Coaching Supervision

My aim as your coach supervisor is to provide the space for you to become the best coach you can be.   My intention is that you learn to use your coaching presence in the most helpful way for your clients.  This means trusting yourself, allowing yourself to show vulnerability in sessions and maintain the boundaries of "Ask Not Tell".     I aim to create an informal supervisory relationship which will help you maintain ethical standards in your contracting and non-judgemental stance with your clients.  I'll also give you feedback about some of the patterns I notice you falling into with your clients which may limit your coaching impact.  


As a coach supervisor, I am able to model psychologically-based approaches that underpin positive coaching relationships.     My coaching and supervision practice is underpinned by the Schools of Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.  Therefore, when appropriate, I will model Use of Self and Here and Now approaches which are also key components of a powerful coaching relationship.    As a past Programme Director of the Novum (formerly PB Coaching) Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Executive Coaching, I am able to draw on a range of theory from Systems Perspectives, Gestalt, Mindfulness and Bodywork in Coaching.    If you are completing an EMCC accredited course I am able to support you in that process.


I am part of the teaching team for Sheffield Hallam's Masters in Coaching and Mentoring and regularly supervise Coach Trainees on this course.  I also designed and deliver Leeds Beckett's ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring providing indivdiual  and group supervision for those trainees too.    With PB Coaching (Novum-UK) I gained my Supervision qualification in 2014, and have been regularly seeing coaching supervisees on a weekly basis since then.   


If you're close to Leeds then we can meet in my Session Room in LS6, otherwise I am happy to work on-line with you. My supervision charges are very reasonable .    

If you would like to discuss the possibility of a trial supervision with Liz please use the contact page on this website. 

Ian Sarson, Executive Coach

Liz Dunphy has been my coaching supervisor for the past year. I have found her support to be incredibly valuable and it has provided a different lens for me to examine my practice in a way that has allowed me to improve and grow. The reflection undertaken in preparation for our sessions often surfaces issues that I would otherwise have over-looked and Liz has a way of supporting and challenging (in a positive way) which gives me the opportunity to learn from each situation. Liz is very generous with her knowledge and experience and is happy to share tools and techniques, which has also been valuable. I enjoy our sessions and feel I have always learned something about myself and coaching that I was less aware of at the start of the session. I would highly recommend Liz to anybody looking for ethical, supportive and professional coaching supervision.


 Kathryn Wyatt Jones, NHS Oldham

I have worked with Liz over the past 12 months as part of my training to become an Executive Coach.  Liz is an incredibly supportive yet challenging coach and supervisor.

Working with Liz, using a coaching approach,  I have extended my toolbox of practical coaching techniques to be become a more effective coach .

Through my coaching with Liz, I have also become a much more resilient and person focused leader.


 Kevin Sheridan, Non-Exec Director and Internal Coach

Liz’s style of coaching can be descried as using creativity with a purpose. Showing and demonstrating alternative ways of approaching issues.  Liz creates a re-assuring approach to coaching supervision that still delivers a challenge, in a supportive way, to previously accepted ways of working.

I leave the session energised and enthusiastic. Ready to follow through an agreed change of approach or alternative methods.  Seeing the application of Gestalt coaching from the coachee’s perspective when in a supervisory session is revelatory to understanding its powerful impact in coaching practice.

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