Coaches pursuing certification through the International Coaching Federation must complete 10 hours of mentor coaching with an ICF certified coach. Of these 10 hours, up to 7 can be group coaching but a minimum of 3 hours must be completed one on one. ICF mentor coaching must adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics, focus on coaching development of the ICF Core Competencies, and span a time period of at least 3 months.
According to the ICF, mentor coaching is defined as “an applicant being coached on their coaching skills rather than coaching on practice building, life balance, or other topics unrelated to the development of an applicant’s coaching skill.” Because of this, Hawthorne Union’s mentor coaching will specifically focus on participants’ ability to coach on the ACC or PCC level according to the ICF Core Competency Rubric through coaching demonstrations, coaching practice, written and/or verbal feedback, skill building, and debriefs of recorded coaching sessions.
For individual coaching sessions it is recommended that participants provide recorded coaching sessions or coach within the scheduled session. Individual mentor coaching sessions can be scheduled at participants’ convenience as long mentoring spans the duration of the ICF required 3 month minimum.
Hours can be purchased a la carte for $250 a session or discounted if purchasing multiple hours in advance. Calls can be reviewed for ICF portofolio for an additional fee.