2nd September 2020

Mapping the complex territory of team coaching and supervision

There’s been a growing awareness for some time in the world of coaching and supervision that what happens in team coaching is complex, fluid, and often uncertain. I’ve been researching this area since David Clutterbuck and I conducted a scoping research study in 2017, and following that, I developed a […]
8th July 2020

Developing a framework of team coaching

In May, I led a virtual session with EMCC Global for team coaches, trainers and supervisors of team coaching to explore the relevance and usefulness of my map representing the dynamics involved in team coaching. The session was consciously presented as a dialogue, rather than a webinar, as I wanted a genuine forum to engage with […]
8th July 2020

Research into 1:1 executive reflection

I was really pleased to be the research supervisor for Elaine Patterson and Jackie Arnold, who have just released the results of their action research inquiry into ‘the Relevance and Value of 1:1 Executive Reflection to Leaders in a Global, Virtual and Diverse World’. The research came out of work […]
24th March 2020

Updated reading resources for team coaching and supervision

Since posting this reading list on 9 February, I’ve been considering more books related to team coaching and supervision, which are now included in the updated list below. In the current climate of coronavirus crisis, a reading list might not seem hugely significant. But I’m posting it because some of […]
26th September 2019

Mapping the dynamics of team coaching

In the past few years, it has become evident to team coaches and those who supervise them that the practice of team coaching often presents challenges that are significantly more demanding and complex than anything which emerges in one-to-one coaching. David Clutterbuck and I carried out an online research survey in 2017, […]
15th June 2019

Working with the parallel process in group supervision

In supervision sessions we are working with those issues that the coach chooses to bring into the room. The coach invites us to explore what might be happening to their client, to themselves, and between the two of them. Sometimes we stay solely with that which our client reports. At […]
30th June 2017

A survey into team coaching supervision

Late in 2016, David Clutterbuck and I set up a survey into team coaching and the supervision of team coaching. We presented the results of the survey at the EMCC Annual Research Conference in June 2017. This survey was stimulated by a project to produce the first handbook of team […]
30th March 2017

Individual coaches and multiple stakeholders

How does a coach manage the demands and expectations of multiple stakeholders while at the same time holding the needs of their coachee? When there are multiple stakeholders, what is realistic in terms of the individual’s goals? Indeed, how do we address the question: ‘Who is the client?’ In my […]
30th December 2016

Is team coaching really ‘new’?

As a coaching supervisor, I am increasingly finding that clients are bringing not only their one to one coaching practice to our sessions, but also their team interventions. The coaches refer to these projects as ‘team coaching’ but from closer scrutiny, there seem to be significant similarities with what have […]