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Confessions of a Supervisee

I was talking with a colleague the other day about why I had wanted to become a supervisor, which I did some years ago now.  The main reasons I recalled were to do with supporting the coach community I’d set up back then and finding a deeper way to dev...

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Ideas for supervision content: Objectivity and Evasiveness

I was always keen to become a supervisor because my coaching tends to support people who need to have good soft skills in collaborative work, which can mean coaching some of the time. I anticipated the supervisor challenge would naturally motivate me to r...

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Is supervision a gendered pursuit?

Who is supervision for? Anybody who would value a reflective space in which to reflect on their practice and encounter fresh perspectives. Who comes for supervision? Good question. Women, it would seem. At least that is the case for the flavour of supe...

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No crash helmet required

The high performance car I would love a Porsche 911.  I have driven one a couple of times around a track and been able to compare it to other high performance cars.  I can only begin to appreciate the value I might derive from owning such a car because...

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To what extent are coach supervisors lifeguards?

Hope you've been enjoying Helen's TCD community Zoom calls during lockdown. The one on coach supervision prompted this question about lifeguarding being a possible metaphor for coach supervision. The idea is a little frivolous perhaps, inviting an init...

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