The next round of post graduate supervision with Patty begins in January 2023 Designed for "SeattleCoach Certified" Graduates of our Flagship Cohorts
“If I were here alone, these woods could be a frightful place. But now I have met my friend who loves me. We can talk to the road’s end.” CS Lewis
"Learn to love the practice and you will arrive at the art." Ann Patchett
From Patty's water color teacher: “It’s not ok to come tp class with nothing to show us”Tom Hoffman
What is Coaching Supervision?
"Like you, recent events have given me time to reflect. Since 2008, I’ve loved every minute of creating a state-of-the-art coach training company and attracting over 500 smart and attractive coaches and coaching leaders to it. Lately I’ve been thinking about what comes next—as SeattleCoach grows, and as the practices of many of you grow, how will we keep our edge? Our connections? Our magic? Our impact?
"Coaching can get lonely. As with any rigorous and caring profession, the human capacity to support and challenge can erode when you get bored, overwhelmed or lacking in hope. And as humans, your coachees will attach their own meanings to what they see (“it must be me!”). When a coach becomes isolated, it’s always costly to their craft, to their presence and to their ethical confidence.
"And maybe then coaching becomes less fun. And when coaching stops being fun, you will stop getting better. "
So, are you in? Here are the details for the 2023 Supervision Cohort:
The time commitment is two-hours with your Supervision Cohort and me each month: The second Thursday , February through December (skipping September), 3-5pm. In addition, I ask members to do some pre-work, preparing "questions, cases, and quandaries" to bring to the Cohort. Optionally, members may schedule with each other for bartered/reciprocal peer coaching. The 2023 Supervision Cohort will max out at ten coaches.
Though I will bring resources, as always supervision is less a "class"--and it's not mentor coaching for ICF requirements. It's more of a wise and customized team consultation with you and your personal presence and style at the center. Much like "rounds" in the the development of medical residents, we will challenge you to review and apply all of that stuff that you on-boarded during coach training, and since. We will expect you to bring your projects, aspirations, and your content creation to our times together--along with your coaching presence, your curiosity, honesty, and courage. All of our work will respect confidentiality and some of it might inspire collaborations. Note: Since our focus is not on more content, and since supervision is not mentor coaching, the ICF tells me that supervision with an MCC qualifies for only 10 hours of continuing education every three years. Sorry. There are other compensations.
Because of our emphasis on coaching/facilitating with groups and teams, SeattleCoaches in Supervision have permission to use Patty's "Intro to Coaching" Workshop content and deck. You just find or create the audience!
The cost is $1800 for the 2023 session (ten ninety-minute sessions). As with supervision groups in other professions, there will be no limit on re-upping in 2024. To register, click on the button below or send a check to the address below.
The SeattleCoach Coach's Supervision Wheel
Some current research and development behind Coaching Supervision . . .
The ICF's Position on Coaching Supervision. A note re: Continuing Coach Education Credits. As of now, the ICF only allows a coach to count their participation in supervision for a max of ten hours every three years. Personally, I think it should be more. But there are many other compensations. Several coaches have stayed in their Supervision Cohort through multiple years.