New coaches develop an array of skills and knowledge as they prepare to build a practice. In addition to developing coach-specific training, a new coach seeking ICF credentials is required to receive mentor coaching, in other words, they must receive coaching on their coaching skills.

There are an estimated 20,000 individuals worldwide who hold ICF credentials; the gold standard in the coaching arena.  If you are working toward joining this group of elite professionals, Forge Coaching & Consulting can help.

 

Mentor Coaching and International Coach Federation (ICF) Credentials

To apply for a credential from ICF, you must receive at least 10 mentor coaching hours over a minimum of 3 months. ICF requires that at least 3 of the hours are conducted one-to-one while up to 7 hours may be conducted in a group setting of up to 10 participants. Set out below are the two options Forge Coaching & Consulting provides for you to achieve the 10 required hours.

 

Option 1: 10 Individual Mentor Coaching Sessions

Sessions are scheduled at the pace of the mentee and include:

  • A detailed review of 3 recorded coaching sessions
  • Constructive feedback
  • Targeting developmental areas on each call
  • How to work through coaching barriers
  • How to avoid bad habits
  • Identifying learning opportunities
  • A review of ICF coaching core competencies
  • A review of ICF code of ethics
  • Continuing to clarify the difference between coaching, counselling and consulting
  • How to work with challenging clients
  • Exploring how to work with strong emotions (fear, anger, confusion)
  • Learning new coaching strategies and skills
  • Assistance with preparing for your credentialing exam
  • Optimal opportunity to maximize learning

Sessions run for 1 hour and are delivered via Zoom or on-site at Forge Coaching & Consulting.

 

Option 2: Mentor Coaching Combination Package:  7 Group Sessions and 3 Individual Sessions

Our 10-session Mentor Coaching Combination Package provides the flexibility to join an existing group or create your own group of up to 10 individuals.

 

7 Group Sessions

Monthly group coaching sessions are delivered via Zoom and focus on ICF Core Competencies. Forge Coaching & Consulting hosts three groups per year in September, January, and April. Group sessions are 90 minutes in length and include conversations on the following:

  • How to work through coaching barriers
  • How to avoid bad habits
  • Identifying learning opportunities
  • A review of ICF coaching core competencies
  • A review of ICF code of ethics
  • Continuing to clarify the difference between coaching, counselling and consulting
  • How to work with challenging clients
  • Exploring how to work with strong emotions (fear, anger, confusion)
  • Learning new coaching strategies and skills
  • Assistance with preparing for your credentialing exam

 

3 Individual Mentor Coaching Sessions

Your 3 one-to-one 60 minute coaching sessions will take an in-depth look at your coaching skills and include:

  • A detailed review of 3 recorded coaching sessions
  • Constructive feedback
  • The flexibility to target developmental areas
  • Advice on developing your business

Individual mentor coaching sessions may be purchased one at a time and are delivered via Zoom or on-site at Forge Coaching & Consulting.

At every stage of their career, coaches seek developmental opportunities to sharpen their skills.

To learn more about the Coach Training programs call Manon Dulude at (905) 873-9393 or send a brief message.

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