I think of coaching supervision a bit like a musical mixing desk. You know, where you can mix and match strands of music in a composition that suits your taste. You might increase one element and decrease another. Supervision uses the mixing desk to help supervisees to mix their own composition for coaching.
The elements of the mix that a supervisor might use could dial up or down on:
As they enter the supervision room (virtual or face-to-face), the supervisor doesn’t know what kind of music he or she is going to make with the supervisee. He/she is a master at being comfortable with not knowing, at going where the supervisee goes, at going slow to go fast. You can see how that makes for a unique musical composition every time.
Steve Ridgley and I, Clare Norman, have been working together on a new podcast series called Lifting the Lid on Supervision and this is becoming abundantly clear to us, that our supervision styles are unique and we use different mixes every time we supervise. So pinning us down to describing our supervisory USP (in music or otherwise) might be tricky.
But here’s a piece of music that influences me in my supervision: I hope you dance. There are multiple versions of this song, but my favourite composition is by Lee Ann Womack. I also have a favourite book that has a similar message: Oh the Places You’ll Go, by Doctor Zeuss.
So what will be your dance as a result of supervision? What places will you go to discover who you are as a coach? What will your unique mix be?
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We’ll use our mixing skills to bring out the best in you and your coaching.
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