7 Eyed Supervision Model

1. The Client System: What actually happened? Separate from preconceptions, assumptions and interpretations.

2. The Coach’s Intervention: Explore what they were and brainstorm possibilities

3. The Relationship between the Coach and the Client System: Stand outside and see it afresh

4. The Coach: Restimulation? Blocks?

5. The Parallel Process: What’s happening in this conversation which may illuminate the coaching dynamic?

6. The Supervisor’s Self-Reflections

7. The Wider Context

From Peter Hawkins and Nick Smith Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development  (2007)