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Mentor Coaching: One-on-One

The mentor coaching program is designed to support credentialed and to-be-credentialed coaches in broadening their coaching skills. The program provides the structure to satisfy the number of hours and knowledge acquisition required to renew a credential or apply to the International Coach Federation (ICF) at the ACC or PCC level. This also includes any reputable coaching school requesting students to work with a mentor coach.

The program capitalizes on a mindfulness approach in helping mentees realize their full potential by listening and noticing their habits of attention and communication patterns during live coaching sessions. The focus is aimed at guiding the mentee in mastering the 11 Core Competencies and how to integrate them in their unique coaching style. During the program, coaches come to realize areas of development that require their attention as well as identify untapped potential. The outcome of such discovery leads to their unique coaching style that integrates effortlessly the 11 Core Competencies as defined by the ICF:

  1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
  2. Establishing the Coaching Agreement
  3. Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
  4. Coaching Presence
  5. Active Listening
  6. Powerful Questioning
  7. Direct Communication
  8. Creating Awareness
  9. Designing Actions
  10. Planning and Goal Setting
  11. Managing Progress and Accountability

Mentor Coaching at Papillon MDC Inc. provides the opportunity for the mentee to share their coaching skills with a credentialed and certified PCC coach who can provide feedback regarding the use of the ICF Core Competencies. The program takes place over an extended period of time; thereby, allowing for the coach mentor to listen and provide written and oral feedback and for the mentee to reflect and practice the core coaching competencies.

The Mentor Coaching program does not focus on practice building, personal issues, life balance issues, as well as any other personal or professional topics unrelated to the development of the mentee's coaching skills.

Dr. Mirella De Civita is registered in the ICF Mentor Coach Registry.

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“Because of my clinical background, it was imperative for me to find a mentor that was able to help me develop a coaching style that blended my previous work experience with my newer role as an executive coach. I am grateful for Mirella’s support and guidance in helping me identify and develop this “voice” as a coach. “

Y.K., MINDSHIFT NINJA, ICF accreditation

Mirella never ceased to amaze me. I have witnessed her effective coaching before which gave me full confidence in choosing her as my mentor coach. Her ability to detect true meaning and emotions beyond surface, her articulate effective questioning skills and her strong intuition coupled with extensive experience are the key success factors to a superb coach. She has also been tremendously encouraging in her approach which enabled me to unleash the potentials beyond my own belief.

H.P. Certified Coach.

I had the great pleasure of working with Dr. De Civita as my mentor coach while I was completing the Professional and Personal Coach Certification program at Concordia University. The ICF’s 11 core competencies were at the heart of our many discussions, which in turn allowed me to not only better understand these competencies but to integrate them in my coaching with clients and in my everyday life. I greatly appreciated Dr. De Civita’s support during and in-between our mentoring sessions as well as her expert knowledge of all things coaching, her genuine kindness, her constructive feedback and her unconditional positive presence. All my expectations were met and exceeded by the quality of this mentoring program!

J.B., Personal Life Coach, PPCC – Concordia University.

Mirella provided an exceptional mentor coaching experience. With her support and guidance I was able to see the specific areas where I could develop as a coach but also see what initiated the challenges I was experiencing in those areas. Mirella applied the 11 competencies within our coaching sessions, which allowed me to experience the flow from the receiving end and also be an observer to the process as well. I highly recommend Papillon MDC Inc's mentoring program if you are interested in improving your coaching skills.

K.M., Consulting, ICF Certified Coach.

I have had the pleasure of working with Mirella for a number of years, so when an opportunity arose for me to select a mentor for my ICF ACC credentialing renewal, my first choice was Mirella. Her approach to coaching is both focused and intuitive, listening beyond the words and asking thought provoking questions. Her mentoring style is in the same vane: deep listening, an emphasis on the ICF Core Competencies and how they relate to various coaching scenarios, and above all, a dedication to letting the mentee find his/her coaching voice within these competencies. The mentee is encouraged to experiment with and trust, his/her coaching instincts. I highly recommend Mirella both as a coach and as a coaching Mentor.

L.B., Management Practice, ICF Certified Coach.

I worked with Mirella as my mentor coach and she provided me with a structured coaching program. Her feedback was always very detailed and specific, well balanced between the positive and competencies that required more work. She worked through the 11 competencies ensuring I was mastering each one and practicing until they were well integrated. Mirella is very inspirational, she took my success to heart and I felt I deserved her letter of recommendation at the end of the Program, I felt ready. I would strongly recommend Mirella as a mentor coach to anyone who is working towards the journey of professional coaching. She made all the difference in my journey to coaching!

E.B., Aerospace, PPCC & ICF Certified Coach.

I met Mirella when coaching was just an abstract concept for me and she is the one that awoke the coaching passion in me. She has been a constant presence in my coaching journey that started almost 5 years ago, so when the time came, there was nobody else I would chose as a mentor. Her professionalism, her business insight, her easiness to connect with people is what makes dealing with her such a success. As a mentor, she has always been there for me when I was doubting myself as a coach as well as when I was celebrating my successes. She is a great observer, an amazing listener, she asks powerful thought-provoking questions and helps her mentees grow tremendously and find their own style all in accordance with the ICF competencies requirements. I highly recommend Mirella and her mentoring program!

G.N., ICF Certified Coach.

Mirella is an amazing human being and I could not have dreamt of a better mentor coach. While mentoring me as an aspiring coach, she took into account that I was also going through a transition period in my life and that there were sometimes other things coming in between the coaching. Bringing me back to the essence of what it is to be a coach, trusting me and establishing a strong relationship are all elements that allowed me to grow as a coach but also as a person. I would not have been where I am now, would it not have been for her constant constructive feedback, her encouragements and powerful questions at the right times. Thank you!

V.C., PPCC & ICF Certified Life Coach & Yoga Mentor