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Religious Beliefs versus Sexual Orientation: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach and client have been working together for six months with a focus on the client’s business.  The client wants to discuss a challenge they are having with their same-sex partner.  The coach is religious and feels they cannot … Read more

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Conflict of Interest: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach has a client who owns their own hair salon.  The coach’s friend decides to start their own business – a hair salon – and will be a competitor of the client.  The coach has completed their coach training … Read more

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Record Keeping: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach keeps notes on paper and stores them in a locked file cabinet.  The coach’s house is broken into, the file cabinet is busted open, and the files thrown all over their lawn.  Or, on a similar note, the … Read more

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Confidentiality What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coaching client’s manager wants a full report on what is discussed during coaching sessions.  They threaten to stop paying for the coaching unless they receive it.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the … Read more

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A Gift: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coaching client offers their box seat tickets to a big game to the coach.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the ICF and accountable to the Code of Ethics. Possible Responses: The coach … Read more

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An Invitation: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coaching client invites the coach to their wedding.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the ICF and accountable to the Code of Ethics.   Possible Responses: The coach accepts the invitation and attends … Read more

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Ethical Challenge: Benefitting from the Relationship What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach also works as a trainer teaching communication skills.  The coaching client hires trainers for programs inside their company.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the ICF and accountable to the Code of … Read more

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Ethical Challenge: An Accusation What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach goes to their clients.  The coach is coaching the client in their office and the client closes the door.  The client accuses the coach of sexual misconduct.  The coach denies any misconduct.  The client contacts the ICF and … Read more

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Rapport = #1 Indicator of Coaching Success

Rapport is a harmonious interaction and connection between the coach and client.  Rapport is the #1 indicator of success for a coaching relationship. About Rapport: Rapport starts with an agreement and Code of Ethics and built on with coaching competence … Read more

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Coaching Agreement

A written coaching agreement outlines the parameters of the coaching relationship.  It is foundational to building an effective coaching engagement.  A Coaching Agreement includes exploring what the client wants from the relationship as a whole and starting each session by … Read more

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