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COACHING AGREEMENT


Coaching is a partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between the Coach and the Client, who are

committed to a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential.

MY COACHING COMMITMENT TO YOU As a coach I commit to:

  • Partnering with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that supports you in reaching your goals and fullest potential. Being completely focused on you during our sessions, where you will ‘drive’ the session and I will be your ‘co-driver’. Honouring your privacy and right to self-determination; all information shared will be private and all records securely stored. Maintaining professional standards and duty of care as a health coach.

  • Working within the ethics and standards of behaviour set out by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

  • Maintaining privacy and confidentiality and all records.

  • As a coach I am not able to guarantee results. Outcomes are created by your courage and determination to take action.

  • If I believe, or you suggest, that another qualified professional is required in order to support you, I will recommend you make an appointment with the appropriate person.

THE CLIENT’S COMMITMENT

 

  • In order for our coaching relationship to achieve the maximum result, the COACH asks that you, the CLIENT, agree to/that: Acknowledge I am responsible for creating and implementing my own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results.

  • The Coach is not, and will not be, liable for any actions or inaction, or for any direct or indirect results of any services provided by the Coach.

  • Communicate honestly and be open to feedback and assistance.

  • Commit time and energy to participate fully. Recognize that our sessions are a safe place to look at what I really want, and what it will take to make it happen.

  • The power of the coaching relationship can only be granted by me, and my commitment to making the relationship powerful. If I see that the coaching is not working as I wish, I’ll communicate and take action to restore power to the relationship.

  • If I am currently under the care of a health professional, I understand I am recommended to inform the health care provider of my work with my coach.

  • I will be on time to all appointments. If I am going to be late, I will notify the COACH in advance. If I am going to miss an appointment, I will notify the COACH at least 24 hours in advance.

  • I understand appointments missed without 24-hours’ notice will only be rescheduled at the COACH’s discretion and may attract a cancellation fee.

  • I understand the coaching is not:

  • Therapy and does not substitute any therapy needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorders or medical conditions.

  • To be used as a substitute for professional advice by legal, mental, medical or other qualified professionals. I will seek independent professional guidance for such matters.

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • This coaching relationship, as well as all information (documented or verbal) that the Client shares with the Coach as part of this relationship, is bound to confidentiality by the ICF Code of Ethics, but is not considered a legally confidential relationship (like in Medicine or Law).

  • At present the coaching relationship does not fall under ‘privilege’. The coaching relationship is built on trust.

  • The Coach agrees to keep all conservations and information with the Client private and confidential.

  • No personal ideas or information of the Client’s will be shared as per privacy laws and duty of care.

  • The Coach agrees not to disclose any information pertaining to the Client without the Client’s written consent.

  • The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent.