Last week I was delighted, honoured, and humbled by being given the EMCC Supervision Champion 2020 award.
This was in recognition of the long journey I have been engaged on to establish and promote coach supervision. I first wrote about the importance of supervision over 40 years ago and have been busy in the development of coach supervision for over 20 years, through talks, books, research, and training coach supervisors in many parts of the world. It is very rewarding to see how coach supervision has rapidly taken off and is becoming accepted as an essential part of the life-long development of practising coaches and team coaches.
A big thank out to my fellow collaborators, co-authors, my supervisors, and hundreds of supervisees all of whom continue to teach me so much. This award is much an honouring of the collective contribution of all these people, as it is of my individual efforts. I am also pleased to be alongside the other coaching supervision award winners and pioneers, Lily Seto, Tom Battye and Felicia Lauw.
The book I wrote with Nick Smith in 2006 and then in 2013 “Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision, Skills and Development.” Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill, continues to be used by many coach supervisors all around the world.
You can read about new developments in Coach Supervision in both the 2020 book I wrote with Eve Turner Systemic Coaching: Delivering Values Beyond the Individual. London: Routledge.
and about supervision more generally, in 5th Edition of Supervision in the Helping Professions: Maidenhead: Open University Press McGraw Hill, which I co-wrote with Aisling McMahon.