How great would it be if you could connect with an ICF credentialed coaching professional; learn from them the crests and troughs of being a coach? There would be so much perception to absorb from their first-hand experiences conducting sessions with different clients with varied backgrounds. Practicing coaching with other coaches can be a gold mine of valuable insights. If you’re looking for ICF Peer Coaching opportunities, here’s something for you.
What is peer coaching?
Peer coaching or reciprocal peer coaching is when coaches collaborate to help each other grasp the concepts and imbibe the inherent ethical facets, along with the core competencies. The simple way of explaining is getting coached by a peer and coaching the same peer. Hence, you serve as a client and coach one by one in the session.
How does Reciprocal Peer Coaching Work?
If you are interested in peer coaching, knowing how it works will help you understand the approach.
- First, you sign up for the peer coaching program. Several institutes offer peer coaching for free.
- As a participant, you have to coach and be coached.
- The coaching hours you spend can be used towards ICF Credential, depending on the program you sign up with.
- Read all FAQs on the page of the program for the details. If it turns out to be a great experience, you can opt for frequent peer coaching schedules as a part of your professional development.
What are the Benefits of Reciprocal Peer Coaching?
- Peer Coaching helps you learn and network with people who are genuinely interested in coaching like you.
- Peer coaching helps add extra coaching hours to your profile, which come in handy when applying for a credential to the ICF.
- You also get the opportunity to hone your coaching skills, become more self-aware and learn new techniques.
- Get coached by other coaches and build coaching experience hours in a safe and supportive community of fellow coaches.
FAQs on Peer Coaching
1. What is Peer Coaching?
Peer Coaching is the exchange of coaching hours. The purpose of Peer Coaching is to practice coaching skills and exchange new ideas on coaching in a safe environment. The hours spent in Peer Coaching session(s) can be counted towards your ICF Credential.
2. Can peer coaching hours be counted towards ICF Credential?
Yes, peer coaching hours can be counted as paid hours in the ICF Credential application.
3. Which hours can be counted from peer coaching as paid hours?
The hours spent on coaching, where you participated as a coach, can be counted as paid hours. However, you have to participate as a client to include it as barter coaching.
4. Are peer coaching sessions free to join?
Some organizations charge for participating in peer coaching. While some offer without any additional cost. Coach Transformation offers free peer coaching sessions.
Join Coach Transformation Peer Coaching
If you’re looking for ICF Peer Coaching, join us for the Peer Coaching! Our peer coaching sessions are open to both experienced and new coaches. You can register for peer coaching sessions here. It’s absolutely free to join. See you there!