RECIPROCAL PEER COACHING
The ICF Malaysia Reciprocal Peer Coaching program (RPC) creates opportunities for professional growth and is accessible to all members.
By coaching an ICF coach, you can receive coaching from another ICF coach.
The aim of the ICF Malaysia Reciprocal Peer Coaching program is to make coaching more accessible for coaches, thereby strengthening the ICF coaching community by supporting ICF coaches in their ongoing professional and personal development with the best means we know how — coaching!
Global RPC : http://coachfederation.org/members/landing.cfm?ItemNumber=860&navItemNumber=591
In 2016, we have launched the Coach a Coach program for chapter members.
COACH a COACH PROGRAM
- To create a platform for members to walk the talk, and facilitate real coaching experience among the members.
- To promote continued growth as a coach and to help members move to the next level of credentialing.
Target participants: Members of ICF Malaysia Chapter
- Launch once a year
- 6-month coaching program with 2 evaluations (mid-term and end of term)
- Members sign up to be part of the reciprocal peer coaching participants by sending your request to email@example.com.
- Committee will facilitate the pairing and inform members accordingly.
- Two evaluations will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the program from all the participants.
How the RPC program works:
- Express your interest to join the ICF Malaysia Reciprocal Peer Coaching by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
ICF Global/Malaysia Membership No:
ICF Accredited Training Level: ACSTH/ACTP
ICF Credential Level: None/ACC/PCC/MCC
- Join a “round” of coaching. One round includes a predetermined number of sessions with both a coach and a client. These sessions should be completed within a predetermined period. There are general national rounds, as well as ACC, PCC, MCC, and student/new coach rounds. There is a round for coaches at every stage of professional development.
- Specify your preferences for the kind of coach you'd like to be matched with.
- Our coordinator will match you with a coach and a client (two different people).
- Our coordinator will monitor each reciprocal peer coaching relationship through to completion and review your feedback to maintain the professional standard of all participating peer coaches.
You will have an opportunity to:
- Receive feedback and testimonials from the coaches you coach. For many, this is as valuable as the coaching they receive.
- Accrue additional hours for your coaching log. Because you are receiving coaching as compensation for the coaching you are giving, the peer coaching you give may be included in your log of paid coaching hours.
This process is similar to buddy coaching, but better because you never coach and get coached by the same person. In addition, due to the size and caliber of the ICF coaching community and the complex coordination process of our program (which has been developed over past eight years), you are much more likely to receive just the right coach at just the right time — often more so than if you had employed the coach yourself!
Access the feedback documents you will require by clicking on the titles below:
Reciprocal Peer Coaching FAQ
How does this member benefit support ICF's vision?
This service allows all coaches to be coached and to practice their own coaching. It is directly supporting ICF's mission to help coaching to become integral part of society and maintaining a membership of only the highest quality coaches.
How does this service help communicate a true value of the profession of coaching?
The ICF values the profession of coaching so much that an exchange of coaching services is being used as the primary form of payment. The goal is to make coaching more accessible to ICF Members as a means of continued professional growth. It is an exchange of value via coaching, instead of a monetary exchange. ICF is offering Reciprocal Peer Coaching as a professional growth tool; and by exchanging the value of coaching, ICF is making it more accessible.
How will ICF maintain high standards while implementing such a large-scale program?
All coaches must be approved before they can participate. ACC, PCC, and MCC coaches receive automatic approval. All other coaches need to demonstrate at least 60 hours of coach-specific training (or for students/new coaches, just 30 hours is required to receive student approval). The system allows for pairing that is much more sophisticated than random pairing. There is also a very robust system of providing feedback and people's opinions about their experience to avoid below-par coaching.
What is necessary to enter into a Reciprocal Peer Coaching arrangement?
The service is open to all ICF Members who have completed the requisite amount of coach-specific training. After approval, a coach must commit to coaching somebody else and being coached by another person in the system.
Can these hours be used to satisfy mentor coaching requirements?
The hours can be used as paid coaching hours but not as mentor coaching.
Does this take away from the business of ICF Member coaches whose clients are mostly other coaches?
ICF is offering this service for coaching, not mentor-coaching. Therefore, it should not overlap at all. In addition, because we cannot guarantee that you will get matched with exactly the coach you would choose if you were employing the coach yourself, leaving an opening for a surprise, it does not compete with the current coaching market.
What impact will this have on what coach-training schools require of students doing practice coaching?
The service is offered only to ICF Members, so it should not have an impact.