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Terms of Service

*** Client Policies:

● Clients are responsible for logging in or calling me at their scheduled time.

● Clients are responsible for coaching fee payments in advance.

● Fees may be flexible, which will be determined by individual circumstances.

The following criteria provide the boundaries of the integrative life coaching relationship between coach and client. As a client, I understand and agree that:

1. Life coaching is a process that is focused on my current and future priority needs, interests, and goals (e.g., short and long-term purposes). This is a comprehensive, holistic process that may involve multiple aspects of my personal growth including: relationships, career, spirituality, values, finances, education, recreation, health, communication, transitions, and decision-making.

2. I am fully responsible for my wellbeing during my coaching sessions, including my choices and decisions. I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time.

3. Life coaching is not mental health counseling, treatment for substance abuse, or promoting expertise/advice. I understand that my coach is not functioning as a licensed mental health professional and coaching is not intended as a replacement for counseling, psychiatric interventions, treatment for mental illness, recovery from past abuse, professional medical advice, financial assistance, legal counsel, or other professional services.

4. I understand the scope and limitations of life coaching, and if my personal situation requires the services of a state licensed mental health professional, I will agree and sign a consent to be referred to the appropriate mental health care practitioner.

5. If I am currently seeking mental health services by a state licensed psychologist, social worker, therapist, or counselor, I will inform my coach of the nature of this relationship, as well as sign a consent form, should it be necessary to share my information with them.

6. If I am currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a mental health professional, I will consult with him/her regarding the advisability of working with a life coach to ensure this individual is aware of my decision to proceed with the life coaching relationship.

7. If necessary, I will seek professional advice for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other matters. I also understand that all decisions in these areas are exclusively mine, and I acknowledge that my decisions and my actions regarding them are my responsibility.

8. Coaching can involve brainstorming, values clarification, the completion of written assignments, education, goal setting, identifying plans of action, accountability, making requests, agreements to change behavior, examining lifestyles, and questioning.

9. Coaching is most effective when both parties are honest and straightforward in their communication.

10. Life coaching will be an ongoing relationship that might take a number of months, although either party can terminate at any time. The sessions will be facilitated either in office or the telephone.

11. I understand that certain topics may be anonymously shared with other life-coaching professionals for training or consultation purposes.

12. Coaching is a confidential relationship, and the coach agrees to keep all information strictly confidential, except in those situations in which I provide my written consent, or if such confidentiality would violate the law (e.g., jeopardize the safety of the client or others). In these cases, your communications may be disclosed to appropriate state law enforcement authorities.

13. For the exception of unusual circumstances, I will contact my coach via e-mail or phone at least 24-hours prior to my scheduled sessions. Otherwise, I recognize this session will be counted toward the terms of my coaching agreement.

I have read and agreed to the above terms of this engagement.

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