Supervision for Coaches

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 ?


About adob4sight

I am a coach, facilitator, and coach supervisor who works with key decision makers in business as well as private individuals, helping them maximise performance at work or in their lives outside the workplace. At 4sight Communications we work predominently with individuals in a one-to-one relationship facilitating the adaption of behaviours and attitudes to improve performance. Particular areas around which assistance is sought are: communications, leadership, relationships, work/life balance, addressing change and conflict, time management, goal setting and clarifiation of values. We also conduct team facilitation and coaching for middle ranking and senior teams of up to 10 persons. We are qualified to administer and interpret a series of psychometric assessments - ranging from 'personality profiling' to measuring an individual's 'mental toughness quotient'. All assessments are followed up with one-to-one sessions clarifying and facilitating areas indentified for development. One of the psychometrics used can be adapted for the recruitment of senior staff with the organisation able to input criteria for a particular post. We have qualified coaching supervisors who will provide a service for both professional coaches as well as 'internal company' coaches to ensure that not only the coach his/herself is properly developed, but also the interests of the client/coachee are served and ethics are adhered to. If you are interested in any of the 'above', get in touch !
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