Terms of Coaching:
I invite you to think of coaching as a process. Many people create change for themselves in a short time. However, to refine and sustain the change takes several months. I would ask that you expect our coaching relationship to last at least 3 months.
We will both call in at the specified time, unless we make other arrangements. If you wish to connect with me in between sessions with a challenge, a success or an inquiry, I will make every attempt to respond to your e-mail within 48 hours, with an email or a phone call. I’m happy to provide this extra level of support at no additional charge.
If you need to reschedule our appointment, please give me 24 hours notice. If you do not show up for a scheduled call, for any reason, and provide no notice (latest notice can be 24 hours before scheduled session start time), we will not make up that time. If I need to reschedule, I will give you at least 24 hours notice as well, barring an emergency or illness.
If I ever say or do anything that upsets you or doesn’t feel right, please bring it to my attention so that we can resolve it as soon as possible. My objective is to have a coaching relationship that is fully open, honest, real and trusting in our communication styles. We should both realize that communication via telephone or email entails extra challenges since we can not see body language, facial expressions, or often hear intonations etc. Therefore we give each other plenty of latitude, and promptly ask for clarification if there is a mis-connection.
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure:
As your coach we both are entering into a mutual confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement. I will only release information about you that includes your full name and what is discussed during the sessions with your written permission.
Non-disclosure and Intellectual Property:
I will not communicate your future plans, performance strategies, routines, business information, or financial information to any other third party. To protect my intellectual property and the intellectual property of other coaching/training resources that I might provide, you agree not to disperse, share or reuse the coaching/training materials, techniques, methods, recordings or any other such information unless you as client have my written permission and/or the written permission of the source of that intellectual property.
I agree to serve as your coach – to partner with you to identify and achieve your personal and/or professional goals.
As your coach, I cannot guarantee results. You will create powerful results by having the courage and determination to forward the action in your life.
During the time we spend together in our coaching sessions, I will devote my time, thoughts, and energy to you, exclusively. In between our sessions, I may not be instantly available, as I may be attending to others, or myself. I will however, always attempt to be available within 24-48 hours.
I am a coach, not a psychotherapist or physician, and I am not trained in diagnosing psychological or medical conditions. If any issues come up for you that should be handled by a licensed therapist or physician, I insist that you must attend to your health by contacting the appropriate professional.
As your coach, I will bring attentive listening, understanding, belief in you and commitment to your success. You can expect me to challenge you, offer fresh perspectives, make requests (including assigning homework), acknowledge your wins, and guarantee utmost confidentiality (to the fullest extent of the law, and so long as I don’t fear for your or another’s safety) in the powerful, sacred relationship.
I am motivated and committed to taking action on my determined personal and professional goals. I realize that anything less than my intentional full participation will not lead to my success. I accept full responsibility for myself and any actions I take that might result from coaching. I am under the care of a physician and mentally healthy enough to engage in coaching.
I can financially afford the coaching fee at this time. If I am on a payment plan, I agree to be autocharged and pay promptly by the first of the month for that month’s fee. I agree that ultimately, it is my responsibility that my coach gets paid for the services I use.
I agree to honor my scheduled session times.
I have read and agree with the Coaching Guidelines and the Coaching Agreement in full.