Ethical Considerations in Coaching: A Handy Tool to Manage Ethical Debates in Coaching Situations

September 9, 2021 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Date: September 9, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm + optional 30 minute discussion session at conclusion of the program
Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom
Cost: $10 ICFNM Members & Associates / $25 Non-Members
CCEUs: 1.5 in Core Competencies


Ethics is a fundamental part of impactful, professional coaching. But ethics is not a single competence, it interweaves all the competencies and highly influences the effectiveness of a coaching process and a coaching relationship. Finding the adequate reaction and intervention might seem simple, however things are not always black and white in real life. Firstly, it is not always obvious that a certain situation has and ethical layer. Secondly, we might find it easy to draw a red line between right and wrong reactions. However, by taking a closer look we can find several options to manage a situation. A more thorough analysis of the context enables you to find a solution which is not only good but well grounded as well.

I see ethical awareness and sensitivity as a skill that can be developed and sharpened. Increased awareness will help you identify ethical dilemmas at an earlier time, will enable you to elaborate several options and react in a more competent manner and with a higher level of integrity. Ethical sensitivity can lead to a higher level of acceptance of different solutions, and as such can contribute to improving the quality and depths of a coaching relationship.

In this interactive workshop you will learn how to detect and handle the ethical aspects of a given situation. Judit will show you a simple decision-making model that can help you gain a deeper understanding of your case and support you to find your best response. You will have the opportunity to work on real-life coaching situations and start to apply this model in your thought process immediately. During the discussions you might discover that integrating different perspectives in your final decision improves the quality of your decisions and moves your position from “avoiding harm” toward the “doing good/better” edge.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase awareness and sensitivity regarding ethical aspect of a coaching process.
  • Get familiar with a handy tool how to consider a situation from different perspectives in order to make a better decision.
  • Experience different decision-making attitudes.
  • Practice how to work with ethical dilemmas in real life cases.

Judit Chrenóczy-Nagy ACCAbout Judit Chrenóczy-Nagy

Judit has been working as business and executive coach since 2009, she is a subject-matter expert and leads courses in Business Ethics at Corvinus University, Budapest.

Judit is a practicing professional in this field as she works as advisor in business ethics and compliance for multinational companies. Her research area is ethical decision-making and corporate governance in her PhD studies at Faculty of Law in Pécs.

She has 20+ years’ experience in marketing management at Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest healthcare companies. She was the President of the ICF Hungary Chapter in 2016 and 2017.