Peer Coaching Circles

Are you enrolled in, or have completed 60+ hours of a Life Coach Training Program?

Are you needing to acquire more coaching hours for certification/credentialing?

Are you looking to gain more coaching experience and continue to develop your skills and techniques?

The Coaching Circles help each participating Coach:

  • obtain coaching hours towards certification (if seeking ICF or EMCC certification)
  • practice mastering their coaching skills through an ongoing exchange with other Coaching peers, while experiencing different coaching styles, and working with a variety of personalities (great practice as your clients will all be different as well)
  • an opportunity to work on or develop a specific coaching skill, subset, or test your business/coaching process
  • an opportunity to get feedback from and give feedback regarding value of coaching provided
  • continue to gain knowledge and application of your coaching skills, and master the coaching process (required for all coaching accreditation organizations, including IAC)
  • potential  to network with other like-minded individuals on a global level
  • coaching exchange hours are considered “paid hours” by ICF

Vital Ability, LLC – Coaching Circle Qualification Requirement:

Not all Coaching Circle participants are from the same training program.  Some may be starting a program, some may have already completed their program.  All coaches MUST BE either registered in, or have completed a 60 hours or more Coach Training Program/Accreditation with any of the following institutions:

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) – participant is currently enrolled in or has completed an ICF affiliated certified training program of 60 hours or more, are working towards accumulating/maintaining the hours needed for the ACC, PCC, or MCC certification
  • International Association of Coaching (IAC) –  participant is currently enrolled in, or has completed an individual Accreditation course or Training Program for the Certified Masteries Coach CMC (IAC) or IAC® Master Masteries Coach (MMC) levels.

Both ICF and IAC are the two most recognized and respected coach certification international organizations.

  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) – participant is currently enrolled in or has completed an Accreditation course with the EMCC, or is working towards completing individual Accreditation in “Foundation, Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, or Master Practitioner” levels.
  • Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) –  participant is currently enrolled in or has completed a CCE approved national or regional training program of 60 hours or more, and meets the requirements for and has applied/intends to apply for CCE’s Board Certified Coach (BCC) designation.
  • a participant may participate in a coaching circle if they have previously completed any of the above and are just seeking further coaching practice/skills maintenance

How many hours are required for credentialing, and with which accrediting organizations?

International Coach Federation (ICF):

  • 100 hours for their ACC credential
  • 500 hours for their PCC credential
  • 2,500 hours for their MCC credential.

European Mentoring and Coaching Centre (EMCC):

  • Foundation level: at least one year’s experience (minimum 50 hours) and at least five clients over one year
  • Practitioner level: at least three years’ experience (minimum 100 hours) and at least 10 clients over three years
  • Senior practitioner: at least five years’ experience (minimum 250 hours) and at least 20 clients over five years

International Association of Coaching (AIC):

  • knowledge and application of your coaching skills, and mastery of all the coaching concepts and processes

The International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M):

  • Accredited Practitioner Coach 60 hours of training + 60 hours of actual experience
  • Accredited Senior Coach 120 hours of training + 750 hours of actual experience
  • Accredited Master Coach 180 hours of training + 1,500 hours of actual experience
  • Accredited Fellow Coach 240 hours of training + 2,500 hours of actual experience

Association of Coaching:

  • Leader Coach – 25 hours of Coaching experience
  • Member – 50 hours of training + 25 hours of experience
  • Foundation Coach/Foundation Executive Coach 35+ hours of training + 75+ hours of experience and 3 months of supervision
  • Coach/Executive Coach – 40+ hours of training + 250 hours of experience and 6 months of supervision
  • Professional Coach/Professional Executive Coach 60+ hours of training + 750 hours of experience and 9 months of supervision
  • Master Coach/Master Executive Coach – 80 hours of training + 1500 hours of training and 12 months of supervision

How many people are in a Vital Ability Coaching Circle?

