There has been quite a lot of publicity recently about standards and I believe that it is essential that every ADI has their standards written down. Whilst that might involve signing up to the DVSA Code of Conduct, it is also important that we have a set of ethics and standards that are not taken for granted, especially as we are establishing coaching relationships with our customers.
When your client meets you for the first time be sure to discuss with them topics, such as
Coaching helps you to establish a good working relationship with your client and gives you the ability to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Because you have taken the time to be clear about your own standards before starting a course of lessons you will create an ongoing atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
I have taken the tips below from the 'International Coaching Federation' because they are generic in all coaching relationships.
A good coach establishes trust and Intimacy with the Client and has the ability to create a safe, supportive environment that produces ongoing mutual respect and trust. A coach: