Peer coaching

ICF San Antonio offers a program for emerging coaches to receive credit towards their ACC credential.  If you are interested in signing up for the program, fill out the form below.  We will connect with a peer coach!

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ICF San Antonio Peer Coaching Opportunity

ICF San Antonio Chapter members now have the opportunity to earn paid coaching hours while sharpening their coaching skills by participating in peer coaching!

What is peer coaching? 

  • Peer coaching is reciprocal coaching that offers the opportunity to coach a colleague and receive coaching from that same colleague on a limited-time basis.
  • Rounds may vary from 6 to 12 weekly sessions based on the preference of participating members.
  • The length of each round must be mutually agreed upon by both peer coaches.  

How does peer coaching help me earn paid coaching hours? 

  • When an ICF SA coach coaches another ICF SA coach, the form of payment is processed through giving and receiving, therefore eliminating the need to pay financially for the coaching sessions. ICF Global considers this type of agreement paid coaching.
  • Participating members are encouraged to keep a log as documentation of both paid/peer and non-paid hours. 

Who should participate? 

  • ICF SA members who are pursuing ICF Global accreditation are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. 

  • More details on ICF credential requirements can be found on the ICF global website.

What are the benefits?

By participating in peer coaching, ICF SA members will: 

  • Make coaching more financially accessible to other coaches

  • Practice and advance their coaching skills

  • Learn from each other

  • Get constructive feedback

  • Connect with other colleagues 

  • Make new friends 

  • Earn paid coaching hours

Note: According to the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, coaches who hold a credential from a professional coaching association report higher annual revenue from coaching than their peers without a credential.  

How does it work? 

In ICF SA peer coaching, each participating member agrees to: 

  • Contact your assigned peer coach within a week from receiving the email introductions

  • Understand that ICF SA staff will assign you to the best possible match

  • Mutually agree on a schedule that works for both

  • Receive the exact number of one-hour sessions specified in the agreed upon round with genuine willingness and need

  • Provide the agreed upon number of hour-long sessions to your assigned peer coach as if they were a fee-paying client

  • Agree to coach in a manner that reflects the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics

  • Notify your peer coach as soon as possible should you need to cancel or re-schedule a session

  • Complete 100% of round sessions

  • Maintain ongoing momentum

  • Provide reciprocal constructive feedback by the end of the round

  • Remain open, flexible, and present at all times to appreciate the reciprocal benefit of the partnership

  • If you genuinely feel that your assigned coach is not a good match for you, notify the ICF SA staff immediately so you can be assigned a different partner.

How can I sign up? 

  • To participate in ICF SA peer coaching, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email. 
  • As soon as a peer coach has been identified, ICF SA staff will follow up with you and your peer coach with an email introduction. From that moment on, you and your peer coach will begin to peer coach. 

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