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November ICF-CF Meeting (Tampa): Dr. Patrick Williams "The Ethics of Coaching - Staying Out of Hot Water"

  • 17 Nov 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Centre Club Westshore, 123 S. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609


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The Ethics of Coaching - Staying Out of Hot Water

November 17 (Tampa) 

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Williams

"The Ethics of Coaching - Staying Out of Hot Water"

Being ethical and being lawful are not always the same thing and sometimes we don't know we may be in "hot water” until it might be too late.  Dr. Pat will offer some distinctions for ethical behaviors in the practice of coaching, ways to avoid "sticky situations” and what to do, the importance of critical thinking, having a self reflective standard, and a professional network to mastermind potential ethical situations.  Dr. Pat will present some typical and common cases for us to discuss in small groups and lead a Q&A about the What, the Why, the Why Not, and the How of ethical business practices.

Learning objectives

1.  Learn a historical perspective of ethics in business and professional standards

2.  Learn critical skills for critical thinking if a situation seems questionable

3.  The four C’s for staying out of ethical "hot water"

4.  Learn the six R’s of ethical practice

About our Presenter:

Dr. Patrick Williams, Ed. D., MCC

One of the early pioneers of coaching, Pat is often called the ambassador of life coaching.  Pat has been a licensed psychologist since 1980 and began executive coaching in 1990 with Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kodak and other companies along the front range of Colorado. 

Most recently Pat has focused his coaching on private corporations and Federal government entities going through transitions and adaptive leadership challenges in the non profit community.

Current projects have included teaching coaching to dozens of federal prisoners, speaking at their graduation ceremonies and currently working on a documentary film about the power of the coach approach for those in prison and for re-entry success back into society.

And he is a newly certified (2015) trainer for Points of You ™ an international training company with tools for inspiration and creative communication.

Pat has authored multiple articles and has co-authored the following books:

Most recently he is a contributor to The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (Chapter 1, 2008)

Pat continues to coach, train, speak, and lead in the ever evolving field of professional, life, and wellness coaching.

His new book, for a more general public is now out.   Getting Naked: Emotional Transparency with the Right Person at the Right Time, in the Right Place.

 (see www.DrPatWilliams.com)

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