As a licensed therapist who is also coaches, I adhere to the letter of our licensure in regard to confidentiality with our coaching clients. I will only release information about our work to others with your written permission, or if I am required to do so by a court order.
There are some situations in which I am legally obligated to breach your confidentiality in order to protect others from harm, including (1) if I have information that indicates that a child or elderly or disabled person is being abused, we must report that to the appropriate state agency and (2) if a client is an imminent risk to him/herself or makes threats of imminent violence against another person, I am required to take protective actions. These situations rarely occur in coaching practices, but if such a situation does occur, I will make every effort to discuss it with you before taking any action.
Although, during the course of our coaching, we may discuss your future plans, business affairs, customer lists, financial information, job information, goals, personal information, and other private information, as a coach I will not voluntarily communicate the client's information to a third party.