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Are Coaches Crossing the Line? An Exploration of Roles, Borders & Boundaries (Carley Sime & Yannick Jacob at the 3rd AICTP Conference for Integrative Coach-Therapy Practice 2019)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the years I’ve heard hundreds of people ask: “Are coaches crossing the line?” Students try to figure out how far they can take this coaching thing and clients want to delve deeper and deeper into their personal growth and development, often beyond traditional boundaries of coaching. But maybe before we ask whether coaches are crossing a line, we first need to ask what the line is; how do coaches identify it, work with it and navigate it in their day to day practice? Join us as Carley Sime and I share with you our research and other important questions. We will explore findings which consist of previously undocumented ways in which Master Certified Coaches of the International Coaching Federation (ICF MCCs) perceive and define the boundaries and borders of their work and discuss the ethical implications this may have on training and practice as well as what it means for the future of integration.

This was presented at the 3rd annual AICTP Conference for Integrative Coach-Therapy Practice, London, UK, 9th February 2019. In this talk we present our research, which was published in the International Coaching Psychology Review 13(2), 2018. This grounded theory research explored International Coaching Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coaches’ perception of their role as a coach, when and how they switched roles and how they experienced and understood borders and boundaries to coaching practice.

If you’re interested in integration or perhaps are already practicing it, we urge to seek regular supervision (if you’re not already engaging in the process). I offer 1:1 and group supervision via and would be happy to discuss how we can make this work for you during a free consultation.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Yannick Jacob

As a coach, mediator, coach trainer & supervisor and as a creative, critical thinker who’s determined to introduce effective programmes to schools, companies and individuals, Yannick helps his clients explore their world, build a strong foundation of who they are and as a result grow, resolve conflicts and embrace life’s challenges.