How supervision makes a difference
Alison’s clients talk on camera about how their supervision with her has enriched their coaching practice. Supervision involves learning about process, technique and relationship, and it is about how to improve our practice. But more than that, supervision involves learning about ourselves as coaches. Says Clare Allen:
‘I’ve become braver about what I do, what I suggest, what I feed back as my observations. I have more faith in the experiments that I bring and suggest to clients, and my practice has broadened enormously in repertoire and confidence.’
‘It’s my essential motivation to learn about how can I improve my practice,’ ‘How can I learn about what’s going on for me, what I’m bringing to this? What’s my part in this, in this dance, in this interchange?’
‘I get to discover more ways of seeing what it is that is going on in my practice, and often what’s going on in my life, and very often what’s going on in the lives of my clients.’
’When I leave a supervision session, typically I feel energised, excited, rooted, resourced and enriched. Quite often, I can’t wait to see the client again, and wish I was just about to start the next session with the client.’
Thanks to Clare Allen, Gill Graves, Helen Mundy, Justin Wise and Lindsay Wittenberg for taking part in this video.
Alison’s clients talk about the challenges and fulfilment in coaching, and why supervision is important in their practice.