Masterful Coaching Course – MCC Coaching Education
The Masterful Coaching Course is an MCC Coaching Education program that meets the criteria for Level 3 Coaching Education accreditation by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). This is an advanced coaching course for PCC-credentialed coaches who wish to develop the art and skill of a masterful coach.
The five-month program is a practicum that includes in-depth instruction and exploration on various advanced coaching topics, including: partnership and performance, coaching presence, vulnerability, assumptions, bias, confidence, and more. Participants will observe MCC coaches in action, and they will use these coaching demonstrations to label masterful coaching distinctions. Experienced coaches will expand their perspectives and deepen their understanding of their approach to coaching with many opportunities to practice, receive feedback, and meet one-on-one with an MCC Mentor Coach.
This course is taught by George Mason University’s MCC Director of Training, Ellen Fulton and her partner, Jennifer Starr, whose previous Conversations2Mastery program successfully prepared numerous PCC coaches to earn the ICF Master Certified Credential. Once ICF accreditation is finalized at the conclusion of Cohort 1, graduates from this course will have met the ICF Coaching Education requirements needed to apply for the Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential using the MCC application. All applicants must meet the ICF hours requirements and submit two recordings with their MCC application.
Masterful Coaching Course Learning Philosophy
The path to MCC-level coaching requires an introspective look at ourselves and how we authentically show up to be fully present and partner with our clients. At Mason, in this powerful adult learning environment, we will leverage the wisdom of your peers and what you bring to the group for increased learning and awareness. We have discovered that through real-time conversations between experienced coaches with diverse backgrounds, we all accelerate our growth.
Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 (Cohort 1)
The application deadline for Cohort 1 has now passed. We will announce dates for Cohort 2 as soon as they are available.
Synchronous class session dates (all times ET)
|Tuesday||November 1||Education Half Day||1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||November 8||Demo and Distinctions||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||November 15||Practice Coaching Lab||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||November 29||Education Half Day||1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||December 6||Demo and Distinctions||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||December 13||Practice Coaching Lab||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||January 3||Education Half Day||1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||January 10||Demo and Distinctions||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||January 17||Practice Coaching Lab||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||January 31||Education Half Day||1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||February 7||Demo and Distinctions||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||February 14||Practice Coaching Lab||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||February 28||Education Half Day||1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||March 7||Demo and Distinctions||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||March 14||Practice Coaching Lab||1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||March 28||Self-Development Project Presentation and Graduation||1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
In addition to the synchronous class sessions listed above, participants will do three one-on-one mentor coaching sessions. Learn more about the course format below.
- Build a strong foundation of awareness, practice, and embodiment of masterful coaching
- Gain confidence and readiness for applying to the International Coaching Federation for the Master Certified Coaching (MCC) credential
- Increase comprehension of masterful coaching distinctions
- Develop and strengthen mindfulness practices
- Deepen integration of your unique coaching strengths and authentic coaching style
- Identify and eliminate invisible barriers to your mastery
- Experience the subtleties of true partnership
- Connect and grow in a collaborative community
The Masterful Coaching Course features 100 percent virtual instruction, via Zoom. The course will be conducted over five months for 79 total hours, 46.5 synchronous hours and 32.5 asynchronous hours. There are a total 16 synchronous class sessions during the course, as outlined in the schedule. They consist of three types of sessions: one four-hour in-depth education session; one two-hour and 15-minute demo and distinctions session; and one two-hour and 15-minute practice coaching lab with feedback. Rounding out the synchronous meetings are three one-on-one mentor coaching sessions (one hour each) that participants will complete with the course’s MCC coaching faculty. The course is delivered in English.
Throughout the five-month course, participants will also dedicate time to asynchronous learning. Asynchronous activities include: three rounds of practice coaching in triads; transcription and self-review of triad coaching recordings; regular reflection posts to the course Blackboard Discussion Board; self-directed mindfulness practices; and self-development project work. Practice coaching triads may choose to meet during the weeks that synchronous class sessions are not held.
Please find the detailed 2022-2023 schedule above.
- 10% discount for Mason alumni and ICFDC members with promo code
- Cost of course texts is not included
- Payment plans are available
How to Apply
Course Prerequisite: All participants must hold an active ICF PCC credential in good standing to participate in the program.
To apply to the Masterful Coaching Course: MCC Coaching Education, click on “Apply Now” and submit the following items:
- A statement that declares you are PCC in good standing with the ICF and lists your coaching hours as of the date of your application submission
- Two letters of recommendation
- Your resume
- Application essay (approximately 1,000 words, double-spaced, 12-point font). The faculty reviewing your application are not reading for your accomplishments but instead to learn who you are as a coach and about your reflective capabilities. Please answer the following questions from a self-reflective viewpoint:
- Tell us about your own coaching development journey.
- How do you practice mindfulness and nurture your well-being?
- What are some of the strengths you bring to your coaching?
- Where do you know your growth areas are as you step into masterful coaching?
Please note: The above items can only be submitted electronically through the student portal. They will not be accepted via email or mail. The application deadline for Cohort 1 has now passed. We will announce dates for Cohort 2 as soon as they are available.
Acceptance is based upon the quality of your application. Acceptance does not guarantee space in the program. Your participation is confirmed once your registration has been processed, including payment of the tuition or receipt of a training authorization or purchase order.
Cohort size is limited. If the program reaches capacity before your payment is submitted, you will be placed on a waitlist for the cohort. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Note that the program may fill in advance of the application deadline.
We look forward to considering your application. If you have not received a response from the program within two weeks of submission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.