THE PATH TO THE LICENCE OF THE PROFESSIONAL COACH
The path to a career as a professional coach includes the selection of a quality and credible mentor.
Dr Brankica Ljamić, one of the few Ph.D. holders with the status of Master Certified Coach (MCC) in the world, has extensive experience in implementing mentoring programs on all levels of accreditation according to the requirements of the International Coaching Federation – ICF.
WHO IS MENTORING FOR?
Mentoring for the ACC, PCC and MCC credentials is intended for coaches who have undergone ICF accredited training for an appropriate duration and are preparing to check their competence in the accreditation process. In that sense, mentoring for 10 hours is a mandatory requirement of the ICF.
WHAT DOES THE MENTORING PROCESS INCLUDE?
Ten mandatory hours of mentoring work include a minimum of 6 mentoring sessions, work on the necessary competencies for the appropriate level of accreditation, as well as guidance for the next level of accreditation.
HOW LONG DOES THE MENTORING PROCESS TAKE?
The work dynamic is determined by the client, while the minimum duration is three months.
I have known Brankica since 2012 when we worked on the first joint project. With her own ease, she introduced me to the world of coaching in 2013. The years of my studies followed, and SINHRONIA was my weekend house for three years. Of course, Brankica was always there, setting challenges, and on that path of knowledge giving the most useful – content and “sparkling” feedback for a step further. Brankica was my ICF ACC and PCC mentor and with her expertise facilitated and supplemented my path to ICF accreditation. In time Brankica became my Mentor with a big M. If I could present Brankica’s work it would be four words – vision and action, action, action.
Dr Tatjana Mamula Nikolić, PCC ICF