Coaching Supervision and Team Coaching Supervision

Develop your capacity for SuperVision and resource yourself as a coaching professional through Novalda’s reflective programs.

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EMCC requires all coaches to maintain professional standards with coaching supervision. ICF recommends all team coaches engage in professional coaching supervision and requires five to ten hours of supervision – dependant of path – to meet ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC) requirements. ICF allows up to 10 hours of coaching supervision (CCE units) to be submitted toward credentialing renewal.

If you’re ready to deeply reflect on your coaching practice with the support of trained, certified and accredited coaching supervisors, this is the place for you. Novalda’s one-on-one and group coaching supervision options can help you to grow awareness of your own effectiveness, ethics, standards and wellbeing as a professional coach.

Begin a coaching supervision adventure.

We offer one-on-one and group programs tailored to both coaches and team coaches.

What type of supervision are you looking for?

What’s in the programs?

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Nurture your own internal coaching supervisor as you expand your capacity to reflect on past, present and future.
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Grow your confidence with a systemic look at your coaching practice, seeing more of your strengths, challenges and areas for growth.
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Develop your ethical maturity, clarifying whether you are using appropriate strategies and ethical practices with your clients.
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Become more aware of the dynamics of the coach-client relationship, and gain perspective on how to support yourself and your clients through challenging situations.
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Refresh and renew yourself and your coaching practice as you connect to source in the company of your peers.
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Add coaching supervision hours to your tally to apply for your ACTC and/or renew your ICF and EMCC accreditations.

A reflective practice for coaches

Perhaps you have found yourself circling the same patterns, feel stuck in a coaching rut, or lack motivation in your coaching practice. You might want to reconnect to that same sense of magic you experienced when you first started coaching. 

In this reflective, courageous and confidential space, you can recognize your strengths and challenges, celebrate your successes, and confirm ethical practices. You’ll grow your capacity to notice who you are being through the challenges your practice presents, while increasing your resourcefulness and resilience.

Support your professional development

Coaching supervision is an increasingly recognized method of supporting coaches as they continue to improve self-awareness and develop their capacity to reflect in the company of accredited coaching supervisors. The International Coach Federation (ICF) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) consider working with a coach supervisor to be an important part of continuing professional development (CPD).

Increase coaching capacity and capability

 Coaching supervision holds an expansive space to reflect on your: 

  • skills and effectiveness as a coach, increasing your capability to incorporate professional coaching competencies
  • ethics and standards as a professional, increasing your capacity to develop your ethical maturity, supporting you to be courageously authentic and compassionately wise with what your coaching practice presents
  • wellbeing, increasing your capacity to process what you meet in clients and clients’ systems and work from source rather than effort

Our Coaching Supervisors

Meet the Team

Novalda’s coaching supervision team is made up of highly accredited supervisors at the forefront of their profession. They are committed to ever-deeper personal and professional development that supports their capacity to courageously and compassionately partner in reflection with their peers in coaching and supervision.

  • Larissa is pursuing a doctorate in team coaching supervision at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.
  • Long-time coaching partners Sherry and Kerry were invited by the ICF to provide feedback on the ICF Team Coaching Competencies. 
  • The trio pioneered the design of one of the first Team Coaching Supervision trainings accredited globally.
Larissa Thurlow

Larissa Thurlow

PCC, ACTC, EIA-SP, ITCA, ESIA

Kerry Woodcock

Kerry Woodcock

PhD, PCC, ACTC, EIA-SP, ITCA, ESIA

Sherry Matheson

Sherry Matheson

PCC, ACTC, EIA-SP, ITCA, ESIA

Kerry and Sherry created a beautiful, grounded space for us to learn, explore and grow as coaches – both as individuals and as a community …. Team coaching can be very challenging and very complex to navigate. Having a loving and supportive group of colleagues to share some of what we are facing and to hear their insightful questions and inspiring feedback was so helpful!

Kellie Wardman

PCC, CPCC, ACTC, Senior Consultant & Executive Coach

Stay in peak form in developing your competency as a coach, maintaining quality through expanding your capacity to reflect as a professional, and restoring your personal wellbeing with coaching supervision. 

