ICF Mentor Coaching

  • Are you a coach looking to up your game?
  • Perhaps you’re applying for, or renewing, an ICF credential
  • Maybe you’d like feedback on your coaching capabilities
Then mentoring could be for you.

 

I offer mentor coaching for ICF coaches at ACC, PCC and MCC level.

As a Certified Mentor Coach I aim to elevate the capabilities of my coach clients (mentees) so they can grow their skills and presence as a coach and achieve their ICF credential. As a result, I’m proud to play a part in increasing the standard of coaching, serving others and helping them learn and grow.

As a mentee you will experience increased awareness of your strengths and coaching style, build your confidence, and explore and define practical ways to grow in line with the ICF Core Competencies.

I bring a combination of active listening, practical objectivity and calm, positive energy to every mentor coaching encounter.

Scroll down to find out when the next round of group mentoring is taking place. Or drop me a line for more information.

About your mentor

Sarah has…

  • been qualified as a Certified Mentor Coach since 2018
  • been awarded the MCC credential in 2022
  • previously held the PCC credential since 2015
  • coached over 3000 hours
  • managed a successful coaching business since 2009
  • coached 45 different nationalities
  • worked in large multinationals in a previous career and with SMEs and corporates as a coach
  • an ICF-endorsed listing in the official ICF Mentor database
  • UK ICF Mentor Coach Profile
  • Global ICF Mentor Coach Profile 

ICF requirements

The ICF require anyone renewing their ACC credential or applying for the following credentials to have at least 10 hours of mentor coaching over a period that extends beyond three months with a Qualified Mentor Coach:

ACC – ACSTH or Portfolio paths (visit ICF for more ACC info)

PCC – Level 1/ACSTH or Portfolio paths (visit ICF for more PCC info)

MCC – Portfolio path (visit ICF for more MCC info)

The Mentor Coaching options

3 hours individual mentor coaching

£375.00

3 x 60-minute sessions (or 2 x 90-minute sessions)

  • Agree focus for review
  • Listen to your recorded coaching session
  • Debrief on core competencies
  • Determine next steps

Held via Zoom

Followed up with a written feedback report covering your strengths and stretch areas against the updated ICF core competencies.

Or combine 3 hours individual and 7 hours group for £975

7 hours group mentor coaching

£660

1 x 60-minute session (introductions, objectives, core competencies review, listen to recording and feed back)

4 x 90-minute sessions (take in turns to coach each other and receive mentor coaching feedback)

In a group of 3-6 coaches

 

Each 90-minute session

1st coaching round

  • A coaches B for 20 minutes
  • A feeds back
  • Mentor feeds back
  • Peers feed back

2nd coaching round

  • C coaches D for 20 minutes
  • C feeds back
  • Mentor feeds back
  • Peers feed back

 

Held via Zoom

Followed up with a written feedback report covering your strengths and stretch areas against the updated ICF core competencies.

Or combine 3 hours individual and 7 hours group for £975

10 hours individual mentor coaching

£1250

10 x 60-minute sessions

One-to-one with your mentor

  • Agree focus for review
  • Listen to your recorded coaching session
  • Debrief on core competencies
  • Determine next steps
Held via Zoom

Followed up with a written feedback report covering your strengths and stretch areas against the updated ICF core competencies.

3 hours individual mentor coaching

£375.00

3 x 60-minute sessions (or 2 x 90-minute sessions)

  • Agree focus for review
  • Listen to your recorded coaching session
  • Debrief on core competencies
  • Determine next steps

Held via Zoom

Followed up with a written feedback report covering your strengths and stretch areas against the updated ICF core competencies.

Or combine 3 hours individual and 7 hours group for £975

7 hours group mentor coaching

£660

1 x 60-minute session (introductions, objectives, core competencies review, listen to recording and feed back)

4 x 90-minute sessions (take in turns to coach each other and receive mentor coaching feedback)

In a group of 3-6 coaches

 

Each 90-minute session

1st coaching round

  • A coaches B for 20 minutes
  • A feeds back
  • Mentor feeds back
  • Peers feed back

2nd coaching round

  • C coaches D for 20 minutes
  • C feeds back
  • Mentor feeds back
  • Peers feed back

 

Held via Zoom

Followed up with a written feedback report covering your strengths and stretch areas against the updated ICF core competencies.

Or combine 3 hours individual and 7 hours group for £975

10 hours individual mentor coaching

£1250

10 x 60-minute sessions

One-to-one with your mentor

  • Agree focus for review
  • Listen to your recorded coaching session
  • Debrief on core competencies
  • Determine next steps
Held via Zoom

Followed up with a written feedback report covering your strengths and stretch areas against the updated ICF core competencies.

Group Mentor Coaching

The next round takes place May-Jul 2024.

