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  • A Deeper Dive into the new ICF Code of Ethics & EIS statements

    When revisions and additions to the ICF’s Code of Ethics are made, there’s typically a reason for them. As some of you may know, ICF has taken a very strong stance in diversity and inclusions as well as a no tolerance policy on systemic equality. In this conversation, we will be taking a...

  • Are Your Phone Conversations Confidential?

    Are Your Phone Conversations Confidential? Best Practices for Coaches We will discuss the aspects of phone technology and what coaches need to know to provide secure and confidential services to their clients. Resources referenced during the call DeeAnna Merz Nagel, LMHC, BCC, CIHC is a former psychotherapist turned wellness coach. Among other topics...

  • Caribou Coffee and Confidentiality - Ethical or Not?

    Confidentiality is one of the most important factors in our work as coaches. Confidentiality is also one of the top issues reported in ethics complaints against coaches. It’s a common practice for some coaches to meet clients, potential clients and sponsors at coffee shops. So how do you have these meetings and assure...

  • Coaching Professionalism and Standards: An area of Ethical Complaints

    Coaching professionalism is paramount to our profession. As coaches we “walk our own talk” right? I know most of us work hard to be highly professional and operate with high standards, however an unconscious “slip of the tongue” might land you in some ethical hot water. The section of code I'm referring to...

  • Continuing the conversation on the newly updated ICF Ethics Code

    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. There are only a few individuals who have a decade of real experience inside the ICF’s Ethics Independent Review Board. ILCT faculty member Tina...

  • Ethical Framework for Technology-delivered Coaching

    The Institute for Life Coach Training has partnered with Havana Wellness Studio and Online Therapy Institute to update the Ethical Framework for the Use of Technology in Coaching. We are introducing the updated framework as a White Paper entitled, Ethical Framework for Technology-delivered Coaching. Please join us for a lively discussion about the...

  • Ethical Hot Spots in Executive Coaching

    4 Areas of Ethical Awareness to Fine Tune Executive coaching has numerous areas to be aware of due to the dynamics of working inside organizations. We are engaging not only with our coachee, but also with sponsors, stakeholders, managers and possibly others. In this call we will be taking a closer look at...

  • Ethics: Coaching Agreements

    Join ILCT faculty member, Tina Elliot, to discuss important policies, terms and conditions for your coaching agreement.

  • How Conflicts of Interest in Coaching Can Sneak Up and Bite You in the Rear

    This free ethics call will be an open discussion around conflicts of interest in coaching and some of the significant additions to the ICF Code of Ethics in 2019 and why ICF has made them. Conflict of interest has many different facets and as I like to say in my ethic training, can...

  • How Do Coaches Share Coaching Results Ethically?

    There is a lot being said on the internet about the results attained from working with a coach—and not exactly in an ethical manner. The ICF Code of Ethics states that coaches are required to speak ethically about what is true to clients, prospective clients or sponsors about the potential value of the...

  • ICF Revised Ethics Code - How did it come to be?

    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. There are only a few individuals who have a decade of real experience inside the ICF’s Ethics Independent Review Board. ILCT faculty member Tina...

  • Is Your Email Secure? To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt

    Confidentiality is a crucial component of any coaching relationship, and now more than ever, so is the use of technology. Join ILCT faculty member and Director of the Havanna Wellness Studio DeeAnna Nagel as she discusses the different responsibilities coaches have and the way to ensure that you are meeting them. Click here...

  • Multiple Relationships as a Coach, Ethical or Not?

    2018 Series - Staying Out of Ethical Hot Water for Coaches is looking at “gray areas” of coaching ethics. This means, you may not find specific ICF ethics code for these gray areas, however a lack of awareness in these gray areas can lead to a breach of black and white ethics code...

  • Staying Out Of Ethical Hot Water: What Are Your Ethical Blind Spots?

    We will be looking more closely at: • Ethical blind spots that can lead you into unethical behavior before you are aware. • The 3 sources of ethical blind spots and strategies to enhance your ethical awareness. • How coaches can “ course correct” with awareness around ethical blind spots. • Learn from...

  • The Dark Side of “Over-Helping”

    How Over Helping your clients can land you in Ethical Hot Water Many coaches have a huge need to help. For some of us it’s a part of our DNA, a big reason so many “helpers” are drawn to this profession. Helping our clients can be an amazing gift but on the other...

  • What are the revisions to the Code of Ethics REALLY all about?

    When revisions and additions to the ICF code of ethics are made, there’s typically a reason for them. In this call, we will be reviewing and discussing the recent changes and updates to the code and what you may want to be aware of as a coach. Structural Changes to the Code Content...

  • What’s Important About Ethics in Our Use of Social Media

    With social media so prevalent today – how do we use it in an ethical manner? ICF is preparing to do another update to their Code of Ethics soon and the odds are good there will be a more in-depth focus on the use of social medial in an ethical manner. In this...

  • What’s Important to Know About Client Referral to Other Professional Services with Tina Elliot

    This discussion will be around client referrals for any and all additional professional services your clients might need with a major focus on clarity around psychological referral. We will touch on: What are the “Red Flags” in a coaching conversation that could point to mental health needs?What does making a referral really mean in...

  • When You Selected the “Wrong” Client

    You have chosen the wrong client – now what? A discussion on how to ethically manage a client relationship that is challenging or the wrong fit for you as a coach. Join ILCT faculty member Tina Elliot as she discusses how to ethically close out a coaching engagement.