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Ask yourself:

  • Would you like to take some time to reflect on your work with your clients?

  • Are you feeling supported in your coaching practice — practically and emotionally?

  • Would you like to build on your coaching skills, learn new tools and techniques?

  • How would an increased self–awareness assist you in your work?

  • Who are you as a coach?

  • Do you want to be the best coach you could possibly be?  

 

What does Super–vision provide?

  • A conversation that allows for reflection; providing understanding, insight and support

  • Time to think; space to explore, to review and reflect on your work with your clients

  • An opportunity to gain clarity so you can move forward accordingly

  • A way of accelerating your knowledge and increasing your skills

  • New perspectives and interventions in a learning environment

  • A forum to discover who you are as a coach

  • A collaborative, facilitating process that supports you in working effectively

  • A safe place in which to discuss any client concerns arising

  • The promotion of professional standards, ethics and good practice

 

"Coaching Supervision is a formal process of professional support, which ensures continuing development of the coach and the effectiveness of his/her coaching practice through interactive reflection, interpretive evaluation and the sharing of expertise." ~ Bachkirova

 

How you will benefit from Super–vision?

  • Develop your coaching skills, techniques and strategies

  • Deepen your coaching presence and your working alliance with your clients

  • Be more effective as a coach

  • Have support for your learning and development

  • Discover if you are sabotaging your work with your client — and learn how to get out of your own way!

  • Openly discuss any concerns you may have about your clients with an objective, trained coach supervisor

  • Understand your reactions to your clients

  • It can be lonely being a self-employed coach — so share your successes, be reassured about your work and feel supported

  • Be better placed to support your clients

  • Become more self–aware — develop your psychological mindedness

  • Build your internal supervisor, so you can check on your own progress

  • Be clear on your contracting process and your boundaries, and learn about psychological contracts

  • Ensure best practice, demonstrate quality assurance to your work providers and your commitment to your ongoing professional development

  • Extend your understanding of the psychology of human behaviour

  • See the bigger picture

 

"Supervision is an opportunity to bring someone back to their own mind, to show them how good they can be."

~ Nancy Kline

 

"When supervision provides a space in which stories and problems are seen as a gateway to a new dimension of reality, rather than merely as issues which need solving, for me at that moment it becomes 'passionate supervision'." ~ Jochen Encke

 

"The supervisory relationship is one that can be educative, supportive, growthful, challenging and collegial." ~ Julie Hewson

 

Why do you call it super–vision?

Julia Manaul describes this very well: "If you split the word supervision into two, you will see that it's actually quite an apt description. 'Super' can be defined as going beyond, transcending to a higher level or being superior in quality. "Vision" is when things come into view or having imaginative insight /wisdom."

 

Who works with a coach supervisor?

  • Coaches who are working with clients!

  • Those who want to increase their skills and techniques.

  • Coaches who are interested in their further learning and self–development, who want to be the best they can be.

  • Coaches required by their professional bodies or work providers to have supervision in order to meet quality standards.

 

How is this structured?

  • The first stage involves us having an initial consultation. There is no charge or obligation for this. I will be interested to hear details of your coaching practice, your experience, preferred learning style and your expectations, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • We will discuss your requirements and agree the scope of our work together.

  • Our sessions will usually be by telephone or Skype (although face to face coaching is available) and will be one–to–one so that our work is specific to your needs. We will discuss the frequency of the sessions — either regular sessions can be booked to provide ongoing support and development, or we can work together on an ad hoc basis. The duration of the sessions will be one hour.

  • All fees are payable in advance of the sessions. Payment can be made either by cheque or by bank transfer.

  • Email support in between regular sessions is included.

 

Are there any other costs involved?

  • Making the telephone call to me, at the time agreed for our sessions, is your responsibility — the cost of the call will depend upon your location and the telephone service you use.

 

Jackie's qualifications and experience

  • I am a qualified coach supervisor, having trained with the Coaching Supervision Academy in 2008. (See www.coachingsupervisionacademy.com for further details.)

  • In 2001, I founded Transitions Life Coaching, a successful business specialising in personal and career coaching, and I have also been providing mentoring services for the last ten years.

  • Through the super–vision sessions, and using a variety of tools including the Full Spectrum Model and Transactional Analysis techniques, I provide a contemplative approach that gives you space to reflect on your work with your clients and all areas of your coaching practice, that supports and challenges, and that enables you to be the best you can be.

  • And yes, before you ask, I have monthly coaching supervision myself!

 

Recommended Books

  • "Reflective Practice and Supervision for Coaches" by Julie Hay

  • "Quantum skills for coaches" by Annette Simmons

  • "Passionate Supervision" by Robin Shohet

  • "Psychological Dimensions of Executive Coaching" by Peter Bluckert

  • "Time to Think" by Nancy Kline

  • "Fierce conversations" by Susan Scott

  • "Creative Supervision" by Mooli Lahad

  • “Full Spectrum Supervision.”  Edited by Edna Murdoch and Jackie Arnold

  • "Coaching Presence” by Maria Iliffe-Wood

 

All the above books are available from Amazon – just copy and paste the title of the book you want into the search facility below

Super-vision Coaching

"Supervision is a place where a living profession breathes and learns, supervision can be a very important part of taking care of oneself, staying open to new learning, and an indispensable part of the coach's ongoing self–development, self–awareness and commitment to learning."

~ Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet

"Life is a promise; fulfill it"

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

 

Thomas Edison

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For further information about my mentor coaching services, or to book your coaching sessions, call me now on 01425 472354 or email me. Coaching sessions are available via Skype by prior arrangement.