Models of Supervision: Coach

Coaches engage students in conversations, asking evokative questions to encourage them to discover options on their own and to explore the consequences of their choices. Coaching is particularly effective when a person is overwhelmed, stuck, or needs accountability. Questions that encourage the student to think more and more deeply lead to fresh ideas and options that carry out intentions.


“How Coaching Works”: An excellent 4-minute “cartoon” video that clearly shows the process of coaching.


Information from the Reformed Church in America on the role of coaching and supervision.

Books & Articles

Fox, Susan E., “Coaching Conversations.”  Reflective Practice: Supervision and Formation in Ministry, Article 6, vol. 27 (Spring 2007).

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