Solution Focused Approach to Coaching Supervision
Using a Solution Focus (SF) approach in coaching supervision is a little different to the traditional forms of Coaching Supervision. One of the key differences is in a more traditional approach we tend to reflect “on” the case brought forward by the coach by reflecting on what happened through conversation and thinking back to what may have happened through our memory of what happened.
Solution Focus Supervision reflects “in” action where the coach brings along a video recording of their coaching (can be as little as 5 minutes) to use as a baseline of their coaching where they explore with the Supervisor what actually happens in action. This is where we will together explore what is already working and take a microanalysis view moment by moment of what actually happened in the conversation pinpointing all the “good stuff” and the place where they would like to grow or do it differently. This helps the coach to see themselves “in action” and what impact they have on the coachee and it creates an opportunity to actually see what works and to see other choices they could have made. In future Supervision sessions they would bring more video recordings to measure progress.
This session will be experiential with a few coaches having an opportunity to “tag team” coaching Annette and then as a group we will explore the micro details of what worked through the lense of using Powerful Questions and a framework called Dialogic Orientation Quadrant developed by Haesun Moon in Toronto.
Annette Gray is an experienced and insightful coach, facilitator, coach supervisor and speaker on Solution Focus coaching and mentoring. Her main work focus is in developing leaders and mentors to have “coach like” solution focus conversations with their team or mentee that achieves change fast.
Along with Masters of Organisational Communication, Annette has a Solution Focused Business Professional Certificate from the University of Wisconsin (and recently was a fill in course instructor on this program). She is also a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Senior Practitioner Coach and Assessor with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Annette has trained over 7,500 leaders in coaching and mentoring in her career and is an active member of the global Solution Focus in Organisations association.