As a coach:
22) I will maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality with all client and sponsor information. I will have a clear
agreement or contract before releasing information to another person, unless required by law.
23) I will have a clear agreement upon how coaching information will be exchanged among coach, client, and
24) When acting as a trainer of student coaches, I will clarify confidentiality policies with the students.
25) I will have associated coaches and other persons whom I manage in service of my clients and their
sponsors in a paid or volunteer capacity make clear agreements or contracts to adhere to the ICF Code of
Ethics Part 2, Section 4: Confidentiality/Privacy standards and the entire ICF Code of Ethics to the extent
Part Three: The ICF Pledge of Ethics
As an ICF Professional Coach, I acknowledge and agree to honor my ethical and legal obligations to my
coaching clients and sponsors, colleagues, and to the public at large. I pledge to comply with the ICF Code of
Ethics, and to practice these standards with those whom I coach.
If I breach this Pledge of Ethics or any part of the ICF Code of Ethics, I agree that the ICF in its sole discretion
may hold me accountable for so doing. I further agree that my accountability to the ICF for any breach may
include sanctions, such as loss of my ICF membership and/or my ICF Credentials.
Approved by the Ethics and Standards Committee on October 30, 2008.
Approved by the ICF Part One: Definition of Coaching