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.
Our reflection sessions use images of the seasons to encourage self-awareness, drawing on the metaphors of each season as a way of relating to and accessing participants’ inner worlds. Although…
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’.
Human Resources seem to be increasingly responsible for the conscience of the company and for the health and well-being of the organisation, and are often required to navigate multiple simultaneous relationships with line managers, leadership teams, exec boards, and individuals. Whilst professional qualifications support employment legalities and important processes and procedures, it seems to us that there is little in place to support the personal growth of the HR professional as they manage a broad range and depth of relationships and boundaries with complex human content. Liz and Doug explain how a coaching relationship can help HR professionals.
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?