Become a UBC External Coach

Coaching@UBC maintains a roster of Internal Coaches and External Coaches who provide free 1-on-1 Coaching Services to UBC faculty and staff.

Our External Coaches:

  • Attend a Coaching@UBC Orientation
  • Each year, commit to a minimum of 12 hours to Coaching@UBC either by providing 1-on-1 coaching services to a minimum of two UBC clients for a recommended minimum of six sessions over a three to six month period; or 1-on-1 coaching services to a minimum of one UBC client for a recommended minimum of six sessions over a three to six month period; and, for the balance of your minimum 12-hour time commitment, contributing your talents and skills in support of other Coaching@UBC initiatives.
  • Abide by the ICF Code of Ethics
  • Provide coaching to UBC faculty and staff at no cost.
  • Use Coaching@UBC’s Coaching Portal for your coach profile (picture, profile and availability status) and maintain coaching contract data (client names, start and end dates of contracts and record the number of hours coached)
  • Respond to client requests within 2 weeks.
  • Become an active member of UBC Coaches Community of Practice by participating in Coaching@UBC sponsored events
  • Participate in periodic coaching reviews with a Coaching@UBC Mentor Coach.
  • Maintain regular contact with Coaching@UBC and inform them about any changes that can affect your ability to fulfill your terms for affiliation.

Our next intake of External Coaches will be this Fall. To join our roster of UBC External Coaches, you must:

  • be a graduate from an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program
  • have a minimum of 60 hours of coaching experience and in the process of obtaining an ICF ACC Credential OR
  • hold an ICF credential (ACC, PCC, or MCC); Coaches who are ICF credentialed preferred.
  • demonstrate fully meeting ICF Core Competencies during a 25 minute coaching assessment.

Other selection criteria:

  • An understanding of the complexity of large-scale unionized environment with distinctive roles; work experience in leadership and/or other roles at the university an asset.
  • Related organizational experience in volunteer or community activities
  • Experience working with clients who have never had coaching before and/or not familiar with coaching
  • Possess a genuine desire to work with people, work collaboratively with other coaches and contribute to “building a coaching culture.”
  • Pursues ongoing professional development as a self-directed learner.
  • Experience providing coaching by phone an asset.

Individuals who are interested in becoming a UBC External Coach are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by email to by August 31, 2019. In your cover letter, please ensure you include:

  • where you completed your coach training
  • number of hours you have coached
  • your intentions to obtain/maintain an ICF credential
  • your area(s) of specialty

Coaching@UBC will review and assess your background and contact you to set up a time for an interview where you will be asked to conduct a brief coaching session with a member of our selection committee. Successful applicants who are accepted into our Community of Coaches will be expected to adhere to the Terms of Affiliation for Internal and External Coaches.

If you have any questions about becoming a UBC External Coach, please contact us at or 604.822.3351.

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