Code of Ethics
It is very important to note that as a member of the International Coach Federation, I must act and abide by their Code of Ethics.
I will always send you a copy of, or a link to the ICF Code of Ethics before we start our sessions, and will discuss with you if you have any questions or queries about them.
The Code of Ethics differentiates ICF or other certified coaches because it means that we are accountable to the ICF, or other professional coaching association. Many people who call themselves coaches are not certified, professionally trained or accountable for their professional conduct. As a member of the ICF, I am proud to adhere to the Code of Ethics.
This document clearly outlines where my ethical and professional responsibilities lie. It details what a professional coaching relationship looks like, and deals with key issues around child protection and confidentiality. For example, it directs me to inform outside agencies if I am told anything with the confines of the coaching agreement or a coaching session, that would lead me to believe my client would harm themselves or others, or commit an illegal act.
A copy of the ICF Code of Ethics can be found here.