Coaching supervision

‘We do not see the world as it is, we see it as we are.’
Anaïs Nin

When we slow down and examine issues more thoroughly, becoming more aware of the process we are really dealing with, a new factor often emerges into the equation – ourselves.

During supervision you will have the opportunity to look deeper into your own practice and become aware of subtle processes in coaching conversations which lead to blind spots in yourself and your thinking.

Our sessions

When we begin to recognise that what we have previously seen as an external issue, also has an internal element to it; we also start to see how we may have contributed to the issue and how we may need to change our part in the dynamic that is the coaching relationship.

Or we may realise that the very way in which we perceive the client is the main problem. We may be making assumptions or we may be failing to acknowledge some of our own thoughts and behaviours that collude with the client’s issue.

How it works

In supervision with me you will develop your psychological mindedness – your capacity to reflect on the causes and meanings behind your own and other people’s behaviours, thoughts and feelings. You will experience many benefits including:

  • Quality reflection on your practice
  • Developing your authenticity and aligning who you are with how you coach
  • Personal growth as a coach
  • Continuous skills development
  • Support in managing coaching relationships and maintaining ethical practice
Coaching supervision

Get in touch about coaching supervision

Sarah facilitated an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) coaching course that I studied during 2013 and since this time I have remained in contact with Sarah as a colleague and friend. Sarah’s transformational approach to coaching is both thought provoking and insightful, and her ability to ask poignant questions that encourage self-reflection and development is remarkable. The transfer of my development from the ILM course to my professional and personal arenas is testament to Sarah’s natural flair for coaching and her willingness to impart her expertise with warmth and purity.

Dr Faye Didymus
Dr Faye DidymusSenior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Leeds Beckett University

It is not an exaggeration to say that Sarah’s influence has been life changing for me. I did my ILM 5 Coaching with her a couple of years ago which was a wonderful experience. Sarah is one of the most intuitive and insightful people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Her ‘killer coaching questions’ always got to the core immediately leading to endless light bulb moments and learning. At the time the coaching lead me to change my attitude in my personal and professional life – and I was much happier as a result. In the longer term it led me to change my career entirely as I was able to recognise what I really, really wanted to do… and take responsibility for making that happen. Now as the CEO of a mental health charity I am exploring how we can use coaching as a way to empower our clients on their recovery journey. Aside from that Sarah is warm and great fun. If you want to explore coaching and want to do it properly, meaningfully and with real integrity go to Sarah. Do it with an open mind and the potential is endless. I really can’t recommend her highly enough.

Kim Shutler-Jones
Kim Shutler-JonesChief Executive Officer, The Cellar Trust Mental Health Charity

Professional, inspiring and knowledgeable coach and ILM coach trainer. Sarah facilitated and encouraged huge personal transformation and also supported skill and knowledge building for me as a HR professional and coach.

Sarah continues to support all our qualified coaches at Leeds City Council and helped and supported us to explore our strategic direction.

I personally and professionally recommend Sarah.

Judith Fox
Judith FoxHR Business Partner, Leeds City Council

I am currently attending an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring for Management delivered by Sarah. When I started I thought that I knew quite a bit about coaching, but the programme has taught me so much more and has been a life changing personal experience for me.

Sarah is one of the best trainer/tutors I have come across (and in the past I have been a trainer of trainers so I have seen many). She uses creative exercises and her awesome skill as a coach to ensure her participants get maximum learning.

I recommend Sarah to anyone who wants a very skilled and experienced coach for their own, or others, personal development. I also recommend her as a trainer/tutor for those who want to become skilled coaches themselves.

Sue Porter
Sue PorterLearning & Talent Development Specialist

Sarah was engaged by NHS Leeds to deliver ILM Coaching and Mentoring training to several cohorts of students. I was one of those students who benefited directly from the course.

Sarah shared her expertise in a supportive way, constantly seeking to draw out from us the experience we already had and to support us in focusing it to learn as coaches; not just to pass the course but to enable us to continue to develop as coaches in the future.

