Mentor Coaching is Now Available

Mentor coaching is now available through Coach Academy. You can choose to participate in one of our new Mentoring Master Classes or work with Mina one-on-one to focus your learning on specific personal coaching challenges.


Your mentor coach is Mina Brown, the Founder and President of Coach Academy. Mina is an Master Certified Coach (MCC) and has been a successful coach for over 23 years. She developed or co-developed all of Coach Academy’s several ICF-Approved programs and is the primary instructor of the Coach Certification Program and the CCE Core Competencies Webinars. Students love her depth of understanding about coaching, her sense of humor, and her caring attention to what students and coachees need to grow and develop as a coach and a business professional. Her full bio is available on the Faculty page.

Individual Attention Mentor Coaching

Some professional coaches prefer the individual approach and personal attention that comes with having all 10 hours conducted in private, one-on-one sessions directly with Mina. As a Master Certified Coach, successful entrepreneur for over 21 years, and a deep personal commitment to the development and advancement of other coaches, Mina can help you hone your coaching skills and advance your professional goals with clear focus and commitment. One client recently shared, “I just wanted to let you know, shortly after our session, I had two of the best coaching sessions ever.” Read more about Mina’s background and experience on her Faculty Page. Plus, feel free to schedule an exploratory session at your convenience on her Virtual Calendar.

You can schedule your 10 hours of individual coaching in whatever segments make the most sense for you: 10 1-hour sessions, 5 2-hour sessions, or anything in between, in half-hour intervals. The fee for Mina’s individual coaching is $250 per hour or $2,250 for a total of 10 if paid in advance. The prepaid program term is one year after the first session. Fees are payable in advance. Should adjustments need to be made at a later date, A prorated refund will be available, minus a 5% admin fee. Any unused sessions can also be transferred to someone else.



Personal Credentialing Guidance

You are now required to provide a recorded client session that satisfies ACC-level skills. Coach Academy now provides individualized feedback and personal support to assist candidates in creating a successful recording.

Individual Sessions

Of the mentor coaching required by the ICF, 3 hours must be individual one-on-one sessions. Individual sessions allow you to focus on coaching areas that are most problematic for you personally. These sessions can be booked anytime up to six (6) months after the start of the first group sessions. You can schedule convenient sessions via Mina’s Virtual Calendar.

Please come PREPARED for your individual session. If not, I’ll let you coach me, and we can discuss my feedback. That’s always a great learning experience, and it’s great for me to be able to solve some of my own problems.

Some questions to consider in preparation for your Individual Mentor Coaching:

  • What areas in your role as a coach do you need to improve?
  • Where do you yourself struggling when you are coaching a client?
  • What area or topic has a client shared where you are uncertain how to proceed?
  • What coaching competency have you not paid enough attention to?
  • How might role playing a particular area or process in which you don’t feel confident benefit you when working with your clients?
  • What is your biggest challenge in your coaching with your clients

Group Sessions

A minimum of six participants are required for a group to be formed. Groups will never be more than 10. For the five group mentor coaching session, I will poll all the participants to ensure we have a coordinated and achievable schedule for everyone.

Each session you will have the opportunity to bring your questions, share best practices and challenges. The five sessions will be structured around a systematic review of the core competencies. Also, come prepared to be coached. The more you actively participate in the call, the more you and everyone else achieves. Please choose a quiet, comfortable space to call from so that you can be fully focused on the session. In addition to mentoring specific topics brought forward by the participants, I’ll offer brief “case studies”, tips, methods and guidance to challenge you and provide further learning opportunities.


Late Cancellation or No Show Policy

I really hope you won’t have to miss any of the sessions, however life happens. Business happens. Other stuff happens. Just so you know, any sessions cancelled with less than 24-hour notice or just missed completely are forfeited, except:

  1. With prompt communication and good reason(s), the first can be rescheduled.
  2. A second miss is forfeited except in very unusual circumstances AND prompt communication.
  3. Any other misses are forfeited.

I will do my very best to work with you if any of these circumstances occur. Please respect my time, and I will do the same.