Coaching Supervision

As a Coach, it’s great to have you here with me; you’ve made your first step towards being a happy, effective, and ethical Coach.

We Care for Coaches so you and your clients can flourish

Coaching Supervision

As a Coach, it’s great to have you here with me; you’ve made your first step towards being a happy, effective, and ethical Coach.

We Care for Coaches so you and your clients can flourish

Get The Support You Need to Thrive

Are you a coach who is wondering whether to get a supervisor?

Coaches face many issues because of the work they do. Coaching effectiveness is impacted by your emotions, skill level, the relationships you form with clients, the context of your work, your hopes and fears and even the professional sector you are a part of. The support and supervision service that ZEAL offers enable you to work more effectively, ethically and with greater happiness. I can help you:

Work ethically and create best practices

Find peace of mind and the right way forward, whatever the dilemma.

Improve skills and be more effective

Take your next steps in personal development and focus on what works and matters with clear support and guidance.

Support your success

Uncover your superpowers! Dream, envisage and plan for a bright coaching future.

Flourish & thrive again

Let go of what’s sticking to you. Release critical thoughts, vent, unload, gain perspective, reflect, and restore.

My Approach

I’ve been helping people get through the dark places in life and find creative, fun ways to thrive and be happier since the early 1990s. As an ICF/EMCC/AC recognised Coaching Supervisor, a New Zealand qualified Health Coach and an ICF Certified Coach, I focus on creating a safe space where coaches can reflect, explore challenges, develop their capacity and zero in on what’s going right. I believe that one size does not fit all. I help Coaches shine by capitalising on their talents, skills and knowledge in line with their purpose.

Using Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused and systemic approaches, ZEAL supervision guarantees you’ll gain greater effectiveness, more happiness, broader perspectives and next-level support.

I care for you so that you can continue to help your clients flourish!

The 3 Core Functions of Coaching Supervision

Supervision is a collegial process, where the coach brings aspects of their coaching practice to consider with the supervisor. It provides a reflective space to learn from experience, share concerns, receive support, share success, gain new perspectives, receive feedback and guidance, consider ethics, and create plans.

It provides:

  1. An opportunity to develop your skills, understanding and capability as a coach. An avenue to learn about new models and coaching tools.
  2. A supportive space for you to process your experiences and check your assumptions
  3. A confidential place for discussion where you can expand your professional awareness and knowledge of best practices, allowing you to work with ethical integrity.

How This Works

Getting Coaching Supervision is as easy as 1,2,3 …

Schedule a Free 1:1

Jump on a 30-minute call and see if we are a good fit (no pitch). I’d love to hear about you and the fantastic work you do in Coaching. 

Get a Taste of the Action

We have you covered. Experience and determine how Supervision with me could benefit your clients and stakeholders.

Choose Your Support

We offer three unique options for Supervision so that you can choose the right support for you!

If you are unsure about what topics you can bring to supervision, I’ll share the typical themes we come across during our one-to-one.

Coaching Supervision Options

  One-to-One Supervision

One-to-One Supervision is a collegial partnership to help you explore your coaching work and themes. We investigate and consider all aspects of “the system” and your competency, capability and capacity to coach.  Think of this as offering both challenge and nurture, considering what you are strong at and your blind spots—a space where you’ll receive guidance and support in equal measure.

  Group Supervision

Each group (typically 3 – 8 Coaches) is designed as a small community of practice and a place for networking and professional development.  With my guidance as your trained supervisor, think of this as an extension of your learning space, where you’ll share and receive expertise and experience. Group Supervision allows coaches to share their ‘cases’ and other coaches to provide feedback or a response to support your thinking and reflection.

  Professional Supervision in a Workplace

Professional Supervision allows those in professional and leadership roles to reflect on and develop their leadership competencies and strategies. Think of working with a Supervisor as supporting you to review your work from new perspectives with the help of an unbiased, supportive and independent thinking partner. A supervision session can give fresh eyes to an old problem and help work through sticking points with new clarity and strategies.

Supervision will benefit you as a professional and your team, who quickly notice the positive ripple effects of this type of support. Often this results in less staff turnover, less conflict and more productive and cohesive teamwork.

Supervision can help to:

  • Explore your ideas- the new, bold or aspirational.
  • Receive feedback and guidance about decisions and work dilemmas
  • Acknowledge and handle tricky workplace feelings such as frustration, failure and success.
  • Develop professional skills and practices.

Are you ready to go to the next level with your coaching?

Jump on a complimentary 30 min one-to-one call and I’ll answer your questions and point you in the direction of what needs to happen next.

