Reflective Coach Supervision
Reflective coach supervision is rather unknown, thus not loved, especially in Belgium. Why is coach supervision important?
Each of us learned the coach profession by falling down and getting up again. A coach training offers you many frame works, tips and tricks and influences our coaching mindset. But once we left the coach training, we are on our own.
As coach we are responsible for an optimal guidance of the learning process. Our clients are not evaluating how we facilitate their path: they trust we know what and why we do what we do. It is our profession.
And yet, ... how much do we keep on challenging ourselves to consciously observe our behaviours, our patterns, our mindset?
Every coaching session contains many decisive moments and sometimes we don't take time to reflect on this. There are multiple reasons for this: we just did not book time to reflect, it may be too painful to look at missed opportunities, we might not have an idea how it could have done better ...
There is a important rule for learning processes: because we don't realise ... we keep on doing what we are doing.
Every professional coach keeps looking for external sound boards. Who could you talk to without feeling stuck in a form of shame about what something that felt went (a little bit) wrong? Who could you trust to keep it completely confidential? Who would not question your professionality after told them about missed opportunities?
All of us know sometimes we could have done something, but did not. Or the other way around: we did not take an action ... while we knew it could have made a big difference to our client.
We sometimes don't grasp the 'why' of our actions ... and that is exactly what you discuss with a professional coach supervisor. Because, when you know what drives you, you can influence it!