Deanne was my supervisor for seven years and went with me as my supervisor across jobs in the government and non-government sector. Deanne has this wonderful knack of being able to tease out the issues in your practice and thinking that you are not noticing, that you may be taking for granted yet are often the key to sustaining what you do. This was critical for me as a sole practitioner who has often struggled with self-doubt. Having Deanne challenge my thinking when I was falling into that trap, but also allowing me to work out myself, through critical reflection, the path I needed to be taking. Deanne would be able to zoom in on particular micro issues that were buzzing around in my thinking and then zoom out to the broader structural issues that were often key to my understanding of where, why and how my work played out. Deanne has supported me through a lot of tough work issues that impacted on both my professional and personal well-being, yet our supervision time was often full of laughter as we teased out and reflected on this profession of serving others. Deanne helped me stay connected to the ideals that brought me to social work in the first place. Speaking on the phone or at times using skype was no impediment at all to supervision and I always looked forward to our sessions. I would highly recommend Deanne as a supervisor who will provide excellent support and bring out the best in your practice.