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.
How to navigate the lockdown with serenity as Supervisors? By Samia Clouche, Americas Coaching Supervision Network, August 17, 2020
COVID 19 had prompted professionals to offer their services virtually. In this session, Eve Turner and Damian Goldvarg will present the literature review they have done and their research on the advantages and disadvantages of working virtually from the perspective of both supervisees as well as supervisors. They will also share strategies and tips on how to work virtually.
About Dr. Damian Goldvarg
Dr. Damian Goldvarg has thirty years of experience providing executive coaching, leadership training, and facilitation in over fifty countries. He is a Master Certified Coach and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University. He is an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA) and facilitates certifications in Professional Coaching, Mentor Coaching, and Coaching Supervision. He was the 2013-2014 ICF Global President. Damian published five books on Coaching and several book chapters.
About Eve Turner
Eve is an accredited Master Executive Coach and Supervisor, sometime musician and a former senior leader on the BBC. She researches and writes on subjects including supervision, ethics, and contracting in coaching and supervision, with 2 books to date: 2019 The Heart of Coaching Supervision, with Stephen Palmer, and 2020 Systemic Coaching: Delivering Value Beyond the Individual, with Peter Hawkins. Eve is the holder of the 2018 EMCC Supervision and 2015 EMCC Coaching Awards and has won three awards from Coaching at Work magazine: the 2018 Contributions to Coaching Supervision and 2019 and 2015 Best Research Article/Series Awards. Eve set up the Global Supervisors’ Network at the start of 2016 and co-founded the Climate Coaching Alliance www.climatecoachingalliance.org in late 2019. She’s Chair of the coaching and supervision professional body APECS and in her spare time loves proper football (European style!).
Debrief Third Americas Coaching Supervision Conference, June 15, 2020
The Americas Coaching Supervision Network held our 3rd Annual Conference on May 7-9, 2020. Originally, the plans were to be in Mexico City and the hotel and catering were organized and our Mexican colleagues were busy planning dinners and parties and Mariachi bands for us. It was to be a big party as only Mexico City knows how to throw! And then COVID-19 arrived and we challenged ourselves to switch from Mexico City to a virtual format in the six weeks leading up to our dates. So many decisions to be made about platforms, numbers, cost, whether we have the same presentations, format, preparing speakers to shift from in person to virtual, and the list went on. A decision was made to seek CCEs from ICF Global as an added bonus and we dropped the participant price and offered scholarships for those hardest hit by the pandemic and who have been faithfully supporting ACSN. How to build community and connections and learn and have fun virtually, while raising the profile of our community here in the Americas? We hoped 60-70 attendee would keep it intimate and allow for some connection and community. In the end, we had 115 participants from 20 different countries sign up. What an exciting time!
In the end, we are very happy with the results. All the speakers who were to present in Mexico agreed to present virtually, additional guests could now attend who were unable to attend if the conference had been held in Mexico, and we were able laugh and sing and dance and still learn from each other (I’m still dancing my sillies out…”). Professor Peter Hawkins and Pam Maclean (from the Hudson Institute) set a lovely provocative tone with their questions around “The most important question I and the world need me to inquire into at this conference is…” (Peter) and “supervision interrupts practice and it wakes us up to ourselves and our way of being…and it nudges us to see our stories…” (Pam). We watched and reflected on demonstrations in smaller breakout groups, and learned through experience, visualizing and attended to theory. 94% of attendees rated the conference either “very good” or “excellent” and we appreciated all the individual emails sent about what participants learned and the connections made.
I always know that I have attended a great learning event when I end up with more questions than I entered with. Some learning highlights and questions that I am left to ponder from the conference included:
What questions are you still savouring?
Thank you to everyone in the space who supported my learning and challenged me to think differently. It was a grand event indeed and I look forward to what can be created next year, virtually again, on April 29-May 1.
When a traumatic event excessively overflows a person’s ability to handle himself/herself in his/her usual way; we can say that psychological trauma is present.
