ICF San Antonio Peer Coaching
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.
- The number of sessions and the duration of each session must be mutually agreed upon by both peer coaches.
How does peer coaching help me earn paid coaching hours?
- When an ICF San Antonio coach coaches another member 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 for credentialing purposes.
Who should participate?
Members who are pursuing ICF Global accreditation are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
Members who want to gain more experience and expand their coaching toolkit.
According to the 2019 ICF Global Coaching Study, a growing number of clients - about 85% - expect their coach to be credentialed (details on credential requirements can be found on the ICF global website).
What are the benefits?
By participating in peer coaching, ICF San Antonio 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 San Antonio peer coaching, each participating member agrees to:
- Select a peer coach from the members directory on the ICF San Antonio website, and contact them directly.
- Mutually agree on a schedule that works for both
- Receive the exact number of coaching sessions agreed upon with genuine willingness and need
- Provide the agreed upon number of 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 San Antonio programming immediately so you can receive support.
How can I sign up?
- If you already indicated in your profile that you want to participate in peer coaching, no further action is needed.
- If your profile shows that you want to participate in peer coaching and need to decline, please edit your profile as soon as possible, or complete this form at your earliest convenience.
- Go to the membership directory and pick your peer coach.
- Contact the coach and begin the coaching relationship.
For questions, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org