Dates/times (UK):

12:00-13:00 Wed 22 May

12:00-13:30 Wed 05 Jun

12:00-13:30 Wed 19 Jun

12:00-13:30 Wed 03 Jul

12:00-13:30 Wed 17 Jul

Contact me to find out more and book your spot.

Subsequent rounds running Sep-Nov 2024 and Jan-Mar 2025.

Peer Coaching - freebie!

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Peer Coaching is an optional extra (with no extra cost!) to further grow your skills during the group phase of the mentor coaching programme.

Starts the week after the second group mentoring session, then bi-weekly, 3 times in total

3 people per group: coach, coachee, observer (swap roles each session)

45-minute session

- 5 minutes intro

- 30 minutes coaching

- 10 minutes feedback (coach, then coachee, then observer)

With handy In-session Notes sheet to capture your observations.

You can also record the session and use the recording for our 1:1 mentor coaching.

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“Sarah helped me through mentoring while I was working towards my ICF accreditation. She is an excellent coach and mentor with a graceful combination of being truly professional, giving thorough feedback and strong support. I appreciated her attentive manner in which she picked up not only on what was said in my coaching sessions but on what wasn’t said. She has a talent for putting challenges in a new light. Sarah’s solid experience and warm personality makes working with her not only productive but also a real pleasure.”

Fredrika Rylander, Executive Leadership Coach

“I joined Sarah’s Group Mentoring course to gain my ICF credential. I knew it would fulfil the ICF requirement, but it was so much more! Sarah created a safe space for us to practice our coaching and learn from each other. When providing feedback, Sarah respected the unique style of each coach and acknowledged our strengths and all that we bring to coaching. Feedback on stretch areas was delivered with a skillful combination of honesty and kindness. By far the most valuable piece of CPD since my initial coach training resulting in sharp coaching skills and a strong sense of confidence. Thank you, Sarah!”

Emma Hackett, Wellbeing Coach, Outplacement and Career Transition Coach, Mental Health First Aider

“I just completed Sarah’s mentor programme. Highly recommended if you are thinking of ICF accreditation. Small group and 1-1 mentor sessions delivered with care and real attention to supporting professional growth.”

Phil Lucas, Group Head of Coaching

“I came to Sarah for coaching as I was preparing to submit my application for ICF accreditation at ACC level. I was very nervous going into the initial session but was soon put at ease by Sarah and the rest of the group coaching members. I wanted to improve my coaching skills and eliminate any bad habits that I had. The mentoring sessions did exactly this. I was quickly able to highlight areas for growth and was able to spend the following sessions honing my skills. I feel that I have made huge progress over the last 3 months and am sad to see the sessions end. I highly recommend Sarah, I don’t think you will find a more supportive mentor.”

Naomi Morgan, European Head of Arete Coach

“I came to mentoring to advance my understanding and knowledge of the ICF core competencies in real time and with other people. With a process that was detailed and well-managed, Sarah created a safe environment, built on genuine knowledge and depth of feedback. I felt able to be open and honest, and found the feedback from the other coaches in the group highly impactful. In reviewing the videos of my coaching in our one-to-one mentoring sessions, I uncovered new learnings and thinking around ways to approach a coaching session. My understanding of the new core competencies and my ability to draw on them in the moment has increased, as has my confidence and my appreciation of other styles of coaching.”

Roy Allan, director at Roancoach Consulting Ltd

“Mentoring with Sarah gave me the opportunity to benchmark my coaching practice against the ICF core competencies, as well as the chance to connect in a group with coaches going through a similar experience. Sarah nudged me towards greater competency and stretch by spotting opportunities to improve, e.g., simplifying questions, avoiding stacking, and trusting my own intuition. The group and one-to-one sessions were held in a safe, supportive space helping me to acknowledge my strengths, brush up on my techniques, and, through deeper analysis, bring a new awareness to my coaching practice. All resulting in increased self-confidence and an improved coaching style.”

Jo Pinkerton, senior HR manager and coach

"I found Sarah through a recommendation having had a sub-par experience of mentoring as part of the PCC process. She was warm, encouraging, accomplished and very professional, providing a safe space to develop our skills in a group setting. Her approach was empowering and supportive which helped us forget we were being watched as we coached and develop to the max. Sarah has high EQ and low ego - she's also great value for money - all round 5 Star!"

Mel Pritchard, life and career coach

"I highly recommend Sarah as a group mentor coach. In the group I participated in, Sarah created a safe learning space which allowed everyone to be open and vulnerable and lean into the learning. Sarah was great at calling out the coaches' strengths and help them build on those. Her feedback was very balanced and supportive, always encouraging and constructive. Many coaches tend to be hard on themselves (including myself), and Sarah's appreciative approach helped me notice my strengths, use them more intentionally, and feel more confident."

