ICF Mentoring for ACC Credential - Group + Individual Program

The iNLP Center offers a combination group and individual International Coach Federation (ICF) mentoring program. This ACC mentoring program meets ICF guidelines for individual credentialling at the ACC level

The purpose of this program is to support students currently enrolled in the iNLP center life coach training, located here:

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Here is an overview of the ACC mentoring program:

Participants begin by filling out an online questionairre to assess desires, needs, an opportunitie to grow as a life coach.

The ACC mentoring program is facilitated in live, virtual classrooms (using Zoom). There are minimal requirements for students outside of class. However, after each class, the ACC qualified mentor may assign homework assignments for students who want to stretch their capacities.

This ACC mentoring consists of 10 sessions total, per the ICF guidelines. Seven of the 10 sessions are done in a virtual group setting and the remaining three sessions are individual sessions with the iNLP Center ACC qualified mentor. The group sessions are at set times weekly and are ongoing. Students may join at any time and begin the cycle at any point. Individual sessions are scheduled privately with the ACC qualified instructor through a private calendar app.

The curriculum for the seven group sessions is dedicated to the life coaching competencies per ICF. The ACC mentor coach will customize each learning session to the desires, needs, and opportunities of each student, per the initial questionairre as well as what comes up spontaneously during each session.

A secondary but important focus of the ACC mentoring program is to prepare student to take the ICF coach knowledge assessment, which is required for ACC credentialling. 

What happens during ACC mentoring group sessions:

The instructor introduces ICF core competency principles and practices (1-2 per class session) followed by life coaching case scenarios for discussion and application. This mirrors the kind of learning that will serve students during the ICF coach knowledge assessment.

The instructor will demonstrate life coaching in the class with students, with commentary and class discussion about the coaching process and outcomes.

Students will bring life coaching examples from their coaching practice or volunteer sessions for similar discussion and learning. 

Participants will be asked regularly to self-assess their coaching competency and request feedback from the ACC mentor and other students. 

What happens during ACC mentoring individual sessions:

The individual sessions are scheduled with the ACC mentor after a participant has completed all seven group sessions. The individual sessions are used to customize the learning to the individual coach.

This is accomplished as the instructor provides the student feedback on his or her coaching through role-play. 

Upon completetion of the entire ACC mentoring group and individual program:

Students who satisfactorily complete the ACC mentoring program will receive verification of completion for use during ICF ACC application process, as well as any further support possible to successfully complete the ICF credentialling process. 


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