Those of us who are professional Coaches are responsible for our own Continuing Professional Development, but what do you know of ‘Mindfulness’, ‘Provocative coaching’ or ‘Brain based Coaching’ ? These are but three of the more recent techniques being discussed and increasingly practiced in our Craft. As we become more experienced in our chosen field we will encounter an ever increasing number of techniques, tools and models and we will wish to use these new ‘learnings’ with our clients; however, we must be mindful that whatever we do with our coaching encounter it must be in the interests of the client/coachee and not principally for our own benefit; this comes as a consequence of that encounter.
Engaging in ‘supervision’ is now widely accepted as essential for a professional coach whether operating within an organisation or as an independent/external coach. ‘Supervision’ provides a coach with support for their ‘resourcing’, ‘development’ and a ‘health check’ on the quality of their practice.
If you currently do not have a Supervisor and intend to develop your practice, seriously consider exploring such a relationship. If you just wish to learn more about the workings of a Supervisor or a ‘supervision group’ and what it entails, get in touch to have a chat.
If you already have supervision and have had the same Supervisor for an extended time, are you getting too familiar ? Is it time for a change ?