Peer Supervision in Coaching and Mentoring. A Versatile Guide for Reflective Practice


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Peer supervision brings unique challenges though, including the possibility of collusion or stagnating at a shared developmental level.

This book is written by practicing professional supervisors who engage in peer supervision themselves and train communities of coaches and mentors. It guides practitioners to develop and integrate their range of individual and group reflective practice activities alongside professional supervision. It draws upon essential theory and methodology, explores challenges and ethical dilemmas faced within peer supervision, and provides concrete guidance, useful techniques and helpful templates.

This practical guide will be vital reading for individual coaching and mentoring practitioners and peer learning groups including within communities, universities and/or training programs. It will also support professional supervisors and organizations developing coaching cultures.


  • 1. What is Peer Supervision?
  • 2. Peer Supervision between Individuals
  • 3. Peer Supervision in a Group
  • 4. The Importance of Contracting
  • 5. Ethics: The Elephant in the Room
  • 6. Coaching and Mentoring Dilemmas
  • 7. Managing the Pitfalls
  • 8. When Should You Access Professional Supervision?
  • 9. Taking Action
  • 10. Looking Forward

Author Bio:

Tammy Turner is based in Sydney, Australia and she develops leaders and other coaching professionals internationally. She has been Director, ICF Australasian Professional Standards and led the ICF’s global task force on coaching supervision.

Michelle Lucas is based in Weymouth, UK and her business focus is Coaching and Coaching Supervision and the development of Internal Coaches. She is the Supervision Education Lead at the Association for Coaching.

Carol Whitaker is based in Oxford, UK and specializes in Executive and Team Coaching, Supervision and Mentoring, and is a Senior Associate Lecturer for Oxford Brookes Business School.


“This book helps in a clear and practical way to set up and engage in the practice of peer-supervision and to have first-hand experience of its value. The authors provide a useful and detailed guide to practice that does not shy away from difficult questions and problems that might happen along the way.” – Tatiana Bachkirova, Professor of Coaching Psychology at Oxford Brookes University and Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, UK.