ICF Mentor Coaching Group

Pursue your ACC or PCC coach certificate with confidence!

Next Group starts February 2023!

Exact dates to be announced in November 2022.

You can become more masterful!

The mentor coaching group provides the hands-on practice and feedback that ensures your growth and development as a coach and meets the required 10 hours of mentor coaching for coaches seeking credentialing with the International Coaching Federation.

The mentor coaching group meets for 7 teleclasses for 2 hours each time and you meet 3 times with your mentor coach individually. The group size will be limited to 3-7 individuals in order to maintain depth and effectiveness.

This is the most affordable option if you are interested in pursuing your ACC or PCC credential with the ICF or want to become more masterful in your coaching and are not sure yet about an ICF credential! You have had some coaching training and want to improve your skillfulness to have greater impact.

Many coaches, and maybe that is true for you, after discovering how effective using a coaching approach is, develop habits that decrease the impact of their coaching. It’s hard to see your own blind spots. You regress. To discover your strengths and where and how to improve your skillfulness, you need feedback, hands-on practice, while developing your unique style.

You don’t need to plateau! Stay sharp and become more masterful and have a greater impact in your clients’ lives!

I had a goal to take my PCC (professional coaching accreditation with ICF) and I tried different ways to grow in my coaching skills. Working with Wolfgang was the most clear, in depth and practical training. From all the fog that I had in mind I started to practice and at the same time understand what is it about. I liked his empowering and friendly style. It is my favorite time of training from everything I did! A big thank you!!! I highly recommend Wolfgang to others!

— A.L., PCC,

Owner of Synergic, Dir Comunicare si PR-ICF Romania

The learning environment was most valuable in that successes and failures were caringly addressed along with real-time, practical coaching demonstrations. Wolfgang is approachable, highly skilled, yet quick to identify that there "are no perfect coaching sessions". I was equally comfortable with Wolfgang's skilled exploration of what I did well as well as things I missed or was not aware of in my coaching. He created a strong, open and effective learning environment.

— K.M., ACC, Sr. Director of Global Programs/visionSynergy, USA

What you will receive upon completion:

Certificate of completion

  • 10 hours of ICF approved mentor coaching (7 hours in group mentor coaching & 3 hours in 1-on-1 mentor coaching)
  • 7 CCEs in core competencies
  • 2 CCEs in resource development

A detailed workbook with insights and tips

Unique, downloadable resources

What you can expect to learn:

  • How to partner more effectively with your client
  • How to make the coaching session flow more naturally
  • How to get away from using coaching language
  • To discover your own style
  • To develop your coaching presence more deeply
  • How to work with the ‘What’ and ‘Who’
  • How to strengthen the coaching agreement
  • What makes questions (more) powerful
  • What might be more critical than powerful questions
  • Why coaching presence might be your trump card
  • How Coaching Presence, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning & Direct Communication flow together.
  • And more…

Program Details

Prerequisites:

  • Around 50+ hours of coaching training
  • Around 50+ hours of logged coaching hours

Additional requirements:

  • 7 group calls must be attended live, voice-to-voice. Missed sessions may be made up for $150 per session with the trainer.
  • The 3 individual hours/sessions need to be scheduled directly with your trainer and completed within the time frame of the program.

Trainer:

  • Wolfgang Jani, PCC
    • ACC & PCC assessor
    • Certified Mentor Coach
    • dipl. Coach SCA

Dates:

Note: these are suggested dates and times, dependent on time zones of applicants. These will be finalized and confirmed prior to the beginning of the mentor coaching group.

Winter-Spring 2023: starts February. Dates will be announced in November 2022. We usually meet Monday or Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm-5:00pm CET (Budapest, Hungary), check your time zone here,

Autumn 2023: starts late August. Dates will be will be published in the spring of 2023. We usually Mondays from 3pm-5pm CET (Budapest, Hungary), check your time zone here.

 

Costs: Subject to change for August 2022 group.

$1,097.- $897.- 2-month early bird discount (apply by June 29, 2022 – includes $250.- non-refundable down payment)

$1,197.- $997.- 1-month early bird discount (apply by July 30, 2022 – includes $250.- non-refundable down payment)

$1,297.- regular price (after July 30, 2022 – includes $250.- non-refundable down payment)

Full payment is due by August 24, 2022. For a monthly payment plan (in 3 payments) contact the trainer.

