The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines Mentor Coaching as “Coaching and feedback collected within a collaborative dialogue, based on an observed or recorded coaching session, in order to increase Coaches’ coaching skills, in line with the ICF Core Competencies.”
At Coaching Outside the Box, we believe Mentor Coaching is a partnership between you and one of our ICF-qualified Professional Certified Coaches (Mentor Coach). Your Mentor Coach will be a guide on your personal journey towards coaching mastery and will walk alongside you to increase your self-confidence and skills as a coach. You will work together to overcome the obstacles you encounter.
Every journey is unique, because the challenges to overcome could be a little different for everyone. That’s why our Professional Certified Coaches’ approach will be tailored for you: we will delve into what you need to be an exceptional coach and work together to make this happen. We will take a close look at the skills emerging from your recorded coaching sessions: we will examine every question and identify every valuable element to emphasise your strengths, and your opportunities to grow. You will gain amazing insights into how to coach more effectively.
Mentor Coaches are not superheroes, nor mentalists, nor are they gurus. In fact, a few years ago they were exactly where you are. They know the challenges of becoming a great Coach perfectly well. But they also know how to overcome them. Your Mentor Coach will not push you in this or that direction, nor will your insecurities magically disappear. On the contrary, you will work together to overcome them, bringing about the best in you.
The main reason to join our Mentor Coaching Programme is to gain incredible insights into what you need to develop mastery. Your Mentor Coach is a trusted partner that deeply cares about your growth, both as a coach and a human. You don’t need to be an accredited coach in order to join Mentor Coaching with Coaching Outside the Box, though we do suggest that you attend our programme after completing our ”From Zero to Coach” course.
If you are looking to apply for your ICF credential, Mentor Coaching is also a mandatory step of the process! You will take your coaching skills to the next level and get ready to apply for your ICF qualification or go through the renewal process. Credentialing candidates on the ACC ACSTH and Portfolio paths must complete 10 hours of Mentor Coaching at an accredited coach training school prior to submitting their application. They must partner with a Mentor Coach who holds valid PCC or MCC credentials. So why not partner with Coaching Outside the Box?
Our Mentor Coaching programmes meet ICF requirements and last a minimum of three months to allow for reflection and practice on the skills you need to grow. With the help of a Professional Certified Coach you will begin to clarify your goals. You will then create an action plan tailored to your career ambitions. You will find out what makes you a great coach and how you can fulfil your potential. You will evaluate your recordings and learn how to grade them. You will receive in-depth feedback to improve the way you coach, before submitting your application for ICF credentials.
We offer 10 hours of mentoring in total, of which 3 hours are individual and 7 hours are group mentoring. Our Mentor Coaching groups never exceed 10 participants. With small groups we can ensure as much attention as we would like to give you as well as high quality mentoring.
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