Ethics in Coaching with Co-Active Training Institute

  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Zoom


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Ethics in Coaching with Co-Active Training Institute

presented by Hope Langner, Kristen Bentley, Charles Sue-Wah-Sing, Gail Barker

in partnership with ICF-Connecticut

Join us for this "giant think tank", discussing and delving deep into the whole arena of ethics in coaching as it relates to the current version of the ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies, updated in 2021. We will introduce important definitions and distinctions that influence one's perspective around ethics.

As coaches, we shape the profession of coaching. How we conduct ourselves impacts how the public perceives the coaching industry. Through our experiential time together, using case studies and examples, we will equip you with tools to explore ethical concerns, including those that lack clear-cut answers. Our aim is that you come away from this program empowered to courageously find your way forward with curiosity and ethical integrity.

ICF CCEUs: Core Competency | 2.0

Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Establish an individual and personal sense of professional ethical conduct.
  • Make distinctions between morals, values, and ethics and why that is professionally important in coaching.
  • Name key factors (the warning flags) and distinctions in the identification of potential professional ethical issues and how they impact the field of coaching and the public at large.


8:00 am - Welcome

8:10 am - 9:40 am: Interactive Presentation & Breakouts

9:40 am - 10:00 am: Q & A

Facilitators are members of CTI faculty:

Hope Langer, CPCC, M.S., MCC

Kristen Bentley, CPCC, CPDC, OD, PCC

Charles Sue-Wah-Sing, CPCC, PCC & IPF

Gail Barker, B.A., PCC, CPCC

Hope Langner (she/her), Director of Faculty for the Co-Active Training Institute, is a seasoned trainer, designer and ICF Master Certified Coach who works with people worldwide. Known for her heart, calm presence, and laser-sharp clarity, Hope believes that inner alignment is the path to personal, organizational, and cultural change.  

Those drawn to work with Hope have a hunger to grow and to learn more about themselves and the systems they are part of.  In addition to coaching and offering experiential training to individuals and groups, Hope designs and leads workshops and retreats for individuals, groups, and organizations.  She offers customized workshop and program design to business leaders and professionals who want to develop and enhance their leadership strengths and skills.

Through her work as a founding partner of BeautyWay Learning, Hope offers retreats and teleclasses focused on reconnecting to self, other and the natural world in these chaotic times.

The mother of two grown daughters, a lifelong learner, avid traveler, and aspiring gardener, Hope lives with her husband and their 11-year-old puppy in upstate New York. 

Kristen Bentley (she/her) is a gentle Coach and Leader with tenacity and compassionate insight. She creates energizing conversation to push the limits of what people and organizations think they know. She is particularly passionate about working with diverse visionary leaders at the intersection of personal development and systemic, social change. She uses an integrative, humanistic, trauma informed approach in her work.

Previous to her coaching career, Kristen was a business owner/Optometrist. She went into healthcare with a heart for relationship, health and wellbeing and after feeling burned out and disconnected from her original intentions she shifted her focus. Her work now impacts people in many different industries including healthcare, IT, retail, education, finance, pharma, athletics and non-profit. Her clients come from a range of identities, countries, cultures, histories and choices around how they want to live their life. What they do have in common is that they are likely high achievers that work hard and care hard and have a desire to live into to a new story together, where the wellbeing of one is linked to the wellbeing of all (people, species and planet.)

She is a proud mother of 3 adult men and one little furry companion. Kristen is Canadian and in 2020, she moved to Costa Rica for greater connection to land, nature, adventure, surf, Spanish, simplicity, vitality and wellbeing.

Charles Sue-Wah-Sing has been an executive and whole life coach for the last 10 years. Prior to that Charles spent over 26 years as a digital design consultant developing solutions for organizations in finance, pharma, automotive, retail, media, travel and more. Charles is a certified coach and faculty member with the Co-Active Training Institute. He holds a PCC with the International Coaches Federation. He's also versed in Imago relationship therapy, emotional intelligence, positive intelligence, and conscious leadership. His work includes executives, entrepreneurs, creatives, entertainers, athletic coaches, teams, and couples. Charles also has spoken on anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion to a variety of organizations.

For over 20 years, Gail Barker has been coaching clients to discover and create their own, meaningful experiences of success. At the heart of this work, Gail’s focus is supporting leaders and aspiring leaders to build strong, respectful, inclusive teams in which honesty, vulnerability and bravery are valued and honored. She is committed to finding paths of ease even amid extreme challenge. Gail regularly leads experiential workshops on topics related to reducing workplace stress, developing clear communication channels, and understanding issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Gail is the founder and president of Stellar Coaching & Consulting (founded in 2003), and a Front of Room Leader for the Co-Active Training Institute, training coaches, consultants and others in the Co-Active coaching model. She is also a part-time Senior Program Lead on the Faculty Development Team at CTI.

Gail is the author of What Matters Now: Lessons on Living with Ease (published 2015), and former host of the radio show Your Life, Your Way which aired on 106.9, The X for 10 years.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Leadership Circle Profile Facilitator - 2023
  • Organization and Relationship Systems Fundamentals -- CRR Global - 2021
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - International Coaching Federation -- since 2019
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – Co-Active Training Institute - 2004
  • BA (Psychology) – University of Western Ontario (UWO) - 1992

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