Coaching Supervision and Reflective Practice

Coaching supervision is a collaborative learning practice between a coach and their chosen coaching supervision.  The process enables the coach to build their coaching capability, knowledge and practice through deep reflection.  The purpose is to create a safe environment for the coach to share their successes, mistakes and become more tuned in to the way that they work with their clients.

PACE have a small, experienced network of highly experienced coaches that can offer coaching supervision to:

  • Coaches that are just starting off in their professional practice (50-200 hours of practice)
  • Coaches with significant experience (200 – 1000 hours of practice)
  • Coaches that drawn on a range of practices e.g. coaching, psychology and have over 1000 hours of coaching practice

Coaching supervision may also stretch into other territory, such as support to organisational development and human resource practitioners, who may experience a degree of professional isolation.  

Coaching supervision may include:

  • Exploring the coach’s internal processes through reflective practice
  • Reviewing the coaching agreement, realms of the coaching contract and boundary management – client, coach, commissioning organisation (or other stakeholders)
  • Ethical issues and dilemmas
  • Uncovering strengths and blind spots
  • Supporting the coach in their assessment of ‘fit for purpose’ i.e. are they confident that they have the required skills, knowledge and have mechanisms for sign posting more complex work
  • Looking at all aspect of the coach and client’s environment for opportunities for growth
  • Offering frameworks to support the reflective process e.g. Seven Eye model

The benefits of coaching supervision

  • Increase self-awareness, particularly psychological processes
  • Greater confidence
  • Increased objectivity
  • Heightened sense of inclusion and belonging
  • Reduced feelings of isolation
  • Increase sense of resourcefulness
  • Identification of CPD needs
  • Developing a sense of coaching mindedness, business mindedness and psychological mindedness
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