Peer Supervision / Co-coaching

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Peer Group Supervision

Regular supervision is regarded as good practice for coaches and many organisations now ask specifically whether a coach is receiving supervision before contracting with them. If it is good practice in the corporate world, we should also regard it as good practice for coaches working with private clients.

At kingstoncoaching we want to enable coaches to have access to a place where they can look at their coaching practice and explore issues they identify on which they would benefit from support. One way to do this is through Peer Group Supervision.

We use an Action Learning format in groups of 5 or 6 where group members are able to bring an issue that is live for them to the table and benefit from the wisdom of the other group members.

The Action Learning format we use, known as Solutions Focused Reflection, is quite formal and can, at first, appear to be too rigid but members say that there is real benefit and a freedom in knowing that your turn will come to contribute and no one member can dominate the discussion.

All Associate and Student members of kingstoncoaching are eligible to join a Supervision Group and for more information please contact Nigel Pacey on: nigel@huntcliff.org.uk

Co-coaching

Another format we use to benefit from the coaching expertise of fellow coaches is Co-coaching. This is where a group of 3 coaches will take turns to coach, be coached and to observe coaching.

There are a number of benefits that coaches gain from this format:

  • Each person has the opportunity to receive coaching on an issue of their choice, usually for about 30 minutes
  • They are able to experience and to observe the coaching style of the other 2 coaches
  • They get high quality feedback on their own coaching style
  • They are able to help their fellow coaches by giving feedback on their style

In effect, it is a Win/Win/Win situation.

All Associate and Student members of kingstoncoaching are eligible to join a Co-coaching group and for more information please contact Nigel Pacey on: nigel@huntcliff.org.uk