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Join One of our mentoring groups

We are currently putting together a mentoring group for ICF Certified Coach mentoring.

Mentor Coaching offers you the opportunity to practice coaching, receive feedback, reflect, and further develop your coaching skills to become the best coach you can be, all in strong alignment with core competencies, to help you further your accreditation with the ICF. Coaches on all accreditation paths need at least 10 hours of mentor coaching over a minimum of 3 months, by an ICF registered mentor coach in good standing, who is credentialed at the level you are applying for or higher, e.g. if you’re working towards MCC, you need an MCC mentor coach. Out of the 10 hours, 7 can be group mentor coaching and at least 3 hours must be individual mentor coaching.

If you are interested in joining this MCC mentoring group, starting another for ACC or PCC, or anything else for your accreditation, get in touch to join our community, we’d love to talk with you.

Please contact Melissa Luck ( to plan a time for a chat. For more information on ICF credentials, please visit the ICF website here.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“Thank you for your mentoring, your wisdom and your encouragement.  I enjoyed the process of learning more about the ICF and its competencies – much to my surprise! As an experienced coach and coach trainer, I am ashamed to admit that at times I felt a bit disgruntled about having to go through the process.

Needless to say, by the end of the mentoring sessions with you I had learned loads about myself, my coaching and my areas for development! I feel even more connected with, and interested in, the ICF and keen to have more engagement with the organisation at a number of levels.

I enjoyed your style of coach mentoring which combines psychological rigour with warm-hearted challenge and pragmatism.”

Kim Morgan MCC Managing Director, Barefoot Coaching

Upcoming Group Sessions

This group is coaches who:

  • have undertaken at least 60 hours of training related to the ICF core competencies
  • with over 100 hours of coaching experience (at least 75 of which are paid hours)
  • are renewing their ACC, and need the required 10 hours of mentoring
  • are preparing to apply for their ICF ACC or PCC credential

How ECS can help with Coach Mentoring

It took Executive Coach Studio principal Georgina Woudstra ten years to become an ICF Master Certified Coach. It was a rich and rewarding experience, and it was also highly challenging, as it took many hours, days and weeks of training and application in her practice.

There were times Georgina thought she would never get her certification. “But I did… and the sense of satisfaction and achievement was wonderful,” she says.

One of the best decisions Georgina made on her journey was to hire a mentor coach. “My mentor helped me enrich my understanding of ICF competencies at MCC level and bring them alive in an authentic way,” she says.

This personal experience taught her how invaluable it is to receive professional support and understanding.

Professional assistance

The ICF 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”.

Mentor Coaching, according to the ICF, means an applicant “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”.

If you are applying for ICF credentials such as Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) or Master Certified Coach (MCC) you require 10 hours’ work with a qualified coach mentor. By working with an MCC coach like Georgina, the mentoring hours can be counted at all levels – ACC, PCC and MCC. The ICF allows seven hours to be met though group coach mentoring but a minimum of three hours has to be one-to-one.


Do I have to attend all sessions?
Clearly it is ideal for you to attend all the sessions in person. Georgina’s aim is for all sessions to be recorded so, if you can’t attend then you will have access to the recordings after each session. However, you can only count mentoring hours for sessions attended in person.

What if I need more one-to-one time?
You can book one-to-one mentoring with Georgina at any time.

Are these times and dates fixed?
If the dates and times do not suit you during the enquiry stage, then please propose a start date and time and Georgina will let you know if it is available and if others can also make that time. After that, the first session is fixed. If other dates and times don’t work for you then Georgina is happy for you to negotiate with the group to change the date and time. All other participants must agree with the proposed change. If emails are flying around and the group can’t settle on a date or time, we will revert to the schedule proposed.

Are there any concessions or special terms available?
At ECS we do not like cost to be a barrier and Georgina is happy in special circumstances to negotiate fees and/or terms that reflect mutual circumstances.