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, [...]

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