How to 'be' a Coach Supervisor: A Certificate in Executive Coaching Supervision

How to 'be' a Coach Supervisor: A Certificate in Executive Coaching Supervision

Explore dimensions of coaching supervision, and learn how to model good supervisory practice, with this three-day, accredited, introductory programme.

All three days of the March programme will be run virtually. It is hoped that subsequent programmes will run face to face for days one and two with the third day delivered virtually.

Upcoming dates:

Mar 22

22 March 2022 - 26 April 2022

LocationUK/Live Virtual Sessions

In addition to the programme date shown in the right-hand column of this page, the How to 'be' a Supervisor programme is available for organisations wanting to bring supervision in-house and who have groups of people they would like to train. If you would like to know more - Let's have a chat.

What you will learn

On this programme you will be introduced to the AoEC supervision competencies of ethical maturity, systemic thinking, relational presence, and objective calibration, and consider how these competencies are embedded within the supervisory role.

You will learn about the nature of supervision and the role of the coach supervisor; reflect on your own ‘psychological systems’ and how these influence your approach; consider systemic perspectives and the power of relationship; explore different approaches to 1:1 supervision; and gain insights into group supervision interventions.

Each of the three days will be underpinned by practice sessions, evaluation, and feedback to support your development of supervision skills.

On completing this programme you will have a better understanding of what it means to ‘be’ a supervisor, how each of the supervision competencies and your personal systems inform your own practice, and how you bring value to your coach supervisees.

AoEC Supervision Competencies

AoEC Supervision Competencies

How you learn

This creative and experiential programme blends theory, practice, reflection, and demonstration to introduce you to concepts, models, and approaches appropriate for the supervision setting. Small group practice sessions are scheduled for each day of the course, and you will rotate through the roles of supervisor, supervisee, and observer.  

The programme runs on a 2 + 1 model: day one and day two are consecutive, and you have a period of practice and self-reflection before day three. You are encouraged to take on a minimum of two clients for the purposes of this programme, and to schedule practice supervision sessions between days two and three.  


This is a certificate level programme in executive coaching supervision; on completion you will receive a certificate of attendance from the AoEC.

How to ‘be’ a Coach Supervisor is accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 21 CCEUs (Continuing Coach Education Units) - 17 Core Competencies and 4 Resource Development.

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Who is the programme for?

This programme is for practising coaches who are looking to establish or develop their supervision role. You may have a coaching role within your organisation, or you may be an independent coach.

Are there any entry requirements?

Although there are no formal qualifying criteria we do ask that applicants have been practising coaches for at least a year post-qualification, and have experience of supervision (as either supervisee or supervisor).

If you are unsure as to whether this programme is right for you, we would be delighted to have a conversation.

Where and how is the programme run?

Due to the current pandemic this programme will be running virtually on Zoom.

It is hoped that as things ease the programme with be delivered in a 2 + 1 model:

Days 1 and 2 face to face in London followed by day 3 using Zoom.

How many people will be on the programme?

There is a maximum number of 16 participants on this programme and it is run with two faculty.

How do I apply?

Click the blue button on this page entitled 'Apply Here' to submit your booking. 

Who are the Faculty?

For the March virtual programme we have AoEC Director of Programmes, experienced coach and supervisor Moira Halliday running these programmes alongside a second experienced coach.

Subsequent programmes will be facilitated by experienced, accredited, international coaches Paul van Geyt and Karen Gervais. They also designed it! Take a look at their bios underneath to find out more about them.

How much does the programme cost?

We have discounted the March programme to off-set any venue costs and this programme will be a discounted £1,800 + vat. 

Future programmes are priced at £1,950 + vat per person.

For in-house programmes in organisations please enquire about rates.

Is this programme available to organisations as an in-house programme?

Yes! Please do enquire about your specific desired outcomes and to discuss rates.


Karen Gervais

Karen Gervais Consultant Coach & Faculty

Karen Gervais

Karen Gervais

“I am continually fascinated by the complexity and potential in human systems, whether at an individual or collective level. All my work is about developing powerful ways to free up and channel the energy in them, as a catalyst for sustainable change, where it matters most.” Karen has delivered transformationally at senior and board level in Europe, Asia, Middle East and America over the past 15 years. She previously spent 10 years with EY Management Consultants. Valued for her engaging style and profound insight, she is able to get underneath difficult issues and accelerate results. Being at the forefront excites Karen. She worked with Henley Business School and the BT Global Yacht Race to research emotional intelligence in leadership, and co-created our first advanced coaching diploma. With a framework deeply rooted in neuroscience, psychology and business, Karen has pioneered approaches in creative visioning, personal branding, emotional recycling, boardroom presence, change agency and stakeholder relationships. She has a post-graduate certificate in applied emotional intelligence, is PCC accredited with the ICF and a Cognitive Behavioural Hypno Therapist. Client sectors include professional services, telecoms, management consultancy, property, financial services, energy and pharmaceuticals.

Paul Van Geyt

Paul Van Geyt Consultant Coach & Faculty

Paul Van Geyt

Paul Van Geyt

Paul is an ICF accredited Master Certified Coach and a trained ICF assessor. For the past 15 years, Paul has been coaching clients across all levels of seniority in a variety of industries, including professional services, FMCG, banking, energy distribution, real estate and industrial production. During a quality audit, the following characteristics are pointed out about Paul: “patient, honest, listening and understanding. His empathic ability is considered to be a remarkable quality”. Further coaching strengths that are mentioned by clients are expertise, knowledge and analytical capacity. Paul can operate comfortably in the heart of a group and is adept at building teams, integrating groups and creating consistency and alignment.

Moira Halliday

Moira Halliday Director of Programmes

Moira Halliday

Moira Halliday

Moira is our Director of Programmes and joined the AoEC in January 2009. For over twenty years she successfully combined organisational consultancy, executive coaching and psychotherapy. Running her own business, Moira worked with CEOs, senior managers, leaders and leadership teams – focusing on developing effective leadership skills, organisational learning, managing change and enhancing personal effectiveness. Moira is trained in Humanistic Psychology and Process Oriented Psychology as well as being a trained mediator, experienced in conflict resolution and developing mediator training programmes. In addition to delivering across AoEC open programmes, Moira also has responsibility for design, quality assurance, world wide faculty development and supervision.

John Gray

John Gray Faculty

John Gray

John Gray

“My role as AoEC faculty allows me to combine my experience in coaching with my enthusiasm for supporting people in their professional development and personal awareness and change. I bring empathy and insight to working with those in their learning journeys, for them to find their ideal coaching model and approach.” Originally qualifying and practising as a solicitor, John has also worked at the at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, in grassroots peace-building in Burundi, and establishing and leading a community mediation service. Since 2001 he has been freelance offering organisational consultancy and facilitation, non-managerial supervision, and also latterly coaching. He has also developed and developed a number of professional development programmes and initiatives, including supervision kills, effective conflict skills, team building, reflective practice, managing change, and globally responsible leadership skills and practice. His coaching practice is with leaders and leadership teams, in a wide range of local, national and international organisations. In addition to his coaching, and his faculty role with AoEC, John is a part-time lecturer in leadership and management at the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights. John’s qualifications include: · Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching · Diploma in the work of the Change Agent · Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Groupwork Skills) · Certificate in Management and Leadership · Accredited Executive Coach – AoEC

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