CoachRICE: A Mentor Coaching Program

Open to individuals who have completed 60 coach-specific training hours, take the next step toward earning your International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential with Rice University. CoachRICE: A Mentor Coaching Program offers the minimum requirement of 10 hours of mentor coaching to earn your certification.

Mentor coaching is a process of being coached on your coaching skills in preparation for certification as a coach, rather than coaching on professional goals, relationship management, life balance or other topics unrelated to your development as a coach. This course is a continuation of the CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching program and is the next step to earning your International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC designation.

CoachRICE programs are offered by Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders and administered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
PCOM1701.S19.1 Holly Tompson Blended 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019
PCOM1701.s19.2 Juliana Lucci Ashley Blended 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019

Instructor: Holly Tompson

Holly Tompson, Ph.D., PCC, is currently the director of training for CoachRICE at Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders. She also serves as a coach at the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute, a network associate of the Center for Creative Leadership and for Landit, a division of Mobius Executive Leadership and for Booz Allen Hamilton. She earned a bachelor's from Trinity University in business administration and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tompson graduated from the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University. She is a member of the International Coach Federation with PCC status.

Dr. Tompson has taught MBA courses in leadership competencies, conflict management and negotiations, and international management. Her current research and coaching specialties include: developing leadership capacity, managing career transitions, work-life balance and adjustment to international job changes. She is certified to administer the Hogan Personality Indicator, DISC and the Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Assessment.

Previously, Dr. Tompson worked as a senior research analyst at the Institute for Corporate Productivity in St. Petersburg, FL where she advised Fortune 200 companies in leadership, global management strategies and coaching. She has been a faculty member at several universities in the United States including the University of Tampa and at Florida Southern College.

Term: Spring/Summer 2019

Start Date: May 01, 2019

End Date: Sept. 25, 2019

Schedule: 3-5 p.m.

Length: Five Wednesdays

Fee: $1,475

ICF Coaching Hours: 10

Instructor: Juliana Lucci Ashley

Juliana Lucci Ashley, JD, PCC, CLEC

Ms. Ashley is a certified leadership and executive coach and speaker. She is also a recovering attorney. She brings over 20 years of experience in law, the corporate world and television reporting to her coaching, workshops and speaking events. Ms. Ashley uses her experience in the professional world, plus her years as a Comedy Improvisation Performer to create dynamic and energetic presentations that are fun and informative and life changing for her audience. In the corporate arena, Ms. Ashley helps C-suite executives and emerging leaders to develop executive presence and communicate effectively to engage their organization. She works with leaders, speakers and non-speakers to deliver a compelling message that engages and connects with the audience.  

Ms. Ashley has a bachelor's degree in international relations from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  She earned her law degree from St. Mary's Law School and is a credential Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Leadership and Executive Coach (CLEC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  Ms. Ashley resides with her family in Houston.

Term: Spring/Summer 2019

Start Date: Jan. 14, 2019

End Date: May 06, 2019

Schedule: 6-8 p.m.

Length: Five Mondays

Fee: $1,475

ICF Coaching Hours: 10

Anyone who has completed the 60 hours of ICF-approved coach training is welcome to apply to the mentoring program. 



Textbook may be purchased online. Please allow for $35 plus tax.

CoachRICE programs are offered by Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders and administered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

In order to apply for an ICF credential, you are required to have participated in a mentor coaching program for a minimum of 10 hours by a qualified mentor coach. Mentor coaching must be delivered over a minimum of three months to be documented on your online ICF application. Of the required 10 hours, up to seven hours can be group mentor coaching (maximum of 10 participants) and at least three hours must be one-to-one mentor coaching.

Each group coaching session focuses on two ICF Core Competencies. Time is dedicated to discussing competencies in depth, i.e. considering the ICF definition, its importance as a coach and sharing how or when you've used it successfully during recent coaching sessions. Additionally, each session incorporates practice coaching so all participants have an opportunity to receive feedback from peers and the mentor coach. The CoachRICE mentor coaching package includes 10 hours of group mentor coaching (five 120-minute sessions with the allowance of one absence) and three hours of individual mentor coaching (three 60-minute self-scheduled sessions).

Section Two Schedule

+ Monday, Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m.
+ Monday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m.
+ Monday, March 11, 6-8 p.m. Central time (online advising session)
+ Monday, April 8, 6-8 p.m.
+ Monday, May 6, 6-8 p.m.

Section One Schedule

+ Wednesday, May 1, 3-5 p.m.
+ Wednesday, June 5, 3-5 p.m.
+ Wednesday, July 10, 3-5 p.m. Central time (online advising session)
+ Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3-5 p.m.
+ Wednesday, Sept. 25, 3-5 p.m.



Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.