Code of Ethics of the Certified Coaches Federation
The Certified Coaches Federation requires its members to conform to the following ethical principles, and shall hold members accountable for any departure from these principles. CCF Philosophy of Coaching Certified Coaches Federation teaches and supports a form of coaching that honors the client as the expert in their own life and work. We believe that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Using this as a foundation for our coaching process, we believe it is the coach's responsibility is to: Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve Encourage client self-discovery and self-empowerment Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies Hold the client responsible and accountable CCF Definition of Coaching Coaching is a professional relationship that helps people break through their limitations to achieve extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations.
The process of coaching encourages clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life through self-discovery and self-empowerment. In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes with observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client's progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on discovering and clarifying goals, and eliciting strategies and solutions to get the client on track to achieve their future goals at a pace that is achievable for the client. CCF coaches recognize that results depend on the client's intentions, choices and actions as they are supported by the coach's efforts and application of the coaching process. CCF Standards of Ethical Conduct Professional Conduct At Large As a coach: I will not knowingly make any public statements that are untrue or misleading, or make false claims in any written documents relating to the coaching profession. As a trainer or supervisor of current and potential coaches, I will conduct myself in accordance with the CCF Code of Ethics in all training and supervisory situations. I will accurately create, maintain, store and dispose of any records of work done in relation to the practice of coaching in a way that promotes confidentiality and complies with any applicable laws.
Members shall always be honest about the nature of their titles and degrees when referring to them to the general public, the media, and within the confines of our profession. Colleagues: Members shall treat other coaches without public defamation. Professional Conduct With Clients