June 21, 2021
Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Coaching Supervision:
This segment of the Americas Coaching Supervision Network reviewed three fundamental intersectional concepts through the coaching and supervision experience. Principles of “diversity” in coaching have been embraced by ICF and EMCC. Globally, both organizations have recognized the importance of incorporating diversity-related best practices in everyday coaching work. The opportunity to address these principles becomes imperative when considering the value and multi-layered impact of coaching supervision. Throughout the interactive session, participants were asked to reflect on how increased awareness and understanding of DEI can enhance and up-level their coaching and supervision practices. The goal is to empower coaches to effectively meet the challenge of recognizing systemic inequality while also increasing their comfort level initiating dialogue about the same. A list of working EDI terminology will be made available to attendees
DeBorah “Sunni” Smith Bio:
For more than a decade, Sunni Smith has successfully trained and coached entities in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. Organizations that have benefitted from her training include IBM; the Center for Disease Control; FiLM iNDEPeNDANT and Genentech & Roche International. Her executive/leadership coaching practice is an organic outgrowth of professional backgrounds in public policy, media, and law. As a thought-partner, she is a value-added asset in the emerging, complex, and compelling work toward cultural competency in coaching.
Sunni is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, an adjunct with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and a certified executive coach with Executive Coaching Connections (ECC). She also is certified in Conversational Intelligence®(C-IQ), Team Advantage Coaching®, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and Conflict Resolution. She received her foundational coach training from Goldvarg Consulting and recently completed a certification in Coaching Supervsion.
This session will be experiential and experimental. We will explore together the practice of embodied relational consciousness in supervision. I will say a little about what this means in practice and suggest that as our living bodies speak to each other we can learn to notice and learn the language. I will invite people to participate in some short experiential exercises. We can learn what it is like to tune into this level of awareness. If the group is larger than say 20, I would like us to use breakout rooms at various
No need to register: Join us on April 12 from 8.00 to 9.30 AM PST from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4201095660
Gestalt is an exciting dynamic approach to coaching and supervision. The emphasis is on working in the Here & Now – attending to emotions and experience that arise in the session, while the Paradox of Change is the guiding principle at the core of Gestalt practice. This means that a key part of the work and learning comes from attending to the quality of the relationship between the Supervisor/Coach, where the Supervisor is attending as much to their own internal reactions as to the issues presented by the Coach. The Field concept of Parallel Process is therefore another key focus in this way of working.
John Leary-Joyce explained these principles in relation to Hawkins’ Seven-Eyed Supervision Model, which aligns well with the Gestalt approach, to systematically address the different Supervision ‘modes’. An attached chapter from my book Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work outlines this model.
Our complimentary monthly meeting in March was part of the Pre-Conference.
Michelle Lucas and Paul Sanbar presented a pre-conference event on “The Coaching Super – Vision Mindset” as well as an exercise on “Misfits”. Sound intriguing?
This session is about the Poetics of Coaching with Sam Magill, MCC as part of the Americas Coaching Supervision Network.
A Transactional Analysis (TA) perspective on working positively with the parallel process in supervision
This session explored 3 interlocking TA models – OK-OK Communication (Pratt & Mbaligontsi, 2016), Drama Triangle (Karpman, 1968), Winners Triangle (Choy, 1990), and discuss how these frameworks can provide useful self-awareness for the supervisor to notice a potential unconscious negative parallel process between themself and the supervisee, and either proactively name it and work with it, or role model a positive parallel process with the supervisee.
These models give a lens through which to work practically, primarily with mode 5 (the supervisory relationship) of the Seven Eyed Model (Hawkins and Shohet, 2000).
About Karen Pratt, PCC
Karen is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) with a specialization in education. She offers TA training at entry-level, professional level, and advanced levels and supervises both TA trainees and coaches internationally. She holds a PCC coach credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has trained with the ICF as a PCC Marker evaluator. She holds a Diploma in Coach Supervision from Coaching Development and is part of their international team of trainers on professional coaching and coach supervision programs.
Karen presents regularly at international TA conferences – her most recent conference experience was as the invited international guest keynoter and workshop presenter at the Japanese Transactional Analysis Association conference in Kyoto, Japan in September 2019. She has contributed book chapters and articles in professional TA journals and has a Routledge book, A TA approach to Coaching, due for publication in late 2020.