Go here to REGISTER  

Further Details

  • 7 live group sessions over 3+ months: in the first part of the call, we deepen our understanding on 1-2 core competencies. In the second part of the call, one participant coaches another and receives feedback.
  • Gain a deeper understanding and improve your ability to effectively coach all 8 ICF core competencies (Updated Core Competency Model).
  • Practice coaching for 30 minutes with a peer on the live group call and receive immediate feedback from your trainer and peers. Group size will determine how often you practice on the live call.
  • 3 individual mentor coaching sessions with your trainer (these need to be completed during the program).
  • You will gain confidence and competence and see greater results in your clients.
  • The program meets the ICF requirements of the 10 hours of mentor coaching required for ACC credential applicants or ACC credential renewal or PCC credential applicants.
  • Use the 10 hours of mentor coaching for your ACC or PCC application with the ICF.
  • The program qualifies for up to 16 CCEs (14 in core competencies and 2 in resource development). You will receive documentation that states how many group mentor coaching sessions you used for mentor coaching and how many CCEs you will receive. For example. If you use 7 hours of group mentoring for your credentialing, you will receive 9 CCEs. If you only need CCEs, you will receive up to 16 CCEs for taking the program. Note: any hour missed results in a deduction of 1 CCE.
  • Documentation for up to 10 hours of mentor coaching.
  • Certificate for CCEs you can use for your credential or credential renewal application.
  • Access to the workbook and other downloadable unique resources from ‘Coaching & Training’

Cancellation & Refund Policies

  • A non-refundable down payment of $250.- is to be paid via bank transfer after accepting the quote. Once a viable group (minimum of 3 participants) has come together, a confirmation and a quote is sent to each applicant in order to confirm your participation and make the non-refundable down payment or full payment for the course. The quote is sent with a confimation of the group’s start,  
  • Withdrawal from the program prior to start: your payment (minus the non-refundable down payment) will be applied to joining the next group. In certain circumstances, a refund may be requested, but no full refund can be given.  
    • 50% refund: 14-7 days prior to start
    • 25% refund: 6-3 days prior to start
    • 0% refund: from program start
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met, the program might be cancelled or delayed. A full refund is then offered or the possibility given to join the next group (your down payment will be applied to the next group you transferred to).

The Mentor Coaching Group keeps you sharp and helps you maintain reflective practise. Wolfgang is calm, picks up on the positive - has a great way of giving feedback.

— J.K., PCC, Coach, Pastor, Sweden

The Mentor Coaching Group is a good place to learn from the experience of others and get helpful feedback on my own coaching skills. I noticed a greater freedom to be less tied to the coaching model I was trained with. I am more responsive to the client's needs.

— S.M., LDHR, Hungary

Wolfgang has a good balance of being earnest but also relaxed so you feel comfortable but also want to work harder to improve at the same time. It's easy to respect and trust him because you know he is a full believer in the value of coaching and in improving his own work as a coach.

— A.L., Coach, USA

I'm learning to tune into the client and listen for what is critical to who the client is rather than getting lost in the complexity of their story.

Creating a space for myself before meeting with my client, prepared me to be present to hear what she was saying from the start!

I'm learning to be more patient and am more sensitive to the time when to ask a question.

The importance of lingering when establishing the agreement before clarifying the outcome. There are deeper layers that clients are asking for and not conscious of.

Are you ready to uplevel your coaching skills?

 

If you you have questions, contact me here.

Go here to REGISTER  
Don't Miss the Early Bird Discount!

Save BIG!


$897.-

2-Month Discount if you applied at least 60 days before program start!

$997.-

1-Month Discount if you applied at least 1 month before program start!

$1,297.-

Regular Price - 29 days before program start!

As coaches we provide a reflective process for our clients towards deeper or new awareness that results in change. Therefore we need to be engaged in our own reflective process about our self, as well as about our practice and mastery as a coach. Reflection is crucial.

Who you are is how you coach, or lead, or live!

The RPCC is a group of coach practitioners who are committed to their own development and growth towards more masterful coaching. The depth of our own growth and development impacts the depth and impact our coaching has with our clients.

The main purposes of the RPCC are:

  • To observe masterful coaching: learning from their style, techniques, skillfulness, way of being present, and more.
  • To learn reflective practices for our own coaching. Reflection is critical for our continued development towards mastery.
  • To provide a consistent process and space among colleagues.
  • It does not replace mentor coaching or coaching supervision.

The ICF recently updated the core competencies model and added a new category related to the ‘being of the coach’, emphasizing the importance of a coach ‘embodying a coaching mindset’. 7 of the 8 sub-points relate directly to the coach’s work on themselves!

  • engages in ongoing learning and development as a coach
  • develops an ongoing reflective practice to enhance one’s coaching
  • remains aware of and open to the influence of context and culture on self and others
  • uses awareness of self and one’s intuition to benefit clients
  • develops and maintains the ability to regulate one’s emotions
  • mentally and emotionally prepares for sessions
  • seeks help from outside sources when necessary

The RPCC will provide a space and environment for this.

