There are a myriad of coach specializations such as personal/life and corporate/business with each having a common purpose … assisting their clients. Due to the personal nature of coach/client relationships, an Ethics Code is needed to serve as the framework by which a professional coach practices. A well-defined Ethics Code: (a) provides the broad principles and values to which coaches subscribe, (b) outlines expectations for coaches to use, and (c) serves as a foundation for the ethical and moral standards of coaches.
1. Read Chapter 17: The psychology of executive coaching: Theory and application
2. Read the article by Passmore, J. (2009, June).
3. Review the Code of Ethics authored by the International Association of Coaching.
Main Task: Affirm Coaching Ethics
The International Coach Federation (ICF) has established ethical guidelines for coaches on the topics of (a) coaching relationships and contracts, (b) client protection, (c) confidentiality, and (d) conflicts of interest.
For this task, write a paper to assess each guideline and indicate why it is paramount for the coach to adhere to the particular principle. Compare and contrast the ICF Code of Ethics to the Code of Ethics outlined by the International Association of Coaching. Identify the similarities and any differences. Also, identify at least one thing you could do to ensure adherence to each identified guideline by these two entities.
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