Nine ethical guidelines for narrative coaches. As part of our due diligence as professionals, it is incumbent upon coaches to be aware of our own unconscious biases and preferences that shape
what we see and do with people and the stories they share with us. What are the acceptable shapes of a life we find ourselves promoting based on our training, professional/business pressures and aesthetic preferences? What our preferred formulation patterns and how do they keep us from more courageously and cleanly meeting others and their stories? In closing, I would offer the following nine ethical considerations in working with peoples’ stories; they serve as the bedrock of a narrative approach to coaching:
Dr David Drake is the founder of the field of Narrative Coaching.