An exploration of what experienced business coaches take to supervision.

Humphrey, Samantha (2021) An exploration of what experienced business coaches take to supervision. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity St David.

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Abstract

This study explored the question: What do experienced business coaches take to supervision? The aim of the research was to explore the views of coaches, coaching supervisors, buyers and coaching and supervision professional bodies on what work they believe and expect an experienced coach should take to supervision. The literature was reviewed primarily across coaching and coaching supervision but included literature from other helping professions who engage in supervision. Data was gathered from two Focus Groups with representatives from each of the aforementioned groups with the purpose of informing the semi-structured interviews with five business coaches, five coaching supervisors and eight buyers. The thematic analysis of the interviews revealed an absence of specificity with regards to the scope of supervision work. The data and the literature review identified that there is a perceived difference in what an experienced coach should take to supervision compared to a novice coach although this lacks detail. A confirmed finding is that the coach has freedom to take whatever they choose to work on in supervision and that the key supervision models are used to supervise any topic brought by the coach. This research provides evidence to challenge this perceived wisdom and recommends the adoption of a framework to establish boundaries and clarity for supervision. The framework facilitates alignment of the supervisor to their supervision work and supports the efficacy and ethicality of supervision for key stakeholders.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coaching supervisors, business
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Sam Anne Humphrey
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 10:58
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 10:58
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1721

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