A peer coach is an expert coach who coaches on empowerment. They combine their own stories (experience) with adequate coaching skills and a thorough knowledge of personal leadership. Peer coaches are easily approachable (low threshold) for the peers because they come from “the same world”.
Peer coaches are effectively deployed for social challenges where experiential expertise strengthens the coaching, such as (long-term) unemployment, youth care and debt assistance. Due to their approachability, peer coaches are also happy to work with people who have lost confidence in existing institutions.
The full competency profile of the peer coach can be found here.
Create an account on mijn.peercoach.nl and you will have access to the teaching material and the associated exercises and tools.