A unique program for coaches who have had coach skill training and want to expand, deepen or renew their coaching skills. Whether you are looking toward becoming ICF credentialed or not, this is for all coaches who are committed to their professional development through practice and co-learning with other coaches sharing best practices in rich and diverse content.
Who is it for?
Internal organisational coaches and external coaches who have undertaken coach skills training or in the process of. This is a coach mentoring program and skill development program along with individual supervision as needed. It is not a coach skills training program or replacement of, but rather one for existing practicing coaches, transitioning or emerging coaches across all coaching disciplines to:
- reach or retain credentials
- share best practices to expand, deepen or renew coaching skills
- grow your confidence as a coach and become the best coach you can be
- expand on different approaches & models
- deep dive in topics of your choice
- connect with other coaches in learning and development
- engage in peer coaching circle of practice
- share in coaching experiences and challenges
- build a trusted coaching networks and relationships
Spread Your Coaching Wings (SYCW) is for all coaches, external and internal, who see possibilities from creating and being part of a trusted group of colleagues actively invested in their on-going coaching development. We benefit enormously from revisiting our coaching roots, stories, automatic actions and tools – in the absence of this we risk dousing our spark, creating unexamined habits or being stuck in old repertoires of behaviour.
Sessions may include*:
- Focus on ICF core competencies skills and practice
- Group and team coaching process and competencies
- Cross cultural coaching
- Virtual coaching sessions skills
- Digging deep on professional coaching core competencies
- Skills practice in peer pairs, trios and circles
- Ethical dilemmas and ICF code of ethics
- Reflective practice
* Topics in each offering of SYCW will be flexible to meet the need of the participants.
Modes of Delivery to suit your needs
Virtual Program: March & August 2019
When our lives are busy it makes sense to be time efficient by joining our virtual program. The Zoom platform is so simple and easy to use and we will support you each step of the way.
There are two intakes; March and August. Further information is available here.
In person Program – Friday 1 November, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Adelaide Hills
If you are looking for an in person program in a retreat style setting then join us in Adelaide. We are just 50 minutes from the airport in the beautiful bush environment of the Adelaide Hills on a protea farm surrounded by native wildlife. With our proteas in full bloom at this time of year, it’s the perfect time to retreat yourself!
For expression of interest or further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to be running our first Coaching Retreat 6 & 7 September 2019. Please email email@example.com for further information.
What is mentor coaching?
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 Competencies.
“Mentor Coaches focus on applicants’ coaching skills, rather than coaching them on practice building, life balance or other topics.”
“Mentoring provides professional assistance in achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency and capability demanded by the desired credential level. Mentor Coaching should take place over an extended time (three-month minimum) in a cycle that allows for listening and feedback from the Mentor Coach while also allowing reflection and practice on the part of the individual being mentored.”
Why do I need mentor coaching for an ICF credential?
In setting high global standards for professional coaching, ICF’s credentialing system requires each applicant to partner with a Mentor Coach.
Information about mentor coaching and the requirements for an ICF credential can be accessed on the ICF website. Before engaging a mentor coach, you should check the ICF website to ensure you partner with someone who holds an appropriate credential for your credential/renewal requirements: https://coachfederation.org/mentor-coaching
What can I expect from my Mentor Coach?
As an ICF approved Mentor Coach, some key duties include:
- Working with you to focus on core competency development by reviewing and providing oral and written feedback on some of your recorded coaching sessions.
- Providing feedback that is relevant to each specific coaching core competency (see list of ICF Core Competencies), recognising strengths as well as potential growth areas so you:
- know what you’re doing well, and
- understand what needs to be done to develop a deeper level of mastery in coaching.
You should also consider interviewing more than one mentor coach to ensure you find the best match – this will be the person you connect with in terms of fit, chemistry and compatibility.
Note – there is no guarantee you will obtain the credential level you are seeking as a result of mentoring.
The ICF Core Competencies
Available online at https://coachfederation.org/core-competencies