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Introduction

Internal coaches and mentors need support and continuing professional development both for increasing effectiveness and accreditation. Many organisations that have invested in developing a coaching culture have trained their leaders and managers to coach and promote coaching skills may not be aware of Coaching Supervision as a cost and time effective way to increase coaching effectiveness.

Coaching Supervision is all about helping coaches develop the capability to reflect on their practice and continuously develop through the exploration of their coaching work.

Coaching supervision is key to the ongoing development of coaches and the maturation of the coaching profession. The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), Association for Coaching (AC) and more recently the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as professional bodies have demonstrated the value they place on coaching supervision as a key part of professional practice. The answer to this question: Does this coach invest in coaching supervision from a professional supervisor? is fast becoming the single most reliable indicator of a coach’s commitment to professional excellence.

Why choose Transcend for Organisational Programmes

Transcend organisational programmes focus on “the 3-selfs” of Self-Awareness, Self-Management and Self-Transformation

In our work with organisations, we have had great success through integrating coaching approaches with consulting, facilitation and training. Our aim is to create awareness and movement toward sustainable behavioural change that creates value for your organisation. Transcend programmes are relevant, dynamic and tailored incorporating leading edge, multidisciplinary, evidenced-based adult learning frameworks in a systematic, creative process of setting appropriate goals, exploring options, discovering / challenging limiting beliefs / assumptions, taking “skillful” action and reflecting on learnings. Participants, whether individuals or teams, improve both their personal and organisational effectiveness through cultivating exceptional emotional and mental balance, thereby benefiting both the individual and the organisation.

Who needs a Supervisor?

Coaching supervision is for any practising coach, team coach, group coach or coaching supervisor. Recommendations vary for how much supervision is needed, but in general, we suggest quarterly supervision as a best practice. Mature coaches often say, “the more we coach, the more we need supervision and the more we have supervision the more we are aware of how important it is.”

Internal and organisational coaches will benefit greatly from coaching supervision as they navigate multiple roles, ethical challenges and seek to develop themselves as coaches. Internal coaches who have participated in supervision have found it an invaluable opportunity to strengthen their work as a coach.

Coaches in-learning might have access to mentor coaching/supervision as a part of their training. Many schools add this on for an additional fee. At Transcend we include it as a part of the programme as we see the development of the capacity to reflect on our practice as an essential part of coach education. If you are a newer coach then our coaching supervision may provide you with needed hours for accreditation or you may want an alternative approach to development. If you have completed coach training with another training provider then consider supervision with us as a way to expand your development.

Why Supervision for Internal Coaches and mentors?

External perspective:

    • A professionally trained and accredited coaching supervisor external to your organisation can have the conversations with your internal coaches that will support them in their coaching practice and development
    • They can help navigate the complexities of the various roles they play and the ethical challenges they may face
    • They can provide sponsors and HR leaders support in ensuring that your coaches are actually coaching
    • They develop the capacity for reflective practice which supports skillful coaching and coaching culture
    • They can help coaches and mentors navigate the inevitable tricky situations that emerge

Please reach out for a conversation with one of us if you are ready to grow through supervision or want a supervision style of mentor coaching.

More about Coaching and Mentoring Supervision

Coaching Supervision is all about helping coaches develop the capability to reflect on their practice and continuously develop through the exploration of their coaching work. An external coaching supervisor will help your internal coaches navigate ethical challenges of roles, deal with challenging cases and to stay fit for purpose. There are 2 common ways of quantifying the work of supervision provided by Inskipp and Proctor 1993 and Hawkins and Smith 2013. They are combined in the graphic below.

Formative is about the development of the coach or mentor. The focus in supervision is not about teaching, but so much more about integrating, extending and deepening. This often ranges from tactical to transformational. At deeper levels we focus on enhancing self awareness and the use of self. 

Restorative involves helping the coach or mentor access and leverage resources that they have, had or need to acquire. This includes dimensions of personal wellbeing to practical considerations in the execution of a professional coaching assignment. 

Normative brings us into the domains of ethics, professional standards, professional practice and value creation. 

As you can see, coaching supervision offers a unique and powerful opportunity for the ongoing development of the coach/mentor and of their practice. When a professional supervisor works with a coach, they will reflect together integrating these perspectives in service of creating value for the clients of the coach or coaches.  

Our Coaching Supervision Offerings

For coaches and team coaches - we often recommend a blend of group and individual coaching supervision

  • Group Supervision: groups are a great way to reflect along with other coaches and learn from one another and one another’s learning and experience. We offer group supervision continuously, as well as, some focused group supervision journeys. You don’t have to wait to join. Just let us know and we can invite you to the next session. 

  • Individual Supervision:  receive supervision in a highly personal, confidential and tailored reflective space from one or more of our supervisors.  We acknowledge the value of a deeper supervision relationship and also the value of diversity in your supervision experience.  

  • Team Coaching Supervision: Supervision is uncontroversially acknowledged as vital for team coaches.  Join us for group team coaching supervision, as a pair of team coaches or as an individual team coach.

Your Supervisors

Tony Dickel

TONY DICKEL

CEO, LEAD COACH

Tony teaches and supervises for David Clutterbuck’s Accredited Team Coach training programmes in Asia and the Global Team Coaching Institute’s Team Coach Practitioner programme.

CRAIG MCKENZIE

Managing Director, HEAD OF TEAM COACHING

Craig’s work as a Supervisor is flows from 14 years of experience as an Educator of Coaches (and Team Coaches), his work as a Coaching Supervisor and more recently a pioneer in Team Coaching Supervision..

Michelle Chan

MICHELLE CHAN

DIRECTOR, CHINA BUSINESS HEAD, LEAD COACH AND FACILITATOR

Michelle started her coaching supervision work with her corporate clients in 2015 and with the students of Transcend’s ACTP and EQA programme from 2017.

Tony Dickel

TONY DICKEL

CEO, LEAD COACH

Tony believes that the role of a coach is to provide a coachee with the tools to become truly “self generative” and “self corrective” through

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CRAIG MCKENZIE

Managing Director, Team Coaching Head

​​Craig’s work as a Supervisor is flows from 14 years of experience as an Educator of Coaches (and Team Coaches), his work as a Coaching Supervisor and more recently a pioneer in Team Coaching Supervision training (along with Professor David Clutterbuck, Dr. Lise Lewis and Tony Dickel). His supervision is characterised by his ability to link the practical to the transformational through learning and dialogue in strong and gentle space. Craig is known for his ability to balance, navigate and create the conditions for exploration and learning with humour, gentleness, strength, warmth and wisdom.

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Michelle Chan

MICHELLE CHAN

DIRECTOR, CHINA BUSINESS HEAD, LEAD COACH AND FACILITATOR

Michelle started her coaching supervision work with her corporate clients in 2015 and with the students of Transcend’s ACTP and EQA programme from 2017. She became an ICF PCC markers accessor in 2018 and got her ESIA (EMCC Global Supervision Individual Accreditation) in Jan 2020. Michelle has worked as a team coaching supervisor since 2020. She has learned a lot from both David Clutterbuck and Peter Hawkins’ team coaching supervision programme and has practised her team coaching supervision skills by supporting the team coaches who graduated from both David and Peter’s programmes. She believes and practises her supervision by supporting supervisees to understand better- both the client system and themselves- as part of the client system, and helps them reshape the way they work. She believes her supervisees have to undertake a journey of transformation themselves before they can help their clients experience the same change. Her work in supervision is geared to this end while always bearing in mind the context in which her supervisees are discharging their coaching duties.

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