The new coach’s development, emerging coaching style and confidence in their practice are greatly enhanced through investing in supervision of their professional practice. Supervision also evidences for clients, a commitment to professionalism in a growing and competitive field. I understand the specific learning challenges and needs of emerging coaches; from initial practise to practice development and my approach is based on my insights from supervising many new coaches and my own experience of what worked for me in the supervision I had myself when I was a new coach. Three key areas which I believe has the greatest impact on the learning and development of the new coach:
- Knowing Self – increasing self-awareness provides a check for new coaches to avoid projecting their own thoughts, opinions and limiting beliefs on their client and identifying where these, self-talk and emotional triggers may be holding them back;
- Exploring Self – supporting new coaches from early on in their career to work through their own reflections creates greater resolution and learning and builds early confidence in their own judgement and insight;
- Being Self – encouraging new coaches to be congruent in their own coaching approach and style creates coaching presence and authenticity.