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What Is Supervision?


This research has been guided by the 2018 EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) definition of supervision which states:

 “Supervision is the interaction that occurs when a mentor or coach brings their coaching or mentoring work experiences to a supervisor in order to be supported and to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the mentor or coach, their clients and their organisations.


Team Purpose


The research team is hopeful that this study will contribute to a better understanding of the coaching supervision field, and perceptions by coaches who receive supervision. At the time of this study’s publication, there are several other supervision research projects underway which will continue to enhance our understanding of coaching supervision.

On a personal note, this research and study have been a passion project by the research team, who believe in the importance and value of coaching supervision, to both coaches and the coaching field. We believe there is tremendous opportunity in the future for more coaches to learn about, experience, and benefit from coaching supervision.

As mentioned, the research team expects to continue to further analyze the data, write articles, and present at coaching conferences.

Please feel free to contact any member of the research team if you have questions or comments. Our contact information is provided on page 44 of the report. Alternatively, you may send an email with your questions or comments to info@coachingsupervisionresearch.org.

Team Bios

Kimcee McAnally, Ph.D., PCC

Dr. McAnally is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and author with 20+ years working with businesses in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, change management, and organizational development. Kimcee holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Organizational Psychology, and B.A. in Psychology. She is recognized as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) with ICF and is a certified Coach Supervisor. Kimcee is passionate about research and writing about coaching and coaching supervision, also presenting at conferences around the world. She co-authored the book, “Executive Coaching for Results: the Definitive Guide for Developing Organizational Leaders” (Berrett-Koehler publishers). She also serves as the Chief Coaching Officer (CCO) for CoachSource, LLC.

Lilian Abrams, Ph.D., MBA, MCC

Dr. Lilian Abrams is an organizational psychologist and executive coach with 20+ years consulting to global and US organizations. She earned a Ph.D.in Organizational Behavior (Psychology) and an MBA. Dr. Abrams is accredited as an executive coach by the ICF (PCC) and by APECS in Europe, and is a trained, certified Coach Supervisor. Her executive coaching and supervision includes special focus on cultural matters as well as technical and/or women leaders. Executive coaching and supervision have been her primary passion for 15+ years, built upon her OD and applied research work. Dr. Abrams is also passionate about advancing the executive coaching field through research, publishing, webinars and presentations.

Mary Jo Asmus, PCC

Mary Jo Asmus PCC is a speaker, writer, facilitator, executive and leadership coach, team and group coach, mediator, coaching supervisor, and coaching skills trainer to executives. She has coached hundreds of individuals to get ready for their next level of leadership particularly in the arenas of influence, impact, communication, relationships and executive presence. She is the author of a globally popular award-winning leadership blog and has written in it regularly for over a decade, as well as contributing articles on leadership to SmartBrief on Leadership and other publications. Prior to starting her business in 2003, she worked as bench scientist and in other administrative and executive roles at a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company.

Terry Hildebrandt, Ph.D., MCC, MCEC

Terry Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC is a certified executive coach, organization development consultant, coaching supervisor, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Terry Hildebrandt and Associates, LLC and the Director of the Evidence Based Coaching ACTP program at Fielding Graduate University. Prior to starting his own business in 2008, Terry worked at HP for 22 years in management and engineering roles. He is an expert in the principles of evidence-based coaching, using the best existing theoretical and researched knowledge, in combination with his personal coaching skills and client knowledge, to deliver effective coaching. He earned his Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University.