Coaching Supervision supports coaches in being the best coaches they can be. It focuses on:
ensuring that they are developing effective working relationships with their coachees
facilitating their personal and professional development
developing their coaching competencies
ensuring that the their work and approach is aligned with the needs of the coachee and of the client organisation
helping them make the personal shifts that will enable them to help their coachees make the shifts they need to make.
Supervision can also support other professionals including mentors, consultants, advisors and trainers.
Coaching Supervision supports coaches in:
developing new choices when "stuck" in their work
exploring ethical dilemmas in a safe and confidential environment
balancing their responsibilities both to the organization and to their individual clients
learning new skills and approaches
acquiring new models and frameworks to guide their coaching
understanding the culture or ecology of organisations in which they operate
knowing how to work effectively within an organisational setting
controlling the flow of information, particularly 'double bind' information
seeing the coaching within the context of the wider organisational needs
developing their coaching presence by increasing their Self awareness and their ability to use their perceiving, thinking, feeling, intuiting, and wisdom in service of their clients and the systems they operate in.
The frequency of the supervision sessions depends on the volume of coaching work being undertaken, the experience of the coach, and the nature of their work environment. (The CIPD recommends that coaches should receive supervision at least once every 2 months or one hour for every 35 hours of coaching.)