Mentor Coaching

“The ICF defines the purpose of Mentor Coaching as providing 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.

Mentor Coaching with Katie B. Smith

Initial Credentialing

Credentialing candidates on the following paths are required to participate in Mentor Coaching prior to submitting their application:

  • ACC Portfolio
  • PCC Portfolio
  • MCC

ACC or PCC Renewal

Coaches applying to renew their ACC Credential are required to complete an additional 10 hours of Mentor Coaching above those hours required for their initial credential.

Visit ICF website for which path requirements fit your needs:

Purpose of Mentor Coaching

Coach on your coaching skills and all aspects of your development as a coach and to facilitate learning.


Helping you grow creating a safe place for you to explore your beliefs, values and what drives your behavior.
Helping you drive and change your behavior from the inside out.
Serving as a sounding board to talk it through and where you can say what you feel without any judgment.

My mentor coaching for certification is based on covering each competency and making sure you know how to apply it in your coaching with your clients.

Beyond the 10 hours of required mentor coaching, I coach coaches on building their brand, business and coaching skills.


To find out more about mentor coaching,
please schedule a 30-minute complimentary call with me,
and we can see if we are a good fit.


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