Q: "What is the difference between a mentor coach and a coaching supervisor?"
My original mentor coach for my PCC became a trained Coaching Supervisor. She explains the distinctions very clearly.
Mentor coaching is only specific to honing, developing and identifying your coaching specific skills. Mentoring supports our "in-session" skills.
Coaching supervision is everything else, beyond a session, that goes into supporting our success as a coach. This may include issues around where our ethical boundaries are drawn, our coaching presence in general, our overall coaching style or philosophy, our coaching approach and our overall coaching success formula.
In Supervision I can run scenarios, stuck points and struggles by my Supervisor for coaching. In mentor coaching I will submit a recording of a session, the mentor would review my competency level and give me developmental feedback on my coaching skills.
In our certification program, we provide both to each student both.
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By Laurel Elders, PCC
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