where highly sensitive coaches belong
Many highly sensitive people like you come into coaching via a challenging journey, one from career to vocation.
This is an inner journey that often comes with significant cost, sacrifice and transformation. It’s a path that your Soul has invited you to take, and once on it, the responsibility is great: witnessing others as they struggle through the unknown, guided by the hope for a more fulfilling life, career or relationship with others and with Self.
This is a sacred responsibility you can’t take lightly.
You must know:
When to witness and when to press.
When to support and when to challenge.
When it’s their stuff and when it’s your stuff.
When to set boundaries and when to let things run their course.
For this, we need supportive coaching supervision, where you can cleanse yourself of the emotional debris of the deep work you do, develop your skills and renew your confidence in your purpose.
As a coaching supervisor, I have witnessed hundreds of coaches on their journey from doubt, confusion and hesitation, to confidence, clarity and absolute conviction in themselves as practitioners and their work.
If you’d like to explore how I can support you, send me a message.
Your clients are drawn to you because of a resonance - between their current struggles and your own journey of transformation. That’s because your clients are often a previous version of you.
Because of this close resonance, the question isn’t whether you are left with emotional debris after your work, but what you do with it. Our role isn’t to be “emotional processors” on our clients’ behalf.
My stuff or your stuff?
This resonance also increases the risk of projection. Especially if you work with clients at a deep, transformative level, coaching reaches into the less illuminated corners of the psyche. This is where the psychological gold is - but also where the obscure, less welcomed aspects of the psyche lie. So how can we not be exposed to the risks of projecting? Of seeing something in each other which might be objective truth… or an echo of the past?
Our stuff can interfere with the client’s work, and can lead to feeling emotions like hurt, self-doubt, frustration, judgement or rescuer tendencies.
On the other hand, sometimes you might feel afraid of your stuff getting in the way, that you suppress your feelings and never say anything. You might “park” your stuff as if it’s an interference - but in this process we risk remaining transactional rather than transformative.
Coaching supervision helps you:
Reclaim and process your stuff
Renew your courage and confidence to name things that will be valuable for the client to move forward, and
Be a clean, open presence for your coaching relationships
Develop your coaching skills
Work through ethical dilemmas
Navigate new coaching situations
But at a deeper level, what coaching supervision really does, is help you witness yourself as a practitioner. To see what you don’t see. Perhaps even what you don’t want to see. To work through the emotions, struggles and doubt, so you can be clear, confident and rejuvenated in your purpose. I will support you when you doubt yourself, and help you gain new awareness when you’re ready for it.
As a supervisor, I specialise in:
The trait of HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)
Building a trauma-informed coaching practice
The world deserves coaches who are profoundly committed to the transformative work they do.
Is this you?
I’m here if you’re ready. And even if you don’t think you are yet.
Contact me if you’d like to explore how coaching supervision can help you to build skills, confidence and a renewed sense of purpose.
Or read more about me here.