Coaching is partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal
business partnership) between the Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking
and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and
The parties agree to engage in a Coaching Program through
in-person, internet, or telephone meetings. Coach will be available to Client
by e-mail, text, and voicemail in between scheduled meetings. The Coach has
discretion to limit the number of interactions between meetings.
Scheduling and Cancellations
The time of the coaching meetings and/or location will be
determined by Coach and Client based on a mutually agreed upon time. The Client
will initiate all scheduled calls and will call the Coach at the following
number for all scheduled meetings 803-939-5123. If the Coach will be at any
other number for a scheduled call, Client will be notified prior to the
scheduled appointment time. If the scheduled appointment is via Zoom, the Client
will use the link sent via email to attend. If there are technical difficulties,
the Client is encouraged to reach out to the Coach at the phone number above.
Client agrees that it is the Client's responsibility to
notify the Coach 24 hours in advance of the scheduled calls/meetings if he
or she needs to cancel the meeting. Coach reserves the right to bill Client for
a missed meeting if notification is not given or multiple meetings are
cancelled. Coach will attempt in good faith to reschedule the missed meeting.
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 by the principles of confidentiality set forth in the
ICF Code of Ethics. However, please be aware that the Coach-Client relationship
is not considered a legally confidential relationship (like the medical and
legal professions) and thus communications are not subject to the protection of
any legally recognized privilege. 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
Confidential Information does not include information that:
(a) was in the Coach’s possession prior to its being furnished by the Client;
(b) is generally known to the public or in the Client’s industry; (c) is
obtained by the Coach from a third party, without breach of any obligation to
the Client; (d) is independently developed by the Coach without use of or
reference to the Client’s confidential information; or (e) the Coach is
required by statute, lawfully issued subpoena, or by court order to disclose;
or (f) is disclosed to the Coach and as a result of such disclosure the Coach
reasonably believes there to be an imminent or likely risk of danger or harm to
the Client or others. The Client also acknowledges his or her continuing
obligation to raise any confidentiality questions or concerns with the Coach in
a timely manner.
Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the Coach
makes no guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind or nature,
express or implied with respect to the coaching services negotiated, agreed
upon and rendered. In no event shall the Coach be liable to the Client for any
indirect, consequential or special damages. Notwithstanding any damages that
the Client may incur, the Coach’s entire liability under this Agreement, and
the Client’s exclusive remedy, shall be limited to the amount actually paid by
the Client to the Coach under this Agreement for all coaching services rendered
through and including the termination date.
a) Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of
behavior established by the International Coach Federation “(ICF)”. www.coachfederation.org/ethics.
b) Client is solely responsible for creating and
implementing his/her own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions,
choices, actions and results arising out of or resulting from the coaching
relationship and his/her coaching calls and interactions with the Coach.
c) Client agrees that the Coach is not and will not be
liable or responsible for any actions or inaction, or for any direct or
indirect result of any services provided by the Coach. Client understands
coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed, and does
not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease.
d) Client further acknowledges that he/she may terminate or
discontinue the coaching relationship at any time.
e) Client acknowledges that coaching is a comprehensive
process that may involve different areas of his or her life, including work, finances,
health, relationships, education and recreation. The Client agrees that
deciding how to handle these issues, incorporate coaching principles into those
areas and implementing choices is exclusively the Client’s responsibility.
f) Client acknowledges that coaching is not to be used as a
substitute for psychiatric diagnosis, counseling, psychotherapy,
psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other
professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals.
g) If Client is currently under the care of a mental health
professional, the Coach will recommend the Client inform the mental health
professional that the Client is engaged in a coaching relationship.
h) Client agrees to communicate honestly, be open to feedback
and assistance and to create the time and energy to participate fully in the
The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this
Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's
right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision
of this Agreement.