EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


Dr Radomira Gilarova and Dr Sandra Wilson

Dr Radomira Gilarova and Dr Sandra Wilson: Reflective Practice and Supervision. A Friend or an Enemy?

Session on 18 November 2021 08:00 UTC - View on timetable


In many of the people-centred professions supervision is accepted as an essential part of accreditation, professional practice and continuing professional and personal development. It is considered to be a positive an essential part of the work the professional does. Research suggests this is not necessarily the case in the coaching profession. As coaching continues to mature as self-regulated profession what role should supervision play in the accreditation and continuing development of coaches?  Join us for a discussion on how we perceive supervision in the coaching world, is it a friend or an enemy? We will pose provocative questions on the topic of supervision and reflective practice. We are interested in sharing our views and hearing yours.

Coaches – enjoy a fresh and judgement-free way of exploring your beliefs and experience of supervision and reflective practice

Supervisors – reflect how coaches think and feel about supervision, use it in your practice to connect with in a more effective and more engaging way

Training providers – consider your role in promoting supervision and preparing coaches for engaging in supervision

Everyone – join the reflective space to look at supervision as a core component of continuing professional development

Our questions:

 What is your understanding of supervision?

 To what extent do you perceive coaching as a fundamental aspect of continuing personal and professional development for coaching professionals?

 To what extent do you perceive supervision as a safe, protected, and disciplined space or a shaming experience?

What hopes and fears do you have about supervision?

 We will  invite you to debate with us beliefs we hear frequently about supervision.

 Supervision is good only for beginning coaches.

 Supervision takes away creativity and flexibility of coaches.

 Supervision is just “nice to have” for coaching practitioners.

 Experienced coaches can reflect on their own without a supervisor.

Session contact details:

Dr Radomira Gilarova:

Silvia Gallova –

Dr Sandra Wilson:




Sandra Wilson has a Professional Doctorate in Coaching Psychology and is a Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst in the Organisational field.  Sandra holds the Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation.  She has over thirty years’ experience as a Coach, Supervisor and Organisation Development Consultant. Sandra runs accredited training  in Business Coaching, Team Coaching, Coach Supervision, and Transactional Analysis.  She works nationally and internationally promoting the power and understanding of the unconscious mind and its influence on our lives.  Sandra describes her work as “helping people to get out of their own way.”


Dr Radomira Gilarova obtained a PhD in social and organisational psychology. Her experience in development of people and organisations in PricewaterhouseCoopers and own practice brought her into individual and team coaching and later supervision of coaches. In 2020 she got her professional accreditation of EIA (Master Practitioner) and ESIA for supervision work. She is an active member of EMCC Czech Republic and currently serves as the local President. She is passionate about promoting professional coaching and understands reflective practice & supervision as essential pillars for that. She sees supervision as “a safe and stimulating space for the whole soul” and hopes for all coaches to have such a space.