Mentor Coaching consists of coaching and feedback between a mentor coach and a mentee coach in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process. It is based on observed and/or recorded coaching sessions with a goal to increase a coach’s capability in the profession of coaching. In the context of the ICF this is in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.
Mentor Coaching is important and relevant when you are:
• Applying to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for your ACC or PCC credential.
• Renewing your ACC credential with the ICF.
• Wanting to become a better coach and and sharpen your coaching skills.
In the end the assistance you receive by working with a mentor coach is always centred on helping you achieve and demonstrate the levels of coaching competency and capability demanded by the credential level with the International Coaching Federation that you wish to attain.
1:1 mentor coaching is centred on receiving feedback on your individual capability when compared with the coaching competencies. A good mentor will help you see your weaknesses and strengths identified in your coaching. In a 1:1mentor coaching relationship your mentor observes/listens, assesses and provides feedback to you.
Our focus in a 1:1 mentor coaching relationship is to work with you to focus on ICF core competency development. We do this by providing oral and consequent discussion on your recorded coaching sessions. This feedback is designed to recognise both strengths and weaknesses with a goal of developing a deeper mastery of coaching.
Group mentor coaching is about you deepening your understanding and application of the coaching competencies in a group setting. It is collaborative and supportive and involved observing, sharing and receiving feedback from your mentor and other coaches.
The ICF requires that at least 3 of your 10 mentoring hours be 1:1, then up to 7 of the remaining hours can be group mentoring.