ABSTRACT

Supervision is a process that started in the therapeutic environment, where therapists have their own supervisors to clarify ideas, ensure quality of practice and receive mentoring on their development in the profession. Many supervisors use this implicitly or explicitly in their supervisory work. Coaching supervision is key for both individual and team or group coaching, especially in topics that are linked with mental health and also the coach's own development and competencies enhancement. Most recently, supervision of supervision became the focus of research conducted by Dr Michel Moral and Eve Turner. The Global Code of Ethics for Coaching is very clear on the guidelines it sets on the ability to perform. The best ethical practices require the coach to apply empathy and compassion, not sympathy. Coaches can be fearful of how much they want to remain private about this type of situation and how much may be helpful to share with a client.