What Mentor Coaching Is
Mentor coaching is a combination of coaching and mentoring provided by a master coach to another coach. Through coaching, giving advice, and sharing experience, your mentor coach assists you with your coaching skills. Mentor coaching can raise your level of awareness of your unique coaching style, what is working and what is not, and can bring to light the things you have fallen back on when times get tough. Your mentor can then help you find new and more powerful ways to approach the coaching engagement and build on your skill set as a masterful coach. Mentor coaching is also required in order to obtain ICF (International Coaching Federation) certification.
The International Coaching Federation defines mentor coaching as "providing professional assistance in achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency demanded by the desired credential level sought by a coach-applicant (mentee). Furthermore, Mentor Coaching means an applicant (mentee) being coached on their coaching skills rather than coaching on practice building, life balance, or other topics unrelated to the development of an applicant's coaching skill."
One-to-One Mentor Coaching
1 hr Private One-to-One Mentor Coaching session fees:
• PCC Mentor Coach US $180 per hr
• MCC Mentor Coach US $210 per hr
Group Mentor Coaching
$80 per 1.5 hrs Group Mentor Coaching session
See DETAILS and DATES in the "Group Mentor Coaching" tab to the right —> —>
Mentor Coaching Package
$840 Mentor Coaching Package includes:
• 7.5 hrs Group
• 3 hours of One-to-One
= 10.5 hours
See details in the tabs to the right —> —>
"Being mentored was probably my favorite thing about the whole program. It was hugely powerful and made a big difference in my coaching... and even in my personal development."
"Each session I have attended has provided learnings that make me a better coach. Honestly, I am going to miss this when I’m finished as I have learned so much and would like to continue learning. Thank you!"
We Offer Options
You can choose to take mentor coaching A LA CARTE or via our PACKAGE
NOTE: If you are applying for an ICF certification or are renewing your ACC credential, you must complete at least 10 hrs mentor coaching. (The ICF will accept a MINIMUM of 3 hrs via One-to-One, and a MAXIMUM of 7 hrs via Group.)
Private, one-to-one mentor coaching takes place via Zoom.
• You have your own personal mentor coach
• The sessions run one hour each
• The first 30 minutes consists of listening to your coaching recording
• The second 30 minutes is spent in direct feedback and mentor coaching.
For more info. see the FAQ below and go to our "contact" page for any questions.
We provide 2 online group mentor coaching sessions per month. (see dates below)
• The sessions run 1.5 hrs each.
• The groups consists of 10 mentees or less.
• It is webinar-style.
• One person is pre-assigned as the coach and one as the 'client' in each mentoring session. Coaching is live.
• As a group, we will have confidentiality agreements regarding content and safety for the coach and client.
• The first 5 minutes of each session will be logistics, observer assignments, and confidentiality agreements.
• The next 30 minutes consists of listening to the coaching session. All attendees are asked to be active observers, with each assigned a specific observation.
• The next 30 minutes consists of the coach and mentor in one-to-one mentor coaching.
• The next 25 minutes consists of attendees sharing specific observations. There will also be a Q&A within the whole group
October 5th, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm US Central Time
October 21st, 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm US Central Time
November 2nd, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm US Central Time
November 19th, 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm US Central Time
December 3rd, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm US Central Time
January 6th, 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm US Central Time
January 19th, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm US Central Time
If you are applying for an ICF certification or are renewing your ACC credential, you must complete at least 10 hrs mentor coaching. (The ICF will accept a MINIMUM of 3 hrs via One-to-One, and a MAXIMUM of 7 hrs via Group.) Our Mentor Coaching Package fulfills those hours and includes:
• 7.5 hrs Group with an MCC mentor coach
• 3 hours of One-to-One with a PCC mentor coach
= 10.5 hours total
Discounted Price $840 ($100 off the a la carte total price.)
***See the Group Mentor Coaching and One-to-one Mentor Coaching tabs for more details about each.***
Frequently Asked Questions
Mentor coaching is beneficial for both novice coaches just finding their way, and intermediate or advanced coaches who want to reach a deeper level in their practice.
For those who are seeking an ICF credential, 10 hours of mentor coaching is required prior to application, at least 3 of which must be one-to-one hours. Many people choose to take all 10 hrs as one-to-one in order to be ready for the performance exam, but some prefer to mix it up with group mentor coaching hours.
Envision Faculty members are all ICF credentialed PCC or MCC level coaches. Please take a look at our roster of Mentor Coaches by clicking on the button under "One-to-One Mentor Coaching" in the top left column of this page. Justina Vail Evans, MCC CHt is the primary mentor coach at Envision Coach Training and, unless otherwise arranged, will work with you in the Group Mentor Coaching sessions.
One-to-one Mentor Coaching takes place via phone/online conferencing. Each Mentor Coaching Hour consists of listening to a 30-minute pre-recorded coaching call with you and your client, then 30 minutes of direct feedback and mentor coaching.
Group Mentor Coaching details can be see in the above tabs under "we offer 2 options"
Note: Please make sure your coaching session recording is no longer than 30 minutes as this will ensure you receive the required 30-minute time in feedback and mentoring.
▪ $180 per hour of One-to-One Mentor Coaching with a PCC coach
▪ $210 per hour of One-to-One Mentor Coaching with an MCC coach
▪ $80 per 1.5 hr Group Mentor Coaching session
▪ $840 Discounted Mentor Coaching Package - includes 10.5 hours (7.5 hrs Group and 3 hours of one-to-one) This discount is $100 off the a la carte total price.
Note: If you are taking our ACTP Program your 10 hrs mentor coaching is included!
Please choose paid clients or people you are coaching pro bono for your recordings. We require that you do not coach family members, close friends or other coaches.
Note: You must obtain written permission from your coachee/client to record. Standard release forms are available through us for this purpose, so please ask if you need any.
If you have at least 30 hours of coach specific training your mentor coaching can start as soon as you are ready. Just sign up via our secure shopping cart (buttons on the left) and we'll get you started!
Note: For one-to-one sessions, please schedule each appointment after—not before—you have made your 30- minute audio recording for that appointment. This ensures that you are ready and minimizes possible rescheduling. Please also send your audio recording file to us at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time.
Because technology changes with each day, and every coach has different needs, we don't offer recommendations for audio recording equipment or methods. This is something you will need to research and decide on your own. When you do make your choice, please be aware that we require digital audio files in one of the following formats:
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Again, Please make sure your coaching session is no longer than 30 minutes as this will ensure you receive the required 30-minute time in feedback and mentoring. The recording must be audible (both coach and client) for the session. If the recording is not audible at the time of the session, it will not be accepted and the session will be forfeited.
Once you have paid for your mentor coaching session(s) online we will set up and send a link to a secure online folder onto which you can load your audio file(s). At the time of the mentor session the recording will be played on our end so that both you and your mentor coach can hear it.
We recommend that you have some recent ICF Approved Coach Specific Training so that you are up-to-date on the required coaching competencies. We also strongly recommend that you record a number of sessions prior to signing up for mentor coaching so that you can listen to and score yourself on those competencies. Being your own mentor coach first will help you to improve your skills and help you prepare for the next level!