Coaching supervision is a formal and protected time for facilitating a coach’s in-depth reflection on their practice with a Coaching Supervisor. Supervision offers a confidential framework within a collaborative working relationship in which the practice, tasks, process and challenges of the coaching work can be explored.
The primary aim of supervision is to enable the coach to gain in ethical competency, confidence and creativity so as to ensure best possible service to the coaching client, both coachees and coaching sponsors. Supervision is not a ‘policing’ role, but rather a trusting and collegial professional relationship.
Association for Coaching (2018)
Coaching Supervision includes:
Supervision can be provided in a one-to-one or group setting, either face-to-face or virtually.
- analysis of client cases to open possibilities for new client interventions and coaching strategies
- reflection on the coach’s internal thought processes and assumptions
- revealing blind spots
- exploring ethical issues and contracting challenges
- deepening self-awareness
- brainstorming solutions to complex and challenging client situations
- appreciating and celebrating the accomplishments of the coach
- providing accountability with a sounding board for ideas