As coaching supervision theory, practice and standards evolve, we see varied levels of emphasis on the person of the coach as a valid focus for the supervisory conversation. This raises some interesting questions, for instance do we believe that the coaches evolving personal growth is separate from their practice, or do we take an integral approach of 'self as instrument' where internal changes and challenges are also manifested externally and therefore worthy of supervisory focus?
This Master Class supports supervisors to explore how they navigate their own boundaries and learning edges in working with the personal and professional aspects of coach supervision. We will not assume any 'right' or 'wrong' stance, but rather use the Diamond Model (Long, in Coaching and Mentoring Supervision: Theory and Practice, Bachkirova et al 2011) as a framework for exploring the relationships between the person and practice of the coach. In addition, we'll use journey metaphors, somatics, systemic constellations and polarity mapping as ways of taking a multi-dimensional approach to the question.
Outcomes for the session:
- Refine your supervision offer
- Identify your learning edge
- Clarify next steps for development
- Have practiced a range of tools which can be integrated into supervision practice
About Katherine Long
Katherine is an experienced coach, facilitator and supervisor, with over 25 years of experience in people development. She comes from a background in cultural change, cross-cultural communications and developing intercultural competences in leaders and teams. Katherine has partnered with numerous organisations globally to support the health and well-being of the whole system (individual, team, organisation, inter-organisation), as well as addressing specific challenges.
Katherine is accredited through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council at Master Practitioner level, and teaches on the Warwick Masters in Coaching Programme. She is an international speaker and writer for the coaching press and recently took on the role of Chair for the Association of Coaching Supervision. She runs an ICF accredited programme Foundation Certificate in Team Performance Coaching, taking a team coaching approach as its teaching methodology.