26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020

26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020


Natalia de Estevan-Ubeda & Peter Duffell

Are generational differences relevant in coaching and coach supervision?

Theme: Diversity & Inclusion for Clients

Area: Coaching

Style: Mainly Lecture

Type: Workshop

Session on 2 June 2020 09:30 UTC - View on timetable


This will be an interactive session/discussion that will provoke delegates to consider how different generational and cultural expectations in work practices and the workforce might affect the client-coach-supervisor (C-C-S) system. For example, Millennials are increasingly being promoted into senior leadership positions and consequently accessing coaching support. Within the C-C-S system they are highly likely to be working with a coach from a different generational background, who might have the same life expectations or world views. Further, the coach is likely to have a supervisor who may be even further removed from the clients (Millennials) life experiences. This is a fairly recent phenomenon and one that is only just beginning to become of interest to researchers. The session will be organised into two discrete elements;

The first element will set out the context of why different generational or cultural expectations might be relevant. There is little research in respect of generational issues in coaching and none from a supervision perspective, however we will present relevant ‘themes’ from the research that has been undertaken. The second element will consist of a presentation of survey data from a short survey of coach supervisors on their experiences of generational issues in their practice.


Natalia de Estevan Ubeda is an accredited supervisor and executive coach, who now runs her coaching and consulting business after a career in the private and public sectors as a senior leader. Natalia has a Masters Degree in Coaching and Mentoring Practice at Oxfords Brookes University where she researched the development of highly experienced supervisors and was the recipient of two awards including ‘Best Dissertation of the Year’ awarded by APECS. Natalia has an on-going interest in neuroscience and is currently involved in the research of Supervision of Supervision.

Peter Duffell is an experienced business professional, coach, and accredited coach supervisor. He has worked for a number of global organisations such as HSBC and UBS in his 30 year business career, with many years of experience working with off-shore outsourcing companies. He has significant experience of coaching and mentoring individuals and teams through transformational change. Peter has a Masters Degree, in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes University, is Governance Director of the EMCC UK, is a member of the Association of Coach Supervisors and now runs his own coaching and consulting company. Peter has won two awards for his writing – Best Research Article (2014) and Best Article (2017) in the annual Coachinga t Work awards.