“It’s just another coaches selling to other coaches scam”
Myths like this, and a number of other assumptions and fears, still exist around supervision in the coaching profession, resulting in a significant number of coaches not experiencing the benefits that good supervision could bring to their practice.
How better to debunk some of the myths than to take supervision to a gathering of coaches? So thought Leanne Lowish, a CSA Coaching Supervision Diploma Tutor, who decided to take a Coaching Supervision Fishbowl to the London Coaching Group last month
Ably supported by no fewer than ten other supervisors trained by CSA over the last four years, Leanne facilitated an informative evening with the emphasis on giving coaches a supervision experience as well as exploring questions, views and attitudes towards coach supervision.
A number of coaches took advantage of a face-to-face taster of supervision; others closely observed and explored a coach in supervision. Jackie Arnold very ably demonstrated the Magic Box technique to illustrate the use of creativity in supervision with Neil Williams.
Participants enthusiastically entered a prize draw devised by Anne Pink, who couldn’t attend the event, in which Anne and other supervisors offered some free telephone supervision tasters.
A fun, energy-filled session was had with lively discussions and valuable insights. For us supervisors it was a wonderful demonstration of the CSA community spirit. A dozen supervisors, many of whom had not met, collaborating seamlessly and successfully around our shared passion for supervision.
As a result, a group of coaches left not only more informed about, and open, to supervision, but as Leanne says, “I felt a feeling of warmth, learning, reflecting and lightheartedness in the room at the end.” A pretty good outcome!
Lynne Cooper CSA Accredited Supervisior