What supervision means to me and why coaches need supervision?
I believe supervision provides coaches with access to a mutual learner who can partner them in their learning; an experienced coach who is committed to their own professional development with the capacity to assist them to expand their competence and help them to be credible, professional and ethical in their practice as coaches.
A definition of supervision that I work to comes from Hawkins & Smith (2007) “The process by which a coach, with the help of a supervisor, who is not working directly with the client, can attend to understanding better both the client system and themselves as part of the coach/client system and transform their work.”
My Supervision Process
R – Relationship building and contracting for the work
E – Exploring, different perspectives, dynamics, insight and development of practice
F – Freedom and support to learn and grow
L – Learning – new theory, current thinking in the field, tools, models, books, resources
E – Ethics, professional standards, protection of coach, client and system
C – Celebrating, confidence and competence
T – Taking actions that will positively impact coaching practice and the coaching profession
My supervisory work is with coaches either 1:1 or in small groups. In working with me as a supervisor you can expect a balance of both support and challenge to enable your professional growth and development as a coach.
Individual or Group:
Individual Sessions: Available on the phone or Zoom every month, 6 weeks or whatever best suits your needs as a coach.
Group Supervision: Available for groups of up to 8 coaches for either internal coaches within organisations or coaches owning their own businesses.
Reflection and preparation for supervision:
I will send a form to enable you to prepare and get the most from your supervision session