Coaching should be seen as an equitable, respectful, and trusting partnership between coach and client, working based on the client's interest in learning and results, without any critical interference from the coach. The coach's ego must be invisible. Training supervision improves the ethical behavior of coaches. This report is a useful tool for coaches, as it sets the framework to support the ethical development of leaders who are being trained.
What the ICF Code of Ethics does is create the professional environment for what coaching is and the limits within which a coach must perform. It is up to those qualified as coaches to demonstrate the commitment and integrity of what a coach should be by following and adhering to the Coaching Code of Ethics. The vast majority of coaches, who take their responsibilities as coaches and their professionalism very seriously, will strictly follow these ethical guidelines. Ethics, guidelines, policies and procedures are the foundation of the coaching process, leading all coaches to a clear understanding of the coaching process coaching.
The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) Executive Leadership Research Report states that it is very important for coaches to understand the ethical standards to which leaders will submit, since much of the training is aimed at leaders. Coaches must meet rigorous standards for training, learning and demonstrating knowledge in the field of coaching, evaluate their skills as a coach, pass national tests and comply with the standards established in the Coaching Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards. In addition, I try to make appropriate use of the emerging and growing technological advances that are being used in coaching services (technology-assisted coaching services) and to be aware of how various ethical standards apply to them. Clients should be aware of what it means to be certified as a coach and that a certified coach must follow the Coaching Code of Ethics.