Ethical Framework Of Coaching

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Definition of Coaching

Coaching is well known in sport. Any successful sportsperson or sports team usually works with a coach to achieve a better performance. However, it is also adapted and developed as a discipline in relation to other aspects in life.

“Coaching is establishing with the client what their reality is today. Then clearly defining what are the client's aims or intentions for the future. The Coach works with the client to produce a plan of action that the client can follow with confidence” Coaching & Mentoring International (CMI)

According to Downey 1999 coaching is “… the art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another”. It is also linked with the field of executive development exemplified in such
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(Executive Couching Forum 2008)

Conducted through one-on-one and/or group interactions, driven by data from multiple perspectives, and based on mutual trust and respect. (Executive Couching Forum 2008)

An ongoing partnership that helps clients to produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. (International Coaching Federation (ICF))

Ethical Framework in Coaching
• working to a recognized code of practice
• working with clients appropriate to their skills
• making referrals to other professionals when appropriate
• have appropriate insurance.
It is recommended that a more experienced professional supervise their work in some way.

The ICF code of ethical practice includes
• consideration to professional conduct
• confidentiality and privacy
• avoidance of conflicts of interest
• pledging accountability to work
Some of the other bodies also have codes of ethics which
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The Constructionist Principle. Posits that knowing and becoming are interwoven. Many believed that as the world gets more and more complex, the relevance of imperial trust diminishes. This implies that there are, in reality, not very many generalizations people can make, or sure predictors of repeatable interactions. However, we are sure that the recognition and acknowledgement of who a person is now and how she became who she is now is a strong predictor of who she can and will become.
2. The Positive Principle. Positive attitudes, actions and connections influence a long-term change. The more positive all these elements remain, the longer lasting the change will be.
3. The Simultaneity Principles. Inquiry and change happen in the same moment according to this approach. In other words, the future happens in and as a result of the present. The kind of questions we ask set change motion in a particular direction. Careful questions create the foundations for what the coach and client discover, and those discoveries become the foundation of dreaming and designing clients’
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