for leaders and senior managers

Here at idcoach we offer coaching for individual leaders.

With fourteen years experience working with board members and department heads, delivering real and lasting personal growth. We have experience in the retail, pharma, media, finance, farming, medical, education, consulting, transport and charity sectors.

If you’re interested, please contact us here

in support of internal coaching

If you have, or are building, an internal coaching capability, you’ll have internal coaches, but

  • where do those coaches go for a coach when your practice is internal?
  • how might you provide mentor coaching?
  • how are you developing and widening your coaches experience and practice?

Good coaches have coaches, so idcoach specialise in coaching for internal coaches.

for individuals

We work with people one to one;  people seeking to understand their truth and to find freedom, happiness, hope, fulfilment, success or peace. Sometimes they are seeking meaning – who are they and what will their legacy be?  Sometimes they are seeking a new direction and sometimes they simply feel stuck, overwhelmed, anxious or are lacking in confidence.

If you’re interested, please contact us here

“Supervision is a place where a living profession breathes and learns….supervision can be a very important part of taking care of oneself, staying open to new learning, and an indispensable part of the coach’s ongoing self-development, self-awareness and commitment to learning”

Hawkins & Shohet

for the individual coach…

idcoach can offer 1-2-1 supervision for you as a practising coach. Supervision might typically explore…

  • the coach and their practice with challenge, support and feedback from the supervisor in support of their client work
  • the development of the coach’s practice with new perspectives, input and exploration
  • the client and the (organisational and other) systems in which they operate
  • the coach and the (organisational and other) systems in which they operate
  • the impact of those systems on the client, the coach and their relationship
  • the supervisor’s own process within the sessions
  • the supervisor’s relationship with the coach and their practice; the parallel process of the supervision relationship and how that might inform the coach client relationship
  • exploration and illumination of the conscious and unconscious relationship ‘postures’ the coach might take with their clients
  • ethical dilemmas and assurance

idcoach can also offer group supervision for you as a practising coach. Groups typically have four to six coaches in them. Group supervision might typically explore…

  • all of the above, but with the added value of shared experience and input from other coaches in the group
  • the system of your work using other coaches in the group to represent parts of that system in a 3D map or Constellation

Steve at idcoach runs supervision groups each month.

New supervision group starting Autumn 2020

in support of internal organisational coaching…

If you have internal coaches working in your organisation, how do you

  • keep them and their clients safe?
  • ensure they are working to an ethical and legal framework?
  • ensure the quality of their coaching continues to develop?
  • support them to reflect on and develop their coaching practice?

idcoach have 12 years experience offering individual or group supervision for internal coaches, working with major organisations such as GSK, John Lewis, BBC, Royal College of Nursing, Civil Service.

idcoach can support you in designing an approach to supervision for your internal coaches, including offering a fully accredited supervision training programme should you wish to develop your own supervisors.

If you’re interested, please contact us here

Are you a coach who has yet to experience supervision?

Have you tried supervision, but found it didn’t deliver for you?

Do you want to get more value from working with a coach supervisor?

Do you just have unanswered questions about what it’s like and what to take?

Check out the new weekly podcast with Steve Ridgley and fellow supervisor Clare Norman as they lift the lid on coaching supervision, offering experience, insight and simple guidance on how to get more from coaching supervision.

Join us. Listen here, or subscribe with your favourite podcast provider.

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Looking for a coach supervisor?

If you are interested in joining a supervision group with Steve, or working 1-2-1 with him, contact him here to discuss what would work for you.

Also, we would love to hear from you if you have a topic you would like to hear Steve and Clare explore in a future podcast episode.

Why might this be of interest?

Maybe supervision is new to you?

Perhaps you’re a newly qualified coach?  Maybe you’ve been considering supervision for a while but just haven’t taken the leap?  Perhaps you have considered supervision an expensive luxury until now?

Maybe group supervision is new to you?

Perhaps you have worked with a supervisor one to one, but are unsure about working within a group?  Maybe you are drawn to group supervision as a place to learn from others, but aren’t sure about how it works?  Maybe you’re not sure what to bring to explore?

Maybe virtual supervision is new to you?

Perhaps you prefer face to face work and are unsure about a virtual experience?  Perhaps you are coaching virtually and want to try supervision to parallel that process?

A current supervisee’s feedback

Steve, as a coach of 26 years, I have experienced your supervision as enriching and like a wide angled lens on my practice, with a zoom for some important moments and thoughts. I love your playful and insightful, curious approach, I love how we dance with the themes. Thank you. ❤️

Frances White

So give it a try…

Many coaches in supervision will tell you it’s the best experience ever.

Supervision provides time and space to reflect – as coaches we know the value of that, but often we skip or hurry that stage; or maybe we find it hard to do that reflection alone?

Supervision provides an opportunity to learn and grow. To explore your practice, to add new ideas, to really delve into the coach you are or the coach you are becoming. Group supervision enables you to learn from other coaches and their client experiences.

