Supervision for You
Supervision supports the Executive Coach's professional capability and integrity, enriching the quality and safety of coaching for the client and sponsoring organisation. So investing in professional supervision demonstrates a clear commitment to quality and on-going development.
Our One-to-One Supervision Service is delivered by Dr Michael Carroll in his offices and worldwide using Skype. It is available to all disciplines within coaching including of course coaching psychologists.
Michael says " I'm keen to provide supervision to you whether you're a newly qualified or well established. I seek to tailor your programme to meet your personal and professional needs and fit in with how you run your practice.
How will we work together? The way I see it is that learning is the fundamental activity in supervision and we'll undertake some analysis together to help establish your learning profile. This information will assist us in developing a relationship based on your learning style, approach and needs."
To register your interest in our One-to-One Supervision Service
Supervisors are primarily facilitators of reflection
The following highlight the most important aspects of supervision and its purpose
- Experiential learning is the heart of supervision. The coaching work becomes the vehicle for learning (learning from doing).
- Supervisors facilitate supervisee learning.
- Learning in supervision is transformational (not just transmissional).
- Learning is for the future (what do we need to do the work better when we return to it?)
- Learning includes finding a voice so that coaching psychologists can articulate what they do and why they do it the way they do.
- Supervision is conversation-based learning. In a thoughtful and reflective dialogue learning takes place
- Supervision moves from 'I'-learning to 'we'-learning.
Supervision leads to better coaching
In particular, supervision offers benefits for executive coaches who have to manage the impact of third parties in their coaching relationships -
- It offers protection to clients (cases are reviewed).
- It provides a forum to consider and hold the tensions that emerge from the needs of various stakeholders in the coaching arrangement (the company, the coachee, the profession).
- It helps manage the flow of information within the whole system (confidentially, who talks to whom).
- It supports supervisees make appropriate ethical decisions in organisational contexts.
- It helps coaches deal with records, statistics, reports and how to communicate these to organisations.
- It facilitates coaches to understand and manage the parallel process within organisations.
- It generates clear contracts with all (these will include two-way, threeway and sometimes four-way contracts).
Benefits of Supervision for the Supervisee
- It helps practitioners identify their strengths and weaknesses
- It alerts practitioners to ethical and professional issues in their work and creates ethical watchfulness
- It allows practitioners to measure the impact of their coaching work on their lives and to identify their personal reactions to their professional work.
- It updates practitioners to the best in psychological innovation, insights and research.