The ethics in professional coaching is one of the most important factors that make the difference within the this wonderful profession of service.
In fact, as it happens in any profession.
Although in the case of the professional coaching takes on special relevance due to its nature.
When we define coaching as a reflective and creative process where the client is inspired to develop its full potential we are making a statement of ethical principles.
Since we recognize the customer as the holder of all resources to develop fully.
The customer is the expert of your life.
The coach being the one who respects this principle through ethics in coaching and your own professionalism.
For this reason it is important to when hiring a coach ensure that you abide by this ethical principle.
What is a quality and safety assurance in any coaching process.
The professionalism and continuous development of the coach's abilities is also a commitment to this ethic.
From that place of excellence the best accompaniment can be offered.
This means that the coach's commitment to self-improvement is nothing more than a recognition of full openness in the face of recognizing one's own limits.
A coach can never accompany someone to discover themselves if you have not done it before with yourself.
As simple as it is reasonable.
Pillars of ethics in professional coaching
The ethical word comes from the Latin ethĭcus, which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek ethĭcus. ἠθικός (êthicos)derived from êthoswhich means 'character' or 'pertaining to character'.
In the case of the ethics in professional coaching we speak of normative ethics or deontology.
That is to say, the one that establishes principles to guide systems of rules and duties in areas of common interest in the practice of coaching.
This is of vital importance in a profession where the respect for the customer and the strictest confidentiality are the basis of the professional relationship in coaching.
In addition, it should be borne in mind that, being an unregulated professionIn coaching, ethics in coaching is possibly the most important aspect that guarantees its quality.
That's why coaching organizations such as ICF (International Coaching Federation) lays the foundations of the coaching profession with very clear and demanding ethical codes.
Thus, for example, the ICF Code of Ethics serves to align with the integrity of the ICF and the global coaching profession by:
- Establish standards of conduct consistent with ICF's core values and ethical principles.
- Ethical guidance reflection, education and decision-making.
- Preserve the coach's standards of the ICF through the ICF's Ethical Conduct Review (ECR) process.
- Provide the basis for training in ICF ethics in ICF accredited programs.
It is therefore important to always have a properly trained coach according to these criteria and that practice coaching ethics abiding by the principles commonly established in this regard.
A guarantee to make coaching not only one of the most important better tools for transformation and change.
Also one of the most enriching professions that exist.
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