We help organizations establish clear measures for coaching programmes, deliver valuable continuous development, and hold coaches/consultants to account in developing their practice in alignment to the needs of the organization. Our specialist Ashridge accredited supervisors deliver transformational support to coaches and OD / coaching coordinators. We work collaboratively with coaches to evolve their professional practice and systemic alignment, to raise collective performance.
Supervision (also known as Reflective Practice) is for coaches, for those leaders wishing to deepen their impact and for other practitioners at all stages of their development. The focus and nature of supervision may change depending on the experience and level of the coach, but the value of reflecting upon the mastery of your profession does not diminish over time.
Our specialism is in supervising those coaching professionals working with clients who are undergoing significant leadership shifts in style or responsibility and undertaking big transitions. Discerning organizations and individuals recognise the benefit of interrupting day-to-day practice to consciously wake up to what we are really doing – in order to improve our professional practice.
We believe supervision is about provoking deeper consideration of professional practice with compassion – it can be scary to be less than perfect and vulnerable as coaches / consultants. We also examine how professional practice is aligned relative to the bigger picture. OD practitioners, consultants, mentors, managers and leaders who see their work as their profession also benefit immensely from the time to critically reflect.
What We Do
We help coaches and consultants who work with senior clients to deepen and develop their practice. We all have blind spots, and even experienced coaches have the capacity to be caught up in unconscious dynamics with clients.
The best supervisors hold an open learning intent, helping you to go deep in your reflections to realise your unique potential. The emphasis is upon collaborative and experiential reflection, building your self-awareness and helping you to consciously detach from transferred client emotions and personal triggers – to be fully in service of your client’s needs.
Managing complexity and multiple stakeholder expectations along with understanding the psychological processes at play in the relationships is part of the professional journey. Our coaching supervisors will help you to find energy, awareness, enhanced embodied connection, and a useful re-examination of your professional practice.
What Supervision Help Do You Need?
Whether you are a coach, leader or professional looking to enhance your practice, or an organization wanting to evolve the systemic impact of your coaches, mentors & consultants we can help. We seek to bring new levels of supervision benefit to your organization interrupting day-to-day conventional practice to consciously wake-up to what is really going on.
We have a track record of group supervision and offering continuous professional development programmes to in-house and associate coaching teams. We have partnered with coaching teams from some of the world’s premiere business schools, providing team building, development and supervision. We have measurably enhanced the quality of service to clients, built resilience and improved relationships between staff and management. Speak with us today about how we can help your team evolve.
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How Do We Supervise?
You are your practice. We look with compassion and curiosity at how you relate to your clients, your own well being and your engagement with your context. Our supervision will help you manage the complexity of multiple stakeholder expectations and help you shift your energy, enhance your embodied connection and ask insightful questions.
We provide a boundaried space for reflective practice, a safe environment in which to debrief and detach from a performance mindset. We aim to help you refine your skills and develop your personal qualities as a coach. We will help you become more aware of our own reactions and responses to clients and client issues. Often the most powerful observations relate to how you have gotten caught up in unconscious parallel processes that impede the coaching. These are very rarely identified in standard coaching/consultancy or mentoring conversations.
Why Career Synergy?
Peter Fennah is our lead coach and supervisor with over 20 years full-time career and leadership coaching experience.
He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist (HCPC), Accredited member of APECS (Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision), Registered Coaching Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and Founding member of the Business Psychologists Association. Peter has been in paid coaching supervision continuously since 2002. He holds a HULT Ashridge Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Supervision, being only one of a handful of supervision programme providers worldwide to hold the EMCC’s Supervision Training Quality Award.
Peter’s contributions to the profession have included:
Career Development Institute (CDI) Founding Board Member and Head of UK Professional Register for Career Development Professionals;
Joint Chair of the Association of Career Professionals International (UK) and Executive Board Member of the Career Professional Alliance UK
Peter has chaired and leads strategic cross-functional reviews of elite business schools (MBA/MSc Careers, Marketing, Admissions and Alumni) departments. His consultancy recommendations have led to transformational FT Ranking and World-Class coaching service improvements. See Consultancy services for more information.
Peter has led masterclass leadership / career workshops and webinars for the senior Civil Service, senior military leaders, CEOs and executive boards, business schools MBA/EMBA cohorts, Russell Group University senior leaders and internal coaching teams.
He is a published author having written a new chapter on Career Coaching in the second edition Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide For Practitioners. 2019 by Routledge Edited by Prof. Stephen Palmer & Dr. Alison Whybrow. Author of: The Elite MBA CV: Executive Impact via Bookboon.com receiving 6,000 downloads in the first month of publication despite summer holidays and Wimbledon! Author and editor of academic core module books for over 7,000 global EMBAs on leadership and career change, e.g. Hard Decisions, Hard Transitions. McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. And numerous leadership, talent management and career workbooks used across multiple top 10 ranked business schools around the world.
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Why Do Clients Trust Us? Because we care. We challenge behaviours + underlying intent for better results
"Peter’s candour, honesty and insight is refreshing. If your goal is to make yourself a better asset for your organisation by making your outputs more effective whilst adapting your behaviour to create high quality relationships and alliances and of course you’re ready to change and want to see a deliverable return on investment then I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Peter as the partner for that journey."
We Are: Ethical to the core, offer best practice + work in partnership
“Peter is challenging and also incredibly thoughtful and insightful. He also has the unique perspective of knowing our business well having been Director of Careers at Cranfield, so he is very empathetic to the unique pressures of our role. Very positive experience. Safe. Enjoyed exercises – insights / reflections powerful. Enjoyed learning frameworks that can be applied! Good tone and pace as well as emotional reading of the group. Very comfortable facilitation style. Thank you!”
We Offer: Rigour, evaluation + continuous learning aligned to your vision
"Peter was an integral part of the team at Cranfield and was responsible for reconstructing the Career Development Program at Cranfield. Under his leadership the team expanded sixfold, providing the School of Management with a world class Career Development function. Peter provided the leadership and vision which was central to the success of his team. In doing so he exhibited empathy with the wider strategic objectives of the school and a clear understanding of the needs of employers."
We Offer: Partnership to extend your service impact
"Peter is the consummate professional. He is always well prepared and has a great combination of specific knowledge and the ability to draw on a wide range of examples from daily life and current affairs to back it up. He is also a great consultant - understated, perceptive, and with a sense of humour that livens up the day. He knows my job inside out and develops programmes for me that enhance my students' experience. It is always a pleasure to work with him."
We Offer: Continued inspiration
"Peter Fennah is best described as an 'investor in people' He takes the time to listen to your hopes and aspirations, fuses with them - and then continues to provide insight and guidance, long after any initial encounter."
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Whether you’re seeking to enhance your coaching team’s individual or collective practice, evolve company culture through consciously drawing upon a coaching mindset, or seeking supervision as an individual to improve your practice; call us today to discover how we can meet your needs.