Coaching supervision is increasingly seen as an essential element of a coach’s professional and personal development and figures prominently in Coaching and Mentoring Codes of Practice.
Its primary purpose is to deepen reflection, extend learning and support a coach to test out whether they are working ethically and safely for the benefit of their clients and themselves. It also brings reassurance to the coach’s clients when they know their coach is engaging in their own coaching – ‘walking the talk’
Supervision can be 1:1, group or peer. All bring their different benefits. Working with a supervisor who is a practicing coach, as well as trained and accredited as a supervisor, can add considerable value to the process.
Why is supervision important?
Let some of our supervision clients speak for themselves.
What do you value about your 1:1 sessions with your supervisor?
“I come out of sessions feeling more and more confident about my effectiveness as a coach and know where I need to focus some more attention”
“It is a safe place for personal aspects to be discussed and resolved”
“I have gained some different perspectives on my work and some new tools and techniques”
“I feel I can confidently assure my clients that I am practicing safely and ethically as a coach”
“Testing out my practice in a safe environment with a critical friend ensures I can offer the very best service to my clients”
“It is great to sometimes just stop and have somebody else help you to reflect on your practice”
“Coaching can sometimes feel a very lonely activity. I am able to share at supervision things I can’t share anywhere else”