Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. -- Orrin Woodward
Yes, we also develop professional coaches! We believe "a rising tide lifts all boats" is an apt metaphor for the professional excellence of the coaching industry. We consider professional coaches to be leaders in our still relatively young industry. We know through experience that the greater our sense of purpose, competency and resiliency with our own work, the greater the value we collectively provide to our clients worldwide. We are honored to provide the following to our professional colleagues:
Tune Your Instrument(for seasoned coaches) -- Referred to as the "12th competency" of professional coaching, or "Self As Coach" (Hudson Institute of Coaching), we provide a powerful framework, tools and resources specifically developed to help seasoned coaches to reflect on, enrich, and deepen their work with their clients. Coach Kelly is professionally certified in the "Full Spectrum" and "7-Eye" models specifically designed for coaches. This modality is referred to as "Coaching SuperVision" as it helps to expand the perspective, options, insights and positive impact of professional coaches. Please see below for further details on this relatively new offering in the coaching industry. Sessions are eligible for ICF CCEU "Core Competency" credits to support your credential renewal.
Coach as Entrepreneur (business coaching) --We help new coaches to establish--and seasoned coaches to re-envision or "right size"--their professional coaching businesses. We have been providing this offering via customized one-on-one coaching programs and half-day and full-day group workshops since 2010. If you are interested in assembling your own group for a workshop in the greater Seattle area, we can custom tailor one for your group. We also offer custom one-on-one programs via phone or video.
Achieving Professional Milestones (the journey to professional credentialing) -- We help coaches to achieve professional credentialing based on the 11 core competencies of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Referred to as the "gold standard" in professional coaching, informed clients use this as a differentiator when assessing coaches for high-end coaching programs. We have been providing Mentor Coaching programs to both new and seasoned coaches since 2008. You can find the current ICF requirements at this link: https://coachfederation.org/icf-credential/
CSA Definition: "Full Spectrum Coaching Supervision benefits coaches by opening new fields of awareness and knowledge, attending to the coach, the client, and the system they are in. This ensures that supervision for coaches goes way beyond linear thinking and mere problem-solving approaches to supervision practice." Coaching Supervision Academy
ICF Definition: "Coaching Supervision is the interaction that occurs when a coach periodically brings his or her coaching work experiences to a coaching supervisor in order to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the coach and his or her clients." International Coach Federation
Our Definition: "Tune Your Instrument is a dedicated, enriching, reflective space to explore the broader and deeper aspects of your work from multiple viewpoints to expand your perspective, creativity, insights and confidence on your journey to personal and professional mastery." Coach Kelly
Video: If you'd like to learn more about the history of Coaching Supervision, here is a 7-minute video by Edna Murdoch of the Coaching Supervision Academy.
Interested in Coaching SuperVision? If you are interested in learning more, simply click on our Getting Started page, let us know what program(s) you are interested in and when you'd like to begin, and we'll let you know what is currently available. One-on-One Programs This approach provides the optimal support for those desiring a deeper, more personalized engagement and focus each session. Sessions are conducted via phone or video-conference at a cadence that best supports your current client base (e.g., typically once or twice per month).
Group Programs This approach provides the additional benefit of learning with and from experienced colleagues. Groups are formed on a first-come, first-served application basis until filled, and sessions are conducted via teleconference. Current options include:
6 to 9 months of customized group supervision for up to 4 participants (90-minute session/month)
6 to 9 months of customized group supervision for up to 8 participants (3-hour session/month)
What are the Benefits of Coaching SuperVision? "The Coaching Supervision process has high value for both the Coaching Supervisor and the Coach being supervised." International Coach Federation. CCEU Hours:The International Coach Federation now recognizes Coaching Supervision hours as counting toward the 40 CCEU hours required for credential renewal every three years. Please see their site for details.
Value for the Coach A dedicated environment for customized personal and professional growth. Coaching Supervision provides a regular opportunity for coaching and executive development professionals to:
Reflect on their work from both a "meta view" and "matrix view"
Develop as a person and as a professional
Address "stuck-ness" in a coaching engagement
Gain greater perspective regarding client systems (dynamics, psychological contracts, etc.)
Explore where the personal impacts the professional
Develop strategies and skills that allow them to be more effective in their role(s)
Gain insight and understanding about why things turned out the way they did (+/-)
Receive feedback and validation as a person and as a professional
Explore and address issues of self-confidence that may be impacting their work
Address boundary and ethics issues
Value for the Supervisor There is a symbiotic relationship that emerges through the experience of coaching supervision. Examples of the value to the supervisor include the benefits of:
Contributing to the further development of the coaching profession
Sharpening one's own skills ("to teach is to learn")
Assessing and possibly re-creating a definition of "best practice" for oneself
Developing even greater appreciation for diverse coaching styles