No matter what your specialism, as a coach there are some basics that apply, such as coaching ethics and contracting, the importance of professional bodies, training, accreditation, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and supervision.
This chapter is a summary of these in the context of career transition coaching.
Coaching ethics and good practice
These are hot topics these days; all of the professional coaching bodies have their own statements of ethics and conduct which you are expected to follow as a member. You can read these online on the organization's website. In addition the ICF, for instance, run regular teleclasses on the subject of ethics to help you develop your practice. In most cases ...