Sarah always asked the right questions at the right time to get me thinking clearly about a situation. I would recommend her to anyone seeking to develop internal coaching capacity, money very well spent.

Antony Nelson
Antony NelsonManaging Partner, Consulting Connect Limited

An excellent work place coach and coach educator. High level of subject knowledge with a great ability to make this digestible to the students on the course. Having had a few coaching sessions as well from Sarah, her ability to get you to reflect on key issues and develop strategies to manage and overcome these is excellent. We use Sarah for ongoing coach supervision and further staff workshops.

Andy Daly-Smith
Andy Daly-SmithSenior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health, Leeds Metropolitan University

Sarah is probably the most authentic person I have met, truly modelling living your life being true to yourself. She facilitated my development as a coach by supporting me in developing my self awareness, self belief and enabling me to act on this. The outcomes of this have been immeasurable both personally and professionally. If you truly want to discover yourself work with Sarah..If you don’t well perhaps not.

Heather Gibson-Simpson
Heather Gibson-SimpsonSenior project manager – organisational development, NHS England

I undertook my coaching development with Sarah as a part of a group of colleagues from the same organisation. From this experience I understand that Sarah is a highly skilled facilitator – insightful and non possessive over our learning, whilst maintaining a genuine rapport and warmth. She is responsive to group and individual needs – a flexibility that helped our group deal with the challenges and opportunities they faced at the time.

As a coach, her mastery of approach and technique is self evident, and is a great role model and supervisor. I highly valued my coaching sessions with Sarah.

I would very much recommend Sarah to any individual considering developing their capacity as a coach or an organisation wishing to implement a programme of coaching internally.

Tam Mason
Tam MasonLearning design, change and facilitation

Sarah is a fantastic coach and trainer who shows brilliant insight with regard to people and situations. She has enabled myself and others to become accredited coaches and has also had a significant personal impact on me and other colleagues. Her work is top quality and excellent value.

Pam Flynn
Pam FlynnHead of HR Operations, Leeds Beckett University

Sarah is an incredible coach and trainer. Personally I have found working with her life changing as have many other members of my team. I would highyly recommend Sarah as a coach and trainer. You will see great results in your teams from her ILM programmes particularly in terms of increased self awareness, improved communication and higher levels of personal responsibility.

Anna Frearson
Anna FrearsonConsultant in Public Health and Leadership Development Coach

Following some one-to-one coaching with Sarah, I was offered the chance by my employer to train as a coach and mentor to help support staff through impending organisational restructure. When I saw that it was once again offered by Sarah Readings Ltd I jumped at the chance, as my personal coaching with Sarah had given me a real interest in that type of development. I undertook the ILM Level 5 qualification, accredited through Leeds Metropolitan University, and was successful in achieving the qualification. The way this course was delivered was outstandingly good, very challenging to the individual and with excellent support and insight offered to the students by Sarah and her colleagues.

I can highly recommend Sarah for her work in one-to-one transformational coaching, teaching, leadership development and facilitation.

Sue Yeadon
Sue YeadonSue Yeadon Services, Freelance Consultant

Since 2008 Sarah has provided me with a range of coaching and OD support on a number of occasions. This has been in the form of training for my senior staff, team development days and currently as a participant on the ILM 7 Coaching course.

The support and development Sarah offers is of the highest quality. Her approach to coaching development gave my senior staff a significant and effective tool to support them whilst working in a complex HR environment. It and contributed significantly to a positive change in their performance.

My participation on Sarah’s ILM 7 coaching programme has allowed me to refine and improve my offering as a Management Consultant in a more holistic and developmental manner allowing me to offer more fundamental and integrated support to my clients.

In short, Sarah provides a truly challenging and transformational model of coaching which delivers sustainable personal and professional growth to her clients.

Paddy TrimmerPrincipal, Paddy Trimmer Consulting