Coaches tend to be client-centered—hyper-focused on guiding our clients to produce the results they value most.
But who supports the coach? Who helps us to grow and continually improve our client outcomes?
That’s what Coaching Supervision is all about. A Coach Supervisor is a certified executive coach trained to support other coaches. We create a “space” for the coach to reflect, debrief confidentially, hone our skills and become aware of unconscious bias when it arises.
I’ve personally derived great value from working with my Coach Supervisor and have seen it reflected in my clients’ results. Which is why, in addition to my PCC credential, I am a certified European Mentoring Coaching Council (EMCC)/European Supervision Quality Award (ESQA) Coach Supervisor—one of the few in the U.S.
Coach Supervision is becoming the norm in Europe to ensure continuing professional development (while maintaining high coaching standards) and I believe it will become increasingly popular in the U.S.