What Would You Do, Coach? Exploring the Paths and Ethics of the Coaching Conversation
You have access to so many tools to help you become a better coach. Yet few things are as powerful as participating in real coaching situations, whether you’re the coach, the client, or an observer. Watching others coach opens up new questions to ask, new elements to consider, and different perspectives on every situation.
Join us at our October meeting as we work with real-life coaching situations shared by your peers. We asked for “sticky” situations, and each one of the scenarios you’ll be working with challenged a coach in some way. Some present ethical issues, while others are common scenarios that challenge the coach.
October’s meeting is one of our semi-annual Roundtables, so you will be working in small groups to examine various case studies and learn from your peers how many different paths you might follow to address the coaching challenge.
Ethical framework: To create a safe and common space for the discussion, the meeting will begin with a brief review of the new ICF Code of Ethics, newly updated in July. If you have not already seen the update, you can access a PDF Version here.
So bring your best coaching self and a curiosity for exploring options, and we’ll see you on October 9!
Jim Smith, NCOC®, PCC, The Executive Happiness Coach®, is a global provider of executive coaching, and personal and workplace transformation services. Jim’s passion is to create a Happier world and workplace, one Leader at a time.
Jim began coaching executives in 1992, and has coached leaders from twenty-seven countries and six continents to achieve greater leadership effectiveness and balance. He achieved the highest designation in Ontological Coaching (NCOC™) through The Newfield Network where he serves as a Mentor Coach, as well as the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation through the ICF.
Jim is a co-founder and past two-term president of the ICF Cleveland Chapter, and is an adjunct Instructor for Baldwin Wallace University for their MBA program.
Finally, Jim wants you to know this: he worships Dark Coffee, Dark Beer, and Dark Chocolate... and deeply believes that Happiness is a Decision, not an Event!
Joan Nosal, PCC, began her coaching career with pre-marital couples in 1992. She also ran workshops and retreats on marriage and parenting in the mid-west, east coast and Florida. Joan transitioned to coaching individuals and teams in 2011. She has a passion for helping people develop their talents into strengths. Joan received her training from the Gestalt Institute and is a Gestalt Certified Professional Coach (GPCC), Board Certified Coach (BCC), PCC through ICF and a Certified Gallup StrengthsFinder Coach. She is the founder of TRI Life Coaching and blends her business and family to create an ease and flow of life.