Why Coaches need Coaches
Many coaches work to the point of exhaustion… which isn’t good for anyone (not for you, or for your clients). As a new coach you might be very keen to establish yourself, which leads to taking on too much and trying to please everyone. Or as a more experienced coach, you might feel ‘worn out’ from years of compassion, caring and commitment.
In an environment of complexity and uncertainty, it’s important to take a step back and take a broader view of your coaching practice. To uncover the blind spots and see what you cannot already see in your own work. This deeper level of reflection is what helps you to develop your practice.
Coaching Supervision with Julie
Coaching Supervision is a place for you, as the coach, to reflect on the work you are undertaking.
Finding the ‘right’ supervisor is similar to the way a coachee finds the ‘right’ coach, in that the relationship is critical. As you can see from my About page, I am an experienced coach (having worked as an internal and external coach) holding the credential of Professional Certified Coach with the ICF. I completed my original coach specific training through IECL and have been engaged in continous professional development over the past 10 years to expand my knowledge of coaching approaches.
I have completed Stage 1 of the Professional Certificate of Advanced Study in Coaching Supervision through Oxford Brookes University in the UK and I will complete Stages 2/3 early in 2020.
I have nearly 1000 hours of coaching experience and currently hold the ICF credential of Professional Professional Certified Coach (one of a handful of coaches in South Australia with this level of credential). I work as an Associate Coach with several Australian and global coaching organisations and I am a member of numerous coaching panels, coaching people at all levels and from a range of backgrounds.
Having held leadership roles at various levels in my career prior to becoming a coach, I have mentored people over several decades. I am delighted to now be supervising other coaches, and leaders who have undertaken coach training.
In coaching supervision there are two experts in the room: my view is that we are equal partners. If you’re interested in working together (virtually or face-to-face), please get in touch.
Mentor Coaching with Julie
Mentor Coaching is when you, as the coach, are being coached on your coaching skills.
The ICF has created a list of Mentor Coaching duties and competencies and Mentor Coaches must have held their credential for a minimum of three (3) years. While you are not required to use this registry when selecting your Mentor Coach, those listed in this registry have agreed to follow the ICF definition of Mentor Coaching, Best Practices for Mentor Coaches, and provide high-quality services to those that they are mentoring. You will see that I am listed in the ICF Mentor Coach Registry.
I am the Immediate Past-President of the ICF’s South Australia Branch and held other roles on the SA Leadership Team over a period of three years, providing me with a current knowledge of ICF credentialing requirements and procedures.
I work as an Associate Coach with several Australian and global coaching organisations and I am a member of numerous coaching panels, coaching people at all levels and from a range of backgrounds. This experience has developed and deepened my application of the ICF Core Competencies.