You will meet with your coaching supervisor at a frequency that suits your development. This will likely be once a month, but could be more or less frequent depending on your needs.
You can meet your coaching supervisor in person or via the phone or video call.
The structure of these sessions is flexible to allow you to bring your recent coaching experiences for reflective conversation.
We will look at various aspects of your coaching practice which will help you reflect on, understand and improve in these areas of focus:
- Your client situation
- Your interventions as a coach
- The relationship you have/are building with your clients
- You as a coach
- The relationship with your supervisor
- Input from your supervisor
- Your wider coaching context
- Management of the stakeholders in your coaching practice
There is no set order for the above areas, you will explore them with your supervisor as appropriate.
In more detail each of the areas:
Your client situation
We will explore the content of your coaching conversations.
In addition, we will also reflect on how issues are presented and framed by your client.
Your interventions as a coach
We will look at the interventions you made as a coach, review how effective they were, reflect on what worked and what didn’t and also discuss any alternative approaches.
In addition, we can discuss upcoming your upcoming coaching sessions, your session planning, your options for intervention and the impact they might have.
Your coaching relationship
We will explore the relationship that you are building with your coaching clients.
You will learn about the effects of the relationship on your coaching effectiveness and how you might want to change or improve it.
You as a coach
Often coaching conversations and client issues can prompt a coach to reflect on their own situations and generate ideas. Supervision in this area enables you to identify these thoughts and take action where appropriate.
The relationship with the supervisor
Here we will focus on the relationship between you and your supervisor. This will enable you to identify any behaviours and perspectives of being coached that you may have adopted or recognise from your clients.
Input from your supervisor
When appropriate, your supervisor will give you objective and unbiased input on areas of your coaching practice based on their experience of your coaching practice . In general, your supervisor will take a coaching approach but there are times that more direct feedback will be given to help you learn, overcome situations and grow.
Your wider coaching context
This part of the supervision will explore the effects the wider context is having on your coaching and the effect your coaching is having on the organisation in order to to adjust process and coaching practice accordingly.
We will look at your wider coaching context including the organisational, social, cultural, ethical and contractual context in which you conduct your coaching.
Management of stakeholders
We will explore your stakeholders and your coachee’s stakeholders as required to ensure you are managing them effectively.