Silke Janz, leadership coach, leadership & team development expert

"I joined Sarah's group mentoring course as part of my ACC credential renewal process. I got so much out of it - the peer practice, having real time feedback on my coaching and also the privilege of witnessing others in the group coach. Sarah creates a supportive, warm atmosphere in which to take risks with your coaching. The 1:1 sessions with Sarah were also so supportive and constructive. To have this opportunity to laser focus on coaching skills is invaluable. I know it has made a big impact on my coaching and I hope to have the opportunity to work with Sarah again in the future."

Elle Pendry, certified professional coach

"I am delighted to say that I just received my ICF PCC accreditation and Sarah has been instrumental in my accreditation journey. In January 2020 I joined the Group Mentoring Sessions for my ACC and I loved Sarah's feedback on my coaching. Sarah uses a very systematic approach to give feedback on strengths and stretch observations, using the ICF Core Competencies. Sarah has a real skill around putting people at ease and making you think about how you can improve. I signed up for my second round of Group Mentoring in May 2021, this time for my PCC accreditation. I already knew Sarah, of course, so this time I was intrigued to see how she would guide me. Again, her communication skill was amazing. She really made me think and gently pushed me to do even better. Rarely have I spoken to a fellow coach who is so in tune and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Sarah as a Mentor."

Wanda van Gelderen, career development coach

"I joined Sarah's Group and Individual Mentoring Programmes as part of my CPD and ICF credential renewal, and have also worked with her in a professional coaching capacity. Sarah's mentoring has hugely benefitted my own coaching practice, reintroducing rigour, reflection, high standards and confidence. Sarah's coaching really helped me to identify blocks and gain insight into ways forward. Her approach is both pragmatic and insightful, open, flexible, and gently held me to account, which was just what I needed. I've been able to work at my own pace. I would highly recommend Sarah's Mentoring and Coaching!"

Paula Evans, neurodiversity coach and consultant

"Sarah has a wonderful gift of creating a very safe space for coaches to explore where they are in their coaching journey and to practice in a group of peers without fear of ‘getting it wrong’. She encourages and acknowledges our strengths as well as gently highlighting any areas of growth. I will continue to come back to Sarah for my mentor coaching, knowing that I always come out the other end feeling positive and empowered to keep growing and improving my coaching skills."

Lucy Tomkins, family recovery coach

"It has been incredibly valuable to observe other coaches coach, as well as gain feedback on my own coaching: challenging my beginnings, middles and endings. I felt safe to be vulnerable and benefited from being able to apply my learnings immediately in my coaching. Through the feedback and self-reflection, I have solidified what I do well, and what more I can stretch in the service of my clients. This has been such a valuable experience that I plan to continue a mentoring relationship with Sarah on a regular basis."

Cass Coulston, executive and team coach

"With my credential renewal coming up, I enrolled in the mentor programme to revive my practice. Some elements of how I coach had got a bit dusty and underused, resulting in lower confidence. The programme quickly provided a close-knit and supportive group to share and expand each other's competence, providing insight into how other people handled elements of coaching and ways to meet the ICF competencies differently. It inspired me to be at my best when practising in the group. In the 1:1 mentoring we focused on the fine detail of how I coach, the words I use and how I hold the space. As a mentor, Sarah was at the right level of supporting and validating where I was struggling, while also helping me stretch by trying ways of working I felt less able to use. Sarah was also very generous with her support and guidance for other issues, such as defining who I am and what I offer in my business. Having completed the programme, I now feel more confident in my ability to expand my coaching business. I feel revived and focused on the months and years ahead!"

Ben, Agile coach

"I highly recommend coach mentoring with Sarah Fraser of Happiness Express. Her group sessions are very well organised, with ample opportunity for each mentee to coach (and be coached) and receive very thorough feedback and suggestions for skill stretching. My confidence as a coach grew from the outset, and so I also chose to work with her for individual mentoring sessions, which enabled me to apply for ICF ACC accreditation."

Caroline, positive psychology and life coach

"Mentoring with Sarah has been a pleasure from start to finish. I found Sarah’s mentoring package via her easy-to-navigate website and booked in for a call. She was able to answer my questions and I went ahead and booked the package. The coaching was in a small group which Sarah facilitated well, I felt I was able to contribute to conversations safely and learn from other people’s opinions. I really enjoyed the 1:1 sessions, which were easy to book, I felt like I made a lot of progress with my coaching in a relatively short space of time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah’s mentoring programmes – go ahead and book in!"

Sarah Williamson, sober coach

"Sarah is a sensitive, organised, encouraging coach who made this a truly fantastic programme. The experience pivoted from intimidating to exciting. She made it all so easy and made it stick!"

Sarah Sutton, integrative leadership coach & team trainer

"I worked with Sarah to assist with my application to the ICF for ACC accreditation. Sarah’s naturally supportive style and acute observations and feedback were very valuable in helping me to hone my coaching skills and personal style. At the end of the process I felt so much more confident about my ability, and able to own and be proud of my unique coaching style. Thank you Sarah."

Amanda Bringans, coach

If you’d like to raise your coaching game, let’s talk!

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