Mentor Coaching Program FAQ

1. What is the COTBx One-to-One Mentor Coaching Program?

The COTBx One-to-One Mentor Coaching Program provides three individual mentor coaching sessions with an ICF-credentialed coach. The program satisfies the ICF requirement that credentialing candidates on the ACC (Level 1), PCC (Level 2), and Portfolio paths experience 3 hours of individual mentor coaching prior to submitting their application.

The COTBx One-to-One Mentor Coaching Program is included in the Fast Track to ICF Credential. It may also be purchased separately.

2. What is included in a COTBx One-to-One mentor coaching session?

A One-to-One mentor coaching session consists of 60 minutes allocated for the Mentor Coach to observe/listen to a coaching session with the coach/student and to provide verbal feedback and coaching. Following each session, the coach/student will receive written feedback from their Mentor Coach on the approved COTBx Feedback Form.

3. What are the prerequisites?


4. Is this the only mentoring program I need to meet the requirements of the ICF?

No, this program is one of two experiences needed to meet the requirements ICF has for ACC or PCC Credential applicants. The second component is a maximum of seven hours of Group Mentor Coaching.  You can obtain this experience by participating in our Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum  Book a call with one of our Enrolment Coaches for more information and enrollment options. Book an Enrolment Coach discovery call here.

5. What is the price?

The COTBx One-to-One Mentor Coaching Program is included in the price of the Fast Track to ICF Credential. When purchased separately, the price is: $795 CDN / $675 USD

6. How long do I have to complete the sessions?

For those who purchase the COTBx One-to-One Mentor Coaching Program separately, the sessions must be completed within 12 months from purchase.

7. How do I select a mentor coach?

COTBx will provide a list of qualified mentor coaches to each participant. Participants will be asked to identify their preferred mentor coach. COTBx will then reach out to the mentor coach list to determine availability and match the participant with a mentor coach.  Priority will be given to the Mentor Coach the participant has identified as preferred.

8. Can I use a mentor coach not on your list?

To provide the highest quality and consistency, COTBx has selected experienced and highly skilled mentor coaches for its program. Participants will select their mentor coach from this list.

9. Do the observed coaching sessions need to be live?

No. Sessions can be live or pre-recorded. If pre-recorded, the coaching session will need to be sent to the Mentor Coaching in advance of their scheduled feedback session.

10. How do I record my coaching sessions to send to the Mentor Coach?

There are a variety of options available to record your coaching sessions.  Simply search "recording app" online to see what is available.  If you meet with your clients virtually, we recommend  The ICF recommends Audio Acrobat.

11. Who can I coach in these sessions? Are there any requirements or restrictions?

There are no requirements or restrictions as to who you coach for your One-to-One coaching sessions. These can be paid or unpaid clients. When selecting who you will coach keep in mind that the objective is to demonstrate your skill in the ICF core competencies. Note: In only one of the 3 observed coaching sessions may the Mentor Coach be the client as well.

12. How are the sessions documented to satisfy ICF requirements?

At the completion of the three mentor coaching sessions, the Mentor Coach will complete the COTBx Mentor Coach Reporting form with the dates and times of each session.

COTBx will prepare a Record of Mentor Coaching for the Participant which includes:

● Mentor Coach name

● Mentor Coach credential level

● Dates and times of Mentor Coaching

COTBx will email the Record of Mentor Coaching to the Participant and copy the Mentor Coach.