Coaching SupervisionReflective practice for in- and external Executive Coaches
“To be the best coach you can be, you need to know yourself really well.”
“Coaching Supervision helps to take your reflective practice to the next level!”
Definition by ICF
(International Coaching Federation):
“Coaching Supervision is a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients.Coaching Supervision focuses on the development of the coach’s capacity through offering a richer and broader opportunity for support and development. Coaching Supervision creates a safe environment for the coach to share their successes and failures in becoming masterful in the way they work with their clients.”
Definition by IECL
(Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership):
“Coaching Supervision is a systemic process for the ongoing development of the organisational coach in which personal, relational, professional and contextual issues arising from coaching practice are explored through reflection, action and inquiry.” “Supervision is a great way to deepen and enhance your practice through reflective dialogue and enquiry, resulting in increased capability and confidence”
Coaching Supervision is for you, when you:
Want to be the best Executive Coach you can be, providing best value for your Coachee
Want to build further on your self-awareness, self-actualisation and resilience
Want to enhance your introspection and self reflection skills
Are aware that most organisations require Executive Coaches:- To engage in regular Coaching Supervision, to ensure ROI from qualitative and effective coaching- To have a Combined Malpractice, Public & Products Liability Insurance policy
Know that as an ICF Credential-holder, you are also permitted to count work with a Coaching Supervisor toward Continuing Coach Education (CCE) requirements in the area of Core Competencies for renewal of your ICF Credential.
What is Coaching Supervision or Reflective Practice?
Coaching Supervision is not just some series of conversations. It’s introspection: deep diving, exploring and getting to know yourself better: What do you bring to your coaching and how do you support your Coachee, what value do you bring? And often, an even more important question to ask yourself is: What behaviour or belief might be in the way to support my Coachee best?
Coaching Supervision will help you build further on your self-awareness and self-actualisation and become the best coach you can be. Through reflective practice in your Coaching Supervision conversations, you will get a better understanding why your Coachee or you, react in a certain way during your coaching conversations. We are all only human and sometimes we can’t help ourselves to relate and/or to show our emotions/feelings on something the Coachee brings to the table, and that makes it hard to keep holding that safe and objective space for the Coachee.
What does Coaching Supervision require from me?
Engaging in Coaching Supervision requires self-reflection and is valuable to increase awareness, about how you can be present, most helpful and supportive as a Coach: And again, to be the best Coach you can be.
I will encourage, challenge, guide you and give you insights, but you will need to consistently do the reflective work to be able to instil and apply the learnings and finetune your coaching to that next level.
At times this will be confrontational, but always clarifying. Achieving sustainable behavioural change and/or enhancing performance and knowing how to maximise your strengths, will be the reward.
You can bring your coaching to the next level!
Benefits of Coaching Supervision:
Customised personal and professional growth as a coach
Opportunity to bring, discuss and learn from insights on coaching engagements, ethical issues, personal uncertainties and vulnerability
Opportunity to hold the space better for your coaching relationship, or to finetune competency and/or practice
Increased self-awareness: Uncovering blind spots and building greater confidence in your capabilities as a coach
Stretching to full potential - Increased resourcefulness, resilience and presence as a coach
Guided introspection and reflective practice for transformational insights and learnings
Reflective practice: Who's looking after the Coach? As an organisational Executive Coach, whether you're a part of an in-house corporate Leadership Development department or part of a Leadership Development Firm, or as an independent Executive Coach with your own Coaching business, it's important and beneficial to regularly reflect and make sense of all the coaching conversations you have had.
“How you coach and the effect it has on you and your Coachee, matters.”
‘Why me and how does it work?’
Why work with me?
My philosophy for Coaching Supervision is to provide you with an enriching experience, enhancing your approach and the effectiveness of your coaching practice.
I’m an IECL trained Supervisor and an ICF PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credentialed Executive Coach with 15 years of international coaching experience. I built two successful coaching businesses both in Europe and in Australia. I have coached leaders and supervised executive coaches from national and international organisations, supporting them to reach their full potential and helping them from strength to strength.
I’m specifically focused on turning adversity into advantage, meaning: To help you to make sense and turn around that what doesn’t work for you.
What does a Coaching Supervision program look like?
A Coaching Supervision program is usually 6x 1.5hrs Coaching Supervision conversations via Zoom, one on one.
To help you optimise your reflective practice you can bring topics on how you experienced your coaching conversations, your state of mind. I support you to reflect, analyse, plan and finetune your future coaching conversations, so you can be the best coach you can be and be better aware of what goes on for you. Reflection and “homework” during and in between sessions, will be scheduled every 4-5 weeks. Extension possible. Self diagnostics tools for further self -awareness are optional.
For more info and understanding of Coaching Supervision as explained by the ICF, see: https://coachfederation.org/coaching-supervision
– Reflection (Reflective learning to build and improve self awareness and insights)
– Anticipation (Analysis on how to optimise the coaching experience and outcomes for your coachee)
– Preparation (Articulate the insights and learnings for enhanced coaching competency for action)
– Action (Apply learnings into future action for the benefit of yourself and your coachees)
In short, as a Supervisor I will provide you with reflective learning to increase your thinking power & focus, adaptability and effectiveness as an Executive Coach.
Topic: How to be fully presence for my Coachee?
Approach: Reflect.. introspection…
Topic: What is needed to provide my coachee a safe space?
Building a trusting and effective coaching relationship with your coachee, and providing that coaching, being truly present and competent is crucial, which requires continuous development.
To establish trust and to provide a great coaching experience, you need to know yourself, incl your strengths and triggers of behaviour, very well.
That’s why the process of reflective learning from Coaching Supervision will allow you to coach with calm confidence, compassion and ongoing clarity.
As an Executive Coach we are privileged to build and maintain a trusting, supporting, guiding and confidential relationship with our coachees.
In these unprecedented times we are confronted with the many challenges and issues of our coachees, but also with our own challenges and issues as a coach and a human being.
That means that in order to provide a safe and professional sounding board for our coachees, we need to have a firm understanding and awareness of our own triggers that might play up, so that we can manage our behaviours effectively and be fully present and beneficial for our coachees.
Topic: How txx?
Approach: Learn how to xx.
Topic: How to increase confidence in my coaching abilities?
Approach: Strategies on how to set yourself up for success: how to create routine morning rituals, overview, tools, structure and priorities that work for you and create more headspace for strategic thinking.
Topic: How to self correct when I am under pressure?
Approach: Approach: Support with how to manage perception and expectations. xx.
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