In the coaching landscape, what is SUPERvision?

SUPERvision is a place which enables the coach or mentor coach to receive professional support and guidance in an open, safe reflective space.  The aim of SUPERvision is to develop the competence and capabilities of the coach, and to provide opportunities for the coach to process the experiences they have with their clients.  It largely focuses on: resourcing, restoring and benchmarking.

The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) define supervision as, “the interaction that occurs when a mentor or coach brings their coaching or mentoring work experiences to a supervisor to be supported and to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the mentor or coach, their clients and their organisations.”

International Coaching Federation (ICF) states that, “Coaching Supervision is a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients. 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.”

If you are keen to find out more, contact to discuss how SUPERvision can contribute to your professional development.

What broad areas might be covered in SUPERvision?

The list is not exhaustive, and SUPERvision may focus around areas of the coach’s:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Skills, knowledge and ability
  • Professional standards, ethical behaviours and ethical issues
  • Understanding of the patterns and themes developing
  • Progress in letting go of mentoring habits
  • Abilities in working systemically, addressing conflicting needs of stakeholders
  • ‘Difficult’ sessions or clients
  • Robust contracting
  • Parallel processes
  • Reflective practice and objective perspectives
  • Feelings around imposter syndrome and stepping into authority.

Why invest in SUPERvision? 

In short, SUPERvision is an essential component of continuing professional development.  It ensures an investment in you as a coach or mentor coach and provides an invaluable opportunity to actively reflect and evaluate practice while seeking guidance and expertise when required.

With a Professional Certificate in Systemic SUPERvision from European Council for Coaching and Mentoring (EMCC), Caroline Beckett MCC has a wealth of experience across sectors, continents and cultures so make contact today to find out how SUPERvision can enhance your professional competencies. To find out more about Caroline’s expertise please click here:

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