Confidentiality for Coaching in the age of Facebook

Confidentiality for Coaching in the age of Facebook

I am wanting to start a conversation about confidentiality….

With the emerging social networking sites such as Facebook and other internet programs which allow so much access to overlapping personal and professional lives.

Facebook for one has recently made me keenly aware of exactly how little control over information we have. I have started having conversations about respecting confidentiality yet also possibly making clients aware that even being a client might not be confidential if they link to you on facebook or some other social networking site.

Is there a new conversation we need to having with clients? Should we work toward setting a new standard for our profession and have it in our contracts that clients sign?

I would love to hear from other coaches about this issue.

Thanks for your thoughts… conversation and debate.