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Are you at risk? Do you know the differences between ethics, legality, and morality in Christian coaching? If not, this is an important podcast you need to hear if you want to protect yourself and your business against the risks associated with owning your own coaching practice.

You’ll receive the answers to these questions and more:

  • Why is it important for professional Christian coaches to be aware of potential ethical issues and liability risk matters?
  • What are the most important applications of ethical practice and liability risk management guidelines?
  • How do trends and issues affect the future of coaching?

About Michael Marx

Michael J. Marx, MBA, EdD, PCC is a Professional Certified Coach specializing in business coaching and corporate consultation. A gifted teacher, Michael holds a BA from Oral Roberts University, an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and an EdD in Adult Education from Regent University. His passion is adult learning and he serves on the faculties of Concordia University Wisconsin (teaching MBA International Business, and MBA International Finance), and the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (teaching Coaching Skills Mastery, and Ethics & Risk Management).

Irrepressibly adventurous, Michael and his wife Joy lived and worked in Europe for over two decades. More recently, they traveled the U.S. and Canada in an RV, operating their location-neutral businesses and coaching/teaching via internet video. A patch of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado is now called home. Their German golden retriever, DzAngel,dz writes a blog (in two languages!) about her familyǯs adventures at

A strong advocate for professionalism in Christian coaching, Michael has served on the International Coach Federation Global Ethics & Standards committee and on the Ethics subcommittee for educating coaches on ethical practices. He currently serves as the leader of the ICF Global Community of Practice on Ethics. Additionally, he is the president of Christian Coaches Network International.

Michael is a sought-after subject matter expert. He often speaks and conducts workshops on trust building, coaching relationships, ethics, evidenced-based coaching, and one-to-one (dyadic) learning. His hobbies include skiing and dog sledding. But his greatest joy comes from mentoring. Learn more about Michael at

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