Three Lenses for Coaching Supervision: Developing a Reflective Practice for Coaches

Executive and organizational coaches working with leaders, teams, and groups are immersed in complex, evolving organizational systems. This equally applies to transition and career coaches as there is always a systemic context to the coaching work. A coach’s ability to show up confident, competent, creative, and compassionate for their clients depends on their capacity to review and reflect on their work. This experiential session, using a live group supervision session and dialogue, aims to illustrate coaching supervision as a reflective practice helping coaches be attentive and present to themselves, their clients, and organizations as systems.

Being an effective systemic coach means being attentive and present with the leaders we coach and reflecting on our work through three lenses—Self (how is my coaching client’s situation affecting me?), Others, (what is the quality of my client relationship and my relationship to the client organization?), and the System (What is happening within the system/s the client operates in, and what effects are being felt by the client?). Coaching Supervision creates the reflective and relational space for coaches to look through these three lenses to learn and develop from a systems perspective in service of their clients and organizations. In this experiential session, through live supervision sessions, participants will have the opportunity to give and receive coaching supervision and to experience, through a reflective dialogue, how to view their work through a more systemic lens.

Benefits and take-aways of the session:

  • Understanding of the definition, functions, and effects of coaching supervision and reflective practice in the current coaching environment on raising the quality bar for coaches, clients, and organisations.
  • Been introduced to an integrative coaching supervision model (Tri-Lens) related to reflective practice for learning and development that builds capacity to view coaching work from a systems perspective.
  • Experimented and observed coaching supervision conversations to deepen insight and broaden awareness of how best to engage coaching clients within organizational systems.
  • Assessed their coaching work through a systemic, reflective practice.
  • CC#1: Ethics, CC#3: Establishing Trust and Intimacy, CC#4: Coaching Presence, CC#5: Focused Listening, CC#6: Powerful Questioning, CC#7: Direct Communication, CC#8: Creating Awareness

Our special guest is Ken Giglio, currently pursuing MCC credential with ICF, is a highly experienced executive coach, consultant and coaching supervisor focused on “mindful leadership,” the courage to confront and shift the self-limiting mindsets and behaviours that undermine personal, team, and organisational effectiveness. He develops leaders who are self-aware and agile in the moment—leaders who are focused on business strategy, building effective relationships, and achieving sustainable performance and results. As Principal, he leads a global team of highly experienced executive coaches and supervisors that link leadership to an organization’s strategic business objectives.

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Feb 27 2020


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ken Giglio


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