Mentor Coaching

Mentoring

Mentoring involves teaching and training newer coaches or partnering with more experienced coaches who are working toward recertification or who want to deepen their skills or have a tune-up.

Mentoring can be as needed, perhaps to work through a gnarly issue, or a series of sessions to gain greater understanding of coaching presence, the process, and skills.

Certification mentoring is an extensive exploration of the coach candidate’s work, style, and proficiency. We listen to and review segments of taped sessions together at our meetings. Since mentees may have been trained at different programs or according to a particular coaching model, the common ground we use in our sessions is the International Coaching Federation’s core competencies.

The International Coaching Federation’s certification or recertification requires ten hours of mentoring when applying and preparing for the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), or Master Certified Coach (MCC). As an MCC, I am able to mentor candidates at any level.

I had the privilege of working with Andrea as my mentor coach for the ICF certification at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level. She was so very professional, thorough, and explicit in her mentorship. She is amazingly talented, and a great teacher. I learned as much from her as I have anyone in my entire coach training process, and she made it a gentle but effective experience. I highly recommend her if you need a mentor coach, or any other kind of professional coaching.

Sharon Hull, MD, MPH, PCC | Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Director of Executive Coaching, Duke School of Medicine, and www.mettasolutions.com

When To be mentored?

  • If you are working on becoming, upgrading, or renewing your coaching credential (for an International Coach Federation certification or another coaching body) and need a certain number of mentor sessions to qualify for the process. 
  • If you want to be an even better coach, have personalized attention to and feedback on your specific ways of working, gain insight on your coaching style and heighten your impact. 
  • If you want to learn new approaches or incorporate different perspectives.

I've worked with a few Mentor Coaches over the years and couldn't be more impressed with Andrea. Her expertise in psychology and coaching is a breath of fresh air. She provides feedback in a way that's clear, direct, and supportive of next level development. She has a keen sense for the nuanced strengths and opportunities observed during audio or videotaped session segments and she cares enough to debrief in a way that supports deep learning. I'm grateful to have found her and look forward to our ongoing work.

Leah B. Mazzola, PhD, BCC, ACC | Managing Director, Lead Coach Trainer, & Practicum Supervisor

Mentees Gain:

  • Deepened knowledge about your coaching and your impact as a coach.
  • The opportunity to explore strengths and areas for improvement in a safe relationship with an experienced colleague. 
  • Immediately applicable, honest feedback contoured to you.
  • A learning-filled, supportive relationship where you can accrue the mentoring hours you need to become a certified coach or renew your credential at a higher level.
  • Increasing solidity in your skills and approach.

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