Professionality

Searching the term "coach" on LinkedIn, leaves you with nearly six million hits. Anyone - at least in the Netherlands - can call themself a coach, without having to take any kind of aptitude test. It is an unprotected profession. Fortunately, more and more companies that work with coaches, as well as coaches themselves, have a growing desire to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. In line with this development, certification is increasingly being requested.

 
Ethics

Ever since the start of my career as a trainer and coach, I have systematically invested in my professionalism. You can see that on my LinkedIn profile under the heading Education and Skills.

Door mij aan te sluiten bij de NOBCO (Nederlandse Orde van Beroepscoaches) heb ik mij geconformeerd aan de Internationale Ethische Code (IEC), de Nederlandse versie van de Global Code of Ethics van de European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). Deze biedt richtlijnen voor een professionele, transparante en uniforme werkwijze voor coaches. In de IEC is opgenomen hoe ik als beroepscoach omga met thema’s als integriteit, professioneel en excellent handelen, contractering, (eigen) verantwoordelijkheid en vertrouwelijkheid. Ik heb verklaard dat ik als beroepscoach verplicht ben om te werken volgens de IEC-richtlijnen en dat ik bij klachten het klachtenreglement zal volgen.

 

Phoenix Opleidigen, waar ik zelf diverse opleidingen heb gevolgd, hanteert eveneens een Ethische Code. Deelnemers die bij Phoeni driejarige opleiding en/of een vervolgopleiding hebben afgerond, kunnen deelnemer worden aan deze Ethische Code. Phoenix’ Ethische Commissie zorgt ervoor dat de Ethische Code up-to-date blijft, dat de klachtenprocedure goed functioneert en dat er een effectief functionerende klachtencommissie is. Als deelnemer aan deze Ethische Code onderschrijf ik ook deze Klachtenregeling die van de Code deel uitmaakt. Dit betekent dat mijn cliënten een onafhankelijke Klachtencommissie ter beschikking staat in het geval zij een klacht hebben over mijn functioneren.

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Certificates

The certificates below confirm that I take my profession and especially the people who place their trust in my hands very seriously.

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Code of Conduct

​What do the above mentioned ethical codes and certificates imply for you in practise?

  • I work exclusively on the basis of norms and values I believe in and am willing to support

  • Service to my clients is central in all transactions

  • I offer the highest possible level of confidentiality. The ability to building up the trust needed to do my job well depends on absolute respect for my clients’ privacy

  • I guarantee confidential information will not leak or be disseminated through overlapping relational networks

  • I always protect the identity of my clients; be it in conversations with colleagues or during supervision and peer reviews

  • I have a professional obligation to always apply the right skills and techniques necessary to achieve our agreed upon results
  • I invest a significant portion of my time in study and continued professional development

  • I keep up with the latest developments in my field

  • When asked, I give an honest and complete clarification of my qualifications and limitations

  • I will never abuse my position as a professional, nor will I do so with the knowledge and skills I have acquired

  • I give non-binding recommendations. My client always has the freedom to choose whether or not to follow them

  • I do not accept a commission for referrals

  • My behaviour will never undermine the integrity of my work or that of my colleagues

  • I respect the knowledge and expertise of my colleagues

  • I respect my clients’ cultural background and world view

  • I have the responsibility to respectfully encourage my clients to make independent decisions within their own beliefs, norms and values

  • I am responsible for entering into performance-related agreements with my clients

  • I am responsible for the setting and monitoring of boundaries between myself and my clients. My training and coaching is a formal, contractual relationship and nothing more.

 
 
Terms & Conditions

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