Coaching Ethics IQ

What’s your Coaching Ethics I.Q.?

Could you be treading in some ethical gray areas as a coach, and not even know it?

Do you know how your own daily rational thinking can put you in ethical hot water?

Are you curious about how to be completely ethical as a Wellness Coach?

What do clients file complaints about? Are you familiar with The Ethical Conduct Review (complaint) Process? More importantly, do you know how to keep yourself out of this extremely stressful situation?

Are you sure your coaching agreement is protecting you? Get some inside tips on how to fine tune it for higher ethical operation!

When should you refer your client to another coach or to another helping professional?

DESCRIPTION: Please join us for an engaging discussion and learn how to protect yourself and your business by understanding and following the ICF & CCE Ethics Guidelines.

Things are rapidly changing in our growing industry. As the coaching profession’s visibility and exposure increases so does the need to operate ethically and protect ourselves from ethical complaints.

Ethics Expert and Instructor Tina Elliot, MBA, PCC, BCC is a longtime member of both the ICF Global Ethics and Standards Committee and The ICF Independent Review Board will be presenting a lively program on this very important aspect of coaching.

• What Ethical Operation looks like and how to be consistent
• How your rationalizations and personal filters can lead you astray.
• An overview of the ICF’s & CCEs Ethics and Standards Code and what they really means
• Examining the Ethical Decision Making Process
• Applying the ICF & CCE code through Coaching Ethical Dilemma’s
• Understand the Ethical Conduct Review Processes and how to stay out of it

• A better understanding of the changes to the ICF’s ethics code and how they affect you
• Significant differences in ICF and CCE code to be aware of
• Clarity on your personal approach to ethical decision making and the impact
• An Ethical Decision Making Model you can utilize in your coaching business
• Hands-on experience working through ethical coaching dilemmas
• Clarity on The Ethical Review (Complaint) Process and 20 tips to stay out of it
• A one of a kind Coaching Agreement covering all the ethical bases

Tina Elliot will take you on a personal ethical journey of experiential learning and share her ethical expertise and tips on how you can better protect yourself from seriously undesirable ethical and professional consequences. She instructs with humor and lightness for an enjoyable journey.

FIELDWORK: Each week students will be given an ethical dilemma assignment in a group setting to complete between workshops to boost ethical awareness. 

CEUs: This course can provide 6 ICF Core Competency CEUs AND 6 CEUs for BCC recertification,  exceeding its 3 hour Ethics requirement.

Frequency: This course is offered two to three times a year, depending on level of interest.

Course Prerequisites



Tina was very upbeat & knowledgeable and always very prepared for each class. I found there was a good balance of teaching and class discussion as well as highly relevant materials. I also enjoyed the good small group assignments and interaction. This class really got me thinking about the many types of ethical dilemmas that aren't as black and white as we would like them to be and the class discussions were super valuable!!!
- Michelle S.
Tina has a sense of humor, but knows this topic well and expressed the seriousness of adhering to the codes to stay out of "ethical hot water."
- Lisa M.