Ethics and executive coaching

Executive coaching as a discipline is interested in coaches obtaining elements from psychotherapy training.   There are feelings that coaches should know themselves well before they attempt to know others.

Yet, nowadays, running counter to the value of depth, the mood is for brief  trainings, a sense pervades that things can be learnt quickly. It is a bit like imagining reading a menu is the same as eating the meal.

A key value that psychotherapy trained coaches bring from lengthy training is to have internalised an ethical way of working.  Ethics are central to contracting and working through an executive coaching relationship. If training is rushed and neglects the ethical dimension the work suffers.