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Ethicality in Coaching

In this conversation with coaching psychologist Wendy-Ann Smith we explore common ethical issues that arise in the coaching container, the foundations of ethical practice, personal development and integrity, and navigating ethics and AI.

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In this podcast we talk about:

04:30 Ethicality and coaching
08:30 Ethical dilemmas in coaching
14:00 Exploring our promises to clients
18:00 Ethical practice begins with ourselves
21:30 Influencing wellbeing through modeling
27:00 Walking our ethical talk
31:00 The commitment to ongoing personal development
35:00 Reframing ethics as a spectrum
40:30 Navigating ethics and AI
45:30 Exploring ethics in practice
50:20 The Coaching Ethics Forum

Resources Mentioned:
Positive Provocation, by Robert Biswas-Diener
The Ethical Coaches’ Handbook, by Wendy-Ann Smith

About Wendy-Ann

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Wendy-Ann Smith

Wendy-Ann Smith, is a coaching psychologist, co-founder of the Coaching Ethics Forum and Visiting Fellow, Centre for Positive Psychology, Buckinghamshire New University, UK. Wendy-Ann runs virtual groups for coaches who wish to nourish themselves and their coaching. Wendy-Ann regularly coaches a small number of one-to-one clients. She designs and delivers lectures, trainings and workshops internationally in a variety of settings, including universities. Her two recent books are Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace (2021) and The Ethical Coaches' Handbook (2023).


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