About Us

Overview

We are dedicated to one thing and one thing only: Creating exceptional coaching supervisors.

Supervision is now a vital part of any serious coach’s professional development and personal resourcing. Whether they are a life coach, executive coach or internal coach, receiving supervision is becoming the recognised norm across the world.

Yet, until now, accessing high-quality coaching supervision training typically meant engaging in costly and time-consuming travel to a few local specialist training schools.

Our mission is to open up coaching supervision training for coaches all around the world: from west coast USA to east coast New Zealand! Our virtual approach means you can now access supervision training and experience all the benefits of training as a coaching supervisor from the comfort of your own home.

We embody a truly integrative approach to coaching supervision and to the learning process believing that there is never just one way and that we are always integrating what we learn with who we are, how we practise and what we already know. Our goal is to facilitate participants through the new concepts and skills whilst enabling each to develop their unique strengths and understanding of their way of working

Nick Bolton, Founder & CEO

Our Mission

Our mission is to make high-quality coach supervision training accessible throughout the coaching world.

We believe that whether you’re a coach in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia or Oceania, you should be able to benefit from the transformative power of coaching supervision and to be able to progress your own coaching practice by becoming a coach supervisor.

It is time that coaching supervision stopped being the preserve of a small class of coaches able to access this training and instead became accessible to all coaches with experience and skills to contribute to the wider profession.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a melting pot of coaches from across the world, with all flavours and styles, who come together to learn and master coaching supervision.

We believe that coaches and the coaching profession will be made immeasurably richer and more diverse through such internationalised, global training.

Our aim is to develop 500 coaching supervisors over the next 5 years with an alumni spanning every continent and to create a community of learning both in-person and virtually that ensures they are always connected, developing and inspired.

Integrative Approach

The integrative approach for us means two things.  It means what we learn and how we learn.

As adult learners we are always integrating.  We integrate what we’re learning with who we are, what we already know and how we’re experiencing the new learning in practice.

We believe that this reality is often forgotten even in the most progressive schools where slide decks and didactic presentations are relied upon.

Our approach is genuinely integrative.  We based our course on dialogue and exploration rather than teaching.  We want you to make sense of supervision your way and to construct what it means to you and how you practise it.

But this course is also integrative in that we aim to create conversations and experimentation around multiple lenses for working. 

As a coaching supervisor, you will work with coaches from diverse schools of thought and professional contexts.  Having both the understanding of their way of working and the adaptability for share the lens with them whether that’s existential, systemic, gestalt, positive psychology or something different, will enable you to be a truly responsive and flexible supervisor.

Our aim is to help you integrate both multiple schools of thought and practice into your work and, at the same time, to integrate supervision into you as a person and a professional helper.

Why Virtual Learning?

We are raving fans of the virtual way of learning! We believe in its power to connect people across boundaries, time-zones, cultures and localised practices.

For too long, training courses have been the preserve of those who have the finances, time and, often, permission to spend multiple days on an in-person course.

Yes, learning and skills should know no boundaries. Technology now allows us to create virtual learning experiences that nearly perfectly match, and often exceed, the in-person experience. The days of virtual learning being on-way information transmission with little to no interaction are long gone.

The virtual experience at the International Centre for Coaching Supervision offers untold benefits to learners, from broadening the cohort of coaches in training from mainly local participants to a truly global melting pot through to the more obvious benefits of not needing to travel or stay away from home and work. 

But there are so many more advantages! 

Learning sessions are shorter allowing a greater focus on a few key themes explored in depth. Sessions finish early meaning you still have a large part of your day to engage in other work or just to kick back and relax! Styles of learning can be more clearly differentiated enabling greater focus on discussion, practice, presentation or analysis without the fading energy of a long day stuck in a classroom.

For us virtual is not the future. It is the now! And whilst we still value the power of in-person courses, as a school we have chosen to fully embrace the possibilities offered by the new ways of learning.

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