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An ethnographic study of the introduction of internal supervisors to an internal coaching scheme

M Robson International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2016

Coach supervision is a current topic. With the support of the coaching bodies, supervision is increasingly regarded as a requirement to practice as a coach. However, the evidence base. There is little research that has focused specifically upon the supervision of internal coaches, this in spite of the reported growth in their use by organisations. Even less has been published relating to internal coach supervisors. The ‘voice’ of the internal practitioner, whether coach or coach supervisor, can hardly be discerned in the current coaching literature. This paper, based upon an ethnographic study that followed the introduction of a group of internal supervisors to their internal coaching scheme, seeks to describe their journey, through their own ‘voices’.

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