Coaching Code of Conduct

Business Coaching Code of Conduct

Coaching Code of Conduct

Business Coaching Code of Conduct


A coach / mentor does not give advice, rather helps the mentee to weigh up situations, through a process of reflection, questions, challenge and feedback allowing the mentee to come to a decision themselves. The business coach or mentor will conduct themselves with dignity and act in a way that respects diversity and promotes equal opportunities.

Coaching Code of Conduct

The coach/mentor’s role is to respond to the coachee’s /mentee’s needs and agenda. It is not to impose their own agenda.

The coach/Mentor will agree with the coachee/mentee on how they wish the relationship to work. Adopting the most appropriate level of confidentiality.

Coach/Mentors will be aware of and adhere to any current legislation relating to activities undertaken as part of the service.

The coachee/mentee should be made aware of their rights and any complaints procedures.

Each party will respect the other’s time and other responsibilities. Ensuring they do not impose beyond what is reasonable.

The coach/mentor will ensure the coachee/mentee accepts increasing responsibility for managing the relationship. They will empower them to do so and will promote the individual’s autonomy.

Either party may dissolve the relationship at any time throughout the period of the coaching/mentoring relationship with 30 days’ notice.

The coach/mentor will not intrude into areas the individual wishes to keep private. Until invited to do so. They should, however, help the coachee/mentee to recognise how other issues may relate to these areas.

Coach/Mentors will be open and truthful with themselves and their clients whilst participating in the coaching/mentoring relationship.

Coach/Mentors will share the responsibility for the smooth winding down of the relationship with the client. Once it has achieved its purpose – they must avoid creating dependency.

The coaching/mentoring relationship should not be exploitative in any way. Neither may it be open to misinterpretation.

Coach/Mentors should never work beyond the bounds of their capability. Experience and expertise to the point where they do not feel confident in providing the client with proper support. Where appropriate, coaches/mentors should seek advice or refer clients to another point of contact or support professional.

The confidentiality of the client remains paramount at all times. At no time will a coach/mentor disclose any part of the relationship to any person. Without the explicit agreement of the client. Any notes or other records of mentoring sessions shall remain, at all times, the property of the client. They may, for convenience, be retained by the coach/mentor but may be requested by the client at any time.

Coach/Mentors are responsible for highlighting any ethical issues (such as conflicts of interest) that may arise during a mentoring relationship at the earliest opportunity.

Coach/Mentors should not attempt to do the client’s job for them. The client has the ability and the potential, the coach/mentor’s job is to help them see it.

Business Coaching Code of Conduct