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One to One & Group Coaching Supervision Service

Coaching Supervision

Support and Growth Through Coaching Supervision

Coaching supervision is critical for all coaches regardless of level of experience. Even the most experienced coaches have “blind spots”; aspects they haven’t considered and their own challenges. High-quality coaching can’t be maintained by a coach acting in isolation.

Supervision provides support, challenge and development to the coach, and quality assurance for the client and the sponsor. Benefits of coaching supervision include:
•    Maintain performance
•    Provides quality assurance for clients
•    Supports continued development of the coach
•    Ensures effectiveness of the coaching approach
•    Extends the skills and knowledge of the coach
•    A chance for the coach to grow coaching capacity – explore and reflect on real case studies in a safe and supportive environment
•    Supports ethical practice and high standard for client

Types of Supervision

BSC provides high quality supervision to individuals, groups and organisations. The following coaching supervision services can be provided either face-to-face or via Skype/telephone;
•    Observation and feedback
•    Reflective supervision
•    Development session
•    Group supervision for your coaching team
•    Open group supervision sessions for individuals to attend

Feedback From Supervision

“1.  What did you gain from the coaching supervision session?
First off, I gained the confidence that I am on the right track and that my style and approach is appropriate. So far I have only been able to assume that. Secondly, I gained further insight into how I might explore the client’s “reality” in greater depth with more focused probing. I also was reminded of the importance of “giving the pen to the client” in order to secure greater ownership of the summary and follow up actions. Finally, you gave me more encouragement to use the whiteboard in client sessions. To date, and in that session, I was reluctant to stand and walk to the whiteboard for fear of the whiteboard becoming the focus of attention rather than the client. Clearly there is always likely to be a point at which that could happen if I am not careful but it gives me food for thought. Particularly for wider use of “scaling”.

2. Will the benefits improve your practice if so, how?
Absolutely it will improve my practice. In addition to the practical steps that I can gain from those described in 1 above, I will look for opportunities for some spontaneous “mini-sessions” that might help to reinforce the client’s follow up actions. I shall also think about potential conflicts of interests that may arise between my role as coach and HR Director and its impact on maintaining neutrality and whether and at what point I might need to formally contract with my organisation. The session also caused me to want to work more on securing the client’s commitment to act (“will”) by challenging how realistic his deadlines are.

3. How could the supervision be improved?
I have thought about this long and hard and I really cannot think of anything that could have improved upon what we achieved… I think the 45 mins beforehand was extremely useful so that I could give you some background on the client and his issues. After the first 5 minutes,  I did not feel in any encumbered by your presence in the room and, from what (client) said to me afterwards, he was only marginally affected but he really benefitted from the post-session review with you. My only suggestion would be that I need to initiate regular supervisory sessions (perhaps once a month) by Skype where I get the opportunity to bounce off issues in between face to face supervisory sessions with clients.”  Director of HR

“Having a structured approach to supervision, with an external and objective stance, has had a hugely beneficial effect on my personal development. The chance to be able to talk through what has worked well and what else might have been better develops thinking and helps me to reflect on ways forward and gives me the confidence to try out new approaches.”  Deputy Headteacher

“As I have only been coaching for a short period of time and with a few clients, I don’t have a wealth of experience to draw upon. Being supervised gives me opportunities to check things out, try new things and get constructive feedback to develop my practise. It is always useful to hear how someone else might have done something and to gain ideas for next steps, especially when working with ‘tricky’ clients.” Teacher


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