Using Arts and Creativity in Coaching: Ethical Considerations

Andrea Giraldez-Hayes & Max Eames
Panel Discussion

This discussion panel delves into the compelling theme of “Using Arts and Creativity in Coaching: Ethical Considerations.” The panellists will explore the benefits and potential risks of using arts and creativity in coaching, the coach’s expertise, client confidentiality, informed consent, and the potential impact of creative interventions. Attendees can expect thought-provoking discussions on balancing arts-based practice and ethical responsibilities in the realm of coaching.

Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes is an internationally respected coaching psychologist, supervisor, and consultant. She is a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Director of the positive psychology and coaching psychology arm of the Wellbeing and Psychological Services Clinic at the University of East London’s School of Psychology. She is also a renowned public speaker at conferences in Europe and Latin America. Andrea has co/authored books and published on peer reviewed journals. Her main research interests are the boundaries between coaching and therapy and the use of arts and creativity in coaching psychology and supervision. She is currently the chair of the British Psychological Society’s Coaching Psychology Training Committee.

Dr Max Eames is a chartered psychologist, senior-accredited psychotherapist, executive coach, BPS-registered applied psychology practitioner supervisor (RAPPS), and co-director of the University of East London’s Wellbeing and Psychological Services Centre, heading its counselling and psychotherapy services activities. As a senior lecturer, Max interrogates in his teaching the boundaries and overlaps between counselling, psychotherapy, and coaching psychology. His research interests examine the therapeutic use of metaphors, imagery, metacognitive rationales, and other conceptual frames in encouraging creative, mindful, and adaptive understandings of both psychological distress and psychological wellbeing.

Host: Judit Chrenoczy-Nagy

Judit has been working as business and executive coach since 2009. She is a subject matter expert in the field of business ethics since she works as an advisor in business ethics and compliance for multinational companies and for 7 years she led courses in Business Ethics at the International Study Program at Corvinus University, Budapest the leading University in Economics in Hungary. She regularly holds workshops in coaching ethics in the past 6 years. She has 20+ years’ management experience in the field of marketing management at Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest healthcare companies.  She has started her doctoral program in Ethical decision-making in 2020 and publishes regularly in this topic. She was the President of the ICF Hungary Chapter in 2016 and 2017. 

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