An Introduction to Coaching Supervision

One Day Course

coaching supervision

Session One:

An Introduction to Coaching Supervision

Session Two:

Group Discussion

  • What is your experience of coaching supervision?
  • What is your belief about coaching supervision?
  • What in your current experience supports your beliefs around supervision?
  • What other views do you have about coaching supervision?

Session Three:

The Practicalities of Coaching Supervision

  • Some common definitions of coaching supervision
  • Supervision – an ‘official’ explanation
  • Some generally agreed definitions about the purpose of coaching supervision
  • Some agreed benefits and outcomes of coaching supervision

Session Four:

The Basic Coaching Supervision Framework

(Building on the Kadushin and Proctor model and adapted by Dr Lise Lewis)

The Three Pillars of:




Session Five:

The Importance of Contracting in Supervision and Building a Simple Contracting Template

Session Six:

The 7-Eyed Model of Supervision

  1. The Coachee’s System
  2. The Coach’s interventions
  3. The relationship between the coach and coachee
  4. The coach’s own experience
  5. Parallel Processes
  6. The Supervisor Self-Reflection
  7. The Wider context

Session Seven:

Supervision Practice

Practicing the 7-eyed model in a group supervision format.

Session Eight:

Supporting your Supervisee


  • How aware are they of their own values?
  • Are there observations that you can make?


  • What is their understanding of this?
  • What are they not seeing about the way they behave?


  • How competent do they believe they are?
  • What barriers are there to accepting this?

Session Eight:

Summary and Close

The Facilitator

The workshop will be run by James Mcleod.

James grew up in London and is an alumnus of world-renowned Eton College.

He has over 30 years of business experience in a variety of senior leadership roles at established media Powerhouses including The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. He transitioned into a full-time training and coaching career in 2009.

James is a qualified Trainer, Supervisor and Master Coach and fully accredited with the International Coaching Federation, the International Coaching Council and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. He is a member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development and holds a QQI diploma in Training evaluation, design and delivery.

James has trained and coached individuals and senior management teams from:

An Post, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Deloitte, Eir, ESB, Fingal County Council, Generali, Grafton Merchanting, HSE, IRFU,LGMA, Limerick City and County Council, LeasePlan, Meath County Council, Mylan, NAMA, Sport Ireland, Waterford City & County Council, American Superconductor, Airplus, Activision, Actuant, Andritz, Cargill, Mastercard, Novartis, SIKA, Target, Bertelsmann, Rio Tinto, CRTX, Jones Lang LaSalle, DTZ, IBM, Astra Zeneca, Genencor, Yves Rocher, Luxottica, Kongsberg, Symrise, Danisco, Prologis, Voith, Philips, Morgan Stanley, Hoganas, Swedbank, Carrefour, DSM, Retail inMotion and Ericsson.

James is a regular speaker at international events on Coaching, Communications, Management and leadership.

Outside of the coaching arena, James is an avid long-distance runner and has completed 103 marathons. He is a great believer in running as a philosophy on life and advocates that the principles of distance running can be applied to the worlds of business and individual people performance. They both require purposefulness of mind and spirit and deep preparation in order to achieve successful outcomes.

James’s long and broad communications experience garnered across five Continents puts him in a great position to maximize individuals’ potential through training and coaching programmes. James is a licenced team coach with Clutterbuck Associates.

Relevant Qualifications and Professional Associations:

  • Master Coach, International Coaching Council
  • Member of the EMCC
  • Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council Advanced Diploma (distinction) in Personal & Executive Coaching
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council Diploma(distinction) in Coaching Supervision
  • Member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development
  • QQI Diploma (distinction) in Train the Trainer