When a crisis is as pandemic as we are living today, the number of Psychiatrists and Psychologists are not enough to assist people. We as coaches and supervisors cannot “treat” them, but we can listen to the amount of stress, and learn how to contribute, in a similar way that other professionals might “Be with the client” in these situations.
In our specific case, as supervisors, we can listen to the stress in the story about the client, but also distinguish the pressure that the coach could be living.
A significant change in our work as supervisors is refining our listening, to listen to concerns about health, family, work, relationships, death, and fears, of our clients and their clients.
During this session, we will analyze some examples of how post-traumatic situations are heard and identify some actions that we can take as coaches and supervisors.
Elena Espinal, MCC, trained with Jim Selman and Fernando Flores, a world-renowned pioneer of Ontological training. She is the founder and former Director of the Instituto de Capacitación Professional, the first Institute to deliver the Career Coaching in all the Americas. Until October of the 2000, she was a consultant on leadership development to the Public Service of the Government of Canada in leadership education. She is an outstanding lecturer, having spoken at major conferences in Asia, Argentina, Central America, Mexico, Venezuela, the United States, and Europe. Her work has been published in national and international magazines. Elena is also the author of the book: Crafting the future
Adriana has held management positions in Human and Organizational Development, Training, and Development of Systemic Projects. She was a member of the team that created the University – Aeromexico Company, where she worked with CINTRA for 13 years. In 2012 she was Director of Research and Instruction at ASA (Airports and Auxiliary Services). She is trained through Newfield Consulting, ICP of Argentina, European School of Coaching, Mastering Coaching Skills, CBC Conscious Business Coaching with Freddy Kofman, Mentoring with Damian Goldvarg, Beyond Coaching with Fernando Flores and Elena Espinal, The Wisdom Tree Academy, Somatic Coaching in Strozzi Academy, among other studies.
Currently, both Elena and Adriana are Directors of Team Power, a Leading Company that offers High Level Coaching Processes to World-class Companies and Organizations, accompanying the leaders in intervention processes that seek the transformation of teams, to generate futures not previously contemplated
READY TO TAKE A DEEPER DIVE INTO EXPLORING YOUR INTERNAL LANDSCAPE
Ready to take a deeper dive into exploring your internal landscape? Looking for ways to amplify your work as a coach and supervisor? Join Pam to gain a taste of the topic she will be covering in Mexico City — Use of Self as Coach and Supervisor. In this hour-long webinar, Pam will provide a brief overview of her model, dive into one of the six domains in a little detail and allow you to engage in a reflective discussion about your own ‘use of self’ in your work as a supervisor and a coach. If you’ve had a chance to read Pam’s book, come with questions and we’ll take the last ten minutes to explore those and if you’d like to prime yourself for this topic in advance, visit www.selfascoach.com and watch some short video clips, download some reflective questions and see what piques
Pamela McLean, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of The Hudson Institute of Coaching, brings more than three decades of experience as a clinical psychologist, master coach, coach supervisor and leader and contributor in the field of coaching.
McLean authored The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching (2012) examining key theories and evidenced-based research informing the field; examining the essential methodology, key steps in the coaching engagement; and exploring the use of self as the most important instrument we have in our work as coaches. McLean’s new book, Self as Coach, Self as Leaders (2019), examining the internal landscape of the coach and all that is required to be at our very best when working with others.
Pam has served on Harvard’s JFK Women’s Leadership Board, the faculty of Saybrook University and Antioch University; Editorial Board of IJCO, board member of SF-based LikeMinded, Board Chair of Central California Planned Parenthood Affiliate and Council Member of the SB Human Rights Watch.
Pam lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she and her late husband raised three sons. In her spare time, she enjoys all things related to weekend cooking, ceramics, birdwatching and traveling to new places around the globe.
In this session, Peter Hawkins and Eve Turner presented on Strategic Coaching. This was a webinar from the Americas Coaching Supervision Network , on February 24, 2020