Coaching Supervision

What is Coaching Supervision?

It is important to understand that the word supervision has a different meaning in the context of coaching supervision. Supervision in coaching is not supervising or managing someone’s coaching, rather, it’s a supportive relationship aimed at fostering the professional development of a coach.

Reflection and reflective practice are key components of effective supervision. The Association for Coaching has developed an excellent resource What is Coaching Supervision? guide to help you understand more about what coaching supervision is and how it can benefit you and your coaching practice.

EMCC Supervision Framework

The supervision relationship facilitates the development of coaches, provides support and promotes professional standards in coaching practice. You can learn more about coaching supervisor competencies at the EMCC Global website.

Coaching supervisor role
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How often should I have supervision? You can have supervision as often as you like (or need). However, as an accredited coach with any of the main coaching bodies, there are usually guidelines for the amount of coaching supervision you must have each year. For example, as an EMCC Master Practitioner Coach/Mentor, I am required to have one hour of coaching supervision per 35 hours of coaching or at least four, one-hour one-to-one supervision sessions per quarter. Check with your accrediting body for their recommended supervision schedule. 

A safe space for reflective dialogue with a practising supervisor, supporting the supervisee’s practice, development and well-being.

Meet Your Coaching Supervisor

Career Coach

Lisa LaRue

MCareerDev. BSocSc(HumanServ&Couns), DipCareerGuid, DipCoaching, EMCC Master Practitioner Coach/Mentor and CDI Registered Career Development Professional

As a seasoned coach with over 20 years of experience, I offer coaching supervision to coaches who wish to further develop their coaching skills and practice and meet their obligations to the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors.

With empathy, compassion and professionalism, I provide a safe, supportive space for reflection, insight and growth. I also bring creativity, curiosity and humour (when appropriate), partnering with you to be your best self. 

While my approach is integrative, although I coach and supervise with a predominantly person-centred, strengths-based and solution-focused approach. 

I am currently building coaching supervision hours to become an accredited Supervisor with the EMCC and the Association for Coaching. See below for special discount pricing available.

It’s important to be clear on the kind of support you need as there are differences between coaching, mentoring and supervision. While there are some overlaps there are also some distinct differences.

What is Coaching?

In defining coaching, it can be helpful to look to the professional coaching bodies for definitions:

Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”


A collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee.

For me, coaching is about partnering with a coachee to support them in their personal and professional development. I do this through powerful and effective questioning to facilitate self-understanding, helping my clients overcome challenges, identify opportunities for growth and ultimately, thrive.

While there are countless coaches in the market, not all of them are trained or accredited by professional associations. Working with a suitably trained and accredited coach is vital and it can be helpful to understand the competencies of a professional coach.

As an EMCC accredited Master Practitioner Coach/Mentor I have been through a rigorous accreditation process to assess my knowledge, skills, and experience. The EMCC has developed a comprehensive guide to coaching competencies which you can view on their website.

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring can be especially useful for new coaches who benefit from conversations, guidance, and support from a more experienced coach. It can be daunting starting out as a coach, especially if you are also launching your own coaching practice. With almost 20 years of experience as a coach in private practice, I’ve encountered and overcome many of the same challenges and obstacles you face. As your mentor, we can zero in on whatever challenge or opportunity you face at any given time to support your personal and professional success. 

Experienced coaches can also benefit from mentoring as the mentoring relationship is a shared one characterised by a dynamic exchange of professional experience. Mentoring has been shown to boost confidence, performance and lead to improved well-being. 

Mentoring is a learning relationship, involving the sharing of skills, knowledge, and expertise between a mentor and mentee through developmental conversations, experience sharing, and role modelling.

Coaching Supervision

How much does coaching supervision cost?


Prices shown below are for pre-accreditation:
£80/hr for a single, one to one coaching supervision session
£60/hr for a package of 4 or more coaching supervision sessions

After accreditation, my hourly rate will be £125/hr, but I will offer discounted rates to anyone who starts supervision with me in 2024.

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