EBC Code of Honor

As a member, I will

  1. Engage in building relationship with other members
  2. Listen to others and seek to understand
  3. Seek and welcome differing points of view
  4. Honor differing belief systems and backgrounds
  5. Welcome feedback and maintain a learning mind
  6. Be a person of my word, including honouring the commitments I make to other members.  In the event I can’t make my commitments, I will be be in communication and renegotiate.
  7. Honor, accept, support and encourage others
  8. Keep the membership and good of the organization first and foremost
  9. Generate fun
  10. Honor confidence
  11. Share my skills when appropriate
  12. Be timely and stay on track
  13. Forward the conversation
  14. Forward the vision
  15. Be present mentally and physically
  16. Have the courage to speak when I see or feel that something is off
  17. Ask before giving feedback or coaching
  18. Provide feedback with compassionate honesty
  19. Focus on the positives
  20. Manage my own emotional state and intentions
  21. Share meaning and offer definitions
  22. Forgive quickly and easily
  23. When asked for support, give an honest yes, no or counter offer (not do it out of obligation)
  24. Be gracious when receiving a yes or a no to a request and know that it’s not personal
  25.  Make it easy for others to support me (e.g. providing swipe copy and reminders of campaigns)


As a member, I will not

  1. Make inappropriate or premature asks (asking before a relationship is built)
  2. Focus on selling to other members
  3. Be a know-it-all or coach without permission
  4. Put down others, complain, backstab or gossip instead of going to the source
  5. Use poor listening skills such as interrupting, rolling my eyes, sighing, etc.
  6. Blame or hold grudges
  7. Discuss EBC business outside of the EBC
  8. Speak to hear my own voice
  9. Disrespect myself or others
  10. Be inauthentic
  11. Play politics or have hidden agendas
  12. Disrespect the privacy of other members (e.g. no subscribing without permission)

  • Judy Hoberman

    Dallas, TX

  • Dr. Wini Curley

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Ms. Cathleen Elle

    Eugene, OR

  • Harrison Klein

    Sunrise, FL

  • Tim Kelley

    Berkeley, CA

  • Sharon Sayler

    Portland, OR

  • Sam Liebowitz

    New York, NY

  • Rodney Flowers

    Leonardtown, MD

  • Shea Vaughn

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Pam Bayne

    Calgary, AB

  • Melinda Wittstock

    Bethesda, MD

  • Susie Carder

    Greater San Diego Area, CA