Ethics in Education and the Development of Coaches

Andrea Giraldez-Hayes, Bob Garvey & Max Eames
Panel Discussion

Coaches often face ethical dilemmas that require sound decision-making abilities in their practice. Determining the appropriate actions when faced with a difficult moral dilemma can be challenging. Not all coaches are prepared, partly because of deficiencies in the approaches taken during their education and development. Ethical codes of conduct can offer some orientation, but they are not enough in most cases. Although a code of ethics can provide professional standards for coaches to protect clients’ dignity and wellbeing, additional training and shared reflective practice are needed to pursue ethical decision making. The presenters believe that specific training in ethics is essential in coach education and the development of coaches to preserve practices that respond to the ethical dilemmas that could arise. Furthermore, trainers should consider their ethical knowledge and approach.
The session is an invitation to consider and reflect on these topics. The presenters will address some central questions. Why is it essential for coaches to think ethically? How may ethics show up in coaches education? What is the role of the ethics of the coach educator? What is the role of ethics in the development of coaches, and what are the main options? After a brief presentation, all participants will engage in a fruitful discussion.

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.

Bob Garvey Bob Garvey is one of Europe’s leading academic practitioners of mentoring and coaching. He is an experienced mentor/coach working with a wide range of people.
He is an active researcher and is in demand internationally as a keynote conference speaker.
Bob has a PhD from the University of Durham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has published widely on mentoring and coaching. He is a founding member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Honorary President of Coaching York. In 2014, the EMCC awarded him the ‘Mentor Award’ and Coaching at Work magazine gave him a lifetime achievement award.

Max Eames is a Senior Lecturer, Course Leader and Director of the Wellbeing and Psychological Services Clinic at the University of East London’s School of Psychology. He grew up in California but settled in the United Kingdom after completing an honours degree in Florence, Italy. His varied career has included work as a chartered architect, a restaurateur, and a business-turnaround consultant. A London-based psychotherapist and executive coach, he facilitates long-lasting personal transformations for those who recognise the need to challenge both self-defeating behaviours and self-limiting beliefs.

Silver Sponsor: The Columbia Coaching Certification Program

Silver Sponsor The Columbia Certification Program Host:

Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Organization and Leadership, at Teachers College, Columbia. Scholarly interest includes strategic learning; leadership and organizational development; diversity and cultural intelligence; executive and organizational coaching. Terry came to Columbia after 30 years of diverse experience as an external and internal organizational effectiveness consultant, thought leader and educator—in positions ranging from field sales, sales management, sales training, to Vice President Organizational Effectiveness Center of Excellence for a major Fortune 200 Corporation—as well as two consulting firms. He is the recipient of The Academy of Human Resources Development’s Malcolm Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award for his pioneering diversity practitioner research; was recognized as #1 In Coach Education in the World by Thinkers50 | Marshall Goldsmith’s Top Global Coaches 2019, 2021; AIIR Consulting’s 2020 Coaching Leadership Award Winner in 2020; and Outstanding Contribution to Coaching Award – Henley Business School, University Reading, Fall 2021.

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