Applying Ethical Theory to Coaching Conversations

Paul Stokes
Format: Presentation and Discussion

In this session, Paul Stokes will be exploring how ethical theory might be used to inform the process and analysis of coaching conversations. Specifically they will look at how common ‘families’ of ethical theory might inform specific questions or interventions that a coach might make and how these might differ in terms of intent and impact. They will also explore how these considerations might impact on contracting with clients, supervision and ethical maturity of both client and coach. The one hour session will be divided into two parts. The first part (30 mins) will involve an input from Paul & Kristin in terms of ethical theory and their application. The second part will be interactive and will involve discussion and debate with session participants as to how these insights might impact upon their current and future coaching practice.

Paul Stokes an Associate Professor of Coaching & Mentoring and a Master Practitioner with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. For the last 25 years, I have worked with many different organisations and their leadership teams on the development of their staff using a range of group and team based interventions including action learning, open space methodologies and appreciative inquiry. I am also an experienced researcher and, using action research methodologies, have developed impactful interventions within organisations on creating a coaching culture, organisational learning and organisational design.

Alexandra J.S. Fouracres works as a cybersecurity managing consultant, runs her own coaching and mentoring practice and is an academic at the University of East London. She is author of Cybersecurity for Coaches and Therapists: A Practical Guide for Protecting Client Data, published by Routledge.  Alexandra runs a newsletter on simple cybersecurity tips at for practitioners, individuals and small businesses.

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