Mentor coaching is a process of being coached on your coaching skills in preparation for certification as a coach, rather than coaching on professional goals, relationship management, life balance or other topics unrelated to your development as a coach. At this time, this program is only available to graduates of the CoachRICE coach training program.
In order to apply for an ICF credential, you are required to have participated in a mentor coaching program for a minimum of 10 hours (over a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months) by a qualified Mentor Coach who holds ICF certification at the same or higher level than that which you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for ACC, your mentor coach must be ICF certified at the ACC level or higher. Of the required 10 hours, up to 7 hours can be group mentor coaching (maximum 10 participants) and at least 3 hours must be one-to-one mentor coaching. Alternatively, you may select the Individual Mentor Coaching option, in which all 10 hours are completed 1:1 with your mentor coach.
Each group coaching session will focus on 2-3 of the ICF Core Competencies. Time will be dedicated to discussing the competencies in depth (i.e., considering the ICF definition, its importance as a coach and sharing how or when you’ve used it successfully during coaching sessions). Additionally, each session will incorporate practice coaching so that all participants have an opportunity to receive feedback from peers and the Mentor Coach. The Mentor Coaching Package at the Doerr Institute includes 10 hours of group mentor coaching (5 x 120-minute sessions, with allowance for one missed session) and 3 hours of individual mentor coaching (3 x 60-minute sessions).
Price for 10 hours of Group Mentor Coaching: $900.
To sign up for group mentor coaching, fill out the group mentor coaching agreement and mail in it to the Doerr Institute (Rice University, Doerr Institute for New Leaders MS-567, 6100 Main St. Houston TX 77005-1827), along with your payment.