Why is supervision essential for internal and external coaches?

In this episode, Sarah and Gregor are joined by two incredibly experienced supervisors, Eve Turner and Carole Davidson to explore why supervision is so important for coaches to have in place, especially for organisations.

The ICF defines coaching supervision as a collaborative learning practice that continually builds the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients.  Supervision provides coaches with a safe place in which they can reflect on their practice and receive coaching about their coaching approach and support with any challenges, difficulties or ethical considerations.

We explore how critical supervision is for coaches working in organisations (it is starting to be used as part of the coach selection criteria), both for external coaches and those internal coaches who often face a challenge regarding boundaries as a result of working inside the organisation. 

Eve Turner is an Accredited Master Executive Coach and Coach Supervisor, and co-founder of the Climate Coaching Alliance. She is also chair of APECS, founder of the Global Supervisors Network and author of two books – ‘The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care’ with Stephen Palmer, and more recently with Peter Hawkins ‘Systemic Coaching: Delivering Value Beyond the Individual

Carole Davidson is an Accredited Supervisor and Senior Coach-Mentor Practitioner and Assessor with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and has extensive experience as a supervisor, especially of internal coaches. She is the author of the book ‘Flying Solo Under 30


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