The role of coach supervision in coach development
The role of supervision in coach development is explored and a number of advantages are outlined including the cultivation of critical reflective practice and self-development and the enabling of coaches to move beyond the learning, influence and models from the school that they have trained with. In addition, the authors suggest that supervision, from an early stage, builds confidence, encourages systemic thinking and enables learning about the management of complex situations including those where ethics need to be considered as well as understanding the benefit of supervision as a healing and restorative space for the practitioner.
Supervision for in-house coaches
The supervision of in-house coaches is another theme of the book, with the conclusion strongly suggesting that such programmes include supervision from the outset so that participants can experience the benefits straight away. For example, as mentioned above, being resourced and having space to think through ethical dilemmas as well as learning from others including regarding practical actions that can be taken with clients.
Finally, the book looks to the future: how supervision may evolve in the Americas and what areas need researching and exploring.