In the dynamic field of team coaching, where adaptability and continuous improvement are paramount, the HexaHelix Team Coaching Supervision Model emerges as a transformative framework. Designed to empower team coaches and elevate their impact, HexaHelix takes a comprehensive approach to supervision, placing the coach at the center of the process. The model recognizes that a coach’s effectiveness extends beyond the immediate coaching session and delves into the coach’s mindset, influence on the client, awareness of the context, presence in the current moment, interactions with co-coaches, and collaboration with other stakeholders.
At the heart of the HexaHelix model lies the understanding that the coach is the central character in the supervision session. The coach, who typically works with clients outside of supervision, becomes the client during these sessions. This unique perspective allows for an in-depth review of the coach’s role, mindset, and impact on various dimensions crucial to effective team coaching.
- Mindset and Its Influence on the Client: HexaHelix recognizes that the coach’s mindset significantly influences the client’s experience. The coach, as a partner intimately engaged with the client, brings their own perspectives, beliefs, and approaches. Supervision sessions focus on understanding and aligning the coach’s mindset with the client’s needs, fostering clarity, insight, and renewal of coaching practices.
- Impact on the Context: A coach’s awareness of the context in which the client operates is vital. This dimension delves into understanding the broader organizational setting and its impact on the team coaching engagement. Context awareness informs the coach’s decisions, including contract agreements and stakeholder involvement, ensuring a tailored and effective coaching process.
- Current Moment Interaction: HexaHelix emphasizes the importance of the coach being present in the current moment during supervision sessions. By bringing themselves to the session and sharing their truth with the supervisor, coaches surface greater insights into their experiences, contributing to ongoing learning and refinement of coaching approaches.
- Coaching Dyad Dynamics: If a coach is working with a co-coach, the dyad becomes the actual team coach. HexaHelix recognizes the significance of the co-coach relationship and the impact it has on the client and their progress. Supervision sessions may focus on exploring the agreements, dynamics, and overall relationship between co-coaches.
- Collaboration with Other Stakeholders: Coaches often collaborate with other stakeholders in a team coaching engagement. HexaHelix considers this dimension, acknowledging that the coach’s interactions with collaborators influence the overall coaching process. Supervision sessions provide a platform to reflect on and enhance these collaborative efforts.
HexaHelix prompts coaches to reflect deeply on various aspects of their coaching practice during supervision. Just a glimpse of the possible reflective questions that might pop up during those sessions are:
- How have you prepared for and reflected on your sessions?
- Where do you run the risk of getting caught in the team’s dynamics?
- How have you maintained role clarity?
HexaHelix stands as a beacon in the realm of team coaching supervision, offering a nuanced and comprehensive approach that resonates with the complexities of contemporary coaching dynamics. By placing the coach at the center of the supervision process, HexaHelix not only refines coaching practices but also cultivates a deeper understanding of the multifaceted dimensions influencing team coaching effectiveness.