This book locates 101 practical coaching supervision techniques in their theoretical context. It is organised into ten chapters, each reflecting a different philosophical basis for the coaching supervision work: Existential, Gestalt, Person Centred, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Systemic, Thinking Environment, Transpersonal and finally an Eclectic chapter.
With contributions and insights from leaders in the field, this book outlines the different philosophies and their principles and explains their application in practice. The book will help readers determine which technique to use and when, as well as offering a step-by-step guide to implementing or adapting it for their own work. With a breadth of techniques, the book will help all supervisors broaden their repertoire and ultimately become a better practitioner.
Accessible and practical, this book is a valuable resource for experienced and novice supervisors as well as their supervisees. It will inspire them to keep their supervision and coaching practices both current and fresh, offering a diverse range of techniques to experiment with.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Introduction, Chapter 1: An Eclectic Approach to Coaching Supervision, by David Clutterbuck; 3-2-1: A Reflective Writing Technique by Liz Ford, Affirmations and Alternatives by Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker, Arrivals & Departures with Picture Cards by Michelle Lucas and Charlotte Housden, Building Confidence: Authority, Presence and Impact by Julia Menaul, Capturing Journeys on a Big Scale by Michelle Lucas and Andy King, Deepening Reflection by Tammy Turner, Developing Behavioural Flexibility by Anne Calleja, Developing Coach Maturity by David Clutterbuck, Developing Courage: Naming Elephants and Speaking Truth to Power by Marie Faire, Dilemma Cards by Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker, Exploring Boundaries by Angela Dunbar, Exploring Relationships with Clean Language by Angela Dunbar, Exploring the Supervisee’s Client with Clean Networks by Angela Dunbar, Feeling Stuck by Anne Calleja, Fishbowl Supervision by Michelle Lucas & Tammy Turner , I am Part of a System by Tammy Turner , Issues, Insights, Ideas and Intentions by David Clutterbuck, Keeping It Real by Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker, Line of Enquiry by Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker, Metaphor Magic Box by Lily Seto, Making Friends with our Inner Critic by Clare Norman, Mentor Coaching by Clare Norman, Misfits by Michelle Lucas, Quiet by Michelle Lucas , Reflecting Through Action Inquiry by Christine Champion, Reflective Writing by Michelle Lucas and Christine Champion, Rehearse, Review, Repeat… by Michelle Lucas, Tammy Turner and Carol Whitaker, Rush Writing by Clare Norman, Seven Conversations by David Clutterbuck, Situation-Thoughts-Consequences by Carmelina Lawton-Smith, Supervising with Developmental Action Logics by Claire Davey , Supervision with LEGO® by Damian Goldvarg, Tapping into The Client Perspective by Lesley Matile , The Supervisor in ‘Tutor’ Mode by David Clutterbuck, The Three C’s: Contract, Competence and Client’s Best Interest by Marie Faire, Tree Perspectives: growing your practice through creative reflective writing by Jackee Holder, Trial Triumph Trivia by Clare Norman, Use of Attachment Theory in Supervision by Henry Campion, Using AI in Supervision by David Clutterbuck, Using Vision Boards by Liz Ford, Writing the Labyrinth by Jackee Holder, Chapter 2: An Existential Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Ernesto Spinelli; Deliberately Self-Centred Supervision by Michelle Lucas, Harnessing Self-Doubt by Michelle Lucas, Intentions and Interventions by Benita Treanor, The Value of Noticing by Diane Hanna, Working with Shame Using Embodied Coaching by Tsafi Lederman and Jenny Stacey, Chapter 3: A Gestalt Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Julie Allan and Alison Whybrow; Giving an Object a Voice by Michelle Lucas, Inner Noticing by Julie Allan & Alison Whybrow, Supervision and Sensing by Claire Davey, Transformative Explorations Through Objects