Mentor and Supervision Coach

growing and developing coaching skills

Mentor Coaching

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.

  • ACC Application Path (Level 1/Level 2/ACTP; ACSTH and Portfolio) must complete 10 hours of Mentor Coaching prior to submitting their application. They are required to partner with a Mentor Coach who holds a valid ACC, PCC or MCC Credential. Coaches applying to renew their ACC Credential are required to complete an additional 10 hours of Mentor Coaching above those hours required for their initial credential. These hours must be completed in the three years since the initial award of the credential or since the last credential renewal, and must take place over the course of at least three months.
  • PCC Application Path (Level 2/ACTP; Level 1/ ACSTH and Portfolio) must complete 10 hours of Mentor Coaching prior to submitting their application. They are required to partner with a Mentor Coach who holds a valid PCC or MCC Credential. Up to 10 hours of Mentor Coaching (giving or receiving) AND up to 10 hours of Coaching Supervision (giving or receiving) may be used towards the required 40 CCEs for renewal of your PCC / MCC ICF credential and count as Core Competency credits.
  • In line with ICF requirements: A minimum of three of the 10 mentoring hours must be one-on-one with the mentor coach over the course of at least three months.. Group mentoring may count for a maximum of seven hours towards the mentoring requirement. Only groups of 10 or fewer will count.

From the 1st August 2022,  the new credential process and ICF Credentialing Exam will be in place reflecting the new Core Competencies published in November 2019. If you would like further information please feel free to click on the link.

Coaching Supervision

For a PCC or MCC renewal up to 10 hours of Coaching Supervision (giving or receiving) may be used towards the required 40 CCEs and count as Core Competency credits during the 3 years of the accreditation. For EMCC EIA renewal the coach is required to supply a Mentor Coach/Supervision log reflecting mentor coaching/supervision hours the coach received during the 5 years of the credential.  Supervision should be from a credentialed Supervisor – EMCC ESIA.

Using a solution focused approach to coaching supervision, I hope to create a space for coaches to meet in a collaborative, open and supportive environment. Coaching supervision is very valuable for the coach’s own development, especially for newly trained coaches seeking to grow and develop their own authentic coaching style. Various topics may be covered depending on what the coach brings and hopes to accomplish in the supervision session. Below are a few ideas:

  • Coaching Practice quality and standards
  • Mastermind conversations about setting up a coaching practice – contracts, confidentiality
  • Team Coaching cases, contracting with sponsors, 3rd party and clients.
  • Discovering a potential niche market.
  • Attending to wellbeing and self-care 

The benefits of Coaching Supervision and mentoring for coaches

All Coaches who coach privately or as internal business coaches greatly benefit from 1:1 supervision and also group supervision through the Developmental, Qualitative and Supportive functions of supervision. 

  • Supervision provides a supportive space to coaches in their own journey of growth and development.
  • The coach can pursue the development of their own unique style, discover their sparkle through reflective practice. 
  • The supervisee can improve their coaching standards and grow their skillset so that their clients benefit from ethical and quality coaching. 
  • The supervision sessions provide a safe environment to attend to your own wellbeing – self-care for coaches – without breaking client confidentiality
  • Coaches don’t need to work in isolation – it offers a non-judgemental environment to discuss successes and failures while seeking guidance and advise. 

Who else would benefit from coaching Supervision? 

Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Team Leaders, Trainers, Mediators and Facilitators. Organisations would do well to contract external Coaching Superisors who would be able to host group supervision with the employees in these various roles. 

What I offer:

  • 3 x Individual 1:1 mentor coaching sessions required by ICF for their credentialing paths – develop their coaching skills in alignment with the ICF Core competency credentialing criteria.
  • Individual 1:1 coaching supervision sessions to support, develop and grow newly trained coaches in their own coaching journey, the number of sessions to be determined by the client.
  • Group coaching supervision sessions to develop, support and share learning with one another. Groups of no less than 5 to no more than 7 coaching candidates. 
Mentor Coaching and Supervision Agreements

If you would like to explore a mentor coaching or coaching supervision journey with me, please feel free to contact me for an introductory chemistry session. This is a free 20 to 30 minute session to get to know each other and to discover if we would be the right fit as coach and client. 

    • I offer online virtual sessions or onsite sessions
    • Various costing packages ensure there is an option that best suits your pocket.