April 6, 2016

Coaching Policy

code of ethics in coaching by darwin coaching

Coaching Policy
This is my coaching policy and ethics I follow in my practice as a coach to protect both you, and me.

As a coach, I agree to:

  • Conduct myself at all times in accordance with my professional status as a coach and refrain from doing anything that harms the public’s understanding of coaching as a profession.
  • Respect the client at all times and work with the client’s agenda in coaching sessions.
  • Ensure that the client understands as fully as possible the nature of coaching and how the process works.
  • Accurately identify my own level of coaching competence and expertise to the client and not make false claims about what the client will receive from coaching.
  • Remain aware of the limits of my expertise. If I am not able to provide the support you need, I will be honest and tell you.
  • Disclose to clients on request full details of all my relevant memberships, training, experience and qualifications.
  • Provide service to clients solely in those areas in which I am competent and able to do so.
  • Attend regular professional development activities in the theory and practice of coaching on an annual basis.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality within the coaching relationship, unless as otherwise authorised by the employee or as required by law (e.g. act of fraud, theft, criminal damage, terrorism etc).
  • Ensure client notes and records are kept secure and confidential and that the use of computer records remain within the terms of the Data Protection Act.
  • Seek to avoid conflicts between my own interests and the interests of the client.