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Confessions of a Coach - a sideways look at Ethics with Dr Lesley Trenner

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Confessions of a Coach - a sideways look at Ethics

Ethics is a key issue for coaches and can feel difficult, restrictive, heavy - full of guidelines and codes of practice. Does it have to be that way? Actually, things can only really be figured out with real clients in real situations and that’s when the fun starts!. Ethical challenges go to the heart of professional, ‘clean’ coaching. Dilemmas can juicy. They can make us laugh at our own to-ing and fro-ing and re-examine our beliefs, our triggers and how we work.

This workshop explores ethics by looking at case studies, focusing on how we can ‘get in our own way’ when trying to do the right thing. For obvious reasons client challenges and entertaining anecdotes are handled in an ethical way!

Stories include issues around:

  • How can I maintain client confidentiality in different physical settings
  • How do I avoid slipping into some other mode when I’m meant to be coaching
  • The dreaded issue of what to charge
  • When to respect cultural differences vs when to challenge assumptions
  • What to do when my own ‘stuff’ stops me being objective

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their own ethical dilemmas and personal triggers. Attendees may want to think about this in advance

The workshop will end by looking at how we can tackle ethical dilemmas as part of ongoing professional development.

Overall purpose – better understanding of how to keep clients ‘safe’ in the coaching space

  • Learn more about how ethical guidelines apply to real situations
  • Engage with issues around coaching ethics
  • Self-awareness. Understand personal triggers as a coach
  • Identify possible solutions for individual dilemmas.

I call myself a Change Coach because my background is corporate Change Management and executive coaching. As an independent coach I now help clients with career and personal transitions, specialising in changes such as mid-life crisis, 50+ career options and eldercare.

As an ICF PCC accredited coach, I have worked with hundred of clients ranging from senior leaders to job-seekers. One of my strongest values is to build trust by providing a safe, confidential coaching space. That’s why ethics is such a hot topic for me.

I love coaching as a profession and constantly strive to learn and improve and to share my ideas with others through presentations, publications, newsletters and social media. As coach, presenter or writer, I like to use humour and stories to make complicated ideas more accessible .

Publications - examples

LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/in/lesleytrenner

Twitter username:@LesleyTrenner

Website address:http://www.lesleytrenner-changecoach.co.uk


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