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Towards a Model of Coaching Supervision

Towards a Model of Coaching Supervision

Chapter outline

  • The scale of supervision
  • Models of coaching supervision
  • Developmental models of supervision
  • Social role supervision models
  • Modes of supervision
  • Media and supervision
  • Evaluating the supervision relationship
  • Internal or external supervision?
  • Ethics in coaching supervision
  • Supervision and the professional coaching associations
  • International aspects of supervision
  • The darker side of supervision


Supervision, role-modelling, teaching, professional practice, ethics

Chapter objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by supervision in coaching
  • Distinguish between coaching supervision and supervision conducted with other helping professions such as psychotherapy
  • Justify the use of supervision in coaching by recognising its benefits
  • Critically evaluate the role of the professional coaching associations in promoting supervision


When the International Coaching Research Forum (ICRF) met in 2008 to produce 100 coaching research proposals, of the 16 ...

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