Code of Ethics
Code of Professional Ethics for Inspire Coaching
1. Coaching sessions will be conducted at all time in a professional manner and in accordance with the code of conduct outlined below.
2. All matters between the coach and the client shall be treated as confidential. No third party shall have access to information given to the coach by the client. Exceptions to the above are: a) when the client has given written permission to divulge such information.
3. The coach shall observe all laws, have a responsible manner in retaining the good name of coaching by attention to a personal conduct, uphold the dignity and honour of the profession and accept its self-imposed disciplines.
4. Coaches should avoid dual relationships with clients and should never offer his/her professional judgement and skill, reduce the quality of his/her service or risk exploitation.
5. The coach shall keep up-to-date with material and innovation in their specific field and in fields of a related nature to ensure that best practice is ensured at all times.
6. Prior to entering into a professional relationship the coach must ensure that the name of coaching, the purpose of coaching, the anticipated length of coaching and the coast of the coaching service has been disclosed to the client. No service is to be entered into until an informed consent has been secured from the client.
7. Coaches will not engage in the provision of advice of a marital, financial nature or in any field in which they are not professionally qualified. They and their clients must acknowledge that coaching is a process of setting objectives, identifying obstacles, mutually agreeing and co-designing solutions and implementing actions that are consistent with improving the professional performance of the client. (See section 8).
8. If during the course of coaching, information is disclosed hat would suggest a referral or consultation with another professional would be appropriate, the coaching shall be terminated and the client encouraged to make suitable alternative professional arrangements.
9. A coach shall maintain a Duty of Care towards clients and shall terminate his/her relationship with a client when the client can no longer benefit from continued service and shall not provide service if the coach does not have good faith/belief that the client will benefit from the service provided.
10. The coach should keep in mind at all times that the underlying purpose of coaching is to create improved client performance through creating self-reliance rather than dependency and should maintain the best interest of the client and the profession at all times
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