During my career as a coach, I have sought out talented and experienced supervisors and/or coaches to work with. Their supervision and coaching offers me the opportunity to talk openly about the challenges facing me in my work. I know that I will not be judged but listened to deeply. Supervision offers a safe space for me to be myself. My supervisor or coach does not give me advice but rather invites me to explore and question my own story and experience. My supervisor trusts me to discover my own answers.
Over the past forty years, I've worked in the fields of counselling, education, and business/leadership coaching. My approach has always been rooted in narrative or story. It's through story that we can explore our thoughts, feelings, assumptions, beliefs, values and more. By reflecting deeply on the narratives we tell ourselves and others, we can gain valuable insights into our relationships.
Since 2005, I've developed my narrative-based approach into what I call "story coaching". I've worked with teachers, mental health workers, community and social workers, therapists, business leaders, solo entrepreneurs, actors and storytellers among others. My clients have included Children 1st, Children in Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Education, the General Teaching Council of Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Research, Action for M.E., Arthritis Care, PAMIS, the Scottish Parliament, VisitScotland, CIGNA Health Insurance, the National Museum of Scotland and many others.
"The best thing about coming to Michael is that he provides a safe space for me to think, reflect, and share my ideas before going out and acting on them. His questions and insights provide me with new ways of looking at my decisions, my habits, and my actions."
Solo entrepreneur, Aberdeen, Scotland
If you're looking for a supervisor or coach, consider working with me. I'll only be working with six clients at a time in 2017 so email me now, telling me a little about your work. I'm happy to contact you for a short, no-obligation and free discussion so that you can ask questions and we can determine whether we're a good match.
I offer three types of supervision/coaching sessions:
1. Year-long supervision consisting of 12 monthly, one-hour Skype/Face Time sessions (includes email support).
2. Six-month supervision consisting of 6 monthly, one-hour Skype/Face Time sessions (includes email support).
3. Three-month supervision consisting of 3 monthly, one-hour Skype/Face Time sessions (includes email support).
For more info, email me at email@example.com