As a Health and Wellness Coach, you enter the world of helping others and at times, this can feel like a lonely place.
Although coaches do not take responsibility for their clients’ change, it is natural to question whether what we do is the most effective way to approach our clients’ situations. Sometimes we just need to talk it through with another coach and hear another perspective on the story.
As HCANZA moves towards a recommended policy of supervision, we will be testing the market and providing the first step in a program that will be run as small group, peer supervision sessions, facilitated by an experienced mentor coach who has training supervision principles.
We would welcome feedback from our tribe of graduate coaches and invite any comments as to its appeal to you as a coach, whether you would take advantage of it and whether indeed, you would prefer one on one supervision.
What is Group Peer Supervision?
Group peer supervision is a process where a group of coaches come together to support and learn from each other through reflective and collaborative discussions. It can be a valuable tool for coaches to enhance their coaching skills, build a supportive community, and foster self-awareness and ethical practice.
Here are some benefits of group peer supervision for coaches:
- Learning from different perspectives: When coaches come together for peer supervision, they bring different perspectives and experiences. This creates an opportunity to learn from others’ experiences, ideas, and approaches. Coaches can gain insights and perspectives they may not have considered otherwise.
- Building a support network: Peer supervision provides coaches with a supportive community where they can share their challenges and receive feedback, guidance, and encouragement from their peers. This support network can help coaches feel less isolated and more connected to the coaching community.
- Improving coaching skills: Peer supervision is an opportunity for coaches to receive feedback on their coaching skills and strategies. Through reflective discussions, coaches can identify areas for improvement and learn new techniques to enhance their coaching effectiveness.
- Fostering self-awareness: Peer supervision provides coaches with an opportunity to reflect on their own coaching practices and how they impact their clients. This can help coaches become more self-aware and improve their ability to manage their own biases and assumptions.
- Enhancing ethical practice: Peer supervision helps coaches develop a deeper understanding of ethical issues and best practices in coaching. By discussing ethical dilemmas and challenging situations, coaches can learn how to handle these situations effectively and ethically.
Your Feedback on the structure of our Proposed Peer Supervision Program
Facilitated as a group via webinar
• Small group of 6-8 graduate coaches
• Meeting for 4 sessions over 6 months (6 weeks apart)
• Webinar – 90 minutes duration
• Scheduled time – Daytime
• Facilitated by a credentialled Coaching Supervisor who leads and moderates discussion.
• Coaches to bring client details to each session for discussion
Proposed Cost: $250
Please share your thoughts and feedback to our team at email@example.com
Please also express your interest in joining our first pilot group to the same email and we will send you details when they become available.