Are you planning to apply for your ICF credentials and looking for an ICF Mentor Coaching program? Are you a credentialed ICF Associate Certified Coach and looking to renew your credentials? Then you are in the right place and this Mentor Coaching program from Tandem Coaching Academy with its group mentoring and individual mentoring sessions will sure help you validate and improve your coaching skills.
(If you are a student in our ASCTH or ACTP program started in or after September 2020 this program is included in your enrollment, please contact your Tandem Coaching instructor for more information).
Why Tandem Mentor Coaching Program?
Mentoring Relationship is that of trust, stretch, and growth. It is for those who are looking to become a more effective coach, further their professional development, looking to supercharge their coaching sessions, improve their communication skills, and grow their coaching business.
Our mentoring program is created and run by highly skilled ICF Credentialed Coaches who are also ICF Mentor Coaches in accordance with the strict guidelines of International Coaching Federation, which indubitably sets the gold standard for coaching excellence and its accredited coaching schools. Mentor Coaching for an ICF Credential consists of coaching and feedback in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process based on an observed or recorded coaching session to increase the coach’s capability in coaching, in alignment with the ICF Core Coaching Competencies.
Our Founder and Head Coach, Cherie Silas, is the only ICF Master Certified Coach who is also a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise and Team Coach (CEC/CTC).
As a mentee in our mentoring program, you will get professional help in achieving and showing the levels of coaching competency and capability demanded by the desired credential level. Our Mentor Coaching program takes place over three months. Such an extended period allows for listening and feedback from the Mentor Coach, while also allowing reflection and practice on your part. You will also gaine confidence to take your ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment. You will take part in group sessions and benefit from mutual learning with fellow students, and in one-on-one sessions where you will enjoy individual attention of your ICF Mentor Coach.
Whether you are or envision your path as that of a life coach, business coach, executive coach, or business coach, your coaching career will benefit from these hours spent with one of our Credentialed Coach.
If you are a former Tandem Coaching student who went through one of our Coach Training Programs or Certification Program, or you are and experienced professional well on your coaching journey who was trained at another training school and looking to further your coaching experience, we welcome you to consider the benefits of Tandem Coaching Academy and one of our Mentor Coaching cohorts.
Who Needs Mentor Coaching?
ICF requires credentialling candidates on the following ICF paths to take part in Mentor Coaching prior to submitting their application:
- Associate Certified Coach (ACC) ACSTH
- ACC Portfolio
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) ACSTH
- PCC Portfolio
- Master Certified Coach (MCC)
There are many coach training programs and training courses out there, and mentor coaching hours, which hopefully will results in a solid mentor relationship, are in addition to the training hours you received from either Tandem Coaching or other professional training.
Do I Need Mentor Coaching for my ACC Renewal?
Short answer, yes, you do. First, ICF requires coaches applying to renew their ACC Credential and who wants to achieve their highest potential to complete an additional 10 hours of Mentor Program above those hours required for their initial credential.
ACC or PCC ACSTH and Portfolio Applications
At our coach training school we offer both ACSTH and ACTP accredited programs accredited by International Coaching Federation. All our instructors hold either a Master or Professional Certified Coach ICF designation and thus are qualified to provide mentor coaching hours for you to fulfil the ICF requirements for your credential application.
In our Mentor program we take a holistic approach to your skills development as a coach. With the help of one of our Certified Professional Coach you will start with clarifying your development goals and professional goals. You together will create an action plan that is tailored to your chosen career path individual needs. We will dig into your coaching approach, focus on the core skills that make you a great coach, help take your coaching skills to their highest level.
Credentialing candidates on the ACC ACSTH and Portfolio paths must complete 10 hours of Mentor Coaching at an accredited coach training school prior to submitting their application. They need to partner with a Mentor Coach who holds a valid PCC or MCC Credential.
The Tandem Coaching Academy mentor coach program exceeds the ICF requirements. We offer 12 total mentoring hours (instead of required 10) out of which 4 hours are those of the individual Mentor Coaching (ICF requires 3 individual Mentor Coaching hours) and 8 hours of group mentoring. At our coach training school we keep our Mentor Coaching groups size small under 10 people to ensure personal attention and quality of mentoring.
We also provide all necessary documentation after you successfully complete our Mentor Coaching program for your ICF credential application.
If after completing this you would like to further your personal development building upon your strengths and personal and professional growth, we invite you to join our certification program that will not only give you valuable experience but also will provide you with additional coach continuing education hours, that you can use for the purposes of renewing your ICF credentials.