Welcome to our first of our bi-monthly newsletters; this one is celebrating the launch of the Coaching Supervision Academy website. We are very excited about the new website and we hope you like it.
This has been a busy year for CSA as we have not only built the website, but have presented on our favourite topic – Coaching Supervision – for several organizations and conferences. See the CSA Community Blog for a report on presentation at OCM in July.
We have been busy writing too and Coaching at Work will publish one of our articles in the Nov/Dec edition – do look out for it: “Who You Are is How You Coach”.
Here’s a taster:
‘Every client, whether they are aware of it or not, is affected by ‘who we are’ as we engage with them. Our presence, in the most subtle ways, has a powerful effect and can create either marvelous or cramped conversations. As coaching and supervision training develops, there is an increased focus on developing the presence and person of the coach. The capacity to ‘be with’ clients, to attend fully to the whole field of relationships in which coaching is occurring, greatly increases the possibilities for learning and resourcefulness in sessions.’
We will be posting some of the feed back from the conferences which we attended, on our blog page – so if you are interested do watch that space.
Following the recent graduation of our last cohort of coaching supervision students, the CSA Graduate Community is now some 65 strong and we are delighted at how the Community is growing. Keep an eye on our News and Events page for things that our graduates are doing and of course there is also the CSA Community blog, which will feature posts from our accredited coach supervisors.
CSA’s yearly ICF Approved CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervision course will be starting in October and is virtually full with only one or two places awaiting confirmation. If you are interested in signing up for this superb programme, you will need to contact us urgently.
In September, we will be starting up one or two supervision groups. One is a face- to- face group based in Brighton, and one telephone group that can of course accommodate participants regardless of location.
There will be Advanced Coaching workshops held over the next few months – again watch this space for information as it comes hot off the press, or check our Events page. The first proposed workshop is likely to be the very successful ‘TA for Coaches’ and will be held in Brighton.
CSA’s next conference presentation will be the EMCC 17th Annual conferences at Dublin where we will be presenting on CSA’s current hot topic –“Who You Are is How You Coach”. A version of this was presented at the BASPR (British Association for Supervision Practice and Research) conference in July this year and was very well received. If you are going to the EMCC conference look out for us there – we would love to meet you and make contact with you. The following excerpt will give you a flavour of this dynamic presentation:
‘What’s new about the topic is that concepts from quantum physics, mindfulness, neurocardiology and the work of Sharmer/Senge (TheoryU), are used to illuminate our understanding of self-as-instrument in coaching. This multi-dimensional look at coaching presence brings a much deeper sense of how the person of the coach affects coaching outcomes. The workshop focuses on what goes on within the coach as they coach and what goes on between the coach and coachee. This also touches on the development of valuable awareness about the coach’s Internal Supervisor where cognitive, somatic and intuitive data can inform and guide interventions. ‘
We hope that you have enjoyed this newsletter. Please forward it to colleagues who might be interested in the work of CSA.