A combination of group and individual work with an ICF* accredited coach will provide the mentor coaching hours required by ICF* for the ACC credential. Feedback on coaching practice, application of the ICF* Core Competencies and the ICF* Code of Ethics, and developing a coaching practice will be addressed.
Mentor Coaching for an ICF Credential consists of coaching and feedback in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process based on an observed or recorded coaching session to increase the coach’s capability in coaching, in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.
The purpose of mentoring is to provide professional assistance in achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency and capability demanded by the desired credential level.
Mentor Coaching should take place over an extended time (three-month minimum) in a cycle that allows for listening and feedback from the Mentor Coach while also allowing reflection and practice on the part of the individual being mentored.
Requirement: Participants must have completed as least 60 hours of coach training.
Mentor Coaching Group and package information:
SCT (Summit Coach Training) participants: $1,200 ($200 each month)
Group size: maximum is 10 participants
Monthly meetings as a group (6 group meetings)
One initial mtg with each coach individually to assess greatest challenges with core competencies
Three individual meetings with mentor coach within the 6-month period (review a recorded session and analyze together)
Tue18Jan2022Tue22Mar20225:00 - 7:00 pm (ET)virtual
Tuesdays, 5 pm - 7 pm (ET), January 18 - March 22
The first and last sessions will be two hours. All other weekly sessions will be 90 minutes. Before signing up for this training, one must have completed at least 30 hours of coach training.
Using Helping People Change (available from Amazon and other online vendors) as a resource and applying ICF* core competencies, participants will learn a process of coaching leaders to create and pursue a plan for intentional change. Practice and feedback will further develop coaching skills. (16 hours) Fee: $650. A deposit of $150 holds your spot. Remainder can be paid monthly.
Pinnacle Leadership Associates is launching Summit Coach Training to equip coaches who will guide others as they grow into the persons that God has called them to be. All classes will be offered in an online format and taught by credentialed coach practitioners.
Students completing the four required courses successfully will receive our in-house certification--Summit Certified Life Coach (SCLC). Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to those who request them. Hours can be applied toward a professional coach credential. Pinnacle is applying for all courses to be ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) but all hours taken will qualify for the ICF Portfolio track for ACC certification.
Basic Commitments of Summit Coach Training
- Recognizing that every person is a unique creation of God, and we will encourage each student to live into their special calling with passion and intentionality.
- We adhere to and practice the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics.
- We will use the ICF Core Competencies (updated October 2019) and the ICF Definition of Coaching as the basis of our teaching and training.
- We will adhere to the ICF Program Accreditation Code of Conduct.
- We will practice a coaching mindset in our teaching and training and seek to instill that perspective in our students.
- Although we will accept all qualified students, we are specifically interested in equipping leaders in churches, judicatories, and faith-based organizations to use coaching skills in their present and future settings.
- We will assist students to apply a coaching mindset in their present place of service.
* The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.
For more information on Summit Coach Training from Pinnacle, contact Ircel Harrison.
Our in-house certification—Summit Certified Life Coach (SCLC)—will be awarded to all who successfully complete the four required courses. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to those who request them.
Hours can be applied toward a professional coach credential. Pinnacle is applying for all courses to be ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) but all hours taken will qualify for the ICF Portfolio track for ACC certification. Courses will be conducted in compliance with the ICF Code of Ethics, the ICF Program Accreditation Code of Conduct, and the ICF Core Competencies. For more information about the International Coaching Federation and credentialing, go to this website.
Ircel Harrison is an ACC credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Professional Life Coach with the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. He has over 1000 hours of experience coaching individuals and groups in a number of settings. He is Associate Supplemental Professor of Missional Theology for Central Seminary (Shawnee, KS) and has taught coaching classes there. He is certified to administer several assessments including the Peoplemap, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the DiSC Personality Profile, the Innovator’s DNA Assessment, and the Social+Emotional Intelligence Profile.
He is co-author (with Mark Tidsworth) of Disciple Development Coaching©, author of The Coaching Leader: Coaching Groups and Teams, and a frequent contributor to Christian Coaching Magazine. He is an affiliate member of the institute of Coaching and a member of Christian Coaching Network International.
For additional information about the program, please contact Coaching Coordinator Ircel Harrison at [email protected] or 615-423-8223.
Beth Kennett is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is an ordained minister with standing in the United Church of Christ. Beth is the coordinator of coaching services at the Center for Congregational Health and has experience as pastor, educator, denomination staff, conflict management facilitator, and has worked in the areas of Faith and Vocation and leadership development training.
Beth holds a Master of Divinity degree, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music education and Flute Performance, with continuing education in a variety of topics including the Workplace Big 5 Personality Assessment, Advanced Coach Training, Conflict Management and Mediation, Intentional Interim Ministry, and Facilitating Difficult Conversations.
Outside of work Beth enjoys an array of activities from creatively playing with textiles to make new things by knitting and sewing, enjoying playing music with friends, and engaging in training and competing in track and field events in the Senior Games.
Thu20Jan2022Thu24Mar202210 am - 12 pm (ET)Virtual
Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm ET, January 20 - March 24
The first and last sessions will be two hours. All other weekly sessions will be 90 minutes. (Module One or prior coach training required.)
Using the ICF Core Competencies, participants will learn how to use the coach approach in their lives and ministries and develop a coaching mindset. Topics will include coaching based on values; the neuroscience of coaching; and the faith component in coaching. Practice and feedback will further develop coaching skills. (16 hours) Fee: $650. A deposit of $150 holds your spot. Remainder can be paid monthly.
Thu20Jan2022Thu10Mar20223:30 - 5:30 pm (ET)Virtual
Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 (ET), January 20 - March 10
The first and last sessions will be two hours. All other weekly sessions will be 90 minutes. Before signing up for this training, one must have completed at least 40 hours of coach training.
Participants will both coach and provide feedback for others, explore and understand the value of assessments and inventories for coaching clients, receive written feedback on at least three coaching conversations, and further develop their own identities as professional coaches. (16 hours) Fee: $650. A deposit of $150 holds your spot. Remainder can be paid monthly.
Mon24Jan2022Mon28Mar20223:00 - 5:00 pm (ET)Virtual
Mondays, January 24 - March 28
The first and last sessions will be two hours. All other weekly sessions will be 90 minutes.
Participants will learn basic skills in coaching based on the International Coaching Federation* Core Competencies as well as practice these skills. Topics include ethical practices in coaching, developing a coaching presence, active listening, asking good questions, and cultivating client learning and growth. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED. (16 hours) Fee: $650. A deposit of $150 holds your spot. Remainder can be paid monthly.
You are invited to join a clergy peer support/coaching group. This group will meet via Zoom. The purpose of this group is peer support, decision making and for moving forward in an intentionally healthy way in this changing time. The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 2 pm for 90 minutes. This group will run for 3 months, Feb-Apr. Suggested fee is $50/session for a total of $300 (scholarships available). Space is limited.