Time to reflect
Who works with a coach supervisor?
- Coaches who are working with clients!
- Coaches interested in their further learning and self–development, who want to build on their skills, improve their self awareness and be the best they can be.
- Coaches required by their professional bodies or work providers to have supervision in order to meet quality standards.
“Supervision is an opportunity to bring someone back to their own mind, to show them how good they can be.” ~ Nancy Kline
- Would you like to take some time to discuss and reflect on your work with your clients?
- Are you feeling supported in your coaching practice — practically and emotionally?
- Would you like to expand your coaching skills and learn some new techniques?
- Who are you as a coach?
- How would increased self–awareness assist you in your work?
What does Super–vision provide?
- Deep conversations where you can review and reflect on your work with your clients, celebrate your successes, increase your confidence and self-awareness.
- New perspectives, interventions and insights in a learning environment, that can strengthen your foundations as a coach.
- The promotion of professional standards, ethics, self-regulation and good practice.
How you will benefit from regular Super–vision sessions?
- Through increasing your self–awareness you trust your instincts more, develop your psychological mindedness, build your internal supervisor, understand your reactions to your clients and what triggers you.
- It can be lonely being a self-employed coach — so share your successes, feel reassured about your work and be supported in your further learning and development
- Deepen your coaching presence and your working alliance with your clients.
- Develop your coaching skills, techniques and strategies, so you can be more effective and confident.
- Taking time to reflect in a safe space allows you to unpack any situations with clients where you feel stuck so that you can move forward.
- Ensure best practice, demonstrate quality assurance to your work providers and your commitment to your ongoing professional development
“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
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.”
“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
How do we get started?
- You contact me for 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 can be one hour or 90 minutes.
- All fees are payable in advance of the sessions. Payment can be made either by cheque or by bank transfer.
Jackie’s qualifications, experience and approach
- I am a qualified coach supervisor, having trained with the Coaching Supervision Academy in 2008.
- In 2001, I founded Transitions Life Coaching, a successful business specialising in personal and career coaching, and I have also been providing mentoring services since 2005.
- I have a psychology degree from The Open University.
- Throughout the super–vision sessions, I provide a contemplative approach that gives you a safe, confidential space to reflect on your work with your clients. I use a wide range of techniques and tools, drawing on my many years of experience and training, including the Karpman Drama Triangle, clean language, the full spectrum model, somatic coaching and narrative coaching.
- And yes, before you ask – I do have my own coaching supervisor!
- “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
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For further information about my super-vision or mentor coaching services, or to book your coaching sessions:
Call me now on 01425 472354 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Although I am based in Hampshire, England, I work by phone and Skype with individuals throughout the UK and Europe