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The Renata Porter, Ltd. Coaching Code of Ethics is designed to provide appropriate guidelines, accountability and standards of conduct.


  • Coaching: Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize their personal and professional potential. 

  • Coach: A coach that works for Renata Porter, Ltd. and agrees to and pledges accountability to the Coaching Code of Ethics. 

  • Professional Coaching Relationship: A professional coaching relationship exists when coaching includes an agreement (including contracts) that defines the responsibilities of each party. 

  • Client: The "Client/Coachee" is the person(s) or company being coached 

  • Sponsor: The "sponsor" is the entity (including its representatives) paying for and/or arranging for coaching services to be provided. In all cases, coaching engagement agreements should clearly establish the rights, roles and responsibilities for both the client and sponsor if the client and the sponsor are different people.


Code of Ethics

Section 1: Professional Conduct at Large

As a coach, I: 

  1. Communicate and create awareness in others, including organizations, employees, coaches and others, who might need to be informed of the responsibilities established by this Code

  2. Refrain from unlawful discrimination in occupational activities, including age, race, gender orientation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability

  3. Make verbal and written statements that are true and accurate about what I offer as a coach and the coaching profession

  4. Recognize and honor the efforts and contributions of others and only claim ownership of my own material. I understand that violating this standard may leave me subject to legal remedy by a third party

  5. Strive at all times to recognize my personal issues that may impair, conflict with or interfere with my coaching performance or my professional coaching relationships. I will promptly seek the relevant professional assistance and determine the action to be taken, including whether it is appropriate to suspend or terminate my coaching relationships whenever the facts and circumstances necessitate

  6. Recognize that the Code of Ethics applies to  my relationship with coaching clients, coachees and companies

  7. Conduct and report research with competence,  honesty and within recognized standards and applicable subject guidelines. My research will be carried out with necessary consent and approval of those involved, and with an approach that will protect participants from any potential harm. All research efforts will be performed in a manner that complies with all the applicable laws of the country in which the research is conducted

  8. Maintain, store and dispose of any records, including electronic files and communications, created during my coaching engagements in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security and privacy and complies with any applicable laws and agreements


Section 2: Conflicts of Interest


As a coach, I: 

  1. Seek to conscious of any conflict or potential conflict of interest, openly disclose any such conflict and offer to remove myself when a conflict arises

  2. Clarify roles for internal coaches, set boundaries and review with stakeholders conflicts of interest that may emerge between coaching and other role functions

  3. Disclose to my client and the sponsor(s) all anticipated compensation from third parties that I may receive for referrals of clients or pay to receive clients

  4. Honor an equitable coach/client relationship, regardless of the form of compensation


Section 3: Professional Conduct with Clients


As a coach, I:

  1. Ethically speak what I know to be true to clients, prospective clients or sponsors about the potential value of the coaching process or of me as a coach

  2. Carefully explain and strive to ensure that, prior to or at the initial meeting, my coaching client and sponsors understand the nature of coaching, the nature and limits of confidentiality, financial arrangements, and any other terms of the coaching agreement

  3. Have a clear coaching service agreement with my clients and sponsors before beginning the coaching relationship and honor this agreement. The agreement shall include the roles, responsibilities and rights of all parties involved. 

  4. Hold responsibility for being aware of and setting clear, appropriate and culturally sensitive boundaries that govern interactions, physical or otherwise, I may have with my clients or sponsors

  5. Avoid any sexual or romantic relationship with current clients or sponsors. Further, I will be alert to the possibility of any potential sexual intimacy among the parties including my support staff and/or assistant and will take the appropriate action to address the issue or cancel the engagement in order to provide a safe environment for all

  6. Respect the client's right to terminate the coaching relationship at any point during the process, subject to the provisions of the agreement. I shall remain alert to indications that there is a shift in the value received from the coaching relationship

  7. Encourage the client or sponsor to make a change if I believe the client or sponsor would be better served by another coach or by another resource and suggest my client seek the services of other professionals when deemed necessary or appropriate


Section 4: Confidentiality/Privacy


As a coach, I:

  1. Maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality with all client and sponsor information unless release is required by law

  2. Have a clear agreement about how coaching information will be exchanged among coach, client and sponsor

  3. Have a clear agreement when acting as a coach with both client and sponsor about the conditions under which confidentiality may not be maintained (e.g., illegal activity, pursuant to valid court order or subpoena; imminent or likely risk of danger to self or to others; etc) and make sure both client and sponsor voluntarily and knowingly agree in writing to that limit of confidentiality. Where I reasonably believe that because on of the above circumstances is applicable, I may need to inform appropriate authorities

— Katy Wilson, President

Tide Swimming

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Before working on site with our staff leadership, she spent abundant amounts of time understanding who we were and zeroing in on how to best shape the workshop to meet our organization's needs.


The workshop itself and the output generated gave our organization a firm foundation to operate consciously - vision, values, behaviors, efficiency - and take care of our staff professionally. These three things will enable our organization to better serve our members. 


Renata is a workhorse with a calm and firm presence to facilitate occasionally tenuous conversations.  I recommend Renata without reservations

— Lahari Neelapareddy, CEO

LN Accounting

"We were primed for our next stage of growth and I knew we needed additional structure as well as a thorough plan to take on new clients and staff.


In just a short amount of time, Renata made a remarkable difference in LN Accounting. She is able to understand what we needed as an organization and was able to provide her expertise to help us with our growth. Her approach is professional, open and completely geared towards my company.


When she says she doesn’t deal in fluff or theory, she means it. Everything she put forward, including her guidance, was always in my best interest. You will see improvements in efficiencies and processes in your business within days of Renata working with you. There’s nothing cookie-cutter about her or her work. I would highly recommend Renata."



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