“When I first started considering the process of pursuing my PCC, I wasn’t entirely clear on the effort it would require of me nor the growth I would experience as an individual and as a coach. I’m not one to give up easily, yet there were points in the process where I began to have doubts about my ability to succeed.
In my first few minutes with Laurie, I knew that her approach to coaching and to the ICF application process would empower me to succeed. Each interaction with her was so powerful and she gently yet consistently challenged me in the areas I needed most.
I certainly could not have obtained my PCC credential without her magnificent program and her personalized support. I have already referred other coaches to the Mind2Lead program and will continue to do so in the future.”
We Now Offer Coach Supervision On Call
Some supervisees prefer ad hoc sessions, focusing on the the profound attention which allows them to listen from the silence within themselves, to be resourced at a deep level. For more information, set up a chemistry call with us.
Why Coach Supervision?
As a coach you have the professional capacity to help bring about important changes for individuals, groups and organizations, however your work can also deeply influence people who are in a life-changing situation or transition and who may be rendered vulnerable and possibly dependent.
Coaches need supervision and increasingly corporate clients and procurement specialists are making evidence of regular supervision part of their quality assurance process. A supervisor is a more experienced coach who:
- Helps you benchmark your practice against best practice
- Works through ethical dilemmas with you
- Brings a perspective about the quality of the coaching practice
Coaching supervision draws on the best practice of psychotherapy and counseling supervision and places it within a coaching orientation. As such, it upholds the principles of coaching and mentoring and the coaching relationship.
The ICF Board have adopted the position of “strongly encouraging” supervision and say:
“Coaching Supervision is a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients. (It) focuses on the development of the coach’s capacity through offering a richer and broader opportunity for support and development…and creates a safe environment for the coach to share their successes and failures in becoming masterful in the way they work with their clients.”
What does a Supervisor Do?
Clear Contracting and creating a working alliance, including help with multi-party contracting where appropriate
Establishing good boundaries
Enhancing reflection when working with content and process
Attending to the coach’s personal development; opening up new areas of competence for the coach
Deepening coaching presence
Building the coach's internal supervisor
Offering new perspectives to the coach
Increasing the coach’s range of interventions and tools, while being sensitive to the coach's learning style
Bringing in aspects of coaching psychology as appropriate
Giving constructive feedback and offering experiments and applications through which the coach can learn
Ensuring that standards and ethics are maintained
Working systemically – with the coach, the client and the wider field
Giving supervision wider exposure and a larger ‘share of voice’
We at Mind2Lead believe there is a need to focus on quality coach supervision to support the demand for and current growth in the coaching industry. Quality Supervision = Quality Coaches!
We are committed to providing a safe learning environment during the COVID-19 crisis. In this commitment we are delivering our premier coach certification program, observing all Social Distancing and Health & Safety protocols.