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Foreword: Where does ethical coaching start?


This book is about ethics in coaching. The title of the handbook implies that it will provide a guide to resolving in a right way complex ethical issues that are abundant in the multiple situations that arise in our work – easier said than done! Although there are ethical codes in all professions, they are not precise for a good reason and do not offer ready-made answers every time we face a dilemma or ethical concern. Furthermore, what is ‘right and wrong’ or ‘good and bad’, even in principle, are notoriously amongst the most difficult questions in philosophy. This means that to hope for clear and simple answers in applied practices is more than optimistic.

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Bachkirova, Tatiana

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School


Year of publication: 2023
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-09-02

This is the accepted manuscript of the Foreword to The ethical coaches’ handbook, published by Routledge on 4 April 2023. Staff and students of Oxford Brookes may access this file from this date. Please email to access the file.

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This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of Foreword: Where does ethical coaching start? (p. [xxxvi]-xliii).
This RADAR resource is Part of The ethical coaches’ handbook: A guide to developing ethical maturity in practice [ISBN: 9781032230603] / edited By Wendy-Ann Smith, Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner, Yi-Ling Lai, David Clutterbuck (Routledge, 2023).


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