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SUPERVISION: A GLOBAL VIEW

This new column series, curated and authored by members of the Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS) puts coaching supervision under the spotlight. This issue: Peter Welch and Jo Birch take the pulse of coaching supervision today.   Let’s begin by stepping down from the balcony, where the global perspective on coaching supervision has been recently explored (Global Supervisors’ Network, 2017; Hawkins &Turner, 2017; McAnally et al, 2019) and take the pulse on the ‘dancefloor’. For this article, we asked those in our network two simple questions: What are you noticing about coaching supervision in your region? What needs to happen […]

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A BRAND NEW BEAT: A PROFILE OF PETER WELCH

Peter Welch, award-winning co-founder of the Association of Coach Supervisors, has a passion for self-directed learning. It’s shaping his latest multi-agency venture – creating ethical guidelines for coaching supervisors. Liz Hall reports   One wet Tuesday in Sussex more than a decade ago, self-directed learning advocate Peter Welch was in a coach networking session listening to an Irish woman talking about coaching supervision. Suddenly the penny dropped – coaching supervision was the missing link. Looking back at that lightbulb moment, Welch says, “People talk glibly about aha moments. Well, I did have one. Boom! I suddenly saw the link! There’s […]

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