Mentor Coaching


Coaching an applicant on their coaching skills rather than coaching on practice bullding, life balance or other topics unrelated to the development of an applicants coaching skills.

A qualified mentor coach, holds an ICF credential at the same level or higher than the credential the applicant is seeking. A mentor coach may either hold an ICF credential or actively involved in an ICF chaper, or actively involved in another coaching association that holds similar definitions of coaching as the ICF

-extracted from the definition of Mentor Coaching, ICF-


A coach needs to have already completed at least 60 hours of a coach training program covering all the coaching competencies and have started pro-bono or paid coaching and a willingness and intention to commit to the process of achieving the ICF credential.

Process :

  • May be done entirely one-on-one individually or in a group format.
  • When done in a group format, only seven hours can be done as a group. The remaining 3 hours are individually mentored.
  • The frequency of the meetings are to be agreed between the mentor and the mentee and cover a minimum of 3 months.
  • The Mentee Coach may expect the Mentor Coach to provide verbal feedback, support and encouragement.

Individual Mentoring:

  • You may expect to coach your Mentor Coach and you will receive respectful observations and feedback during the debrief.
  • You may expect to review your taped coaching sessions with your Mentor Coach and receive developmental feedback.
  • You may expect to zoom in and practice an identified competency as part of your development.

Group Mentoring:

  • The first session reviews the ICF competencies and requirements for the ACC exam.
  • When done in a group format the Mentee coach will practice coaching during the group sessions.
  • You may expect to give and receive feedback during the group sessions.