Marion Gillie supervises the coaching work of people in the private, public, and not for profit sectors. Supervision with Marion will help coaches to:
- Strengthen their skills as a coach and deepen their self–awareness.
- Handle challenging coaching situations.
- Pay attention to the ethics of coaching and how to handle complex boundary issues.
- Understand complex organisational and client dynamics.
Marion offers both one–to–one and group supervision. One–to–one supervision gives you the opportunity to explore your practice as a coach on a regular basis, either face to face, by phone or Skype .
In an organisational setting, Marion also offers Group supervision, which is a rich way of gaining support for your practice and learning with and from other professionals. The group can be an in-house group of coaches or coaches from a number of organisations who meet regularly. Each member has their own time ‘slot’ to bring issues of a client from their coaching practice, as well as contributing to the learning of colleagues.
Why do I need a supervisor?
Primarily to develop your competence as a coach. Having the opportunity to reflect on your work, and talk through tricky client issues to explore different approaches will help both you and your clients.
Also, as part of their accreditation process for coaches, many professional coaching bodies such as APECS, the ICF, the Association for Coaching, the EMCC and CIPD are now either insisting or advocating strongly that members receive regular supervision of their coaching practice. For more experienced coaches, supervision can be seen as part of their continuing professional development.
Finally, organisational buyers of coaching are increasingly specifying that external coaches working for them should be in regular supervision.
Why does my organisation need a supervisor?
Coaching has a cost for an organisation, and ensuring that internal coaches are in regular supervision gives the organisation the chance to maximise its return on investment. Group supervision sessions are also likely to highlight organisational issues and pressures which may need addressing.
Supervision will also increase the competence level of internal coaches, by allowing reflection on strengths and limitations, and a chance to discuss ethical and boundary issues at length with other coaches.
Finally, an external supervisor offers the chance to benchmark the competence level of internal coaches against other organisations, offering a form of quality assurance.
Get more information
If you would like to explore how Marion could help you with coach supervision, either as an individual coach, or in an organisational setting,
+44 (0) 1865 751282 or
+44 (0) 7979 243504.
Alternatively, send an email
About Marion Gillie
Marion Gillie has been an Accredited Coach Supervisor through APECS, and the AoEC. She has extensive experience as a consultant / coach in a wide range of organisations and businesses. She is a Chartered Occupational and Counselling Psychologist, and has Masters degrees in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Organisational Psychology. She also qualified in Couples and Family Systems Therapy at the Gestalt International Study Center in Cape Cod.
She was Programme Director of the Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching at the AoEC from 2003 until 2012, and a supervisor on the Oxford Brookes University Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision for Coaching and Mentoring. She is a former Board member of APECS.
Code of ethics
Yes. I subscribe to the APECS Code of Ethics, which strives for the safest and most effective conditions for clients (those being supervised), the clearest and most transparent understanding with host companies who commission Coaching Supervision and the highest professional standards for their coaches and supervisors.