Mentor Coaching is appropriate when you are:
- Preparing to apply to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for your ACC or PCC credential.
- Renewing your ACC credential with the ICF.
- Preparing to apply to the Association for Coaching (AC) for accreditation as a Coach or Executive Coach.
- Wanting to deepen your impact and sharpen your coaching skills.
One-to-One, or Group?
When coaches ask me about how mentor coaching works, I start by explaining the benefits of one-to-one and group mentor coaching – because there are benefits to both.
The assistance you receive from your mentor coach is always aimed at helping you achieve/ demonstrate the levels of coaching competency and capability demanded by the desired credential level (with the ICF), or accreditation level (with the Association for Coaching).
One-to-one mentor coaching is about you receiving feedback on your capability against the coaching competencies and bringing the blind spots in your coaching to light. In one-to-one mentor coaching your mentor observes/listens, assesses and provides feedback.
In one-to-one mentor coaching I work with you to focus on core competency development. I do this by providing oral and written feedback on your recorded coaching sessions. The feedback is designed to recognise your strengths as well as potential growth areas so we can discuss what you are doing well, and what needs to be done to develop a deeper level of mastery in coaching.
Please get in touch if you would like information about my approach to one-to-one mentor coaching.
Group mentor coaching is about you deepening your understanding and application of the coaching competencies. This happens in a collaborative and supportive environment, where you can observe, share, learn and receive feedback from your mentor and other coaches.
The ICF requires that at least 3 of your 10 mentoring hours be one-to-one, then up to 7 of the remaining hours can be group mentoring.
A little about me…
Julie Lines, MBA
ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC),
AC Professional Executive Coach (PEC),
ICF Registered Mentor Coach,
AC Trained Accreditation Assessor, and
Oxford Brookes University Qualified Coaching Supervisor.
Since 2015 I have held Associate Coach and Facilitator roles with a number of local, interstate and global coaching organisations. This gives me the opportunity to work with an incredible diversity of people and organisations.
I am a current member of various coaching panels, including: KPMG, UNSW, University of South Australia and GHD. The recruitment and selection process for these panels is very thorough and often includes submission of a recorded coaching session.
I am involved in the delivery of coach training programs and in-house ‘leader as coach’ training. This experience has developed and deepened my understanding and application of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Core Competencies and Competency Markers.
I am a Past-President of the ICF’s South Australia Branch and have held other roles on the SA Leadership Team, providing me with a thorough knowledge of ICF credentialing requirements and procedures.
I am also trained as an Accreditation Assessor for the Association for Coaching, making me familiar with the AC Coaching Competency Framework and Competency Indicators for Coaches, and Executive Coaches. I have a good understanding of Accreditation Schemes (Full Accreditation and Recognised Accelerated Pathway) and required Applicant documentation.
A brief outline of my coach training, coaching qualifications and credentials:
- I became an accredited coach in 2014, training as an organisational coach through the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) between 2011-2014.
- I gained my credential as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2014.
- I progressed to become certified as an ICF Professional Certified Coach in 2018, which was renewed for a further 3 years in 2021.
- I was on the ICF’s SA Branch Leadership Team from 2016-2020. During that period I held a number of roles, including Membership Leader and Branch President.
- I have been an ICF registered Mentor Coach since 2017.
- External Faculty member for the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) since 2019.
- I am a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Accredited First Aider (completed 2020).
- I was awarded my Professional Certificate of Advanced Study in Coaching Supervision from Oxford Brookes University in 2021.
- In 2021 I was accredited as a Professional Executive Coach through the Association for Coaching (AC).
- In 2021 I trained as an Accreditation Assessor for the Association for Coaching.
- I am also a trained CINERGY Conflict Coach.
Testimonials from Mentees
“I found the process really helpful in two key ways. Firstly, the external analysis of the recordings and your subsequent feedback on areas of strength and development. Secondly, your style and approach was amazing! I really appreciated the space you provided and the normalisation of some elements (that I was beating myself up about!) A very big thank you Julie for your wise words and advice.”
Bridget, ACC, Perth (2021)
“I have engaged Julie as my mentor coach in support of my International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential attainment. Julie’s professional and motivating approach has been instrumental in me strengthening and stretching my coaching work. Julie has supported my core competency development in particular by 1) reviewing and providing oral and written feedback on some of my recorded coaching sessions, 2) facilitating insightful reflections and thought-provoking conversations and 3) generously sharing pertinent reference materials. I strongly recommend Julie as a highly skilled mentor coach delivering invaluable and enjoyable development support.”
Philippa, ACC, Adelaide (2020)
“I really appreciated your encouraging approach – having someone listen to my recordings for the first time felt like a pretty big step. You acknowledged this and I felt very safe and comfortable sharing with you. I also appreciated how detailed your feedback was (often including specific phrases) and that you provided practical suggestions for alternative question phrasing/lines of inquiry.”
Clare, ACC, Adelaide (2020)