Are you looking to take your training to the next level? Do you want to collaborate with multiple coaches and benefit from their different perspectives? Working with multiple coaches can be a great way to grow and develop, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of working with multiple coaches, the requirements for credentialing, and how to make sure you get the most out of your coaching experience. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) allows you to document group coaching sessions in your client coaching record. However, the hours cannot be multiplied by the number of participants. For example, if you train 15 people for 1 hour, it will only count as one hour of training, not 15 hours. All coaches accredited by the ACCC must complete an additional 10 hours of mentored training within three years of receiving their credential or since their last renewal.
This requirement is intended to promote your continued growth as a coach and help you reach the next level of credentialing. You can submit up to 10 hours of training supervision (receiving or giving) to meet the continuing education requirements for basic training and credential renewal. When deciding whether to work with multiple coaches, ask yourself if collaboration, other points of view, and new perspectives are valued. Also, consider if you or your company are willing to dedicate the time and energy to making real changes. If the answer is yes, then coaching can be a beneficial way to grow and develop. Yes, you can work with multiple coaches at once as long as it is in your job description and you are not training employees who report directly to you.
Published writings related to the basic competencies of the ICF may be submitted for consideration as core competence credits for credential renewal. To submit a published paper for credential renewal, you must provide ICF with a summary of the paper and its relationship with the core competencies of ICF; a link to where it can be viewed or purchased; and the number of hours needed to research, prepare, and write it. The ICF Global Coaching Client Study found that an impressive 99 percent of people surveyed said they were either somewhat or very satisfied with their overall coaching experience. The ICF's accredited coach search engine allows you to search for a coach based on criteria such as rate range. In the case of a team account, ownership of library contents will be shared between the organization and its coaches. Only time spent engaging in interactive dialogue and delivering feedback with the Mentor Coaching client can be counted toward the 10 hours of mentoring training needed for credentialing.
You are not required to provide documentation from your mentor coach, but they must be able to confirm that mentor training took place. Additionally, coaches accredited by ACCC must complete a full cycle of their credential by renewing it in order to be eligible as mentor coaches. For example, a Mentor Coach accredited by PCC can only offer mentor counseling services to those who have or want an ACC or PCC. Research suggests that training leaders on how to be coaches can pay dividends, but only if you start by defining “training” and leaving ample space for self-reflection and feedback. According to Gallup's report, organizations that hired their employees through coaching reported turnover rates lower than 59%.
Coaches must maintain professional boundaries in their coaching relationship, including confidentiality, and adhere to the code of ethics of their profession. If a coach wants to transfer and train clients on their own, this will transfer them to a new organization. Successful organizations such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, MCI, and others have implemented continuous training so that their employees remain competitive. Continuing education as a coach (CCE) is defined as an activity that promotes your continuous growth as a coach. Remember that training is a partnership so be firm when talking to your coach about any concerns.