What They’re Saying

Client Love

“I gained clarity by diving into the different stakeholder perspectives and the wider ecosystem, “where do I place myself in that context and how does it affect me” –my thinking, my assumptions and beliefs about them and myself. I generated new capabilities by seeing my experiences as tools to help me -even the most difficult ones. I left the session resolved that I don’t need to strive for the answers or all the knowledge of the broader context. I could relax and come back to what I needed.”

Team Coach

“I felt completely stuck when I went into the session, but afterwards, I had two actions that I felt comfortable with, which were much better than before.

I also felt supported and relieved at the session’s end, rather than alone in my journey/struggle, which helped give me positive energy to keep moving forward with things.”

Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach

“I was able to uncover an excellent visual, using metaphors of where I am currently in my journey. I am a visual learner, so this fits well with my way of thinking and feeling. It has helped me explore where I have been and what is informing my decisions as I travel towards the next phase.”

Health Coach

“I felt reassured and safe –Sharon had my best interest at heart, and I felt supported in this journey of discovery into my coaching practice, that no matter what came up, I felt like I could talk about it.”

Newly Qualified Coach

If you knew you could get better, be happier and become more effective for everyone involved –why wouldn’t you?

We all have doubts and limiting thoughts that prevent our professional progress. So—here are some answers to some of those. Question not here? Grab a free, no-obligation one-to-one and let’s get your questions answered for you!

What is the difference between coaching supervision and mentor coaching?

One significant difference is that mentor coaching is often task-orientated, whereas coaching supervision is more about caring for an individual’s long-term development.

What are some of the most important aspects of supervision for coaches?
  1. Continuous learning –our renewal process for professional bodies includes a commitment to professional development. Supervision helps us identify where we need to deepen our knowledge, skills, and qualifications.
  2. Ethical decision-making –we work in complex and changing environments and are differently aware of our code of ethics and practice and the codes of other coaching bodies. As we grow in awareness through supervision, we can better practise with ethical integrity and professionalism. 
  3. Reflective practice –as we look back and reflect on our client sessions, we gather data and form a view on how to improve future action.
  4. To be the best coaches we can be, we commit to working on how we relate to clients and stakeholders, our ethical capacity, and our ability to welcome and work with complexity.
Why else is supervision essential to us as coaches?

Because we are professionals and just like other professions, alongside a distinct and unique body of knowledge, formalised training, an agreed code of conduct, continuous professional development, and a shared understanding as coaches of what “practice” looks like, one of the markers for a profession is some form of supervision.

What might we do in a supervision session?
  • Look at cases from your coaching practice and consider how to see, experience or approach them differently.
  • Notice and consider your assumptions, and uncover blind spots
  • Discuss sensitive experiences relating to the client’s boundaries or ethical issues
  • Explore what’s getting in the way of you doing your best coaching and how to deal with these issues.
  • Help you look again at who you are and how you see yourself and help you come to know that you are good enough and have the skills you need to be true to yourself. 
  • Ever had that feeling that your client is responding to you in a way that doesn’t fit who you are? Transference happens when a client imposes a significant figure from their personal history into the coaching space and onto you as their coach. In supervision, we help you uncover how a coaching relationship is impacted by transference, how to work with it and where change for the client may lie within it. 
  • Coaching can be a lonely profession where success is celebrated alone or not at all. In addition, as coaches, we often attribute all the success to the client, dismissing our role in the change. I’ll help you notice and celebrate your accomplishments and help reinforce your confidence and competence. 
  • Support and encourage you and ensure you keep your wellbeing at the centre.
What is a case in supervision?

A coach may present a case in supervision, sharing the key aspects of coaching or a series of sessions. These key aspects may include the session’s content (ensuring client/stakeholder confidentiality), the coach’s interventions, processes, tools, and models used, and the client and coach’s responses and reactions during and after the session.

What are some examples of topics coaches have brought to supervision?
  1. How do I complete coaching with a coachee?
  2. What if the organisation wants me to help them dismiss a coachee via coaching, but they are not saying it explicitly?
  3. Can I coach everyone in the same team?
  4. What can I do about a coachee just playing along in the coaching?
  5. What if I know something about their situation that they don’t know?
  6. I am concerned about the mental/physical health of my coachee.
  7. I know my coachee’s spouse; could that cause an issue for us both?
  8. How do I work with a highly talkative coachee?
  9. What do I do when I don’t know what to do?
  10. I’m a Health Coach. Am I allowed to keep records about my coachee’s health?