One-on-One Coaching Supervision

The nitty gritty details 

Monthly 60-minute Supervision Sessions – Six or 12 month packages available. You can choose to bring one-on-one, group or team coaching to supervision.

These coaching supervision hours (CCE units) can be submitted toward credentialing or renewal.

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Coaching Supervision Groups

The nitty gritty details 

Four 90-minute Virtual Group Supervision sessions – These Zoom meetings take place approximately every two months.

Four 60-minute 1:1 Supervision sessions – You can schedule these meetings as soon as your registration is complete.

Peer community – Continue the conversation with your peers outside of group sessions. 

This group program is designed for coaches working one-on-one with clients. It provides 10 hours of coaching supervision (CCE units) to be submitted toward credentialing or renewal.

Fall 2024 Coaching Supervision
Tuesday Group | November 12, 2024 – February 11, 2025

Supervisors Larissa Thurlow and Kerry Woodcock | Participant Limit 8

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Four 90-Minute Virtual Group Sessions

Group Supervision 1 • Tuesday November 12, 2024
Group Supervision 2 • Tuesday December 10, 2024
Group Supervision 3 • Tuesday January 14, 2025
Group Supervision 4 • Tuesday February 11, 2025

9:00 am – 10:30 am Pacific | 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mountain | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CET

Four 6o-Minute Virtual Individual Sessions

You will receive four 60-minute 1:1 sessions – two with Larissa and two with Kerry. These meetings can take place anytime between confirmation of registration and the end of the program.

.Investment | $1850 CAD

Need different dates or want to form a private group? Please get in touch via Calendly, and we’ll work with you to arrange what suits your needs.

Team Coaching Supervision Groups

The nitty gritty details 

Virtual Group SuperVision sessions – Converse with your cohort in a safe, supportive Zoom space.

Peer community – Continue the conversation with your peers outside of group sessions.

 

This group program is designed for team and systems coaches. It provides nine hours of coaching supervision (CCE units) to be submitted toward credentialing or renewal, including the five hours required for the ACTC.

Fall 2024 Team Coaching Supervision
Friday Group | October 14, 2024 – March 6, 2025

Supervisors Sherry Matheson and Kerry Woodcock | Participant Limit 8

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Six 90-Minute Virtual Group Sessions

Group Supervision 1 • Friday October 11, 2024
Group Supervision 2 • Friday November 15, 2024
Group Supervision 3 • Friday December 13, 2024
Group Supervision 4 • Friday January 10, 2025
Group Supervision 5 • Friday February 14, 2025
Group Supervision 6 • Friday March 7, 2025

7:00 am – 8:30 am Pacific | 8:00 am – 9:30 am Mountain
10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CET

.Investment$1350 CAD

 

Need different dates or want to form a private group? Please connect via Calendly and we’ll work with you to arrange what suits your needs.

It allowed me to take the time to step back in my practice, clear questions and doubts, hear and learn from other practitioners, and supported me in moving forward. For me it was a deep dive session every time. I was always curious to see on which shore we would end after each dive, and it felt that we explored many different oceans and seashores!”

Veronique Bogliolo Friedman

PCC, CPCC, ACTC, Leadership & Executive Coach

Did you know? You can train as a team coaching supervisor through Novalda. 

Drop-In Supervision

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Love the idea of a peer coaching supervision group, but crave flexibility? Maybe you want just-in-time supervision and like the idea of being able to select six out of 12 sessions over a year. If so, this drop-in coaching supervision group might be just the ticket.

Sign up for a flex pass providing the freedom to drop into six sessions (offered monthly) over a year from the month of purchase.

Drop-In Coaching Supervision Flexpass

Supervisor | Kerry Woodcock

The nitty gritty details 

Monthly Drop-In Group Coaching SuperVision Sessions
Discuss your coaching aspirations, successes and challenges in this group led by experienced coach supervisors Larissa Thurlow and Kerry Woodcock.

From the date you sign up, you can choose to drop into six monthly coaching supervision sessions over the course of 12 months.

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Drop-In Session Schedule

If these dates don’t work for you, let’s connect. 

