Definition of Mentor Coaching

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Mentor Coaching definition: a student being coached on their coaching skills rather than on practice building. Mentoring is intended to serve as a development process for the student that takes place in a repetitive cycle of receiving feedback regarding student coaching, reflecting on this feedback and practicing new skills. The focus must be on the development of skills using the ICF Core Competencies.


Trainer Feedback


Mentor Coaching is there to develop the student’s coaching skills over a period of time, and specifically against the ICF Competencies. Students are also given the opportunity to conduct an entire coaching session from establishing the coaching agreement to tackling at least one issue, goal or challenge. 

These coaching sessions are public so ensure the issue or topic the client brings to the session is suitable for a 20 min session and a public coaching session.


Trainer Feedback:

  • The trainer with use the PCC Markers to assist the coach in identifying coaching competencies used in the coaching session

  • The trainer may stop the session if the coach is clearly breaching one or more of the competencies (ie if they are giving advice, or not listening or if the session goes over 20 minutes


Group Discussion:


The group discussion is designed to give the coach feedback, but also to develop the coaching skills of the students observing the coaching. 


The trainer will:

  • Invite students to listen for demonstrations of ICF competencies and take notes along the way.

  • Run a “round robin” feedback cycle where students are invited to identify one competency


The Structure of a Mentor Coaching Class


STRUCTURE OF A MENTOR COACHING CLASS

Time

Learning Item

Possible Activities

00 – 02

Introduction 

  • Trainer introduces Mentor Coaching, explains the process and locks down the coaches and clients for the session

02 - 22

Coaching Session #1

  • Volunteer student coaches volunteer clients

  • Trainer observes and takes notes of coaching against ICF competencies

  • Trainer only interrupts if the coaching is sub-standard and ICF competencies are clearly being breached

22 - 30


Feedback from Trainer 

  • Trainer will offer feedback to the coach and invite them to share their experience of both the coaching and the feedback

30 - 45


Questions and general discussion

  • Trainer will invite questions and observations from the class and facilitate a discussion around the ICF competency. 

45 - 65

Coaching Session #2

  • Volunteer student coaches volunteer clients

  • Trainer observes and takes notes of coaching against ICF competencies

  • Trainer only interrupts if the coaching is sub-standard and ICF competencies are clearly being breached

65 - 75


Feedback from Trainer 

  • Trainer will offer feedback to the coach and invite them to share their experience of both the coaching and the feedback

70 - 90


Questions and general discussion

  • Trainer will invite questions and observations from the class and facilitate a discussion around the ICF competency.