1-1 Coaching Supervision
The most widely referenced concept envisions three functions served by coaching supervision and enacted within a relationship between a coach and an experienced coach-supervisor (Hawkins & Smith, 2013). Typically the three functions of supervision can be summarized as: - Professional development for coaches - Resource and support for coaches - Coaching quality orientation and support It is my belief and a key element supported by research in supervision that psychological safety in coaching supervision is an important precursor to establishing trust in conversations that enables transformation (de Haan, 2017; Hodge, 2014; McGivern, 2009). McAnally et al. (2020) investigated perceptions and practices of coaching supervision and found that helpful coach supervisor behaviours include elements of trust and respect (2020). It is my sincerest intention to embody trust and respect. The construct of psychological safety was initially conceived by Schein and Bennis (1965) and made popular by Edmondson (Edmondson, 1999; Frazier et al., 2017). Edmondson and Lei (2014) assert that intention is required to create a psychologically safe environment in which learning can take place. This is salient to our relationship in coaching supervision where we will co-create an intimate, reflective practice where personal risk taking and the examination of personal views related to practice are central (Hawkins et al., 2019). I am deeply interested in the experience of supervision conversations as transformative learning experiences for both coach and supervisor. This quote from Rollo May’s book The Courage to Create (May, 1975) has been a guiding light for me “Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us are.”
We are committed to coaching as a solution for helping all individuals thrive in a complex, diverse, and global world. This group supervision experience will inspire reflective practice working with issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Together, we will co-create a safe and courageous space that will inspire curiosity and humility and move each of us toward a more inclusive coaching practice. Throughout our time together, we will explore these topics through information sharing, discussion, and reflective practice. I encourage each of you to consider bringing cases for a confidential discussion with our intimate group. This could be things that are niggling at you, things you're curious about or things that feel unresolved, this is a wide open space for reflective, collaborative learning.
1-1 and Group Coaching
I am deeply committed to programs and coaching that benefit the widest cross-section of people in the world of work and in the greater context of life. I will help you recognize your strengths and create hope, optimism, flourishing and meaning in work and in life. I offer indivvidual coaching session focused on the following categories: - Neurodiversity Coaching - Leadership Coaching - Career Coaching - Life Coaching
Facilitating deep reflective dialogue with a diverse range of coaches and clients with intersectional identities including leaders and people at all levels of organizations, people of diverse cultural backgrounds, people who are neurodivergent, people with physical and developmental disabilities, cancer survivors, and people experiencing short term, episodic and lifelong mental health, and addictions issues.
Program Research, Design Development & Evaluation
Workplace and community program research, development, design, delivery and supervision. We bring organizations to the next level in terms of leadership, inclusivity, employee and customer care, and much more. From early inception all the way to finished program supervision, our team ensures that new programs are integrated into existing organizations as smoothly as possible.
Conference and Keynote Speaking
As a highly experienced public speaker, Deborah provides insight into coaching, inclusivity and neurodiversity topics. Through her professional development interests she has spoken at conferences for coaches, coach educators, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and counsellors and career counselors on topics related to access and accessibility in coaching. Deborah has participated in both Canadian and International Positive Psychology Association events, in coaching events related to diversity and inclusion and coaching masterclasses.
“I so appreciate your ability to raise awareness. You invited us to reflect on what might be our own barriers and to consider what questions would be raised… You have always inspired us to look forward, to look around us, and stay acutely aware… the giving of yourself and care for others make such a difference in the world.”
~ LR. Program Participant
“Deborah's style is compassionate, warm, and reflective… Deborah's ability to reflect and ask insightful questions created self-awareness and insight. What I learned most was how to… honor my voice…”
~PP. Client- Executive