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Being a Supervisee – Preparing for Coaching Supervision

Many people think that preparing for their coaching supervision session is pretty simple. Just make the call to your supervisor and see what happens, after all, it’s the coaching supervisor’s responsibility to make sure the session goes well… right?... well, partly. The coach supervisor does have a responsibility to ensure that the supervisee is guided in the right way, by raising awareness of issues around boundaries and ethics, with the supervisor allowing a safe space for the supervisee to express themselves in a safe and non-judgemental environment and raise concerns that they have with their coaching and or coaching relationships. The power and success of the supervision session lie with the supervisee and what they would like to gain from their session and importantly what they would [...]

Coaching Supervision? Why is it so important?

‘At the core of continual professional development is continual personal development where our own development is weaved through every aspect of our practice’. (Coaching Mentoring and Organisational Consultancy, Hawkins, P & Smith, N 2006). In the past few years, Coaching Supervision has emerged as an essential aspect of being a professional coach. Counsellors and Psychotherapists, as regulated professionals, have a supervisor as part of their CPD to ensure they are working within the agreed protocols and ethics of that profession. CIPD’s research paper entitled ‘Coaching Supervision, maximising the potential of coaching’ (2006), sets out to answer the crucial question of what coaching supervision is and why it matters. The documents state that supervision is a: ‘Structured formal process for coaches, with the help of a coaching supervisor, [...]

How to avoid ethical dilemmas in organisational coaching

Ethics, boundaries, behaviours and attitude have an important place in organisational strategic coaching. Ethical practice refers to the standards of professional conduct which a coach is expected to uphold, whereas ethical maturity, at a strategic level, is defined as ‘the increasing capacity to embrace ethical complexity and deal with appropriate respect and fairness to all parties involved in a situation (Carroll, M, 1996). At a strategic level issues around ethics and boundaries can often be blurred particularly when operating as an internal coach or even as a manager using a coaching style. The question remains, can a manager successfully coach their team and maintain good boundaries? Issues around confidentiality may arise particularly if the member of staff reveals something which might harm them or others. There may [...]

Coaching in a VUCA world

How Coaching can facilitate business transformation in a VUCA world – A practical guide ______________________________________________________ Meet VUCA, the new normal! VUCA (pronounced voo–ka) is an acronym for: Volatility - things are changing quickly but not in any predictable way Uncertainty – past experience is not a relevant indication of likely future events so planning for the future is extremely difficult Complexity - there are countless causes to a problem, and they are all difficult to understand Ambiguity - the causes of the events at hand are unclear and hard to establish Whilst the original use of the acronym can be traced back to the US Army War College in the 1980s, the term was plucked from the archives by Judith Stiehm and Nicholas Townsend and is now [...]

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