Have you decided you want/ need coach mentoring for credentialing?

12241284_463487123852750_3596616356585400469_nHow to choose a coach mentor?

The ICF defines Mentor Coaching as providing professional assistance in achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency demanded by the desired credential level sought by a coach?applicant (mentee). Furthermore, Mentor Coaching means an applicant (mentee) 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.

Personal Traits

The ICF Mentor Coach:
  1. Is trustworthy and has the ability to connect with the mentee in terms of fit, chemistry and compatibility.
  2. Is someone who encourages the mentee to reach beyond what the mentee initially feels is possible, assisting in broadening their creative process.
  3.  Demonstrates equal partnership by being open, vulnerable and willing to take appropriate risks, for example, in providing feedback that may make one or both individuals uncomfortable.
  4. Understands and is able to model the value of partnership and, as an example, allows/encourages the mentee to lead in designing areas to be worked on between sessions that will lead to more powerful, leveraged coaching.
  5. Has the ability to be supportive and authentic in celebrating who the mentee is, her/his achievements and growth throughout the process.
  6. Is secure in their own work and is able to demonstrate appreciation and respect for the unique style of each mentee.
  7. Encourages the development of the mentee’s own coaching style
  8. Is willing to hold both self and mentee accountable for performance and to periodically encourage mutual assessment of the effectiveness of the relationship
Your Executive Coaching Professionals Mentor Coach John Sharp has been a professional coach for 12 years, a member of the ICF for 8, a Professional Certified Coach for 4 and is a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the International Coach Federation of Australasia (ICFA).
  • He has served on the ICFA and ICF Global Coach Supervision task force for 18 months developing a set of Competencies for Coach Supervisors and is currently serving on the ICF Global Coach Mentoring task force to refine the advertised International Coach Federation Competencies for Coach Mentors.
  • He is also Credentialing Lead for ICF Western Australia so is ideally placed to support you through mentoring in your quest for Coaching Excellence
  • He is registered on the International Coach Federation Mentor Coach Registry and is able to demonstrate the Competencies and display the Personal Traits required by the International Coach Federation as he performs his duties in conducting both group and individual mentoring.
  • He provides coach mentoring designed to support coaches in attaining credentials as well as simply for continuing professional development.

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