What is coaching supervision?
The European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) defines coaching supervision as: “The interaction that occurs when a coach brings their coaching work experiences to a supervisor in order to be supported and to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the coach, their clients, and their organizations.”
According to the International Coach Federation, “Coaching Supervision focuses on the development of the coach’s capacity through offering a richer and broader opportunity for support and development. Coaching supervision creates a safe environment for the coach to share their successes and failures in becoming masterful in the way they work with their clients.”
Coaching supervision differs from coaching and mentor coaching. Coaching is designed to help clients achieve their objectives through self-awareness, goal setting, and action planning. Mentor Coaching is focused on developing the core competencies and skills required for coaching by receiving feedback from coaching sessions. Coaching supervision works on creating a safe space for the coach and supervisor to reflect on how the personal intrudes on the professional, the systems that impact their work, and how is the coach showing up with their clients. Coaching supervision supports the coach’s awareness, growth, and effectiveness.