Become a UBC External Coach

UBC Coaching Services oversees the free 1-on-1 Coaching Services for all UBC Faculty and staff and invites coaches who are part of our UBC Community of Coaches for special assignments based on organizational needs. As a result, we often seek to expand and diversify our roster of internal and External Coaches.

Our External Coaches:

  • Attend UBC Coaching Services Orientation and Onboarding.
  • 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  OR
    • 1-on-1 coaching services to a minimum of one UBC client for a recommended minimum of six sessions along with six hours of 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 professional development
  • 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.

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.
  • lead a 20 minute sample coaching session to demonstrate how they integrate the ICF Core Competencies into their coaching.

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 group coaching and team coaching
  • 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 virtually an asset.

Our next intake of External Coaches will begin this Fall. Please check back here for updates. 

Individuals who are interested in becoming a UBC External Coach will be asked complete application. We will review your application alongside our review of our organizational needs and follow up with you to discuss our needs and your experience if there is a possibility of a match.

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

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