Group Mentor Coaching Course

Course Description

The Group Mentor Coaching course is an 8-session training course that allows coaches to share and receive direct feedback from both a Coach Mentor and peer coaches. This course is part of all certification programs (Academic, Executive, Wellness and Essential Life Coach certifications).

Mentor coaching is a valuable process that helps you become a better, more effective life coach. Receiving mentor coaching is also part of the ICF’s requirements for certification. All of our trainers use Marshall Goldsmith’s framework of feedforward, rather than feedback, in mentoring sessions with coaches. Feedforward is focusing attention and energy on what you can do better in the future, rather than focusing on past mistakes. It puts Carol Dweck’s concept of growth mindset into practice.

Group Mentor Coaching is offered in small groups. Group sizes range between four to eight coaches, and a new mentor coaching group starts approximately four times a year. Most coaches start group mentor coaching within a few months of finishing their initial training. One of the most significant benefits is being able to listen to other coaches' work. Group mentor coaching looks at both specific coaching skills and different coaching styles.

Throughout the course, you will: 

  • Become deeply familiar with how to apply the Essential Coach Qualities in a coaching session. 
  • Receive feedback from a Coach mentor and peer coaches. 
  • Provide feedback to peer coaches. 

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Course Format

The class will meet once a week for one hour at your designated class time. One coach will share a pre-recorded coaching session and receive feedback according to the Essential Coach Qualities during each class.

Benefits of Mentor Coaching 

  • The first step is to listen to your recording before submitting to your trainer. Listening to yourself coach will make a difference in your growth as a coach. As you listen, mark the timestamps of areas of success and areas that could use feedback. This will help both you and your mentor coach provide strong feedback. 
  • You get to listen to yourself with your trainer also present, offering feedback. Often, beginning coaches are way too hard on themselves. This is a chance for you to listen to yourself with a supportive trainer. It might not be the most pleasant to hear yourself on a recording, but seeing what you’re doing right, and getting tangible ideas for what to do better, is priceless. You will leave the life coach session overviews with action steps to make you a better coach.
  • You get to include your feedback in your next client session. Including feedback in your next client session, hearing the difference that feedback makes, and seeing yourself improve as a coach, gives you a boost. It allows you to chart your progress, share it with your trainer, celebrate, and gain confidence in your life coaching skills.

Textbooks/PDFs Included

  • None

How to Prepare for Group Mentor Coaching

As a presenter: 

  1. Choose a recording that will allow you to attain feedback both on the things you did well and on your areas of improvement. 
  2. Listen to your recording before coming to class. Mark the timestamps where you most want feedback to ensure a smooth process. 
  3. Take notes on the feedback you receive in class, and practice implementing that feedback with your clients after class. 
  4. Continue to monitor your progress against the feedback you received in class. 

As a listener: 

  1. Listen in Level 2 as your classmate shares their recording. 
  2. Remember that critical feedback is important, even if it’s sometimes uncomfortable to share. 
  3. Deliver all feedback with compassion and empathy. 


There are two main components required for CTEDU certification: 

  1. Pre-Recorded Coaching Sessions: Coaches are required to share at least one coaching session with their peer coaches. Presentation order will be determined during orientation.  
  2. Course Attendance: Coaches must attend a minimum of seven of the eight classes to fulfill the Mentor Coaching Hours requirement. 

Additional Courses 

  1. 2.0 Advanced Coach Training: This course is packed with advanced coaching tools and skills and provides a plethora of research to help coaches build their credibility. This newly updated program is designed to up-level your coach training and bolster your coaching practice.  

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Week 1 Sample: [Name] Presentation


The presenting coach will ask the check-in question.


The coach will share their recording and point out places s/he desires feedback. 


The mentor coach will go around the room to ask each coach to share strengths and opportunities for growth.



A Note on One-to-one Mentor Coaching

All of Coach Training EDU’s 1.0 and 2.0 Training Programs include 3 hours of one-on-one mentor coaching. These are also known as your coach-client overviews. You will schedule these throughout your training with your lead trainer. Your trainer will review your call according to the core competencies set out by the ICF, and you will receive feedback to incorporate into your next coaching sessions. These one-to-one mentor coaching sessions set the stage for group mentor coaching.

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