Doug interviews three experienced coaches about their experiences of supervision, what they value and why they keep coming back for more.
Doug and Liz discuss the variety of topics they have encountered in their Super-Vision groups. They explain how group Super-Vision can benefit leaders, coaches, and HR professionals. Accessing the collective wisdom of the group allows participants to realise the other options available to them.
Are you an expert in your field?
Have you recently been promoted to manage and lead?
Have you had to adapt and are now relying on your people skills and relationships more than your core expertise?
If so, I know how challenging that can be! Read on to discover a hidden gem…
“My finger was hovering over the key, my heart was racing, my stomach tightening into a small tight knot, my toes curling, my eyes looking away from the screen. What was going on?” Struggling to send an email, Doug is confronted by some old demons. He reflects on how supervision and coaching has helped him cope in these kinds of situations.
As a coachee or supervisee we can think we are ready to take a metaphorical plunge into a professional or personal issue with our coach or supervisor. We may even arrive in the session with great intention. And then find the water is just too cold and painfully uncomfortable to take the next step. Remembering a cold morning swim, Doug explores how we can create the right conditions for us to ‘take the plunge’.
Liz and Doug introduce their concept of Super-Vision for coaches: a reflective learning partnership born out of the upheaval of our times. They reflect on conversations they have had with various leaders and clients and ask: What does this mean for how our coachees lead their people? What does it mean for how we coach them in the emerging, evolving “new normal”? And how can Super-Vision help us adjust to and lear from this new world?
How do we empathise with and support clients who are going through bereavement? Doug discussses Dr Kathryn Mannix’s book ‘With the End in Mind – How to Live and Die Well’ and how Mannix’s suggestions have contribued to his own practice.
The last few months have created a “leadership pause” as we struggle to let go of what we thought we once knew and dwell in an unfamiliar and often uncomfortable place of not knowing. This is a space for rich learning and reflection. How will you choose to emerge as a leader?