13 November 2012
Hosted by Patricia Hirsch, MCC, MBA


“Supervision or Super-Vision!”


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Sylvie Schoen-Schlumberger, PCC

I define supervision as two words – super & vision – as in super-vision. To me, this is the process of helping the coaches to step back, metaphorically, from their work so that they may take a meta-perspective, or broader view, of their practice. It is a time to think about the past, in the present, for the future to just engage in the learning.

The objective of supervision is not to « coach-the-coach », as it is often understood. Rather it is for the coaches to go beyond their professional and personal obstacles and to create a safe place for the form (learning), norm (standard) and restoring (recharging).

Coaches in supervision often refer to their experience of having time and space to think about particular aspects of their work and especially to think / reflect with a trusted colleague who will microscopically explore their practice with them, contribute to their understanding, learn new ways of practice and recharge their batteries, in a safe and confidential environment.

Born in France & based in Brussels, my experience includes HR + general management gained within renowned companies such as 3M, Boeing or Cap Gemini. I have also worked with head hunters, within the European Institutions & IOM. These 30+ years experience make me feel at ease in large private or medium sized companies, as well as in the public sector.

Today, I am a Coach, a Mentor Coach & a Supervisor. I was the Belgium Board President of ICF and am an Assessor for credential exams.

As a Coach, my clients describe me as an enthusiastic person, who knows how to improve people’s confidence in both their hard and soft skills. Results-oriented, I am rather confronting but known at the same time as caring, empathic and respectful. Ethics is one of my key values.

As a Supervisor, my benevolence is appreciated together with my ability to be in the here & now, and to be present to the other, while ensuring a space safe.

Last, but not least, humor is something I value in my practice.


  1. http://www.adlucem.be/
  2. sylvie@adlucem.be
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