SUPERVISION: STAY SHARP, STAY SAFE

What motivates coaches to access supervision? Clare Norman interviewed internal and external coaches on why they devote time and money to coach supervision How dare we [coaches] believe that our clients need a safe thinking space and that we don’t need that for ourselves?” So said one of the coaches I interviewed for this article […]

COMING OF AGE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF COACHING SUPERVISION 2006-2014

By Eve Turner and Peter Hawkins Coaching supervision is a relatively new phenomenon, arriving later than supervision in many of the other people professions and even new in relation to the short history of coaching itself. However, the past nine years have seen an exponential growth in the field. This growth includes: the number and […]

MENTORING IS ‘SMALL TALK’ WITHOUT SUPERVISION

Many mentoring initiatives fail, many mentors don’t know what they are meant to be doing and meetings between mentor and mentee are often reduced to “having lunch”, suggests research. Senior leaders working as mentors, and their mentees, reported that most initiatives were not very successful and the results disproportionate to the time invested, according to […]

CHAIN REACTION

Sarah Gilbert, Michelle Lucas and Eve Turner share their peer supervision research, reflect on their experiences, and raise questions for future debate Imagine our confusion when three qualified supervisors in a peer supervision chain received conflicting views about the appropriateness of this form of reflective practice for coach and supervisor accreditation purposes from three different […]