Pledge of Ethics

As a professional coach, I acknowledge and honor my ethical obligations to clients and colleagues alike. I pledge to conduct myself responsibly and with the highest degree of integrity and accountability. I strive to be of maximum service to clients and colleagues and avoid any action that might bring harm to them or to coaching as a profession. As a creative life coach, I honor YOU, the client, as the expert in your own life and believe that everyone is creative, resourceful, and whole. My main responsibility, then, is to:

• Discover, Clarify, & Provide Direction According To The Client’s Wishes

• Encourage Self-Discovery To Clarify Client’s Purpose & Direction

• Assist Client In Generating His Or Her Own Solutions & Strategies

• Hold The Client Accountable For Change Without Ever Condemning


Standards of Conduct

As a professional Coach, I, Kelly Pratt, observe the following Standards of Conduct.

  1. I conduct myself in a manner that reflects positively on coaching as a profession, and I refrain from doing anything that might harm the integrity of my position.

  2. I accurately identify my competence and do not overstate my qualifications, expertise, or experience.

  3. At the beginning of each relationship, I make sure that clients clearly understand the terms of our coaching agreement.

  4. I do not claim or imply outcomes that I cannot guarantee.

  5. I respect the client’s privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. I do not share information unless authorized by client or required by law.

  6. I obtain permission from clients before releasing their names as references.

  7. I recognize when a client is no longer benefiting from our relationship and might be better served elsewhere. At that time, I recommend the change.

  8. I disclose to my client any compensation that I receive from third parties for referrals, etc.

  9. I honor all Terms of Agreement to the letter.

  10. I do not give clients information or advice that is confidential, misleading, or outside the scope of my expertise.

  11. I respect copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property rights, and I comply with all applicable laws.

  12. I coach in a manner compatible with the Definition of Coaching and Pledge of Ethics.