuesday May 20th & 21st 2024
Fundamentals Part I: Mapping the Field
(For those coaches who have not trained in systemic coaching)


Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th May 2024
Fundamentals Part II:
The Intelligence of the Field
(Only open to those coaches who have completed the Coaching Constellations Part I ‘Mapping the Field’)

Facilitator and trainer: John Whittington

For more on the arc of the whole learning journey please explore here.

2025 Training and Workshop Dates

2025 – February (tbc)

Sydney, Australia
Fundamentals Part I, II and III
John Whittington will be in Sydney for two weeks in early February 2025.
Over a period of about ten days he will facilitate all three levels of the Coaching Constellations Fundamentals programme. 

For more about the learning path of a a systemic coach please explore here.

Facilitator and trainer

John Whittington

John is the founder of Coaching Constellations and author of ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations‘, and leads an international teaching faculty of trainers and facilitators who share this approach to coaching.

He is an experienced systemically-oriented coach and constellations facilitator who is also very experienced facilitating personal issues and family constellations. He works with coaches, leaders and teams in multiple contexts and offers a safe and respectful space in which people can learn and develop as professionals and as human beings.

His understanding of the dynamics that sustain and limit life, relationships and organisational systems and offers a wealth of wisdom that’s expressed through his facilitation of constellations, teaching and writing. Together with a deep commitment to his own continuous personal and professional development this ensures a deep learning for all.

John will be leading the trainings and the personal issues workshops. For more on John in the context of coaching, organisational health and leadership please explore ‘Coaching Constellations’ here and for more on John and his work with personal issues and family systems please explore ‘Life Love Leadership’ here.


Ingrid van der Aa

Originally from the Netherlands, Ingrid’s varied career started after gaining her Masters’ degree in Business Economics. She worked in corporations in the UK, The Netherlands and in Australia, in Senior Finance Management and more recently in Transition Coaching. She is also an accomplished artist with a Masters’ degree of Fine Arts from University of Sydney.

Ingrid trained as a facilitator of systemic organisational constellations at The Bert Hellinger Institute in the Netherlands. She experienced John’s facilitation in an online constellations conference and invited him to teach in Australia.

Vivi Aguiar

Originally from Brazil, Vivi has a Masters’ degree in Business Management. Transitioning her professional journey from Commercial to Human Resources, she had an extensive career as an executive HR director and as an organisational development consultant. She worked for international companies with headquarters in the US and Europe.

Vivi trained as a facilitator of systemic organisational constellations at The Bert Hellinger Institute in the Netherlands where she and Ingrid met.

The Book

In response to the interest in ‘Systemic Coaching and Constellations’  when it was first  published in 2012, it was updated and published in 2nd Edition in 2016. In June 2020 the expanded 3rd edition was published and offers a comprehensive and yet very practical introduction to the stance, principles and practices of systemic coaching and constellations.

It offers a rich resource of exercises and practical examples of how this methodology can be applied with individuals, groups and teams. Participants of the workshops and trainings – whether new to this methodology or already experienced – are invited to read the book to enhance their learning and experiment with applying it.

Author John Whittington, was invited to teach in Australia by Ingrid and Vivi in 2022.

“I wouldn’t have believed the simple power of this approach had the training not been so experiential. It was excellent and I found the examples very helpful to understand how the methodology could be applied with individuals and teams.”

Nicola Maxwell, Fundamentals Part I, Edinburgh, 2020

“This is unequivocally the best training I have participated in in the past twenty years.”

Sheena Bailey, (PCC) coach and coach supervisor

“I applied what we learnt and it helped my client understand the dynamics of her team in a completely new way!”

Nadege Welsch, Cross Cultural coach

“The quality of facilitation and teaching is very high. Inspiring!”

Orianne Corman, coach and facilitator

“The Fundamentals training left me feeling enriched and curious.”

Sabine Stritch, Leadership Development coach

“Extremely powerful personal and professional development.”

Alison Grace, leadership coach

“The hidden rules of healthy relationship systems come alive in this wonderful experiential training.”

Cristian Nicolae. Executive coach