The Cadence Space.
An ethical coaching space of acceptance, recognition and optimism.
Coaching is about supporting the client to create change and, as explained in detail in my own research, acceptance and recognition within a coaching relationship are key in the development of the self-confidence required for action (the inevitable precursor to any change).
As such, the Cadence Space is designed so that all clients can step into a room in which they feel fully accepted and recognised for who they are, and for the successes and failures that make up their lives.
The coaching space must also be one of optimism – it must be a hopeful place for change to occur. That’s not to say challenges will be airbrushed, or rose tinted glasses worn. But it must also be an environment in which the idea of a better future can live and breathe.
And finally, the space must have coaching ethics at its heart. A Cadence Coach adheres in full to the ICF’s Code of Ethics, with a particular focus on two elements that underpin ethical coaching: privacy, and the strict avoidance of conflicts of interest. All client personal data (including the content of coaching sessions) is processed in full compliance with GDPR and published privacy policies and a Cadence Coach avoids dual roles that undermine the objectivity of the coaching practice.
These four principles of the Cadence Space make the challenging conversations that will unfurl both safe and productive.