Coaching Supervision

Bath Consultancy Group (BCG), a leading change and leadership development consultancy bridging the boundaries between leading edge research and professional practice, offer a range of open courses for experienced coaches to develop professionally.

We provide a highly respected course for supervisors of coaches, mentors and consultants, accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
We were the leaders in providing supervision programmes in the world and have over ten years experience in this field, delivering our first programme in 2003. The open programme is delivered in London and Bath, and has also been run in Singapore, Sweden, and South Africa, both externally and in-house within organisations such as the BBC, the NHS and Singapore Civil Service College.

The BCG Certificate in Supervision of Coaches, Mentors and Consultants is designed to develop supervision skills for experienced coaches, mentors and consultants working in organisations, either as internal or external specialists.  

If you are a coach who is at the top of your game and want to enable your clients to optimise their capability to gain the maximum from each and every coaching session, this programme is for you.


The Pioneers Last UK Tour

Peter Hawkins, Nick Smith and Gil Schwenk have been leading Coaching Supervision training in the UK for nearly 15 years.  In that time we have had the privilege to train in Supervision over 400 of the best coaches in the UK, as well as running trainings in Sweden, Singapore, Turkey, South Africa and other parts of the world and publish books, chapters, papers and research on Coaching Supervision.  We all three still love teaching Coaching Supervision and constantly learn from all our trainees.  However, we have got to the stage in our lives when we no longer want to be managing training programmes.  So 2017 will be the last opportunity to do the full Bath Consultancy Group/CSTD one year Coaching Supervision Certificate programme accredited by the EMCC in the UK.  The programme will start in January and finish in December 2017 and the dates are included below.  Every 3 day workshop will be facilitated by two or even 3 of us as we are committed to make this the best training of all those we have done.

Modules will also be open to any of our past students who wish to do them as part of their CPD and all participants will receive a copy of our latest research comparing Coaching Supervision globally today with our research in 2006.

We will continue to teach on, supervise and support other people’s Coaching Supervision Training programmes in various parts of the world and provide bespoke Coaching Supervision Programmes for Organisations who want to train their internal coaches in Supervision skills.

In addition, Nick Smith and Peter Hawkins are putting on a three day workshop in Transformational Coaching for experienced Coaches who want to increase the impact of their coaching.  This will be on November 1-3rd 2017  Those attending this workshop will also receive a copy of their latest chapter on Transformational Coaching to be published in 2018.

Peter, Nick and Gil

All courses will be at Barrow Castle in Bath.


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Professor Peter Hawkins, founder of Bath Consultancy Groups, EMCC accredited, Coaching Supervision Certificate Programme discusses in the videos below why Coaching Supervision is essential to be able to perform good practice.

Why Coaching Supervision is Essential


Join our series of regular webinars, where members of the faculty – all leading practitioners in the field - discuss latest thinking on supervision and coaching, and also answer questions about aspects of the supervision certificate programme.

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Why Coach Supervisors Need Training