|Different Types of Supervision|
In One-on-One Supervision, a coach works with a supervisor, whose role is to assist the coach in reflecting on their practice. This reflection is designed to:
The focused nature of One-on-One Supervision is useful for developing and working on insights that emerge over time. The supervision relationship developed here is often able to support significant personal reflection at a deep level, and best suited to dealing with patterns of meaning making in the coach.
In Peer Supervision, two or more coaches seek to assist each other in reflecting on their practice including both case specific and coach specific reflection. The broad aims of Peer Supervision are similar to those found in One-on-One Supervision. However, Peer Supervision is most effective when coaches are able to bring a variety of perspectives to the Supervision. Hence it is more suited to very experienced coaches than coaches starting out in their careers, those transitioning from other roles, or those who don't have several years direct coaching experience. Even when experienced and qualified coaches are involved, Peer Supervision needs to be well structured and disciplined to be effective.