You’re passionate about making the world a better place. In fact, you feel compelled to. You want to make a difference and do no harm, but sometimes navigating the world of change making gets tricky.
Sometimes you feel lost, especially when wondering why you’re doing this work and what impact you’re actually having. There’s not a lot of support at work – your manager is always busy and there’s no money for professional development. More often than you would like, you come home so drained that you barely have energy to eat dinner. You want to grow and develop professionally, get unstuck, and get clarity on how you are truly making a difference.
I offer a powerful practice called Professional Supervision to support you to do impactful work without burning out.
What is Supervision?
Supervision comes from the counselling realm, and in some ways is similar to mentoring and coaching. It provides a regular space for reflection, enabling you to focus on your world of work. Supervision includes three different types of support:
- Administrative: Are you following processes and policies? Are you prioritising your work well? Are you working ethically?
- Supportive: How are you going at work? What support do you need? How is your work/life balance? How are you looking after yourself? How is your work affecting the rest of your life, and how is your life affecting your work?
- Learning: What professional development do you need? In what areas would you like to deepen your knowledge and skills? Where are your current gaps in knowledge and practice?
The purpose of supervision is to support you to develop professionally – to be proactive, to plan and to resource yourself better. You will have space to talk about the issues that frustrate or hurt you, to feel validated as a valuable person and worker, and to further develop your skills and knowledge. Research shows that supervision is a crucial part of being a practitioner (aka, you!) and staying engaged, maintaining passion and nurturing your energy so you can do the work you love.
What do you get out of Supervision?
You’ll feel supported and more confident in your work. You’ll grow professionally, develop your knowledge, as well as the skills and strategies to get the work done, and you will learn how to deal with setbacks that arise along the way. You’ll get feedback on how you’re doing, and be challenged to do what you said you would do. You’ll feel listened to and have a space to bounce ideas, ask questions, as well as check-in about the BIG question that silently hangs over us as changemakers – am I really making a difference?
How does it work?
- We start with a questionnaire to make sure that I know what you’re looking for and to check that we are a good match.
- Once we agree that we want to work together, I will send you an invoice for your first payment
- I will email you some available times for our first session.
- On our first session, we will write our contract together – to shape an agreement and commitment that works best for you and our work together
Depending on your needs, we will meet monthly by Skype. We’ll discuss what is going on for you and look at useful tools, practices, methods, theories and experiences that will help you grow and do impactful work. Each session together is normally 60 minutes and I will be available for support via email in between our sessions.
What will we cover during supervision sessions?
- Issues that frustrate you in your work or at your workplace
- How to do a specific piece of work
- Successes that you want to celebrate and understand better
- Areas of your work, a theme or a skill that you want to learn more about
- Review a situation to see how else you could have approached it
- Plan for how to manage stress, anxiety and burnout
Each session is centred specifically around you and your needs.
Your investment: NZ$80 per session (about US$60)
We will decide the length of our working relationship in our agreement, and will include planned stocktakes to see if it is still working for you.
Who is this for?
Supervision is especially helpful if you:
- Feel stuck
- Want support or direction
- Would like to have a sounding board to discuss the ways to do your work
- Want to develop professionally, dig deeper into the areas of work you love and grow your knowledge and skills
- Want to look at your impact and how it could be strengthened
Sound good? Want to book in a time for a session or find out more?
Please complete this form and I will be in touch in a couple of days!
A bit about me:
I have a decade of experience working in the youth development and international development sectors. I have designed and launched programmes; run events; designed, delivered and coordinated projects; worked with multiple stakeholders; written and edited strategies; developed and edited content and copy for newsletters, websites, reports, evaluations. The majority of my work has been in children´s rights, youth voice and participation, as well as women´s rights and violence against women. I have a Masters of Arts in International Relations, a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies, and have recently finished studying towards a Certificate in Supervision (Human Services).
I have lived and worked in culturally diverse workplaces, in my own country (New Zealand), as well as in Fiji, Costa Rica and Mozambique, and have travelled even further.