First of Its Kind Ethics Book for Christian Coaches

The “Bible” of Christian Coaching Ethics is now available.

Clark, CO, November 18, 2016 --( Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches is the first book dedicated exclusively to dilemmas and predicaments unique to those who want to coach according to biblical principles. This 246-page hardcover book is written by coaching industry ethics expert, Dr. Michael J. Marx. This one-stop guide to coaching ethics is a thought provoking and easy to read. It addresses not only the issues and concerns of Christian coaches, but all those who endeavor to help clients move forward and gain new ground. As a Christian and as a coach you want your clients to be excited and enthusiastic about coaching. Making an ethical mistake is easy. Preventing such mistakes is even easier.

The major messages included in this book are as follows:
· Establishing trust
· Forming right relationships
· Doing what is best for the client

Teri-E Belf, Author of Coaching with Spirit says this:
“Many would not call me Christian, I don’t even call myself one, and yet I embraced the messages and wisdom Michael shares, and in my opinion, he goes way beyond religion into the core of who you are. He has woven together my favorite reading playgrounds: religion, neuro-science, philosophy, psychology, health, biology, through puns and metaphors, refreshingly new quotes, engaging stories, professional journal and book references, coaches’ experiences and religious passages… and humor.”

Excerpt: Page 6.
“Respect: Ultimately, ethics comes down to one central practice: respect. You respect the other person’s rights. You respect the other person’s property. You respect the other person’s ability to make correct choices. (That last one is a toughie, isn’t it?) Therefore, you respect the client’s right to make decisions that you might not make for yourself. You respect the client’s right to fail. You honor your agreement to not lead or direct the client. You ask questions that have the client’s best interests at heart with every business, marketing, and financial decision you make.”

Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches is available for purchase on Amazon ( and being used as part of the curriculum at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI) where Dr. Marx teaches.

Michael J. Marx, EdD (Regent University) is Founder and Life Coach at Blazing New Trails Coaching. He has been embedded in the propagation of ethical coaching for many years. Michael leads the Global Ethics Community of Practice for the International Coach Federation and serves on their Independent Review Board. He also serves as the president of its Christian Coaches Network International where he leads efforts to instill moral integrity among the members. Learn more about Dr. Marx and Blazing New Trails Coaching at
Blazing New Trails Coaching
Michael J. Marx
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