Our Peer Exchange Coaching Circles range from 3-6 people. Each Circle has the potential of giving you 8-20 paid coaching hour credits (depending on number of coaches in each Circle).

As a Coaching Circle participant, you coach someone with 1 session per week for 4 weeks, and get coached (this is not the same person you are coaching that month) with one session per week for 4 weeks (all within the same month).

During the next month you coach the next person on your Circle list and get coached by someone new as well. It keeps rotating every month until everyone has Coached each other.

How long does 1 Vital Ability Coaching Circle last?

1 Circle with 3 coaches lasts 2 months, 3 coaches lasts 4 months, 5 coaches 4 months, and 6 coaches 5 months. We make every effort to fill our Coaching Circles to capacity at 6 coaches per Circle.

The more Circles you participate in, the more coaching hours you accumulate. Each Circle accumulates between 8-20 hours of coaching credit hours (based on number of Coaches participating).

May I register in more than 1 Circle at a time?

Yes. You are able to enroll in as many Coaching Circles at one time as you have time and the ability to commit to (also based on availability).

1 Circle is $65, 2 Circles is $130, 3 Circles is $195, 4 Circles is $260, etc.

What is the industry standard for Peer Coaching prices?

It varies greatly. Each coaching Program provides peer coaching while you are in that Program. Those programs can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Some will provide ongoing peer coaching opportunities after their program, however the majority charge for this.

There are a few organizations that charge anywhere from $55 to work with 1 coach for 6 sessions (and get coached by a different coach for 6 sessions), $68 to work with 1 coach for 6 sessions (and get coached by a different coach for 6 sessions), or $300 a year to work with 3 coaches up to 4 times a year (12 coaches total)

There are some organizations that also do not charge.

What is the Vital Ability Coaching Circle Schedule and Pricing Structure?

Cost for Each Circle

$65 per Circle (includes 3-6 coaches per Circle)

This is strictly a coordination/admin fee. You are not being charged for coaching or being coached. While the coaching you provide through the Circle is considered paid hours, the bartering of the actual coaching time is free as part of your exchange with your partners.

All purchases are final. There are no refunds for Coaching Circle coordination/admin fees.

Schedule if 6 Coaches in Circle:

1 Circle at a time (6 coaches in Circle, 20 coaching credit hours)

  • January-May $65
  • March-July $65
  • June-October $65
  • August-December $65

2 Circles at a time with same start date (6 coaches in Circle, 40 coaching credit hours)

  • Circle 1 – January start date Circle 2 – January start date $130
  • Circle 1 – March start date Circle 2 – March start date
  • Circle 1 – June start date Circle 2 – June Start date
  • Circle 1 – August start date Circle 2 – August start date

1 Circle, Year-long with 2 time blocks (6 Coaches in each Circle, 40 Coaching hour credits)

  • January-May and June-October Year-long $130

OR

  • March-July and August-December

2 Circles, Year-long with 2 time blocks (6 Coaches in each Circle, 80 Coaching hour credits)

  • January-May and June-October Year-long $260

OR

  • March-July and August-December

Schedule if 3 Coaches in Circle:

1 Circle at a time (3 coaches in Circle, 8 coaching credit hours)

  • January, March, June, or August 1 Circle $65

2 Circles at a time with same start date (3 coaches in Circle, 16 coaching credit hours)

  • January, March, June, or August 2 Circles $130

1 Circle, Year-long with 4 time blocks (3 Coaches in each Circle, 32 Coaching hour credits)

  • January-March Year-long $260
  • April-June
  • July-September
  • October-December

2 Circles, Year-long with 2 time blocks (3 Coaches in each Circle, 64 Coaching hour credits)

  • January-March 2 Circles Year-long $520
  • April-June 2 Circles
  • July-September 2 Circles
  • October-December 2 Circles

If you are interested, please fill out our REGISTRATION FORM

For more information contact us at myvitalability@gmail.com