Coaching Supervision & CPD for Internal Coaches

We offer a range of fully managed development programmes for accredited Internal Coaches including:

  • 1-to-1 Supervision
  • Group Supervision (virtual & face to face)
  • CPD Masterclasses, Workshops and Webinars

Our research into sustaining a pool of Internal Coaches that deliver an ROI evidences that the follow-up elements to coach training are often the most critical.  This is where it becomes possible to really leverage the original investment or unfortunately, see it wither away.  CPD and Supervision are therefore important parts of a longer term commitment to develop the performance and proactive culture within your internal coaches.

We strongly encourage our clients to ensure the continuing professional development of their qualified coaches. Specifically to:

Provide your recently trained coaches with quality CPD and supervision to ensure that:

  • They are supported to deliver ever higher standards of internal coaching
  • They continue to develop and enhance their coaching skills


  • You gain the maximum leverage from the investment you have already made

At Notion, we are lucky to have one of the most experienced Supervision teams in the UK.  Between them they have supervised over 600 coaches over the last decade and as they are also highly experienced Executive Coaches they understand what it takes to be successful as a coach and to deliver great value to clients. As such, during our programmes, they share not just the theoretical practice but also recount any number of real life illustrations with the programme participants. This brings the programme to life and adds significant extra value. The end result for you will be motivated Executive Coaches (who not only understand the theory but also are commercially pragmatic), and a faster return on investment for your organisation.

"I really enjoyed the programme, especially the supervision session and thought it was the best I had been too! I believe Notion have raised the bar on our thinking and approach to coaching supervision in Sainsbury’s. As one of the original coaches from the first cohort I feel refreshed and inspired by this new learning experience.”

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Click on the CPD options that you would like to learn more about:

1-to-1 Supervision

Group Supervision

CPD Workshops & Webinars

Coach Supervision

Watch a clip of one of our Trainers explaining the objectives of Supervision for Internal Coaches

1-to-1 Supervision

This is a formal confidential 1-to-1 supervision session with a Notion Senior Supervisor. These sessions can be delivered face to face, via Video conference (GTM/Webex/Skype) or Telephone conference and can, if delivered virtually, also be recorded for further reflection if required.

This format is most important when a Coach needs to discuss a confidential matter that has come up during a coaching session, that would be inappropriate to discuss in front of other Coaches in the business.

Our Approach

We base our supervision on two basic models. The first is Honey and Mumford’s model of learning styles, as derived from the work of Kolb, in which a permanent cycle is set up of action – reflection – theorising – planning – action. All these phases would form part of the supervision session, with a special emphasis on reflection, an important stage that others tend to skip.

The second model we would use is Hawkins and Shohet’s Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision. This model gives us seven different eyes or perspectives through which to view each coaching situation. We would help the coaches to use this model as a tool for self-reflection, to help prepare for supervision, to help ‘supervise’ themselves and for providing a map for working in the group.

Notion's approach to Coaching Supervision aims to:

  • Enhance the quality of the coaching
  • Provide an external support structure for coaches
  • Develop the coach’s ‘internal supervisor’ i.e. reflecting on one’s work constructively / objectively
  • Support the end-user clients
  • Help the coaches deliver coaching to meet organisational strategy

Preparation for the Coaching Supervision Session

One of the critical success factors for Supervision is learning to prepare properly for it. We provide resources to our clients to help Coaches prepare for their supervision sessions as well as sharing tools with the coaches to give to their clients to help the clients prepare for coaching – so enhancing the entire coaching experience.

Group Supervision

This is a facilitated formal group supervision session where between 6-8 supervision rounds may take place across the session, facilitated by a senior Notion Supervisor with other learning and tools covered. The benefits are learning not just from any areas you bring to the Supervision but also from those your colleagues bring. Learnings are discussed after each round and new tools shared as appropriate by the Supervisor in a workshop format.

The benefits to Coaches of Group Supervision are:

  • Learning from other group members, whether that be reinforcing or stretching one’s perspective
  • Enhancing the ‘observer’ function
  • Leveraging the experience of one individual to a larger group
  • Extending the knowledge base of coaches efficiently, sharing new tools and best practice
  • Networking and connecting with colleagues
  • Increased clarity about organisational or system-wide issues

"My supervisor is clearly a very knowledgeable and experienced coaching supervisor and I feel that I have learned a great deal about myself and my coaching through these sessions. Her questions are appropriately challenging and I often find myself arriving at unexpected insights which have a significant positive impact on the quality of my coaching - she has also recommended some excellent resources on specific topics.

On a more personal level, she is warm, approachable and supportive. These attributes enable her to create a very safe supervision environment and I would have no hesitation in bringing concerns or difficulties to our supervision."

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"I walked away from today's supervision session feeling able to approach my coaching sessions with new energy! It was great to share others experiences and learn how they would approach situations with a different lens, get a few new models that can be used and use it is a reminder to keep me on my toes!”

Coach CPD Workshops & Webinars

We work with clients to design bespoke programmes to ensure that Coaches skills stay sharp and that your trained resources remain motivated to continue to deliver into the business.

We can construct bespoke materials and sessions as required and depending on the subject may also be able to offer Video's and / or audio's of the programme and other resources for the delegates to leave with.

Whilst we have some example set annual programmes some of our clients prefer a ‘Selection Box’ approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that will not only allow you to further develop your coaches but also provides opportunities to completely bespoke your further development to meet your own organisational preferences and objectives. 

We can deliver;

  • Full-day and 1⁄2-day Masterclasses (can now be delivered 100% virtually)
  • Webinars and virtual workshops

... plus a range of other resources.

These programmes cover specific topics and are highly interactive. The main purpose is to continue to develop new skills for those Coaches who are interested in further developing their expertise.

Where they are in a workshop format they will have a high level of participation and best practice sharing as well as formal training and practising of new skills and tools.

Examples of some of our recent Master Classes - please note this is not an exhaustive list

  • Reflective Practice
  • Introduction to Supervision
  •  Coping with Change
  • Coaching the Team & Advanced Team Coaching
  • Introduction to Career Coaching
  • Coaching to Turnaround Performance
  • Coaching in a VUCA World
  • Coaching Support for Parental Leave
  • Goal Setting & STAR® Coaching
  • An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  • Exploring Unconscious Bias
  • Moving Forward Client & Coach
  • Building Resilience and Mindfulness
  • Coaching in Academia
  • Advanced Communication Tools
  • Stepping outside your Comfort Zone as a Coach
  • Supporting Coachees to develop Gravitas
  • Helping Coachees Leverage their Time
  • Helping Coachees Deal with Overwhelm
  • Developing your Coachee’s Vision
  • Understanding Personal Dynamics at Work
  • Helping Coachees Effectively Manage Talent

“I now feel really confident about coaching and more specifically how I can improve team performance”

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Something to think about

"Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life."
Chicago Tribune

“Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organisation.”
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