The Lock-In is the creation of Clare Norman and is designed to enable coaches to make exponential headway in gaining an ICF credential through mentor coaching in a spacious yet intensive environment in the New Forest, Hampshire.
Finding the time and motivation to externally validate your coaching is tough! If you are ready to spend some good quality time on it and you enjoy and gain inspiration by working with others, then the Lock-In will give you that ‘loving kick’ to accrue your mentor coaching hours and complete your paperwork.
Work your way through this decision-tree to establish which level and pathway is right for you at this stage in your coaching career. The ICF website will give you the small-print and if you sign up to the Lock-In, Clare will help you to navigate these paths.
Join a group of up to 7 ACC & PCC applicants to:
The Lock-In takes place in Clare’s home in Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire. Bright and airy, backing onto fields, and within walking distance of the Beaulieu river for reflective contemplation.
Spring 2020: 24th-26th April – register your interest here
Summer 2020: 12th-14th June – register your interest here
To book or to ask questions, please contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07775 817344.
|Friday evening: Check in at your accommodation, ready to start on Saturday morning. Dinner (at own cost) at a local pub at 7.30pm to meet your “loving kickers” **. Treat this as your getting to know you time, as we will get straight into the work on Saturday morning without further introductions.|
|9.30-12.45:||Group mentor coaching: 3 coaching practice sessions with feedback against the ICF competencies|
|1.45-2.45||Group mentor coaching: 1 coaching practice session with feedback against the ICF competencies|
|2.45-6.30:||You choose: recording your coaching and CPD hours, getting to know the competencies, walking coaching, reflective walking, discussing ethical issues and/or the credentialing coach knowledge assessment, free time|
|9.00-12.15:||Group mentor coaching: 3 coaching practice sessions with feedback against the ICF competencies|
|1.15-2.00:||Action planning, review and close|
|2.00-4.30:||You choose: recording your coaching and CPD hours, getting to know the competencies, walking coaching, reflective walking, discussing ethical issues and/or the credentialing coach knowledge assessment, free time|
Accommodation to be booked and paid for separately, directly with the establishment of your choice. There are plenty of choices in the village and surrounding area. See TripAdvisor for options.
Closest train station is Brockenhurst, 5 miles away. Taxis available from the station for around £20. For those coming without a car, I suggest you stay in Beaulieu, or book taxis in advance.
The Lock-In is the start of a journey with Clare and will connect you to a supportive community of like minded people.
Beyond the Lock-In, you will be invited to join 3 x 1-1 Virtual Mentor Coaching sessions to top up your mentor coaching hours to the ten required for a credential. You will share a recording of your coaching and stop and start it to reflect on your use of the competencies. The intention is to build your coaching competency as you integrate the feedback into your practice over a period of at least three months.
Further to that, you will be invited to join an exclusive LinkedIn community (LockedIn) of individuals who have gone through the same process, an opportunity to share learning, successes and undoubtedly to ask for help, if indeed help is needed.
Your investment is £590 + VAT per person***
*For an ICF credential, you need 10 hours of mentor coaching in total, up to 7 of which can be group mentor coaching. This must be over a period of 3 months, so you may choose to complete your 10 hours with 3 more 1-1 mentor coaching sessions after the retreat, at a cost of £150 + VAT per hour.
** The loving boot comes from the work by Laurent Daloz, from his 1986 book Effective Teaching and Mentoring, quoted in Blakey, J and Day, I. (2012). Challenging Coaching. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing p19. It implies that the person is providing high support and high challenge.