and Metaphor by Sue Congram, Two Chair Experiment by Alison Whybrow & Julie Allan, Working with Blocks by Julie Allan & Alison Whybrow, Working with Gesture by Alison Whybrow & Julie Allan, Chapter 4: A Person Centred Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Linda Aspey; Exploring Congruence by Michelle Lucas, Supervisee-led Supervision by Louise Sheppard, Chapter 5: A Positive Psychology Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Carmelina Lawton-Smith; 5% Sentences by Carmelina Lawton-Smith , eMotive Cards by Peter Duffell, FeedForward by Carmelina Lawton-Smith, Give Yourself An ‘A’ by Clare Norman, Good News by Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker , Personal Strengths Review by Carmelina Lawton-Smith, Strengths Cards by Carmelina Lawton-Smith, Using Metaphor to Explore ‘at my best’ by Angela Dunbar, Chapter 6: A Psychodynamic Perspective: A Developmental Transactional Analysis Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Lynda Tongue; CHECKS Self Supervision Checklist by Lynda Tongue, Contracting using Four P’s by Michelle Lucas, Desert Island Fantasy by Michelle Lucas & Christine Champion, Discounting and the Steps to Success by Lynda Tongue, Exploring the Potential for Collusion by Michelle Lucas, Exploring Transference and Countertransference by Michelle Lucas and Anne Calleja, Focus on Feelings by Michelle Lucas and Carol Whitaker, Handling Relationship Conflict Using the Drama Triangle by Julia Menaul, Parallel Process by Lynda Tongue, STEPS for Supervision by Lynda Tongue, Using Time Structuring to Understand Intimacy in Relationships by David Crowe and Michelle Lucas, Chapter 7: A Solution Focused Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Evan George and Denise Yusuf; Sit in Three Chairs by Fredrike Bannink , Solution Focused Scaling Questions by Evan George, Sparkling Moments: Instances and Exceptions by Evan George and Denise Yusuf, Stopping and Starting by Carmelina Lawton Smith and Evan George, The Tomorrow Question by Michelle Lucas, Transferring Competence by Fredrike Bannink, Chapter 8: A Systemic Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Maren Donata Urschel; Mapping What Is by Maren Donata Urschel, One Step Towards Better by Maren Donata Urschel, Resourcing by Maren Donata Urschel, Systemically Oriented Questions by Maren Donata Urschel, Using Free Movement by Damion Wonfor , Working with the Seven Eyed Model by Michelle Lucas, Working with the Shadow by Clare Norman, Working with the Supervisee’s Dilemma by Damion Wonfor, Chapter 9: A Thinking Environment Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Linda Aspey; Dialogue by Linda Aspey, Rounds by Linda Aspey, Thinking Pairs by Linda Aspey, Chapter 10: A Transpersonal Approach to Coaching Supervision, by Hetty Einzig; Centring by Paul King, Healthy Self-feedback by Helen Reuben, Ideal Model by Hetty Einzig, Self-Preparation for Supervisors by Helen Reuben, The Two Dimensions of Growth by Hetty Einzig, Using the Outdoors by Liz Ford, What’s My Environmental Footprint? by Penny Walker, Wise Being by Hetty Einzig, Working our Sub-personalities by Hetty Einzig, Working with Emergent Purpose by Hetty Einzig,
Michelle Lucas is Director of Greenfields Consulting Limited, specialising in executive coaching, coaching supervision and the training of internal coaches, mentors and supervisors. She also supervises the MA Students at Oxford Brookes University, UK.
"… 101 Coaching Supervision Techniques, Approaches, Enquiries and Experiments is written for a primary audience of coaching supervisors, new and experienced. Lucas suggests that coaches may also benefit from the book, in developing their independent reflective practice. With ten philosophies and 101 approaches and techniques, Lucas’ book is a substantial addition to the existing publications in the field of coaching supervision. Its style, somewhere between a book and toolkit, will appeal to a wide audience in search of coaching supervision practices grounded in their own philosophical approaches."
Extract from a review by Francoise Orlov in Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, November 2020, 63-64.