SUPERVISION WITH A TRAINED COACH SUPERVISOR

Individual Supervision

One-on-one supervision gives coaches uninterrupted time to reflect on their coaching and explore their developmental needs. This personalized approach lets the coach explore the dynamics of the coach-client relationship and the way they are working with the client.

The focused nature is also useful for developing and working on insights that emerge over time. The supervision relationship is often able to support significant personal reflection at a deep level, is suited to dealing with patterns of meaning-making, and increasing a coach’s perspective-taking capacity.

Individual supervision

One-on-one supervision gives coaches uninterrupted time to reflect on their coaching and explore their developmental needs. This personalized approach lets the coach explore the dynamics of the coach-client relationship and the way they are working with the client.

The focused nature is also useful for developing and working on insights that emerge over time. The supervision relationship is often able to support significant personal reflection at a deep level, is suited to dealing with patterns of meaning-making, and increasing a coach’s perspective-taking capacity.

BENEFITS OF ONE-ON-ONE SUPERVISION

Internal coaches report that supervision with an external supervisor benefits them by:

  • Providing space to talk with an external supervisor whose opinion is not biased from being an insider
  • Being less inhibited than talking with another person inside the same organization
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of other coaches inside the same organization by sharing learning from supervision, creating a ripple effect
  • Developing a bigger, systemic perspective on the organization.
  • Reflecting on challenges in the role of internal coach
  • Understanding the influence of the organizational culture
  • Using new knowledge from supervision in discussions with senior executives and sponsors of coaching inside the organization

BENEFITS OF ONE-ON-ONE SUPERVISION

Internal coaches report that supervision with an external supervisor benefits them by:

  • Providing space to talk with an external supervisor whose opinion is not biased from being an insider
  • Being less inhibited than talking with another person inside the same organization
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of other coaches inside the same organization by sharing learning from supervision, creating a ripple effect
  • Developing a bigger, systemic perspective on the organization.
  • Reflecting on challenges in the role of internal coach
  • Understanding the influence of the organizational culture
  • Using new knowledge from supervision in discussions with senior executives and sponsors of coaching inside the organization

GROUP SUPERVISION

Group supervision uses an experienced supervisor to act as a guide and resource to the group. Group supervision typically involves a mix of peer-to-peer dialogue and supervisor guided reflection.

The value of this form of supervision compared to one-on-one supervision is the opportunity it provides for multiple perspectives on the issue under discussion. The value over peer supervision is the expert guidance from a qualified supervisor.

The opportunities afforded by a qualified supervisor enhance learning through direct observation and expert instruction coupled with peer dialogue. It is important that the qualified supervisor is trained in systems dynamics to ensure the smooth running of group sessions and to maximize outcomes for all group members. External input or involvement from those educated or trained in different areas or at different schools helps avoid collusion and brings an essential diversity of perspective. For internal supervision groups, it also provides a shared knowledge base, enhancing the development of all coaches, and in turn, an organization’s coaching capability. Similar to peer supervision, undertaking one-on-one supervision simultaneously is recommended.

GROUP SUPERVISION

Group supervision uses an experienced supervisor to act as a guide and resource to the group. Group supervision typically involves a mix of peer-to-peer dialogue and supervisor guided reflection.

The value of this form of supervision compared to one-on-one supervision is the opportunity it provides for multiple perspectives on the issue under discussion. The value over peer supervision is the expert guidance from a qualified supervisor.

The opportunities afforded by a qualified supervisor enhance learning through direct observation and expert instruction coupled with peer dialogue. It is important that the qualified supervisor is trained in systems dynamics to ensure the smooth running of group sessions and to maximize outcomes for all group members. External input or involvement from those educated or trained in different areas or at different schools helps avoid collusion and brings an essential diversity of perspective. For internal supervision groups, it also provides a shared knowledge base, enhancing the development of all coaches, and in turn, an organization’s coaching capability. Similar to peer supervision, undertaking one-on-one supervision simultaneously is recommended.

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