Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics
Part One: Definition of Coaching
Section 1: Definitions
Coaching: Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
Professional Coach: An Evercoach Professional Coach also agrees to practice the Evercoach Professional Core Competencies and pledges accountability to the Evercoach Code of Ethics.
In order to clarify roles in the coaching relationship, it is often necessary to distinguish between the client and the sponsor. In most cases, the client and sponsor are the same person and therefore jointly referred to as the client.
For purposes of identification, however, the International Coach Federation defines these roles as follows:
Client: The “client” is the person(s) being coached.
Sponsor: The “sponsor” is the entity (including its representatives) paying for and/or arranging for coaching services to be provided.
In all cases, coaching engagement contracts or agreements should clearly establish the rights, roles, and responsibilities of both the client and sponsor if they are not the same persons.
Part Two: The Evercoach Standards of Ethical Conduct
Preamble: Professional Coaches aspire to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively upon the coaching profession; are respectful of different approaches to coaching, and recognize that they are also bound by applicable laws and regulations.
Evercoach Code of Ethics
Equality - I will respect all different cultures, ethnicities, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, immigration status, mental or physical disability, and will never decline to accept a client based on these factors.
Confidentiality - I will keep everything that is discussed with my clients under strict confidence, unless there is information that can put my client or other people in danger, or unless I receive consent from my client to divulge part of the information.
Personal growth - I commit to constantly learn and develop new skills, so I can serve my clients to the best of my capacity.
Relationship - I will keep my relationship with my clients strictly professional, avoiding any closeness that may mislead to a romantic intention.
Payments - I will keep complete clarity on the payment conditions of our coaching relationship from the beginning and will not charge any hidden fees.
Compassion - I will respect my client’s identity, stage of consciousness, experiences, values, and beliefs.
Communication - My communication will always be clear and respectful. I will avoid using foul language or raising my voice to get my point across.
Scope of Practice - I will refer my client to another professional immediately when I see that a situation falls out of my scope of practice.