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Join Coaching Supervision

Coach supervision is a requirement of the ICF credentialing process. Coach supervision involves an accredited coach listening to some of your coaching sessions and providing professional feedback based around the ICF coaching competencies.

What is coach supervision?

ICF defines Coaching Supervision as follows:
"Coaching Supervision is the interaction that occurs when a coach periodically brings his or her coaching work experiences to a coaching supervisor in order to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the coach and his or her clients."


Mentor coaching vs supervised coaching

ICF defines Mentor Coaching as coaching for the development of one's coaching, rather than reflective practice, coaching for personal development or coaching for business development, although those aspects may happen very incidentally in the coaching for development of one's coaching.


Why do coaches need supervision?

Coaches are lifelong learners and need to continually develop their coaching presence and awareness as well as refresh their knowledge of the coaching competencies, ethics and standards.  Coaching Supervision ensure the quality and integrity of the coaching profession by ensuring certified coaches abide by the ICF code of conduct and coach to the ICF coaching competencies.


Can I get coach supervision even though I have not trained to be a coach with ICA?

Yes - We welcome all coaches to our coach supervision program. If you need to renew your ICF credential or if you have completed coach training elsewhere and need coach supervision you can enroll just in that course area.


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Africa Hands<br/>Career and Transition Coach, UNITED STATES

Supervised was a great experience, particularly because of the frequency. It was helpful to have that consistency of coaching and being coached with a mentor to offer constructive feedback, and also nice to hear other coaching styles. I look forward to coaching more clients in the area of career and life coaching.

Africa Hands
Career and Transition Coach, UNITED STATES

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