What Sober Coaches And Trainers Are Saying...
"As a grey area drinking sobriety coach I was getting more and more people coming to me distraught and upset after receiving a poor coaching experience and this is why I feel so proud to be part of the Sober Code. It’s clear that people feel extremely vulnerable when they need help with their drinking, and the Sober Code offers a free safe space to find the valuable resources so they can be treated with the kindness, respect and dignity that they deserve." Soberdave
"Sober Code is a huge move forward within the alcohol-free space. By committing to the Sober Code, we are recognising that our primary duty of care is to our clients and that we will ensure that their health and well-being is at the centre of all coaching that we provide."
Jenny Downs, Cooperative-Coaching
"The Sober Code initiative is a giant step towards ensuring a coachee’s well-being and dignity are central to any alcohol-free coaching they receive. It’s a great way for coachees to feel assured that the coach is adhering to the highest coaching industry standards. I believe Sober Code will pave the way to help protect vulnerable drinkers looking to change their relationship with alcohol. The code will give peace of mind to coachees who deserve the best from an alcohol-free / sober coach."
Nigel Jones, Accredited Life & Sober Coach, Founder of 9KM BY 9AM and Author of Walking Back To Happiness: The Secret To Alcohol-free Living & Well-Being
"Ros Dodd Sobriety Coaching welcomes Sober Code. Given the nature of alcohol addiction it is essential the coaching industry recognises its limitations for the safety of those seeking help. We foster respect and understanding with our clients. Should a prospective or other client who has alcohol dependency seek our services, we always direct them to their GP so that they can receive appropriate support."
Ros Dodd Sobriety Coaching
"Having professional standards and Codes of Ethics is vital in the area of Sobriety Coaching as it is in any area of Coaching or Therapy to protect the client & coach relationship and ensure the psychological safety of the client. Having robust training and abiding by those standards and governing bodies is something that should be a given in a coaching professional but is not always the case. Always check that your coach has training and accreditation and insurance and feel free to ask for the Code of Ethics if these are not displayed on their website. Coaches are professionally trained to a high standard, are not just influencers or people with lived experience. You can ask for references and do shop around in discovery calls for someone who feels like a good match and is well trained. I well trained and ethical coach will be delighted to provide all of these things. I am so pleased that Sober Code is working to raise awareness of this and to establish common guidelines and agreed codes of conduct amongst professionals working in the largely unregulated space of alcohol use disorder and coaching."
Kate Baily, ICF Accredited Coach & Author
"As the founder of The Sober Club and the associated Sober Coach Training programme, I wholeheartedly endorse Sober Code. It's a beacon of support and guidance, offering a unique framework that can revolutionize the world of (unregulated) sober coaching by ensuring that practitioners adhere to a set of principles. It offers a solid foundation in understanding the complexities of alcohol dependence, and I love the emphasis on compassion, empathy, and being non-judgmental, while still creating a safe and supportive environment for clients. Sober Code encourages coaches to act as trusted guides, signposting clients to the services that will best support their recovery. Ultimately what we all want for our clients, is hope, self-belief, and the tools necessary to embrace a life they don't want to escape from. Sober Code and its commitment to fostering compassionate and effective sober coaching, elevates the standards of professional practice, so that together we can help to significantly improve lives."
Janey Lee Grace, The Sober Club Accredited Coach Training