Coaching supervision

Coaching supervision is the process by which a coach brings his or her work to a trained professional in order to understand and do that work better.  It is a collaborative conversation offering reflection, insight, support and challenge to professional coaches.

We believe that supervision is one of the most important continuing professional education activities a coach can invest in and that it’s the most significant step forward in professionalising the coaching industry.

All of Air’s coaches are required to be in supervision on a regular basis.

Air’s two Managing Partner, Jacki Nicholas, was one of the first two certified coaching supervisors in Asia and has lead the coaching supervision movement in the region through her regular speaking, writing and academic contributions in this field.  She is the joint Regional Coordinator for Asia Pacific of the Association of Coaching Supervisors (‘AOCS’) and tutors with the Coaching Supervision Academy in UK and Australasia.

Air provides the following coaching supervision services:

  • individual supervision – professional 1-to-1 supervision for internal and external coaches and mentors
  • group supervision – professional supervision for small groups of internal and external coaches and mentors
  • peer supervision – establishing, facilitating and monitoring peer supervision processes and circles for organisations that use internal coaches and mentors

benefits of coaching supervision

Coachees, coaches and organisations are all beneficiaries when a coach participates in professional supervision.


  • sheds greater clarity on what is happening in the coaching relationship
  • raises the bar by broadening and deepening coaching skills
  • expands coaching interventions, strategies and techniques
  • sparks insight into systemic issues entering the coaching, revealing parallels at play
  • supports the coach when confused, blocked, over-involved or overwhelmed
  • provides a safe, challenging and generative place for reflective enquiry
  • connects coaches to the wider coaching world and reduces practitioner isolation
  • raises awareness of and addresses ethical dilemmas and safety issues
  • gives internal coaches and mentors independent space for reflection outside of their system.