Board Certified Coach Code of Ethics
As a BCC certified coach I adhere to their code of ethics as stated here:
BCC certificate holder shall:
A.Conduct all occupational activities in a responsible manner.
B.Recognize the limitations of coaching practice and qualifications, and provide services only when qualified.
C. Protect the privacy of information obtained in the course of providing services, including electronic files and communications
D. Properly use occupational credentials, titles, and degrees; and provide accurate information concerning education, experience, qualifications and the performance of service.
E. Avoid coaching techniques that are harmful or have been shown to be ineffective.
F. Obtain a written coaching service agreement before initiating a coaching relationship.
G. Ensure that clients, sponsors and colleagues understand that coaching services are not counseling, therapy or psychotherapy service and avoid providing counseling therapy or psychotherapy.
I. Avoid conduct that could cause a conflict of interest.
J. Avoid inappropriate contact with a coaching client.
K. Refrain from conduct or behavior that is dishonest and unlawful.
L. Refrain from discrimination of any kind.
M. Avoid condoning and engaging in harassment, including unwelcomed comments, gestures or physical contact.
N. Maintain accurate records of coaching relations and retain for the legal requirement.
O. Disclose to appropriate authorities/agencies and sponsors when client appears to be a danger to themselves or others.