Coaching Supervision understands that while the observable business of coaching is going on – meetings, contracting, outlining coaching programs, coaching sessions – it is people who do the talking and thus, who and how we are in the conversation, affects outcomes. This ‘who and how we are’ piece is mostly unobservable from the outside, but can have significant impact on effectiveness.
How does Coaching Supervision help?
A process of reflection with a Coach Supervisor helps the coach to become aware of relevant strengths and weaknesses and to become stronger and more confident across a range of conversations. CS explores and clarifies what goes on in these relationships and conversations and enables coaches to be intelligent about creating effective conversation in every ‘coaching moment’.
The CSA team bring huge experience and dedication to all their enterprises and I have personally benefited from their work.
-Marianne Craig, MCC
Coaches in supervision often refer to the relief of having time and space to think about particular aspects of their work and especially to think/reflect with a trusted colleague who will microscopically explore practice with them and contribute to their understanding. This support enables the coach to contain and resolve some of the more challenging parts of their work:
- their frustrations with coachees
- their concern that they are not doing enough
- the difficulty of keeping to a coaching contract when the coaching ‘flow’ is going off piste the undue influence of the organisation (often implicit) or of key stakeholders which might reduce coach effectiveness (power/disempowerment)
- unexpected emotional material either within the coach or in the coachee
- ‘ruptures’ in the coaching relationship
If coaching supervision sounds like something that would interest you, please contact me for more details. Opportunities are available in both individual and group sessions.