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Code of Ethics

Art 1 – Carrying Out of Coaching

The coach is authorised to carry out the function conscientiously in accordance with their training, their experience and their initial supervision.


Art 2 – Confidentiality

The coach is subject to professional confidentiality about all matters which transpire.  Where the coaching is underwritten by a third party (employer, institution or person),the client bears sole responsibility for any refunds due to the underwriter.


Art 3 – Arranging Supervision

The coach has to have access to a place of supervision by a peer or a competent third party, and to have recourse to this every time that the situation demands it.


Art 4 – Personal Respect

Aware of their position, the coach is forbidden any breach of trust.  They will show loyalty with respect to the client from whom they accepted confidence.


Art 5 – Respect for Organizations

The coach is sympathetic to the profession, to the customs, to the culture, to the context and to the pressures of the organization within which the client perates.


Art 6 – Requests for Coaching

All requests for coaching from an organization, require two endoresments : one proposed by the organisation and the other by the individual being sponsored.  This enables the coach to validate the request of the client and to ensure that he/she is a genuine volunteer.


Art 7 – Refusal of Request

The coach can refuse to accept someone for  coaching for reasons relating to the request, to the person asking  for coaching, to the organization, or to themselves.  In this last case the coach may refer the request to one of their colleagues.


Art 8 – Method(s) to Be Utilised

The coach will make use of the most appropriate ways of allowing, in the framework of their request, the professional and personal development of the client, including if need be in having recourse, to a colleague or to supplementary expertise.


Art 9 – Protection of the person

The coach will adapt their intervention in respect of the stages of development of the client, who will be aware of their right to give up the coaching at any moment, without having to explain themseves.


Art 10 – Place and Plan for Coaching

The coach has to be attentive to the meaning and to the effects of the place and plan adopted for the coaching session.


Art 11- Interruption of the Assignment

If  conditions for the success of the coaching no longer exist, the coach is authorised, in consultation with the client, to break off the assignment.


Art 12 – Responsibility for Decisions

Coaching is a technique for professional and personal development.  Therefore the coach leaves to the client full responsibility for their decisions and actions.

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