Situation-based communication in coaching supervision
Authors present their findings from the observation of multiple supervision sessions for coaches at different levels of coaching practice. It transpires that, depending on their level of professional advancement and proficiency, coaches’ needs – in terms of the type and style of supervision – vary. The process may require the supervisor to take on the role of a teacher, a mentor or a coach. Authors conclude that the flexibility of communication and the ability to evaluate the supervisee’s pro fessional advancement and needs, and to adjust the supervision style accordingly, are the crucial skills of the coaching supervisor.