Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision

Mentor Coaching

For the purpose of credentialing, ICF defines the Mentor Coaching as an applicant being coached on their coaching skills rather than coaching on practice building, life balance, or other topics unrelated to the development of an applicant’s coaching skill.

Coaching Supervision

ICF defines Coaching Supervision as follows:
“Coaching Supervision is the interaction that occurs when a coach periodically brings his or her coaching work experiences to a coaching supervisor in order to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the coach and his or her clients.”

Coaching Supervision is different activity from Mentor Coaching. Coaching Supervision offers the coach a richer and broader opportunity for support and development. In Coaching Supervision, the coach is invited to focus much more on what is going on in their process and where the personal may be intruding on the professional.

Coaching Supervision or Mentor Coaching Sessions

As a supervisory coach, I interact with the students, who are studying to be credentialed coach as ACC, PCC or MCC. We have a reflective dialogue and collaborative learning over their coaching work experiences for the development and benefit of them as well as their clients. I listen to their recorded sessions, provide written feedback as well as coaching dialogue over their client interaction.

Mentor coaching sessions are similar in nature, except that the client recordings are not used to offer feedback on ICF Core Competencies rather a coaching dialogue takes place.


“Tijen’s mentorship has given me a whole new perspective into coaching.  With her vast knowledge and skills, she masterfully demonstrates how to respect a client’s autonomy, give them space, honor their values, and gently challenge them to grow.  She teaches us how to truly evoke from our clients and go deep so we can help them access their true motivation for change.  With her sunny disposition and respectful style, you will feel the passion she has for coaching.  She has given me incredible insight into coaching and I know I will be a better, more compassionate and empathetic coach because of her teaching style. I am grateful for my experience in her classes.”  LH, St.Louis, MO

“I am a coaching student and was drawn to Tijen through not only her wit but her skill and experience as an educator and unique way of explaining things. Her methods really resonated with me and encouraged me to dive deeper not only into the discipline, but also into my own psyche to unwind personal barriers to becoming an effective coach. I really love her teaching style and methods, which have challenged me both personally and as a student. I look forward to more from Tijen’s classes as I walk on my path to becoming a health coach!”  DS, CA USA

Weekly Mentor Coaching Sessions: Monthly, Thursdays 1:30 pm EST – 3:00 PM EST

Package of four 90 minutes Mentor Coaching Sessions: These sessions are designed to enhance coaching skills of the participants, from both the art and science of coaching perspectives. Participants will practice coaching under Tijen’s mentoring. Large portion of the sessions would be dedicated to practice and during the practice, Tijen will point out the techniques that might be helpful during the coaching inquiry. Sessions would also include ICHWC and/or ICF Competencies covered during the practice.

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