  • Friday March 1, 2024
  • Friday April 26, 2024
  • Friday May 3, 2024
  • Friday June 7, 2024
  • Friday July 5, 2024
  • Friday August 2, 2024
  • Friday September 6, 2024
  • Friday October 4, 2024
  • Friday November 1, 2024 [5:00 – 7:30 pm CET]
  • Friday December 6, 2024

9:00 – 10:30 am Pacific | 10:00 – 11:30 am Mountain | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern | 6:00 – 7:30 pm CET or CEST

.Investment$1350 CAD

 

Team coaching supervision feels like a hug! It grounded me in my confidence to deliver team coaching aligned with the core competencies of this continually emerging discipline.

Jen N.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between mentor coaching and coaching supervision?

While there are similarities between these two resources for coaches, the focus of each is quite different. Mentor coaching aims to improving a coach’s skills and techniques in coaching. A mentor coach is a guide providing technical feedback, usually by observing live or recorded coaching sessions. In contrast, coaching supervision focuses on the coach’s overall practice, including their ethics and way of being. The supervisor acts more as a co-pilot and sounding board as the the coach reflects on their work, contemplates challenges, and considers best practices.

More detail can be found in our blog on why professional coaches should consider supervision.

How is coaching supervision defined?

Coaching supervision is a collaborative process in which a coach works with an experienced supervisor to reflect on their practice. The process provides insight, explores challenges and ethical guidelines. It can help in setting goals and identifying areas for growth. Team coaching supervision in particular can be an emotional and psychological support for the nuanced and complex work of supporting large teams.

The EMCC defines coaching supervision as “a form of facilitated reflective practice; it is a reflective dialogue that is designed to ensure we are all delivering our best work in the service of our clients.”

The ICF believes this practice increases confidence, self-awareness, objectivity, resourcefulness and belonging.

What is the structure of a coaching supervision session like?

Coaching sessions vary, but incorporate follow similar elements. The session often begins with a brief check-in to establish a rapport and discuss any immediate concerns or updates. This sets the tone, aligns expectations, and helps in setting an agenda. Next, the supervisor guides coaches through reflection on their coaching practice. This might involve discussing specific coaching sessions, techniques, or client interactions. The supervisor may ask open-ended questions to encourage deeper exploration, provide constructive feedback on the coach’s practice, and/or offer insights and alternatives. They may also discuss any ethical challenges and consider how to navigate these issues in alignment with professional standards.Sessions may conclude with a brief reflection on the conversation and any key takeaways. 

What is the ICF's position on coaching supervision?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) recognizes the value of coaching supervision for coaches’ professional development and growth. The ICF views coaching supervision as a supportive and reflective space where coaches can discuss their practice, enhance their skills and navigate challenges. The ICF emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and professional development for coaches, and coaching supervision is seen as one way to achieve this.

The ICF does not require coaching supervision as part of the process for the ACC, PCC or MCC, five hours of coaching supervision are required for the ACTC credential.

What is the EMCC's position on coaching supervision?

The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) requires its accredited coaches and mentors to engage in coaching supervision, as it is essential for quality practice and continuous professional development. Regular supervision sessions are recommended to take place throughout the year to help coaches maintain high standards and adhere to ethical and professional guidelines. Supervision offers coaches a safe space to reflect on their practice, seek guidance on ethical dilemmas, and receive support for personal and professional development. Taking part in coaching supervision is seen as a commitment to the profession of coaching. The EMCC also sets qualifications for supervisors to ensure they are experienced and capable.

How does coaching supervision fulfill credentialing and advanced certifications?

Credentialing and certification bodies, including the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), emphasize ethical coaching practices. Coaching supervision offers a space to discuss ethical dilemmas and maintain ethical standards, which is an essential aspect of credentialing and certification.

Some credentialing and certification bodies require coaching supervision as part of ongoing professional development for coaches. For example, the EMCC mandates regular supervision for its accredited coaches. Novalda’s coaching supervision groups provide CCE units for for coaches seeking to renew or obtain advanced certifications.

Intrigued? Book a free one-on-one meeting with Kerry to discuss whether one of our coaching supervision options might be right for you.

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