Research Paper By Maria Paredes
(Coaching Supervision, SPAIN)
The present document has been prepared in order to be presented as part of the requirements to graduate from the International Coaching Academy coaching programme. It includes a brief framework on Coaching Supervision taken from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and then presents the transcript of a Coaching session of a Coach as a client which ends up on the reflections and value found by the Coach on this particular session.
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.
The value of Coaching Supervision for the Coach that ICF publishes on its website are:
- Environment for customized personal and professional growth
- Environment to bring ethical issues
- Environment to bring personal uncertainties and vulnerabilities
- Environment to bring boundary issues
- Diminished risk around ethical issues means diminished risk for coach and for coach's clients
- Opportunity to engage in a meta-view of client, competency, and or practice
- Opportunity to engage in a matrix view of client, competency, and or practice