You are passionate about coaching and are willing to invest your time and energy to master the skills and competencies inherent in a great coach. You are committed to upholding high professional standards and you value lifelong learning. You also appreciate that excellence in coaching emanates from deep within you; for that reason, you are uncompromising in your quest to cultivate mindfulness and self-awareness. If you answered YES to all these statements, then we have a strong foundation for developing a positive mentoring relationship.
Coaching involves journeying with someone going through a process of transformation and change. It is an inspired and empowering relationship that helps people harness their strengths and resources to move from intention to goal attainment. In mentor coaching, knowledge transfer and feedback in keeping with the client-defined purpose support the transformation process.
At this time, you may be registered in a coaching program and wish to hone your skills, or you may be a certified coach seeking to pursue credentialing with the International Coach Federation (ICF). As a mentor coach, I partner with you for the purpose of increasing your mastery of the 11 ICF Core Coaching Competencies, a pre-requisite to becoming a credentialed coach. This includes areas of interpersonal effectiveness and personal growth related to coaching presence and coach-like behaviour.
In our work together, we will determine your current level of proficiency. I will support you in setting goals that are aligned with the ICF credential level you aspire to obtain. My focus in mentoring is to help you maximize your strengths as well as overcome obstacles that might impede your progress as a successful coach. I will listen to you coach — live or recorded sessions — and provide both written and oral feedback in keeping with the IFC Core Coaching Competencies. Of course, I will celebrate with you when you have achieved your goals!
As a professional certified coach (PCC), I have worked with hundreds of participants in Concordia University's Professional and Personal Coach Certificate program. Whether teaching, coaching or mentoring, my philosophy derives from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh who offered, "A teacher cannot give you the truth. The truth is already in you. A teacher can only offer you the chance to awaken your true self" (Thich Nhat Hanh & Cheung, 2011, p. 18).
||Contact me today to arrange for a conversation where we can explore possibilities of working together. I welcome inquiries and anticipate the pleasure of journeying with you as you set out to achieve something that is so deeply meaningful to you.