I’m an external coach working with several executives at the same (client) company. One of them has just told me that she will likely resign in the next few weeks with very little notice—and that she wants me to keep her departure a secret. She’s mad. If she leaves, I believe it could be a blow to the company, so I feel stuck: Do I share the information (and risk losing the trust of my coachee)? or do I keep the secret and risk losing the trust, and potentially fostering damage to others in the company?
Ethical, yet Pragmatic