MentorCoach has a number of distinctions we think you should know about as you consider whether and where to pursue coach training. Here are several major ways we’re different.
Our Way of Teaching
At MentorCoach, we enjoy an international student body. Our students connect with us from wherever they are—at home, in their offices, on working trips or on vacation. Our students have lives, professional duties, families and other reasons to be where they want to be, not where coach training demands they be. We could certainly offer in-person training where students must repeatedly travel to a certain location and receive 20 hours of training in a hotel room compressed into a weekend.
But the research overwhelmingly shows that spaced learning, distributed over time, provides deeper learning and greater mastery. So we base our training approach on that fact. (We are also happy to spare our students the unnecessary disruption and expense for travel and accommodations.) Our classes each meet once per week, usually for an hour to an hour and a half. Students get the most out of their training by doing homework with a classmate over the phone in addition to participating in class and doing the readings.
Traditionally, our classes have been offered through phone teleconferences. This approach has had its advantages as most coaching is itself done via telephone. Over the next year, however, we will be shifting classes entirely to a video platform. And with the video platform, you’ll still be able to connect via phone or Skype if you need or prefer to.