Coaching Supervision

One-to-one Supervision

Coach Mentoring can provide experienced supervisors to provide a regular space to other coaches on an individual or group basis to reflect upon the content and process of their work: The supervision will support the coaches:

  • Coaching SupervisionTo develop understanding and skills within their coaching work
  • To receive information and another perspective concerning their work
  • To receive both content and process feedback
  • To be validated and supported both as a person and as a professional
  • To ensure that as a person and as a professional they are not left unnecessarily carrying difficulties, problems and projections alone
  • To plan and utilize personal and professional resources better
  • To be proactive rather than reactive
  • To ensure quality of coaching work

Benefits of Supervision

Benefits of Coaching SupervisionThe Association for Coaching’s 2007 survey into supervision detail the top five benefits of supervision as:

  • Providing a basis for learning and development
  • An opportunity to discuss ethical issues
  • A trusting and open relationship
  • Maintenance and sustainability of practice
  • Opportunities to increase creativity.

Group Supervision

Group supervision can be a more cost effective option and one where there is a much greater chance that someone will be brave enough to name ‘the elephant in the room’ that is culturally unmentionable because of shared assumptions and beliefs.

Bringing coaches together (either face-to-face or virtually) fosters a feeling of camaraderie and mutual support, where coaches learn together rather than operating in lonely isolation. There is also a potential organizational benefit, as the supervisor will inevitably encounter recurring issues and themes, which can be fed back on a non-attributable basis.

Supervision in mentoring

Coach Mentoring also support mentors with supervision, get in touch to find out more.

Our team

Many of our team offer supervision support — find out more about them here.

What makes a good Supervisor?

One of the biggest obstacles to effective coaching supervision is the supervisee’s fear that they will be judged or criticized by the supervisor. So good supervisors must help supervisees feel at ease with the process and create a safe and containing atmosphere where they feel valued and understood. Unless this space is created, it is unlikely that the coach is going to be open to challenge or critical feedback.

Other qualities and attributes that we look for in a good supervisor are a passion for learning, flexibility, humour and an ability to see situations from multiple perspectives, combined with a sensitivity to wider organizational issues. For a group supervisor, group process awareness and facilitation skills are also a pre-requisite.

Benefits of Group Supervision

  • It allows coaches who might have quite different approaches to mix and open up their work to one another
  • There is greater scope for creativity and experimentation in a group; for example group members might take it in turns to supervise one another and then offer feedback on both the content and process of the supervision
  • Group supervision increases accountability
  • More cost effective!

For more information about how we can help with coaching supervision, please contact us today, or send a quick enquiry: