COACH SUPERVISION

 

Are you stuck in your coaching practice? Or do you just want to become a better coach?

What is Coach Supervision?

Supervision on a 1-to-1 or group basis is the formal, vital opportunity for coaches working with clients to share, in confidence, their case load activity to gain insight, support and direction for themselves which enables those coaches to better work in the service of their clients. All of this is designed and delivered within all the ICF Core Competencies.

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One-to-One Coach Supervision

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On-Call Coach Supervision

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Group Coach Supervision

“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.”

Maria Moritz

PCC Coach, Moritz Coaching

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE EXPLORE BENCH-MARKING, THE DISCUSSION OF ETHICAL DILEMMAS, AND ADDING PERSPECTIVE ON THE QUALITY OF COACHING PRACTICE

What does a Supervisor Do?

This is not a checklist or mandatory set of areas to cover, but may well include:
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Clear Contracting and creating a working alliance, including help with multi-party contracting where appropriate

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Establishing good boundaries

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Enhancing reflection when working with content and process

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Attending to the coach’s personal development; opening up new areas of competence for the coach

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Deepening coaching presence

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Building the coach's internal supervisor

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Offering new perspectives to the coach

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Increasing the coach’s range of interventions and tools, while being sensitive to the coach's learning style

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Bringing in aspects of coaching psychology as appropriate

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Giving constructive feedback and offering experiments and applications through which the coach can learn

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Ensuring that standards and ethics are maintained

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Working systemically – with the coach, the client and the wider field

How does a coach gauge the quality of a supervisor?

All Mind2Lead Coach Supervisors are all fully-qualified and experienced in coaching supervision, all are ICF MCC-accredited, and all subscribe to the ICF code of ethics.

Traits of our Coach Supervisors are what you should be looking for:

  • Significant training and experience in supervision
  • In touch with developments in the field of coaching and with current coach training
  • Knowledge of corporate life and organisational systems, and to the ability to ‘read’ organisations
  • Psychological theory especially as it relates to professional life and relationships
  • Sensitivity to the coach’s situation
  • Ability to work with different coaching and learning styles
  • Maintain the ethical and professional standards of the ICF
  • Be in regular supervision themselves

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.

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