Code of Conduct and Ethics
following is the ‘mBIT Code of Conduct and Ethics’ that all mBIT Certified
Coaches agree to adhere to:
- To always conduct themselves to
the highest levels of ethics, integrity, accountability and responsibility.
- To not offer guidance, advice
or council in any specialized area in which mBIT Coaches are not qualified or
licensed to do so, for example, mBIT Coaches do NOT provide medical,
psychological, legal or financial advice (unless they are separately certified
or licensed by the appropriate professional body to do so).
- To treat all clients and
potential clients with dignity, confidentiality and respect.
- To take all reasonable steps to
notify the appropriate authorities in the event a client discloses an intention
to endanger self or others.
- To maintain the good reputation
of the mBIT Coaching profession, the field of mBIT and mBIT International Pty
- To always accurately represent
their levels of qualifications, expertise, title, competence and experience in
order not to mislead, misrepresent or defraud.
- To not knowingly mislead or
make false claims about what clients will receive from the coaching process.
- To clearly state up-front to all
clients and potential clients, the terms of any commercial agreements and
arrangements including the expectations of both parties.
- To honor all agreements or
contracts with clients.
- To disclose any anticipated
compensation from third parties that may be received for referrals of clients.
- To obtain written permission
from any client or potential client before releasing their names as referees.
- To strictly respect the rights
of clients' confidentiality except as expressly permitted by the client or
potential client in writing or as required by law.
- To recommend other coaches,
appropriate professionals or resources when these are more appropriate to the
- To avoid all conflicts of
interests and give notice of such potential conflicts to clients before they
arise or as soon as is practically possible.
- To not become sexually or
romantically intimate with any current clients.
- To maintain, store, and dispose
of any client records in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security, and
privacy, and complies with all applicable laws and agreements.
- To respect all copyrights,
agreements, work, intellectual property, trademarks and comply with all laws
covering such areas.
- To avoid coaching minors
(people under the age of 18) without the express written consent of their parent,
guardian or teacher as appropriate.
- To comply with all laws and
by-laws of the Country of residence and, if coaching clients based abroad, also
comply with the laws of the clients' country.
- To ensure that all
advertisements and promotional materials, whether verbal or written, are legal,
decent, truthful, honest and in compliance with the requirements of the
Advertising Standards Authority in the country of use.
- To make a copy of this Code
freely available to clients if they request it.
NOTE: If an mBIT
Coach breaches this mBIT Code of Ethics, it is understood that mBIT
International Pty Ltd or its Agents reserves the right at their sole discretion
to withdraw or cancel the mBIT Coach Certification from the Coach, who will
then NOT be licensed to practice mBIT Coaching.
Download a copy of the mBIT Code of Conduct and Ethics in PDF form below: