What is Mentor Coaching?

What is Mentor Coaching?

Throughout the coach training process a trainee coach will usually be offered Mentor Coaching with a more experienced coach to support them to develop the personal presence, skills and ethics to work as a competent coach.  After a coach has finished their coach training they may also want to hire a Mentor Coach to support them in their ongoing development as a coach with someone with whom they can discuss complex issues that arise in their coaching practice while maintaining the confidentiality of their clients.  Coaches who are going through the credentialing process with the International Coach Federation usually need to provide proof that they have undertaken a minimum number of coach mentoring hours as part of the application and/or renewal process.

Coach mentoring usually involves having a Mentor Coach observe you coach in person or through an audio or visual recording and then provide you with feedback and engage in a conversation with you about your strengths and areas for ongoing development as a coach.  It is a supportive and developmental process.

Coach mentoring can be done one on one with a Mentor Coach or in a group setting with a number of participants and a Mentor Coach.  I recommend Jenny Edis as a Mentor Coach who has run mentor coaching in groups in Perth for a number of years:   http://professional-coaching.com.au.

  • For coaches with a min. of 60 hours training and some client experience
  • Meets requirements for Mentoring in ACC or PCC ICF Credentialing process
  • Run by qualified mentor coaches, Jenny Edis, PCC and John Sharp, PCC
  • Focuses on growing you in ICF Core Competencies and Ethical Guidelines
  • 7 Approved Mentor Coaching Hours for Credentialing Process