Mentoring with a Mentor Coach is designed to
introduce you to the career of coaching, and to
help you set up the building blocks of your coaching
This program is not designed to get
you accredited as a coach, nor to train you as a
coach. For this you will required a coach training
school. LifeSkills Coaching recommends all coaches
eventually seek accreditation through the International
Coach Federation. The International Coach Academy
is one school providing training required by this
Should you at some point choose to pursue
accreditation with the International Coach Federation
(see below), one of the requirements for this accreditation
is that you be mentored by an ICF accredited coach.
Your phone sessions with me will count towards this
Coach Federation, Life Coaching Certification, Accreditation
The International Coach Federation
certification is expected to become the major recognized
qualification in the world. The requirements are
stringent, and it is expected few coaches will attain
this in under two years.
Following is a very brief summary
of the major requirements for ICF certification,
and involves some interpretation. I recommend you
visit the International
Coach Federation web site for the actual details
and updates - please do not rely solely on the information
1) 125 hours of coaching training. (A
minimum of 100 core hours must be in person or by
2) Coach clients for a minimum of 750
hours (90% paid).
3) Be mentored by an ICF certified coach
for a minimum of 10 hours spanning a minimum of
3 months. (Note your phone sessions in the CoachStart
Program will count towards this requirement).
4) Pass an oral and written examination.
As mentioned above, training via the
International Coach Academy provides its own certification,
plus a pathway to ICF accreditation.
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