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.
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.
- 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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