As coaches we provide a reflective process for our clients towards deeper or new awareness that results in change. Therefore we need to be engaged in our own reflective process about our self, as well as about our practice and mastery as a coach. Reflection is crucial.

Who you are is how you coach, or lead, or live!

The RPCC is a group of coach practitioners who are committed to their own development and growth towards more masterful coaching. The depth of our own growth and development impacts the depth and impact our coaching has with our clients.

The main purposes of the RPCC are:

  • To observe masterful coaching: learning from their style, techniques, skillfulness, way of being present, and more.
  • To learn reflective practices for our own coaching. Reflection is critical for our continued development towards mastery.
  • To provide a consistent process and space among colleagues.
  • It does not replace mentor coaching or coaching supervision.

The ICF recently updated the core competencies model and added a new category related to the ‘being of the coach’, emphasizing the importance of a coach ‘embodying a coaching mindset’. 7 of the 8 sub-points relate directly to the coach’s work on themselves!

  • engages in ongoing learning and development as a coach
  • develops an ongoing reflective practice to enhance one’s coaching
  • remains aware of and open to the influence of context and culture on self and others
  • uses awareness of self and one’s intuition to benefit clients
  • develops and maintains the ability to regulate one’s emotions
  • mentally and emotionally prepares for sessions
  • seeks help from outside sources when necessary

The RPCC will provide a space and environment for this.

Four (4) 2-hour calls in 1 year, starting Mondays in early March, 2022 (exact dates will be announced soon!). The calls will take place 16:00-18:00 Budapest time (10am-12pm Eastern US time). The other three calls with guest coaches are scheduled for early June, mid September and early December.

The first hour of the call focuses on observing and then learning from a ~30-minute coaching demo. The coaching is modeled each time by an experienced coach. You will learn from different coaching styles.

The second hour is split into two parts: 

  1. Implementing effective reflective practices with a peer: you bring an issue from your current coaching and your peer helps you effectively reflect and gain awareness and action on your insight. Then you offer the same for your peer. 
  2. Developing reflective practices, best practices for coaching, sharing learning and a space for Q&A. Sharing and learning from our own reflective practices where you develop your own approach and practices that suit you and enhance your coaching.

Two (2) additional 90-minute calls to strengthen reflective practice. These two calls are schedule for late April & late October, 16:00-17:30. 75% of last year’s respondents’ feedback stated that they would have liked 2-6 more times to meet and to have more time for reflective practice. These two calls are spent in reflective practice primarily as well as discussion around what we are learning that strengthens our reflective practice. Please note that these two calls DO NOT have a guest coach and also DO NOT qualify for ICF CCEs. 

Group size is not limited. If there is too much interest, I might offer two groups. I will do my best to accommodate more challenging time zones, but cannot promise. The suggested time for the call should be considered possible for you before you apply!

You will receive 2 CCEs with the ICF for full live attendance of each 2-hour calls with a guest coach. A total of 8 CCEs are awareded for attending all 4 calls with a guest coach.

March 8 – Deni, PCC

It is a joy to have Deni join us and offer her expertise. Deni is a very experienced coach. Her demo will include working with the ‘clean language’ approach.

About Deni:

Deni has been a certified coach since 2010. She’s worked with people from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, She often uses pictures, combined with a fairly limited assortment of questions to help people gain new insights into their lives. Her compassionate, supportive, non-judgement and encouraging nature is evident in each of her coaching conversations.

Deni has certifications in brain-based coaching, strengths coaching, career coaching, and health coaching. She’s also a DISC consultant, a personal brand analyst. In addition she’s a member of the John Maxwell team.

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June 7 – Marion Franklin, MS, MCC, BCC, author

It is a real privilege to have Marion join us! We will listen to a 15-minute section of one of Marion’s recordings with a client which powerfully demonstrates coaching presence, powerful questionining, direct communication and creating awareness. Marion will facilitate a discussion and learning around creating a shift and direct communication, demonstrating what mastery looks like! We encourage you to purchase her book (link below). It is one of the best books on coaching.

About Marion:

An MCC since 2006 and a PCC since 1998, Marion currently teaches her unique ACSTH program, Laser Coach Your Way to Sustainable Success, emphasizing masterful coaching skills. Marion’s book, The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching: A Revolutionary Approach to Masterful Coaching was written for coaches at all experience levels. She created and facilitates ongoing weekly group Mentor Practicums, “Coach with Confidence,” offering certification preparation, mentor requirement, CCEUs.

Marion mentors and prepares coaches for the ACC, PCC, or MCC certification with a 100% success rate thus far. Her wisdom and insight are evident through her e-book/audiobook, Life’s Little Lessons and CoachCamps audios.

