Coaching Supervision – your space and time
What is supervision? Supervision is a space for regular protected time for facilitated, in-depth reflection on your coaching practice along with experimental learning. It is recognised as playing a vital role in coaching development, coach resilience (‘bounce back ability’) and CPD. Supervision is for people who work with people. It is a structured process for YOU, the coach to reflect on your practice. Just as a coach can help maximise the performance of a coachee, a good supervisor helps maximise the coach’s performance through supervision. On a more human note supervision is an unfortunate word applied to this reflective practice and experiential learning, as the term ‘supervision’ has tones of being watched over and corrected. However if you split the word in two, super and vision, the process becomes clearer, super – overall helicopter view of your practise and vision – you the coach get vision or an alternative perspective on your practise. In order to ensure that the supervisee has a safe place for supervision and gains the maximum benefit from the supervision sessions Maeve uses (amongst other techniques) The 7 Eyed Supervision Model (Hawkins, P., Shohet, R., Ryde, J. and Wilmot, J., 2012).