While keeping a focus on the need for practical actions as an outcome of coaching, I have a particular interest in supporting my clients to find meaning in their work and a richer and more productive sense of their own excellence.
I have worked with clients on a wide range of agendas in a diversity of work contexts. These include, for example:
- developing increasing strategic capability
- managing critical working relationship to produce better outcomes
- becoming a more effective and confident people manager
- transitioning into new roles
- gaining clarity on professional goals and life-work balance
- performance anxiety, job overwhelm and time management
- working with a neuro-diverse condition to become more effective and resourceful in the workplace.
At the heart of my supervision practice is the aim of creating a collaboration which builds the coach’s own capacity for reflection, on how they coach and who they are when they coach.
The nature of this collaboration depends closely on the stage the coach has reached in their professional development, so that the coach can experience a balance of support, challenge and guidance, of direction and reflection that works best for them.
I’ve worked with coaches on a wide range of supervision agendas, broad and specific including:
- practical and ethical matters around contracting
- learning about or signposting towards new techniques and tools
- the complexities of particular client case
- working with what arises in the direct experience of being with a client
- problematic or intriguing themes that have arisen in a coach’s practice
- where to go next with your coaching …
I provide supervision for individuals and for groups
An Action Learning Set is a group of people who have chosen to come together to work on the organisational challenges they face.
For the Action part, each member of the Set brings something that is real and current from their work, something which they would like to be different and which has a complexity and ambiguity requiring more than a yes-no resolution. For the Learning part, each member undertakes to research and experiment, seek out new information and try something new, that is related to solving their challenge.
As an Action Learning Set facilitator, I manage the process of reflection and challenge, working with all the Set to maximise the benefits each member can take away.
Getting out of the Way: an introduction to Clean Language for coaches
Clean Language is an approach to facilitating change that is being used by an increasing number of coaches of all kinds. Created by therapist David Grove, it places great emphasis on two things: the importance of not contaminating the client’s process with your own; and the central function of metaphor in how we think and feel and make sense of our experience.
I run an introductory workshop in-house for organisations with internal coaching pools and for communities of networked internal coaches, as well as offering occasional open workshops.