with Clare Smale
Individual and group supervision sessions are both available. Clare qualified with Henely Busienss School (Univerity of Reading) and is also an EMCC accredted supervisor
In addition to 1:1 supervision for coaches, Clare runs a number of closed supervision groups via Zoom. These are set up with a maximum of four coaches and initially offer three sessions (2 hours each) bi-monthly. Dates are mutually agreed by the group. There will be a new group starting shortly, so if you’d like to apply, just get in touch with Clare and she will be able to answer your questions and provide further information.
Everyone is welcome – all levels of coaching experience and expertise. Read on to find out more or call Clare for an informal chat on 01380 888013.
Clare is an active coach practitioner and supervisor with a wide range of clients, continuously developing her skills and knowledge. This enables her to combine extensive practical experience with a wide knowledge base in her role as a coach trainer and supervisor. This includes leading our highly regarded ILM coaching and mentoring qualifications.
EMCC Global Individual Accreditation (EIA) at Coaching Master Practitioner level
EMCC Global Supervision Individual Accreditation (ESIA)
Clare’s coaching-related qualifications and professional memberships include:
- ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring
- Professional Certificate in Supervision -Henley Business School (University of Reading)
- NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer (INLPTA)
- MiRo Behaviour Modes Practitioner
- Fellow: RSA
- Fellow: Institute of Leadership & Management
- Member: Chartered Management Institute
- Member: AoCS, AC and EMCC.
- Member: Global Supervisor’s Network
“Just a quick one to say that I was sceptical before today’s supervision session. I place great value in learning from those with more experience, skills and knowledge than me, and generally find activities based on “sharing good practice” of negligible worth, and that was what I was expecting. How wrong I was on all counts. It was great, I learned lots. Thank you.”
Richard, executive coach
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Clare's supervision experience
Clare supervises new and experienced coaches in many different organisations and settings.
Supervision takes place by phone, Zoom or MT and typically lasts an hour. Wherever you are in the world, just get in touch to find out more about Clare’s approach to supervision and how she can support you in your coaching practice. Packages are available, plus one off supervision sessions.
Clare runs closed supervision groups with a maximum of four members and these are open to everyone and at every level of experience. She also provides 1:1 and group supervision for workplace coaches and in-house coaching pools.
All supervision begins with a free informal chat to discuss your needs and find out more. You are also welcome to use this time for advice about other options and alternative routes for supervision and support. To find out more, including prices, get in touch using the contact form below or email email@example.com. You can also book a chat with Clare using the calendar link.
Additional benefits – included in your supervision package will be a pack of Clare’s coaching cards, copies of her three coaching books and on-line access to Coaching at Work magazine.
In addition, Clare regularly designs and delivers both ILM accredited and bespoke supervision training courses. You can find out more here.
Individual & Group Supervision
Clare's experience and approach
Clare is a warm, kind and challenging supervisor. Highly experienced and qualified, she draws upon many different approaches and methodologies in order to be flexible with each client.
Her style is peaceful yet challenging, purposeful yet relaxed. Clare’s professional skill is directing care and support for the caoch into insightful questions – choosing the right supervision tool for the right moment to uncover potential and facilitate refelctive practice. Supervision should challenge the limitations and assumptions that others might pass by. The phrase ‘fierce courage’ and this sums up Clare’s practice.
Supervision is a space for curiosity and exploration. Care for the caoch, care for ethics, care for the client and their stakeoholders and care for the coaching profession.
Supervision is collaborative and purposeful, offering a space to wonder and wander.
Supervision is “a learning relationship; a place to create an understanding that can be taken back into those other, workplace, relationships.” (Cochrane & Newton 2018).
Hawkins and Smith (2006) defined supervision as “the process by which a coach with the help of a supervisor, can attend to understanding better both the client system and themselves as part of the client-coach system, and by so doing transform their work and develop their craft”.
In essence, supervision provides a space for the coach (supervisee) and the supervisor to both reflect upon their experiences and learning. “
Resources for coaches and supervisors
Clare has published three coaching books and created a pack of coaching cards.
All the books are available as eBooks – you can order and pay by using the links below. All proceeds will be donated to Julia’s House Children’s Hospice in Devizes.
Coaching cards are a great way to stimulate refelction, creativity and problem-solving. One one side of the card is a coaching question and on the other side is a unique photograph. The possibilities for using them in supervision and coaching are endless and you will be sent a pdf booklet of ideas and activites with your purchase.
Cards £20 and eBooks £10
Ethical & Impartial
As members of the AC and EMCC, we are fully committed to working alongside professional coaching bodies. We uphold the Global Code of Ethics and promote the work of all coaching bodies with impartiality. When you study with us you will receive one year of membership with the AC and online access to Coaching at Work magazine.
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It’s been great to know I can talk to someone outside of school on matters of concern
Clare really encouraged me to think about what influences me and how I can change and cope/deal with these situations in a very positive way – the coaching has really made me stop and think and has allowed me to not let things worry me. I feel I have made significant progress with my career because of these sessions. It was also brilliant to do these sessions face-to-face that made a real difference and it was never rushed! Clare has been a fantastic coach and tutor – she has always answered my calls and emails (even when they weren’t scheduled!!) and she would give very good detailed advice whenever she could. She has been very supportive and has really encouraged me to stick at things, especially whilst I was experiencing personal and professional problems.
I will really miss Claire’s advice and support – it’s been great to know I can talk to someone outside of school on matters of concern. Thank you Claire for being a great coach – I promise to keep in touch and update you on my progress.
Stimulating and thought inspiring coaching
Clare provides challenging sessions that result in detailed discussion and realistic target setting. Clare has a positive and relaxed manner that inspires confidence and encourages you to think outside the box. Her knowledge and experience of leadership is shared and used to good effect. I always feel I have achieved a great deal and planned to achieve a great deal more, during our meetings and coaching sessions. Stimulating and thought-inspiring.
I have re-aligned my professional ambitions
I am currently just about to finish my fifth year of teaching and have been coached by Clare for the past 18 months. During that time I have experienced every emotion within the profession and Clare has supported me every step of the way. 6 months ago I went through a serious crisis of confidence and wasn’t sure if I was going to recover. However, through the expert coaching of Clare I have not only re-aligned my professional ambitions but have just been appointed deputy head! Clare’s intuitive nature and down-to-earth attitude has helped me tremendously and I would unreservedly recommend her to anyone in need of learning more about the world of coaching.
Coaching with Clare has been unbelievably valuable.
“I was offered coaching by my organisation following a promotion to senior leadership which involved a large jump up the ladder with little preparation. Coaching with Clare has been unbelievably valuable. External coaching was offered to stretch and support me in my new role with confidentiality and without judgement. After three sessions, Clare’s coaching has massively guided my thinking.”
Clare’s listening and questioning is really empowering
“You have fundamentally changed how I think and act during the last 6 months, and so I have no doubt that todays discussions and actions will help me grow even further. As a coach I sometimes wonder about the impact as you listen and ask questions, but being on the other end for a change has been really enlightening for me and that 1 hr of someone listening and questioning is really empowering. Thank you for this and I think you are amazing.”
Tracy, Head of OD & People Change
Coaching gave me the confidence to take on a difficult challenge
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