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Coaching Supervision

Advancing Practice and Changing Landscapes, 1st Edition

Edited by Jo Birch, Peter Welch


240 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-06-27
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To meet the "gold standard" of coaching and mentoring, as a supervisor you must not only meet the highest expectations of best practice, you must also provide the support, guidance and reflective space your supervisees need as a coaching supervisor. This "gold standard" is impossible without thoughtful, progressive thinking in which you seek new ideas and approaches to lead and inspire the coaches that you work with. Coaching Supervision is the perfect way to expose yourself to a variety of innovations in your field from a curated group of global thought leaders, offering a range of accessible applied research, practice examples, case studies, guidelines and reflective prompts, which together will help you bring pragmatic new solutions to current complex challenges.

The past decade has seen coaching supervision move from a rare and privileged audience to being a commonplace aspiration for the best practitioners. This book harnesses that surge in curiosity and provides a collective statement of our times. Each chapter equips us to face the demands of the VUCA environment. In turn, the book resources coaching and mentoring supervisors to support their supervisees – coaches and mentors who work with leaders, grappling with global, community and personal challenges, in this uncertain, fast moving world.

The book brings together pioneering research and practice and as such will remain current for many years. This book will be popular with experienced professionals who want to stretch and deepen their practice, keep up-to-date with current studies, challenge and catalyse their own thinking, and embrace learning from real-world practitioner examples and applied research.


"Coaching Supervision challenges us to reflect on the journey of professional supervision and what's required to navigate the pathway ahead. This new landscape incorporates cultural sensitivities, research and artificial intelligence and incorporates foundational footholds of ethics, models and relational ways of working. This book will both extend and embed vital knowledge." - Tammy Turner, Founder, The Centre for Coaching Development and Supervision, ICF Master Certified Coach, MAICD, CSA and AAOS, Australia

"The contributor list of this book reads like a compendium of current thought-leadership in coaching supervision. I am delighted to see writers (and maybe more importantly practising coaches and supervisors) from different psychological fields and backgrounds joining a rich exploration and explanation of the range of purposes and strengths of supervisory work in the C21st." - Jenny Bird, Executive Coach. Coaching Supervisor, BA (Hons) Oxford, ICF Master Coach, UK

"It's good for a profession's world to be jostled at its outer edges from time to time. It challenges us to examine whether we have begun to hold a "flat world" view of what we do and how much we might have invested in who we have become, as opposed to who we might become. There will be at least one chapter in this book that will jostle pleasantly and at least one whose jostle might not be so welcome. Both reactions are grist for the mill for supervisors." - Patricia (Pat) Marum, Certified Coach Supervisor, ICF Assessor, ICF Mentor Coach, Southern Arizona ICF Past President, USA

Table of Contents

About the Contributors, Series Editor Foreword, , Introduction, Jo Birch and Peter Welch, Chapter 1 Supervision and the Seventh Eye, Katherine Long, Chapter 2 Seven Simple Rules – An Alternative Lens, Jo Birch, Louie Gardiner, Chapter 3 Neurobehavioural Supervision: Applied Neuroscience in the Context of Coaching Supervision, Dr Paul Brown, Saba Hasanie, Dr Henry Campion, Chapter 4 The power and influence of the Unconscious mind, Dr Sandra Wilson,Chapter 5 Working in the Shadows: Pain and suffering in coaching and supervision, Patrick Hobbs, Chapter 6 A new dimension? Using Observational Data in supervision, Kathryn M Downing, Chapter 7 Attending, Daring, Becoming: Making Boundary-play Conscious, Louie J N Gardiner, Chapter 8 Extending ourselves as supervisors: stepping outside our cultural conditioning, Dr Sabreena Andriesz, Chapter 9 Moving from frozen code to live vibrant relationship - towards a Philosophy of Ethical Coaching Supervision, drs. Kees De Vries, Chapter 10 Supervision for Internal Coaches, Katharine St John-Brooks, Chapter 11 Guidelines for Team Coaching Supervision, Dr Alison Hodge, Prof David Clutterbuck, Chapter 12 Supervision’s Oasis for Leaders and People Practitioners, Elaine Patterson, Chapter 13 Supervision of supervision for coaching and mentoring supervisors, Dr Michel Moral, Eve Turner, Chapter 14 Co-Evolution: Exploring synergies between Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Supervisor, Dr Lise Lewis, Prof David Clutterbuck, Summary, Index,

About the Editors

Jo Birch brings 20 years’ experience providing supervision to coaches, psychotherapists and leaders. She is a passionate member of international professional, research and practice communities - previously Director, Coaching Supervision Academy and Chair, BACP Coaching. She writes and presents on supervision, ethics and cross-cultural practice.

Peter Welch is a coach, coach supervisor, thinking partner, and thought leader. As co-founder of AOCS he is influential in the coaching field; by supporting individuals and by contributing to organisations and publications. He draws on a rich tapestry of current thinking in coaching, change, transition, and leadership development.

About the Series

Routledge EMCC Masters in Coaching and Mentoring

Edited by David Clutterbuck and Irena Sobolewska.

This series is published in collaboration with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Routledge-EMCC Masters in Coaching and Mentoring provides critical perspectives in coaching and mentoring. It aims to avoid the overcrowded basic coaching/mentoring textbook market and focus instead on providing a toolkit for topics outside of core theory but are necessary to become a mature practitioner.

The series will appeal to those studying to obtain certificates, diplomas and masters in coaching and mentoring, alongside experienced practitioners who wish to round out their practice using selected essential reading as part of their continuous professional development.


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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management