What is supervision, and what is distinctive about supervision for coaches? This book has a dual purpose: to explore the value of supervision to both giver and receiver in a transformative relationship, and to offer practical guidance for both beginning and experienced supervisors. In Supervision and Coaching, Hilary Cochrane and Trudi Newton create a story of supervision, beginning with a challenge: how can we find an understanding of what happens in supervision, and what is it that we do that enables learning in this relationship to be both a source of professional growth and personal development? The authors identify what goes on in the process of supervision, whatever the field of application, and look at the role of being a supervisor as separate and different from being a master practitioner or mentor. With clarity and through real-life examples, the book explores the relationship and the developmental impact of supervision, using transactional analysis and other models to understand and discuss its psychological basis. Supervision and Coaching includes current theories of adult learning and sections on creating effective contracts, supervision with groups and working as an external supervisor for internal coaches. Combining practical guidance for both beginning and more experienced supervisors with reflection on the underpinning 'roots' of supervision, Supervision and Coaching will be an essential resource for coaches in practice and in training, coach supervisors and other people-work professionals working in a supervisory role.