Coaching Agreement and Terms
1. As a client, I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my physical,
mental and emotional well-being during my coaching calls, including my choices and
decisions. I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time.
2. I understand that “coaching” is a Professional-Client relationship I have with
my coach that is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal,
professional or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan
for achieving those goals.
3. I understand that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all
areas of my life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education and
recreation. I acknowledge that deciding how to handle these issues,
incorporate coaching into those areas, and implement my choices is exclusively
4. I understand that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of
mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association, the
Australian Psychological Society and the British Psychological Society. I
understand that coaching is not a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy,
psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and I will not
use it in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment or therapy.
5. I promise that if I am currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a
mental health professional, that I have consulted with the mental health care
provider regarding the advisability of working with a coach and that this
person is aware of my decision to proceed with the coaching relationship.
6. I understand that information will be held as confidential unless I state otherwise,
in writing, except as required by law.
7. I understand that certain topics may be anonymously and hypothetically
shared with other coaching professionals for training OR consultation
purposes.8. I understand that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional
advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other qualified
professionals. I will seek independent professional guidance for legal, medical,
financial, business, spiritual or other matters. I understand that all decisions in
these areas are exclusively mine and I acknowledge that my decisions and my
actions regarding them are my sole responsibility.
Fees: All fees are paid in the relevant country currency and in full, unless specified by
the prior agreement.
Additional appointments can be scheduled as needed. If you need to reschedule an
appointment, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice.
Services: The services to be provided by the coach to the client are face-to-face or
zoom/Skype-coaching, as agreed jointly with the client. Coaching may address specific
personal projects, business successes, or general conditions in the client's life or
Other coaching services include value clarification, brainstorming,
identifying plans of action, examining modes of operating in life, asking clarifying
questions, and making empowering requests or suggestions for action. Throughout the
working relationship, the coach will engage in direct and personal conversations. The
client understands that successful coaching requires a co-active collaborative
approach between client and coach. In the coaching relationship, the coach plays the
role of a facilitator of change, but it is the client's responsibility to enact or bring about
the change. If the client believes the coaching is not working as desired, the client will
communicate and take action to return the power to the coaching relationship.
Prior History: The client also agrees to disclose details of the past or present
psychological or psychiatric treatment. In entering into the coaching relationship, and
signing the agreement, you are agreeing that if any mental health difficulties arise
during the course of the coaching relationship, you will notify me immediately so that I
can discuss with you appropriate steps and if any additional referrals are needed.
Privacy: The client can, at any point in the coaching session, declare his/her
preference not to discuss a specific issue, by simply stating that they would rather not
discuss this issue. The coach agrees to respect this boundary and will not attempt to
forward the conversation further along those lines.
Confidentiality All information about the coach / client relationship will remain strictly confidential except in very rare
circumstances where decreed by law; ie. where the court might issue a subpoena for
the file or information. If you wish for me as your coach to speak to someone outside
our interactions, then you need to give me written permission (original letter or email) to
do so. Exceptions to confidentiality of course relate to circumstances such as intent to
seriously harm someone, child abuse etc.
Otherwise, all your information is confidential.
It is also important to note that in some situations, it is important to be aware of the use
of technology in that for some clients, there is a risk in using certain media such as the
internet, mobile phones and cordless phones. If you use these to communicate with me,
then I will assume that it is appropriate to continue to do so in my interactions with you.
Termination Coaching under the terms and aforementioned agreements will continue
for the duration of the contracted period. Under extenuating circumstance can our
coaching agreement be postponed up to 6 months of the said agreement.
I believe that each of my clients is a unique, creative and extraordinary human in
charge of moving their own life forward. I am super thrilled and look forward to working
with you. Our signatures on this agreement indicate full understanding of an agreement
with the information outlined above.