ICF Mentor Coaching
Are you ready to become a credentialed coach?
Take Your Coaching to the Next Level
The International Coach Federation (ICF) provides three levels of accreditation based on training and coaching hours. The application process includes training hours, coaching hours, a video recording of a coaching session, a written exam, and Mentor Coaching. Overwhelmed? Here's the thing - your Mentor Coach will help you get prepared for all of the other stuff.
You are in the right place to get started.
The ICF allows you to do your 10 required Mentor Coaching hours either through an individual program, or group program.
Individual Mentoring Package
All 10 sessions 1-1 with your Mentor Coach.
Group Mentoring Package
7 sessions with a group, and 3 sessions 1-1 with your Mentor Coach.
Are You a Coach Who...
Wants to take your coaching to the next level?
Feels a bit stuck in your coaching and wants to have a breakthrough?
Craves delivering more powerful coaching with your clients?
Wants to reach the next professional benchmark?
Would love strength based feedback and pointers?
This is for you.
How does a Mentor Coaching call work?
Let's break it down.
Are you looking for a fully custom 1-1 experience, or a group experience learning from your peers?
Here's some more information on both to help you decide which is best for you.
Individual Mentor Coaching Package
10 sessions, 1-hour each
All sessions are 1-1 with your Mentor Coach
Custom Scheduling Options:
Common options include once a month, over 10 months, or twice a month for 5 months. We will adjust and come up with a custom schedule that meets your timeline and preferences. We can also offer a fast track option.
Group Mentor Coaching Package
10 sessions, 1-hour each
7 sessions with a group, and 3 sessions 1-1 with your Mentor Coach
Group Mentor Coaching is a great track if you are someone who likes to learn from the experiences of your peers. In our 7 group sessions, you will get to know other coaches and build community as you navigate the process of applying for your ICF credential.
Group Size: Typically Four or Five Coaches
Both Packages Additionally Include:
- Email support throughout our contract together.
- Certificate for ICF application.
- Support in preparation for your ICF exam.
- Support in selecting your coaching recording to submit with your application.
Have a community of coaches you already feel connected to? Maybe you met at a coaches training, or maybe you've formed a Facebook page together to share in your journeys as coaches. You're already a respected peer group with trust established - so why not go through the process of ICF credentialing together? Let's kick off the next phase of your growth as coaches professionally together.
When you create your own group, it's like booking a private room at a restaurant for your birthday party. You get to customize the space to be what you want. And you each get an additional 5% off the already discounted group rate.
Leave your email and we'll create your custom experience.
Top questions you might be wondering.
What is Mentor Coaching?
The ICF defines Mentor Coaching as:
"Mentor Coaching for an ICF Credential consists of coaching and feedback in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process based on an observed or recorded coaching session to increase the coach’s capability in coaching, in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies. Mentor Coaching is a required part of your ICF coach certification application. The ICF requires coaches to complete 10 hours of Mentor Coaching, over a minimum length of time of 3 months by a qualified Mentor Coach."
How do you apply to the ICF?
Visit the ICF website and find the pathway that is the best fit for you. If you're a bit overwhelmed by the process, feel free to book a free 30-minute call and we can talk through which route is the best fit for you at this time.
ACC or PCC - which applies to me?
The big differentiator between ACC and PCC is number of training hours, and number of coaching hours. Here's the basic breakdown (below). Also if you're overwhelmed - just book a free Intro Call below and we can demystify it together.
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
60+ Hours Training
100+ Hours Coaching Experience
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
125+ Hours Training
500+ Hours Coaching Experience
I have to record a client call?
Yes - although this is way easier than it can sound. We'll talk about your options for this, and you'll feel super prepared.
Who can be a Mentor Coach?
You are required to have been mentor coached by a coach who holds an ICF ACC, PCC, or MCC Credential with the ICF.
How is Mentor Coaching different than Supervision?
Supervision is a way of working together to process things that might come up in your sessions with your clients, and talk about how you are doing as a coach. Mentoring is coaching solely to develop you as a coach.
Does it matter which country I'm located in?
All coaching is done via Zoom or the phone, so you can be based in any country, or traveling throughout our engagement together. Current clients are based all over the world.
Have additional questions?
Book a Free Intro Call below and we can review your questions together.
Free Intro Call
Let's schedule 30 mins to connect!
Here's the thing with coaching. It is finding its legs as a professional industry. That means lots of coaches are running their businesses with no training, supervisions or mentoring, and that means the standards of coaching happening are all across the board. Which both presents a problem and an opportunity for you. The problem: you're talking to an ideal client, and they are super skeptical of coaching because they knew a coach once that was too "woo woo" or called themselves a guru... you know the story. And you are screaming inside "ah but that's not me!" And it's not you.
The opportunity here is to present yourself professionally as someone who is invested in their business and profession, and is involved in the professional field. One way to do that, is to credential with the top professional coaching body, and become a credentialed coach.