Supervision provides a safe space to explore your client work. To unpack your strengths and your blind spots. To ensure you are being the best coach you can be for your clients.

The opportunity…

Join me for a taster session, at a taster price of just £100

Or, commit now to a full programme of six sessions with this group. We will get together approximately every seven to eight weeks. In current groups coaches select their sessions as it suits them. Some have joined for six sessions over the year, others have joined for four or five. £540 is the investment for six sessions; that’s eighteen hours of group supervision.

Each session is three hours and coaches will be able to bring their own client work for group support and everyone will get air time.  If you just want to ask questions or explore how to get the most from supervision, that’s fine too. The group will be small and intimate, no more than five typically.

Me and my role…

I’m Steve.  I have been coaching for 15 years, coaching inside organisations up to board levels and also working with private individuals who just need some support.  I have been supervising coaches for 9 years now. I supervise 1-2-1, work with coaches internal to organisations and also run supervision groups for coaches, working face to face.  My role is simply to bring out the wisdom within the group, wherever that lies, and to facilitate you getting what you want or need. I play particular attention to what we can learn from the system – the system of you, your client work, the group.


Date:  Our first session – a date and time in February we agree on, once we have a quorum

Venue: Zoom meeting

Investment: 3 hours invested in you and £100 to try it out or £540 for a full programme of six group sessions

Places available: Just 5, grab yours quick!

Book your place: here

Questions? If you want to talk anything through or ask a question, call me on 07749 651851

See you there!

for those looking to develop internal organisational coaching capability …

There are many training courses for coaches. Most are designed for people setting out to run their own coaching business.

at idcoach we view this differently and offer affordable bespoke training designed specifically for internal coaches

At idcoach our training recognises the role and context for the internal coach, right from the start.

At idcoach our training is designed to develop coaches to work professionally, effectively and ethically within their organisation.

At idcoach our bespoke training is designed with you and your organisation in mind. We will work with your trainers and coaches so that you have a sustainable cost effective programme you can run and re-run.

idcoach can work with you to fully accredit the training with the Association for Coaching .

If you’re interested in developing and running accredited coach training for your coaches, please contact us here

for independent coaches …

idcoach offers regular workshops to build on your cpd.

These include such topics as

  • working with the system / systemic constellations
  • neuro linguistic programming (nlp)
  • working content free
  • working with images and metaphor
  • working outside in nature…

To see our workshop schedule, check out our diary here

If you’re interested in exploring cpd options, please contact us here

as a leader, are you asking yourself one or more of these questions?

  • How do I create a coaching culture in my organisation?
  • I want to develop an internal coaching capability … but where do I start?
  • How can I save money on executive coaching but retain all the benefits?
  • How do I get the benefits of coaching felt by more of my employees, without blowing the budget?
  • How do I help my employees to reach their full potential?
  • How do I raise the bar for my existing internal coaches? Professionalise, support and develop their practice?
  • How do I support my leaders and managers to take a coaching approach to their roles and be better able to coach and develop their teams?

Whether you’re simply curious or already determined, maybe you simply want to

  • talk through your thinking?
  • get some guidance, draw on some wisdom?
  • explore your options?
  • just get started?
  • accelerate?

At idcoach we can guide you in setting up your coaching capability.  We can bring experience, wisdom and knowledge. We can highlight choices, possibilities and options you will have.

idcoach can help you develop your business case or align your thinking to the strategic priorities of your business.

at idcoach we can offer a full range of professional development and support for your internal coaches – whether it be bespoke accredited internal coach training, ongoing development and cpd programmes, supervision for your coaches to enhance and build their coaching practice, or even coaching your coaches.

idcoach can help you build a coaching culture in your organisation.

at idcoach we believe that internal coaches add both individual and organisational value to your business – we can guide you in maximising both, balancing the needs of the hidden dynamics of your organisational system.

If you’re interested, please contact us here

Coaching testimonial

“I have been fortunate to have been coached by Steve and also been on the receiving end of his wisdom as I developed myself as a coach through the Partnership’s coaching programme, which Steve was instrumental in designing and leading. Steve has an enormous amount of experience to pull on. He uses an amazing variety of coaching techniques and models but it’s his ability to ask the most searching and challenging questions getting to the heart of an issue but in a way that is immensely supportive that enables a coachee to make huge breakthroughs. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Helen Hyde
Personnel Director

Voted Coaching at Work magazine’s internal coach of the year

Chuffed to have been voted internal coach of 2017 by Coaching at Work Magazine 2ed488_1bb2b9eaccbf90b85b2c6a89a851fd58

The award recognises work inside the organisation, championing coaching and raising standards, as well as a contribution to the profession more broadly. The latter recognised my work with Inside Out – a cross company coaching collaboration and also my contribution through the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC) with industry representatives including coach accreditation bodies, academics and leading organisations.