Coaching Supervision

Coaching Supervision

(An action learning self-development process for coaches)


Coaching supervision enables the coach to be able to step back and get more perspective on their working practice. It can be seen more as encouraging the coach to get “Super Vision” and see more clearly the coaching relationship. Coaching supervision (CV) encourages development and growth in the coach by the use of feedback, direct guidance, challenge or role modeling. The aim is to engage the coach in active self awareness, development of skills and increased knowledge of theoretical models. It provides the encouragement and support to help the coach if they experience feelings of self doubt or insecurity.

As a Coach ask yourself:

  • Are you feeling supported in your coaching practice — practically and emotionally?
  • Would you like to build on your coaching skills, learn new tools and techniques?
  • How would increased self–awareness assist you in your work?
  • Do you want to be the best coach you could possibly be?

What does Coaching Supervision provide?

  • A conversation that allows for reflection; providing understanding, insight and support
  • An opportunity to gain clarity so you can move forward accordingly
  • A way of accelerating your knowledge and increasing your skills
  • New perspectives and interventions in a learning environment
  • A safe place in which to discuss any client concerns arising in your practice
  • The promotion of professional standards, ethics and good practice

"Coaching Supervision is a formal process of professional support, which ensures continuing development of the coach and the effectiveness of his/her coaching practice through interactive reflection, interpretive evaluation and the sharing of expertise." Bachkirova

How you will benefit from Coaching Supervision?

  • It can be lonely being a self employed coach — so share your successes, be reassured about your work and feel supported
  • Have support for your learning and development
  • Openly discuss any concerns you may have about your clients with an objective, qualified coach supervisor
  • Become more self–aware — develop your psychological mindedness
  • Ensure best practice, demonstrate quality assurance to your work providers and your commitment to your ongoing professional development

Who works with a Coach Supervisor?

  • Coaches who are working with clients!
  • Those who want to increase their skills and techniques.
  • Coaches who are interested in their further learning and self–development, who want to be the best they can be.
  • Coaches required by their professional bodies or work providers to have supervision in order to meet quality standards.

The Process:

Supervision can happen either individually or in a small group. A group format via teleclasses (action learning approach) in coach supervision has many benefits. The participants will not only learn from other peoples’ experiences, they will also get to develop additional skills. The supervision will ensure that discussion focuses on the process and not the content. This avoids any temptation for participants to offer inappropriate advice or make judgments about other coaches’ practice. Working with a group not only enhances the richness of the learning but helps keep the investment for participation at a reasonable level. The supervision group will meet on a bridge call twice a month for an hour and half. As part of the registration process, each participant will need to sign a confidentiality agreement, and will receive guidelines for preparation and participation in the supervision process.