ICF Mentor Coaching

As my mentor coaching client …

  • You get valuable coaching experience through role-play coaching and feedback (more below).
  • You learn throughout from observing me as an experienced coach.
  • Your goals for the mentor coaching are always front and center to be sure you receive the experiences and learning that help you to meet your goals.

You also receive …

  1. One-on-one attention from an International Coach Federation-approved mentor coach who believes strongly in the work of the ICF and the organization’s efforts to articulate and apply professional standards for coaching.
  2. A feedback process to promote self-learning, as well as comments and recommendations about your coaching effectiveness and key areas for growth.
  3. Several options for how to use your mentor coaching sessions (as long as our work is connected to the ICF key coaching competencies):
    • Role-play coaching. As the mentor coach client, you sketch out the key characteristics and circumstances of me as your mock client (e.g., who I am, my basic life circumstances, and the agenda I bring to you for coaching). You will also identify one (or two) competencies you want to focus on for each mentor coaching session. Then, we use a feedback method I’ve developed, which begins with your self-reflection (e.g., what went well and what you would do differently), followed by my questions and comments, including a unique form of feedback from me based on how I, as your mock client, experienced your coaching.
    • Coaching challenge discussion. You identify a coaching challenge (e.g., from your work or coaching you’ve witnessed) for us to discussion and learn from. Often, I will suggest role-play coaching around that challenge so you’re doing more than just talk about it.
    • Coaching exploration. You choose a particular aspect of coaching for us to focus on.
  4. Excellent value for your investment!

Please note:  The ICF allows 7 of the 10 required mentor coaching hours to be earned through group coaching, which is typically less costly than ten hours of one-on-one mentor coaching.

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