Coach Mentoring & Supervision

Become a truly successful coach and take your coaching business to the next level through coach mentoring and supervision

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
Helen Keller

Whether you are working towards a coaching credential and want mentor coaching, or you want on-going individual development to enhance who you are as a coach and broaden the perspective you bring to your coaching practice, I would welcome a conversation to explore how I can support you.

I provide a safe space to help you to develop both personally and professionally.

When you work with an experienced mentor coach, you learn faster, build your coaching business more quickly and more effectively and gain in confidence.

I am fully accredited with the ICF and have been an international coach for fifteen years. My coaching clients include business and personal coaches in the UK and many other countries. I have worked with people who want to transition into the coaching profession, coaches in training or recently qualified and those who have been practising for some time.

Mentor coaching is an excellent way to:

  • Review and strengthen your coaching skills
  • Overcome blocks to growing your coaching business
  • Deepen your learning, build confidence and set goals
  • Work on your own personal and professional development
  • Work towards professional accreditation
  • Experience the benefits of coaching for yourself
  • Confidentially share client issues
  • Work with an experienced coach who offers you guidance and support

Benefits of coaching supervision:

  • Develop your coaching skills and coaching practice
  • Address issues and challenges that arise during coaching
  • Accelerate your professional and personal development
  • Reflect on your work with your clients
  • Gain deeper knowledge and wisdom
  • Get feedback on your coaching
  • Have a sounding board for your work
  • Try out new ways of working
  • Build resilience and confidence as a new coach

Table from the International Coaching Federation comparing Professional Coach Mentoring and Supervision

Many clients find it useful to have a mixture of coaching and supervision as the need arises, so you may find the matrix below useful in clarifying the essential differences:

Mentor Coaching
Coach Supervision

International Coach Federation Definition

Mentor Supervision

For purposes of credentialing, mentor coaching means an applicant being coached on their coaching skills rather than coaching on practice building, life balance, or other topics unrelated to the development of an applicant’s coaching skill.

Coach Supervision

Coaching Supervision is the interaction that occurs when a coach periodically brings his or her coaching work experiences to a coaching supervisor in order to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the coach and his or her clients


Mentor Supervision

To reach a particular standard, or demonstrate specific coaching competencies and other credentialing requirements

Coach Supervision

To generate coach insights through guided reflective enquiry that will improve the quality of his or her coaching and hence expand coach capability and confidence.


Mentor Supervision


Coach Supervision

On-going support and development


Mentor Supervision

Typically associated with a specific step in the coach's development, such as gaining a credential. ICF requires 10 hours over a minimum of 3 months, 3 of which must be one-to-one mentoring

Coach Supervision

Throughout the coach's professional life, to uphold the highest professional standards. The ICF recommends 1 hour of 1-1 supervision for 20 client contact hours.


Mentor Supervision

More specific

Coach Supervision

Broad ranging

Role of

Mentor Supervision

Mentor Coach

Passing on specific coaching knowledge, skills and methodologies.

Your mentor coach will:

  • Encourage your growth
  • Listen actively
  • Provide timely advice
  • Deepen your insight with regard to your coaching knowledge and skills
  • Review your coaching in relationship to the ICF’s Coaching Core Competencies
  • Assist in identifying and solving problems around your overall coaching competency
  • Give support and guidance for your
  • ICF application and exam
  • Guide you to extending your coaching comfort zone
Coach Supervision

Coach Supervisor

Guiding the coach to discover ways of being more effective, observing and highlighting patterns.

Your coach supervisor will:

  • Encourage your growth and exploration of ideas and personal reflections
  • Listen actively
  • Provide timely advice and constructive feedback
  • Refine and expand your coaching knowledge, skills and practices
  • Further your insights, confidence and capability through guided reflective practice
  • Work with you to overcome any dilemma or issues you identify in your coaching
  • Guide you to extending your coaching comfort zone
  • ICF application and exam
  • Guide you to extending your coaching comfort zone


Mentor Supervision

More focus on coaching skills and demonstrating capability. Less focus on client interaction.

Coach Supervision

More focus on coach's thinking and metamodels (around their self-confidence, their self awareness, relational and contextual awareness) and its impact on clients. Strong focus on client interaction.

Please contact Nick Harris if you would like to have a chat about mentor coaching or coaching supervision and how I can support you.

Coach mentoring & supervision testimonials

Read what my clients have to say about the benefits of professional Coach Mentoring & Supervision and the difference it has made.


Free 45 minute coaching session

If you are considering one-to-one coaching with a professional coach, Nick Harris invites you to get in touch for a free 45 minute coaching session to explore your current situation, future aspirations and discuss next steps.

Call 0800 776 5696 to book your free session