Code of Professional Ethics
As a Professional ICF accredited Coach, I agree to
Always conduct myself to the highest levels of ethics, integrity, accountability and responsibility.
Treat all clients and potential clients with absolute dignity, confidentiality and respect as free and equal individuals.
Comply with both the spirit and the letter of any commercial agreements made with clients, potential clients and professional colleagues.
Make commercial agreements with clients and potential clients that are fair and will respect all parties to such agreements.
Represent true levels of status, title, competence and experience in order not to mislead, misrepresent or defraud.
Clearly state to clients and potential clients the terms of any commercial agreement including the expectations of both parties.
Make no claims or implications of outcomes that cannot be demonstrated or guaranteed.
Obtain written permission from any client or potential client before releasing their names as referees.
Respect the absolute rights of the client’s confidentiality except as expressly permitted by the client or potential client in writing or as required by law.
Recommend different coaches or resources when these will be more appropriate to the client’s needs.
Retrain from offering professional information or advice that is confidential, misleading or where the accuracy is beyond my competence to access.
Respect all copyrights, agreements, work, intellectual property and trademarks and comply with all laws covering such areas.
Comply with all laws and by-laws of the countries where I work.