For regular consultative support and development challenge
Supervision makes a major contribution to the development of highly skilled coaches. Professional bodies and international organsations demand coaching supervision, to promote professional and ethical practice and enhance results of coaching, not just to gain qualification and accreditation. Coaches at all levels are expected to have a supervisor and be in regular ongoing sessions together.
This makes perfect sense, since research has shown that taking the time to explore all aspects of coaching fully with a qualified supervisor leads to greater development and deepening of understanding, than the qualification programmes that form the foundation of practice.
If you are serious about becoming a great coach, you want a great supervisor alongside. From outset to successful close, we seek to understand your approach and context, give attention to your worldview, values and beliefs in your work with your client. You discover further hidden potential, alter less-helpful thinking patterns that occur in your practice, discover resources and get equipped to deal with challenges and opportunities alike.
Lorenza, a globally accredited coach supervisor and experienced master executive coach offers:
Individual coach supervision around your unique practice
Group coach supervision facilitated in groups of up to 5 people, to enrich learning.
Clients describe Lorenza's supervision as exceptional, transforming, gentle yet challenging. They report that they generate new clarity, confidence and proactive skill in their coaching and have really interesting conversations in the process.
Our purpose together is to:
Provide regular consultative support for you as a internal or external coach with a caseload in an organisational context
Discover how you can ensure best practice in your own coaching work
Raise awareness of self in relation to aspects of different client relationships and support you in thinking through implications and actions
Create a relationship where we share the highs, lows, responsibility, joy and honour of our work with clients
Increase the value of the reflection work you do, about your clients and your practice
Above all we allow learning to emerge and seek ways to apply it.
Functions of supervision:
There are four to cover through our conversations:
Formative, Normative, Restorative and Systemic. Sometimes you'll focus more on one element, but over the course of time, all will be covered. Consider the arc of time in coaching relationships, and bring cases to discuss. It's important to look at beginnings, middle sessions and endings. We will adapt to work with what is current, emerging or even pressing.
Lorenza has a relational approach. She creates a safe and egalitarian space through presence and listening. She employs questions, tools and occasionally information, as appropriate to your conversation. She has been an accredited supervisor since 2012, having qualified with the Coaching Supervision Academy. She is accredited with the International Centre for Reflective Practice for Supervision and with the Global Association for Coaching as a Master Executive Coach.
Lorenza will mine several perspectives for insights that enhance practice. The relational perspectives are loosely described by the pronouns I, You, We, They and It. We take the perspective inward and broaden it to the edges of peripheral attention and beyond. Lorenza brings an innovative edge, and makes thinking and learning exciting and then grounding it in something practical.
In real world networks, the relationships between you and your coachees, (and between them and others) will be mirrored in the microcosm of the supervision relationship.
Lorenza will lead you to explore, as relevant, the parallel processes in play.
In her role as Assessor with the Accreditation team at the Association for Coaching, Lorenza reads and thinks in depth about the different manifestations of coaching competences at all levels. She understands, recognises and can choose to use many different methodologies in her coaching.
Coaching is a broad church. Lorenza's interest in the function and merit of different approaches has led her to obtain training and certification in many approaches over her professional life. She has great skill in identifying your particular strengths to feedback, and areas to explore and develop. You'll find her curious and non-judgemental. Should you be preparing for accreditation, it is good to know you are in knowledgeable hands.
As Lorenza recently said:
"Are you willing to put in the hard-thinking to get the development and confidence in your practice it brings? Supervision makes that complex, reflective-work more joyful, more productive and accelerates the developmental process from other CPD work. It returns value by preparing you for the contact you have with your clients, improving interactions at all stages of the life-cycle."
Let’s move forward with even greater confidence toward supervision and better practice for all coaches, and accreditation for as many as possible of those who prioritise the reputation of themselves and their profession above and beyond profit.
You've developed your skills and been awarded your qualification as a coach. Now you must leave safe harbour and provide passage for others' learning in whatever conditions you meet as you go.
You're going to want an experienced supervisor alongside.