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Date(s) - 02/05/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Welcome to Session 3 in our six-part series, ‘Conversations on Ethics in our Profession’.

If you have participated in Session 1 and/or 2, we’d love to have you join us again – if this is the first session for you, Welcome! We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Please check the Note at the end of this invitation for info on obtaining the recording for Session 1.

ICF CCEUs: 1 Core Competency


The purpose of the series is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. The experience will be facilitated through exposure to the theoretical framework of ethical maturity, and the learning will emerge from coaches’ participation in rich, stimulating, and respectful conversations in each of the webinars.

This series is designed to be accessible to a range of coaches, credentials, and experience levels. Please consider participating in as many webinars as work for your schedule!

Session 3 Overview
In Session 3 we will use two case studies for learning purposes. We ask participants to come prepared to have a conversation about the case studies and to share your views with the whole group. We encourage you to have a copy of the ICF Code of Ethics handy for the call.

Scenario 1
You are a coach living in Victoria and have been coaching the JJ, CEO of a company in Calgary, for four years. In the past year, JJ (CEO) asked you to also coach Client RW, a direct report. Client RW is now leaving the organization at the end of October.

On October 19, you will be in Calgary to coach the CEO and the Executive Team. Client RW has reached out and asked for you to have dinner on October 18 and disclosed that he is planning to leave the organization. He said he hasn’t yet told the CEO as he’s waiting for the right time’. You have agreed and now, as the time gets closer, you are getting a funny feeling in the pit of your stomach around having dinner with Client RW. Make any assumptions you want if it is not covered in the scenario paragraph.

What are the issues that might be causing that feeling in the pit of your stomach?
What parts of the Code of Ethics might be relevant?
What would you do?

Scenario 2
As a successful leadership coach, you are about to employ a virtual assistant, a bookkeeper, an accountant and a web designer. What are some things that you need to think through regarding Setting the Foundation…what needs to be in your contract?

What are the issues that might be at play?
What parts of the Code of Ethics might be relevant?
How might “Setting the Foundation” be relevant?
What would you do?

Things to Know

  • Note: The first session is the foundation for the series. Attendance at or listening to the recording is a pre-requisite for full participation in subsequent sessions.
    Upon registration you will be sent a link to the recording; if you were unable to participate in the first session, we kindly ask that you make sure you have listened to it before this session.
  • Please be prompt as the room will be locked after five minutes, there will not be a recording, and only live participants will receive CCE units.
  • Each webinar is assigned 1 Core CCEU for credential renewal purposes if you attend the live webinar.
  • Any questions? Please feel free to reach out to us: Janet Sheppard, Mary Prefontaine, or Lily Seto if you have any questions about what will happen during the webinar.


Individual Eventbrite invitations will be posted for the following dates/times:

Session 4: July 9, 2019, 9:00-10:00 am Pacific Time (changed)

Session 5: September 9, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific Time

Session 6: November 12, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm Pacific Time

Your facilitators for this engaging & informative series are:

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, Certified Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision, is Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter. Her practice includes individual and group coaching, mentor coaching and coaching supervision, and facilitation. She is a member of the Global Independent Review Board (IRB investigates global complaints against coaches) and often explores ethics with her coaching supervision clients. She also teaches Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching as an Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University in the Advance Coaching Certificate Program. Connect with Lily

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC, Co-Founder of Brew + Past Events Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Mary specializes in leader development of individuals + teams. She is a trained associate of the Ethical Lens Inventory and encourages her clients + fellow coaches to stay alert to the conscious and unconscious biases we each hold when it comes to ethical dilemmas we face in our lives.

Dr. Janet Sheppard, CEC, ACC, Past Director of Community Relations, Mid/Up Island for the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Janet comes to her practice in coaching from a thirty year career in counselling. After retiring, Janet turned to coaching as a way to continue her passion for lifelong learning, while contributing to the learning, growth and change of her clients.  Website: