We were asked if we could provide a new supervisor for the group, who had worked with another provider for some time. There had been some concerns expressed about the style of supervision which was taking place.
During a chemistry session between the team and our supervisor, we sought to understand what was needed by the individuals and the collective. We explored how we might form a working alliance focussed on their personal and collective development needs.
The team was very experienced in their 1:1 coaching and as a result, they realised how beneficial it would be for an objective outsider to support the ongoing development of this team.
We were able to provide 1:1 and Group supervision and also, a bespoke Group Coaching training program.
The supervision also included a Masterclass on Creative Coaching, which was a topic which really mattered to the team.
What we learned:
A group of coaches has a variety of different development needs and there are often common themes. The nuances lend themselves to deeper development within a group setting. Supporting this with 1:1 sessions is transformational.
The client was able to offer their team of coaches a qualified Supervisor to work with them in a variety of ways. As this started during and after the lockdown periods of Covid, we were also able to offer both virtual and in-person development sessions.
As the needs of the group were not limited to supervision, we were able to provide a different coach to support their development as group coaches, through a training solution.
Our relational approach also supported the development of the identity of this group of experts to become a team. Learning from and with each other.