For Coaches: Mentoring and Supervision

Reflective practice is at the heart of developing and deepening our skills and ways of being as a coach.  RLM offers mentoring and supervision with deep respect and acknowledgement of your commitment to your self-development, your practice and your clients. In a mentoring or supervision partnership, we will co-design our ways of working together to create a safe, confidential learning environment to support reflective practice, discovery, and growth.

As principal of RLM, I partner with coaches who are seeking development of coaching skills through mentoring for ICF ACC renewals or ongoing development at the ACC or PCC level, and with coaches who want to engage in supervision, “a safe space for reflective dialogue to support your practice, development, and well-being.”

Mentor Coaching

As a certified mentor coach, I abide by the definition provided by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the duties and competencies outlined by the ICF: 

Mentor coaching for an ICF credential consists of coaching and feedback in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process based on an observed or recorded coaching session to increase the coach’s capability in coaching, in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.”

Mentor coaching means being coached on your coaching skills and allows for practice and reflection with feedback from the Mentor Coach.  As a coach, you are invited to reflect on what brings you to mentor coaching and your key strengths and development opportunities related to the ICF Core Competencies.

Coach Supervision

As a certified coach supervisor, accredited with the EMCC,  I abide by the ethical guidelines of the EMCC. I bring the following definitions and understandings of coaching supervision:

“Supervision is a form of facilitated reflective practice; it is is a reflective dialogue that is designed to ensure we are all  delivering our best work in the service of our clients, their organizations and all stakeholders.”

I embrace the following four core tasks of supervision 1:

  • Formative: The personal and professional learning and development of the coach
  • Normative: Assuring professionalism, integrity and ethical practice of the coach
  • Restorative: The rest, refueling and restoration of the coach 
  • Honoring: Celebrating and honoring the work of the coach

ICF survey results indicate the key benefits of supervision include “increased self-awareness, great confidence, increased objectivity, heightened sense of belonging, reduced feelings of isolation, and increased resourcefulness.” 

The ICF resource on supervision can be found here.

Coaching Supervision: Illuminating our Work as Coaches

This highly experiential two to three-hour session is offered on a custom-basis to organizations who want to support the development of their internal or external coaches. During the session we will:

  • Explore the purpose and value of supervision
  • Differentiate between mentor coaching and coaching supervision
  • Experience a systems approach to coaching supervision
  • Reflect on how supervision connects to coach development, professionalism, well-being, and service to clients

The session is co-facilitated by certified mentor coaches and coach supervisors, Linda Alexander and Rhonda Margolis. Linda and Rhonda have extensive experience coaching, mentoring, and supervising coaches and have collaborated for many years to provide coaching education for new and experienced coaches. 

Rhonda’s bio is included here

Linda is a coach, mentor coach and coaching supervisor, and holds the ICF PCC and EMCC Global SP and ESIA Supervision credentials. More information about Linda.

Interested in learning more?

If you are interested in learning more about individual or group mentoring or supervision, please send a message through the RLM Contact page to arrange a complimentary 30-minute discovery conversation.

  1.  Passmore, J. (2011). Supervision in Coaching: Supervision, Ethics and Continuous Professional Development (p. 102). Kogan Page Non-Trade. Kindle Edition. ↩︎