In the past couple of articles related to mentor coaching, I spoke about the value of compassion, growth mindset and looking at benefits. As we get closer to the end of the year, what will get you off the fence and into a coach mentor group?
Here are some of the ‘reasons’ others have chosen mentorship:
- Knowing I had an opportunity to collaborate with others in the same situation
- Exposure to new information and learning from other coaches beyond. For me this was an advantage to add beyond 1:1 mentoring.
- The addition of some teaching and learning through observation.
- The opportunity for coaching practice with feedback and feedforward.
- 7 hours of continuing coach education credits. These meet part of the requirement for 24 core competency credits.
- Awareness of the value of having an ICF credential. As more coaching becomes available, corporations, organizations and individuals are looking for ways to find professional coaches. The ICF credentials are becoming more and more important to potential clients and those who hire coaches as contractors.
- Desire to become a PCC – The mentor group provides support to enhance my coaching. I am more confident using the core competencies in sessions. This will show up in my recordings for my credential.
- Support and encouragement to keep going.
- Opportunities to share and experiment with challenges within the safe space.
- Direct, specific feedback and feedforward based on the mentee’s interest.
What will get you off the fence and into a coach mentor group? Monica Leggett, PCC, CMC and I will be starting a new mentor group at the end of September; we’ll be meeting for 5 sessions on Thursday mornings. To explore this group mentor opportunity or discuss your interests and particular needs, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dina Markind, PCC, Certified Mentor Coach
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