„I am the kind of person that learns from experience rather than books, hence I signed up for the coaching circle. I wanted to hear from the experiences of others – and also contribute mine.
Participating in the monthly circle meetings did not only help me develop solutions and next steps for my own challenges and project situations I was facing at the time. It also gave me an opportunity to enhance my coaching skills by helping other participants to explore the scenarios they shared. Joint reflection in the group certainly helped me grow my skills in the agile field.“Nicole N., Muenster, Germany
What is a coach supervision circle?
A coach supervision circle is a small closed group of 6-8 circle members who meet regularly over several months. During each session, circle members have the opportunity to support and coach each other on current work challenges or issues.
The main method used is based on Action Learning. Founded in the 1950s, action learning is a proven method in the world of professional development. It’s all about transformation for both the individual and the organisation, and has earned a well-respected place on many management, leadership and professional-development programmes.
What’s the benefit of being part of a coach supervision circle?
Being a coach can often be quite a lonely place. People in such roles often spend the majority of their time supporting others whilst themselves feeling unsupported. A coach supervision circle is a safe place to explore their fears and concerns. Being asked probing questions from circle members allows the issue holder to work through problems that often they’re not able to work through on their own.
Other benefits of coach supervision circles:
- Receive support in finding new creative solutions to challenges or issues in your day-to-day work as a coach or practitioner
- Work through issues relating to you and your work teams, allowing you to go back and approach them with confidence
- Develop yourself and your career
- Learn from the experiences of others
- Practice the art of asking powerful coaching questions to unlock the potential of your peers, team members, and clients
- Enhance team working and collaboration skills
- Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Enhance your ability to reflect on and learn from individual and collective experiences
- Develop awareness of how individual behaviours, attitudes and assumptions impact on decision making
In addition you will:
- Receive guidance (or reminders) on the art of asking open, exploratory questions
- Learn and share techniques from the world of creative problem solving, group facilitation and group process
- Experience and share techniques from Agile Coaching, Facilitation, Lean Change, and Scrum Mastery
- Experience Fish Bowls, Lean Coffees, Hot Seats, and other methods from the world of Agile and professional facilitation
- Practice reflective learning through group retrospectives
- Receive support and accountability for your committed actions and your progress month-by-month
- Develop networks and relationships with fellow coaches that are deeper than most work relationships
The circles are particularly relevant to coaches, facilitators and change agents supporting teams and organisations in catalysing and supporting teams, leadership and organisational agility. It is particularly relevant to Agile Coaches, Enterprise Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Change Agents, Change Leaders or people in similar roles.
Frequency and Timings:
Circles run in blocks of 6 sessions. Each session lasts 3 hours.
The first 2 sessions are spaced 1 week apart, then approximately monthly thereafter. All sessions run 18:00-21:00 (UK,London). This is a 6-session circle and the commitment is to all 6 sessions – whether you attend them all or not. Due to the confidentiality of the group, sessions will not be recorded.
- 25 October 2023
- 1 November 2023
- 29 November 2023
- 10 January 2024
- 7 February 2024
- 6 March 2024
About the Facilitator
Ryan is an enterprise and team coach, consultant and change facilitator. Over the past decade he has trained hundreds of managers, coaches and facilitators in agile approaches to management, leadership, coaching and facilitation. He is the co-designer of highly acclaimed industry-certified courses in agile coaching, agile facilitation, enterprise agile coaching, and lean change management.
Ryan is a highly experienced agile team coach and enterprise agile coach and has a proven track record of bringing teams and managers together to communicate, collaborate and innovate in large scale programmes and multi-stakeholder environments in almost every industry spanning retail, supply chain, publishing, government, renewable energy, travel, cloud software, education, investment banking, wealth management, risk management, fintech, telco, energy, and data analytics.
Prior to coaching and facilitation Ryan spent a decade in the city of London as an e-commerce software developer and senior project manager in multi-national consulting firms.
He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, an MBA from Warwick Business School and over a dozen certifications including being a trained Professional Coach (ICF), Systemic Constellator (organisational and family), Lego Serious Play facilitator, StrongSuits trainer and Action Learning facilitator.