Group Coaching Supervision for Coaches, Mentors, Leaders and Line Managers


The word supervision has a different meaning when used in our context compared with in common, everyday speech. It does not refer to the act of managing or overseeing someone’s work, and the supervisor is not present when the supervisee is working with their client. Supervision is a form of professional support for the coach and occurs separately from the interaction with the client. It is primarily a dialogue relating to their practice, an opportunity to reflect on and make sense of actual client encounters.

EMCC Global’s definition of Supervision is

“…a safe space for reflective dialogue with a practicing supervisor, supporting the supervisee’s practice, development and well-being.”

The purpose of supervision is:

1. To ensure the supervisee maintains appropriate professional standards
2. To facilitate the development of the supervisee’s professional practice
3. To provide support for the supervisee’s well-being

Supervision is not limited to reflection on specific client cases. Amongst other things, it can be a forum
in which the supervisee:
• discusses ethical dilemmas
• reflects on personal strengths and development areas
• focuses on well-being and psychological health
• considers their professional identity as a coach and how this is evolving
• maintains a sense of perspective, viewing their practice as if ‘from the balcony’
• explores the direction in which they wish to develop their professional practice
• develop skills as a reflective practitioner

What is coaching supervision?

There are two main types of coaching supervision:

Group Supervision – group supervision occurs when there is more than one supervisee in the session, and it is being led by a practicing supervisor (ideally trained and accredited).

This format enables the supervisees to benefit from each other’s input. The role of the supervisor is to engage the collective intelligence of the group.

Individual supervision – In this process, a practicing supervisor (ideally trained and accredited) meets the supervisee on a one-to-one basis, either in person or remotely.

Who are these group coaching supervision sessions for?

Open to colleagues, both clinical and non-clinical who are coaches, mentors, leaders or line managers who have coaching conversations with coachee(s), mentee(s) or members of their team.

Group Coaching Sessions

Spaces are limited for group sessions to allow participants enough time to share and discuss. If one of the dates isn’t available please look at other alternatives below. To register click on the links and complete the form:

Monday 20th December, 15:00-17:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 18th January, 09:00-11:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 26th January, 09:00-11:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 1st February, 09:00-11:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 8th February, 15:00-17:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 15th February, 09:00-11:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 22nd February, 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 1st March, 09:00-11:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Coaching Supervisor – Tom Battye 

Tom began supervising in 2007 and has maintained an active
supervision portfolio since that time, working with internal
coaches, professional services firms and independent consultants.

Tom has delivered coaching supervision inside a range of
organisations including the BBC, the Dept for Business and Skills,
Schlumberger, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Professional Services
Various leadership development organisations have commissioned Tom to supervise their full-time consultants. These have included Lane4, Mission Performance, RogenSi and Impact International.

Tom also works with independent coaches and consultants
supporting them to reflect on their practice, deliver their best
work and keep developing as professionals.
Approach to Supervision
Tom’s focus as a supervisor covers
• Developing personal and professional coaching capability
• Ensuring professional standards are achieved consistently
• Increasing the coach’s systemic awareness
• Supporting practitioner wellbeing
• Exploring and working with ethical dilemmas
• Developing a coaching practice or business
• Becoming a more effective reflective practitioner

Notable Achievements
Tom has been leading the development of supervision standards for over ten years as the EMCC Global representative for supervision. This included researching and developing the EMCC Global Supervision Competence Framework. He is the winner of the 2020 Global Supervision Award.

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