Code of Ethics and Conduct

Professional Coaches have a fiduciary obligation to act in the best interest of clients at all times.

  1. To act ethically and with the benefit of my client in mind when working as a coach

  2. To make truthful and honest statements to my clients and in all marketing materials. To not offer services or outcomes which I cannot provide.

  3. To maintain a professional relationship with my clients at all times and to not allow that relationship to cross into inappropriate territory.

  4. To avoid inappropriate sexual or romantic relationships with clients. 

  5. To resolve conflicts of interest when working with clients. Discuss conflicts of interest openly. And remove myself from the coaching relationship if these conflicts of interest cannot be resolved.

  6. Recognize any personal issues I may have that is affecting your work.

  7. Take measures to protect and serve my clients by taking breaks from providing coaching or referring clients to other coaches if I am incapacitated due to personal issues.

  8. I will explain the nature of coaching to clients and what they can expect in their sessions with me.

  9. Respect my client’s right to terminate coaching with me.

  10. Have a clear coaching agreement prior to the initiation of sessions

  11. Encourage clients to take responsibility for their actions and choices.

  12. Respect the strictest confidentiality of my clients which means I do not release or share any information related to my clients unless required by law.  The only reasons to violate confidentiality are if my client is going to harm themselves or other people and I fear for someone’s health and wellbeing.

  13. Continue to develop my professional skills.

  14. Ensure that I am providing coaching of the highest caliber and effectiveness. 

Aromatherapists and Holistic Practitioners have a fiduciary obligation to act in the best interest of clients at all times.

  1. To conduct myself in a professional and ethical manner, respecting the law at all times.

  2. To visibly display a copy of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Code of Ethics, Canadian Yoga Alliance Code of Ethics for the benefit of employees and the public. 

  3. To comply with the AIA and CYA Code of Conduct. 

  4. To represent my education and qualifications honestly in advertising and practice and acknowledge the limitations of my skills, as indicated.

  5. To recognize that the public has the right to share in decisions pertaining to their healthcare. I shall educate and guide clients toward this goal and actively encourage them to take responsibility for their care and well-being.

  6. To refrain from guaranteeing a specific wellness outcome, acknowledging that aromatic extracts support self-healing and that holistic health outcomes are influenced by many factors.

  7. To refuse primary responsibility for health care for any client, unless I am licensed or otherwise authorized to provide primary health care.

  8. To provide services within the scope and the limits of my training and to refer to appropriate qualified professionals as indicated.

  9. To maintain professional confidentiality except when failure to take action could constitute a danger to others.

  10. To avoid discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, creed, religion, gender, age, and national origin.

  11. To appreciate the importance of thoroughness in the performance of duty, compassion with clients, and the significance of the tasks I perform.

  12. To provide the highest quality of aromatherapy products available.

  13. To provide a safe space and sanctuary for my clients while practicing full confidentiality. 

  14. To record and maintain excellent client records and update health care changes and medications.