Marion maintains individual coaching clients and is in demand for her laser-focused approach and direct style of coaching. Marion has been interviewed on television for her coaching expertise, has been a featured presenter, and was cited in The Wall Street Journal.

Websites:

http://www.lifecoachinggroup.com/

http:www.laserfocusedcoachingbook.com

 

September 13 – Lynn Kessler

Lynn Kessler, PCC, FOCOS Master Trainer

More about Lynn to be posted

December 6 – Kevin Stebbings

Kevin Stebbings, PCC

More about Kevin to be posted

  • $97.- for the year! Applicants from majority world countries or Central/Eastern European nationalities can inquire to receive a discount.
  • A $10.- discount is given to every applicant who brings a colleague. Your colleague also receives the discount! (Past RPCC participants need to bring a new colleague.)*
  • Commitment to come prepared
  • Commitment to engage in reflective practices and learning

To receive the discount, you and your colleague must apply seperately and mention the other’s name. Only 1 discount is given per applicant.

International Coach Federation (ICF) approved the RPCC for 9 CCEs (8 in core competencies and 1 in resource development).

If you join the RPCC every year, you would receive a total of 27 CCEs of the required 40 for a very low price!

Every participant receives a CCE certifcate after the last call of the year. The number of CCEs is calculated according to live attendance. If you miss an hour or an entire call, 1 CCE per missed hour is deducted from the total possible.

To apply, go here

(please only apply, if you are able to make the suggested dates and time!)

Your application does not guarantee acceptance. There will be a selection process to ensure a good match for all applicants. You will receive a confirmation after the registration deadline in regards to your application. 

Application Deadline: February 7, 2021 (late applicants will be considered)

In most simple terms: I needed it and you might as well ;-)!

  • Even if we’ve been coaching for a long time, or may be especially then, we tend to develop unhelpful practices, behaviors, mindsets
  • By developing early on reflective practices and engaging with other like-minded practitioners, keeps us on a healthy development path
  • As we practice, we recognize areas that need sharpening. Observing others coach, helps us discover and learn.
  • I keep hearing from coaches 2 consistent requests:
    • I want to observe more experienced coaches coach
    • I want a space where I can continue to process/grow as a coach, but can’t commit to the intensity of an ICF mentor coaching group. I need something consistent, but not too frequent (and not too expensive).

For all coaches who are

  • committed to not plateau
  • committed to learn and to enhance their coaching
  • committed to ask for support
  • committed to contribute learning
  • committed to develop and learn reflective practices
  • committed to truly do what we say we do in service of our clients
  • committed to reflecting on our human side and being professional
  • are new to the profession
  • desiring community with other professionals
  • credentialed or non-credentialed coaches
  • are an active practitioner. This means you work with 2-3 regular clients (who are not part of a coach training course)
  • ICF coaches wanting Continued Coach Education (CCEs) units. 8 in core competencies and 1 resource development = 9 CCEs.

“Watching other coaches work gives me confidence in what I am doing. I am relaxing in my style and reaffirming basic skills. Connecting with other coaches. I like a feeling of belonging to something bigger than myself. I think any connection with other coaches is beneficial. Learning how to reflect on your own work, as well as bring out reflections in others is a skill worthy of sharpening.” P.C. – PCC, Lanzadera Coaching, Spain

“I recommend the RPCC to others because this keeps you developing in your coaching skills. Being involved in a “coaching community” is a safe environment where you learn, can do mistakes, improve and keeps you going as a coach.” A.K. Coach, NGO team leader, Slovenia

“Being part of this group has inspired me to reach higher and helped me to gain even greater confidence but in the process of coaching. I have also grown in awareness of what is going on inside me as I coach. Hearing masterful coaches coach and then getting to interact with them in a smaller group setting was really valuable. The ‘guest’ coaches were fantastic! So helpful to learn from someone actually doing it. Great variety of guest coaches. So enriching and encouraging! Wolfgang is a master at creating a community where all feel honored, valued, and connected. This coupled with his extensive knowledge, years of experience, and gift for clear communication creates a perfect environment for great learning.” L.U. Life & Leadership Coach, Colombia

  • always coming prepared, having put everything else aside to be present when the group starts
  • bringing a topic where they are challenged in their own growth as a coach and want use reflective practices with a peer (diad) to strengthen their coaching
  • confidentiality as to what is shared during the 2-hour call
  • coming as a learner to contribute, to share learning, to support others, to be curious, to not dominate (even if you are a verbal processor), to give yourself a space after the RPCC call for reflection to capture your own learning, discoveries and implementation
  • inquiring constructively, focused on learning that benefits the group
  • receiving emails and updates from ‘Coaching & Training’ (we do not sell or share your information with others)