We embrace and support both the ICF and the EMCC as global professional associations of coaching and mentoring, and only the EMCC offers an accreditation for coach supervisors – the ESIA (European Supervision Individual Accreditation).
Supervision is a profession practice requiring mastery of specific skills and so requires specific training. Being a coach with some experience does not qualify you to be a supervisor. Many elements are at stake in the relationship: procedural, ethical and psychological in order to create the alliance, the ‘bubble’ in which the coach feels completely at ease to share their client experience.
As the coaching profession has developed, there is a growing need for supervisors in the world. Coaches need to have confidence in professional supervision and accreditation becomes a must to guarantee quality assurance.