If you are an ICF credentialed coach and this is your renewal year, you know that the deadline is fast approaching. Even if you are not renewing a credential for December 31st, sooner is better when it comes to mentor coaching. Why not get started now?
I just wanted to jot a quick post to remind you of the mentor coaching group that starts November 1st.
Here’s some feedback from a recent Mentor Coaching Group attendee:
Thank you Cathy. Truly a pleasure for me to glean insights and new perspective from you and these coaches. As I mentioned, I am already a better coach because of what I learned from these five sessions. I really think 90 minutes is a perfect amount of time to listen without rush, for these mentor coaching sessions. You were a delight Cathy (your approach really had a calming effect on my day) and I’m so glad I invested in myself through you. I truly valued your wisdom, experience, commentary, and style, your mastery and your humility. It’s an absolute pleasure to know you and I hope our paths cross again.
And here’s some feedback from another recent Mentor Coaching Group attendee:
I recently completed Mentor Coaching with Cathy to renew my ICF credential and it was a great learning experience. I chose Cathy because I wanted to be mentor coached by someone very experienced that would challenge me and help me refine my coaching skills. I hadn’t really examined the ICF competencies since I went for my ACC so it was interesting bringing them front and center now that I have much more experience in coaching. I loved talking with her about the ‘art of coaching’ and reflecting on how I could embody the competencies more in my own coaching. Cathy has such a generous spirit and was keen to remind me of the things I was doing well along with compassionate questions around where and how I could be more present. Loved working with Cathy! Highly recommend working with her if you want to get more grounded in your coaching.
There is still time to register for the next group! Sessions start this Thursday November 1st at 7 pm EST.
You can follow this link for specific dates and more information.
The ICF has outlined requirements for Mentor Coaches. I am in full compliance with these as an ICF trained PCC Assessor. You can download the ICF Mentor Coaching Duties and Guidelines document here.
Don’t forget that you can count up to 10 hours of Mentor Coaching for 10 CCE’s.
That means that even if you already have your 10 hours of mentor coaching complete, joining this group would allow you to earn 10 CCE’s AND ratchet up your core competency knowledge and skills.
If you have colleagues who would like to participate with you, be sure to pass this information on to them so that I can get you all into the same group.
Special Note: If you are looking for coach education that you can count for CCE units, remember that self-study is allowed for 16 hours of CCE’s in the Resource Development category. That means that you can count the hours as Resource Development CCE’s if you attend the full programs that I mentioned in my posts last week – Nonviolent Communication and The Power of Self-Compassion.
And of course, I am always happy to answer any questions that you might have, so be sure to book a quick chat with me.
Author: Cathy Shaughnessy
Cathy Shaughnessy is a PRISM award winning ICF Master Certified Coach and author of the book series The Really Competent Coach. Cathy coaches senior leaders, mentors credentialed coaches, trains fledgling coaches and helps organizations build strong coaching cultures.
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