Ideas & Inspiration

RESEARCH PAPER FOR EUROPEAN MENTORING AND COACHING COUNCIL CONFERENCE CHESTER UNITED KINGDOM, 2018. AN EXPLORATION OF COACHING SUPERVISION WITH A GROUP OF ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE MENTORS AND COACHES IN AUSTRALIA.

Lisa BakerExecutive Coach, Facilitator and Coach SupervisorKaleidoscope Consulting, Melbourne, Australia AbstractThis action research explored a group coaching supervision process over three years with a group of coaches in Australia, from the perspective of the coach supervisor, to inform on the groups evolution and the deepening of the practice of the coach supervisor. The methodology included…

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Covid19 – an opportunity for Executive Reflection

Executive coaching is designed to help facilitate professional and personal development to the point of improved performance and individual development and growth. In business, before Covid19, a consistent theme in my executive coaching work was the ongoing challenge for executives to find space and time to think, really think.  What does it mean to really…

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Essentials for an aspiring “Team Coach”!

In recent years there has been a plethora of literature, models, tools, techniques and more recently training programs in “team coaching” by eminent academics, coaches and professionals.  Four years ago Peters & Carr (2013) counted more than 130 published team coaching models. It all makes for important and interesting learning, however much of the content,…

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Is Coaching Supervision worth the investment?

Is Coaching Supervision worth the investment? Recently, I was asked this question by a Human Resource practitioner seeking some support.  She had found herself increasingly coaching Managers in her workplace and feeling challenged and exhausted by both the people and the issues raised. So I thought I’d let fingers twiddle on the keyboard, as this…

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Are you a Resilient Leader leading a resilient team?

Are you a Resilient Leader leading a resilient team? So far this year much of my coaching and supervision work has centered around assisting leaders and teams in focusing on and building resilience. It has been both a privilege and a challenge. In identifying leader’s needs our first conversations generally turn to issues of stress,…

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