Professional Supervision is best described as a confidential space in which to step back, take pause from your practice and reflect on work-related issues and the impact that they may be having on you both personally and professionally. It’s an opportunity to review the ethical standards of your governing body and how that might support your practice to further enhance your own professional growth and learning.
There is an increasing demand for coaches and supervisors who can demonstrate a high level of professionalism in their field. Recent research suggests a large increase in the percentage of coaches and supervisors undergoing supervision as a reflective space to review their professional work. (Hawkins & Turner, 2017)
In recent years many of the professional bodies have advocated for supervision as a way of strengthening global practice. The 2016 Global Coaching Code of Ethics states: ‘Members will engage in supervision with a suitably qualified supervisor or peer supervision group with a level of frequency that is appropriate to their coaching or mentoring practice’. While this position is not universal, the ICF, the largest coaching body, recently strengthened its position on coaching supervision, actively recommending it (ICF, 2017). In its “Supervision Guidelines” (EMCC, 2016) the EMCC recommends selecting a supervisor who is themselves supervised.
I work full-time as an independent, inter-professional Supervisor providing Supervision to busy professionals in the Business, Medical, and Legal sectors. I seem to have an increasing number of other supervisors and coaches undergoing Supervision as part of their own ongoing professional and personal growth – which is a sector that I am really loving working with for obvious reasons 🙂
I would say that my approach is reflective in nature with an added focus on a solution or strength-based practice. My background is in the business sector and I’m told that the combination of support, education, accountability, and business nouse is extremely beneficial to my clients.
I have Post Graduate qualification in Professional Supervision which aligns me with the Australasian Association of Professional Supervisors (AAOS). I am also a founding member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in the Asian Pacific Region. Being registered as a Business Mentor (BMNZ) and being Genos Certified to teach Emotional Intelligence, ACT and Mindfulness I see all as tools for my toolbox – all of which I use within my practice often. This sits beside my 20 + yrs of business ownership and combined; Provide some pretty nifty skills when helping others with their professional practice.
If you would like to inquire further about Supervision for your Coaching or Supervision practice, please feel free to make contact for an obligation free coffee, phone or Skype call.
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