What is Mentor Coaching?
Mentor coaching means being coached on your coaching skills in preparation for certification as a coach, rather than coaching on work goals, personal elements, life balance or other topics unrelated to the development of your coaching skill.
Mentor Coaching and the International Coach Federation (ICF)
In order to apply for an ICF credential, you are required to have been coached for a minimum of 10 hours over a minimum of 3 months by a qualified Mentor Coach. Of the required 10 hours, up to 7 hours can be group mentor coaching (max 10 participants) and at least 3 hours must be one-to-one mentor coaching.
Who can be my Mentor Coach?
If you are applying for certification through the ICF, you are required to have been mentor coached by a coach who holds ICF certification at the same or higher level than that which you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level, the ideal is that your coach is Professional Certified Coach (PCC) or Master Certified Coach (MCC) level but ACC level is also allowed.
Group Mentor Coaching Process
We offer a Mentor Coaching Package of 7.5 hours of group coaching (5 x 90-minute sessions).
The calls are organized so that one or two of the ICF Core Competencies are focused upon in each session. There will be opportunities to discuss each competency, consider what it means and its importance as a coach and share how or when you’ve put it into play. The second half of each call will involve coaching so that all participants have an opportunity to be coach and coachee across the full series of calls and receive feedback from peers and the Mentor Coach.
How can I Fulfill the 1:1 Mentor Coaching Requirements?
Please note, the 3 hours of 1:1 mentor coaching required by the ICF are not included in the Mentor Coaching Package. You may opt to book these with one of our highly experienced Mentor Coaches or you can search the ICF Mentor Coach Registry for a suitably certified coach.