Confidentiality is one of the key principles of the code of ethics developed by ICF, because within the framework of the relationship it maintains with his coach, the coachee can be led to deliver confidential information that is essential to the understanding of the functioning of its professional environment.
The coach-client relationship is based on a bond of equal and build around a safe, supportive environement that produces ongoing mutual respect and trust.
The coach understands ICF coaching ethics and standards while duly able to apply them appropriately in all coaching situtations.
The relationship between the coach and the coachee is governed by a written customised contract, meeting the client's needs and comprising the coaching process and relationship.
The coaching relationship employs a communication style that is open, flexible, direct and effective.
The ability to be fully conscious, to listen actively and to ask powerful questions create spontaneous relationship with the client and support self-expression. Hence, enabling a maximum benefit to the coaching relationship.
Coaching helps the client to agin awareness through multiple source of information.
The coaching process also helps the coachee for taking new actions that will most effectively lead to the agreed-uopn coaching results.
The client takes full responsibilty of the actions and the identified solutions.