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Professional Mentor Coaching - ONLINE

This course is aimed at experienced coaches wishing to grow their ability to mentor less experienced coaches and foster their development, as measured by certain ‘industry’ defined competencies. Students will explore the body of knowledge related to the definition of mentor coaching as distinct from coach supervision, coaching competencies, learning processes, and effective practices for coach-approach feedback. Throughout the course, students will examine coaching competencies defined by the profession, especially the recently released ICF Updated Competency Model; and examine oral and written feedback strategies for their ability to grow the self-awareness and performance of a coach approach to mentoring. While not a Marker Training program per se, this course will also introduce students to the existing ICF PCC Markers.
Facilitator: Scott Richardson
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Students will draw from their extensive experience as a professional coach, the body of knowledge related to coaching competencies, insights from the learning process, as well as demonstrations, practice sessions and feedback, to build a robust, sustainable foundation from which to practice mentor coaching, while also deepening their mastery of coaching. Throughout the course, students will also be required to volunteer as Mentor Coach,  Coach and Coachee for demonstration purposes.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and recognize the ICF competencies in Coaching
  • Identify and successfully communicate what is working in someone’s coaching
  • Explore the coach’s existing awareness and state of openness to feedback
  • Identify possible growing edges in someone’s demonstration of coaching
  • Self manage to insure the contribution is in service of the Coach’s learning and growth.

Required Textbook (additional cost):

Gallagher, Winifred. (2009).  Rapt: Attention and the Focussed Life. New York: The Penguin Press. ISBN-13: ‎978-0143116905

Synchronous Sessions:
While the majority of this course is delivered asynchronously, there will be a weekly webinar every Tuesday from 4 pm to 5 pm PST

Learner Effort:
5 - 10 hours per week

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Units: 24

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: