Client and Coach Agreement, Updated 3/28/2023
The goal of our coaching shall be to inspire, uplift, and embolden you as you fortify your mindset and journey toward your desires. Like all things worthwhile, coaching requires a commitment from both the coach and the client. The following agreements will create a strong foundation for our work together. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to add any items to our agreement, please let me know so we can discuss and build our foundation together.
(A) We agree to respect each other’s time by starting and ending at the agreed upon, scheduled times. Zoom or phone sessions will last 60 or 90 minutes.
(B) We agree to be as present with each other as possible during our time together by minimizing or eliminating distractions such as cell phones, social media, emails, etc.
(C) We agree and understand that life happens (last minute life stuff, family emergencies, illness, etc), and we agree to let each other know ASAP if we need to reschedule a session.
(C.1) You understand that I’m a mom and occasionally stuff may come up with my kid unexpectedly (and perhaps even during a session). In the event that our coaching time is significantly impacted, I will make it up to you in a future session. I will of course extend the same understanding to you.
(C.2) You understand that I am an actor and occasionally an audition, callback, or shoot may interfere with our session time. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the industry, I may not get much advanced notice (often 12-24 hours), but I will let you know ASAP if we need to reschedule. I will of course extend the same understanding to you.
(D) You understand and acknowledge that I am not a therapist, mental health professional, doctor, lawyer, accountant, or other other legal or medical professional, and will not take any of my information, advice, or coaching as a substitute for the counsel of a medical or legal professional.
(D.1) You acknowledge and assume full responsibility for your mental health and well-being.
(D.2) Out of an abundance of caution, I require an emergency contact name and phone number in case I become concerned regarding your mental health, you refuse to seek support from a therapist or doctor, and/or I suspect you may be a danger to yourself or someone else.
(E) We will work on the desires listed on your intake questionnaire, unless you specify otherwise. You are always welcome to work on a new desire (big or small) at any time.
(F) You acknowledge that you alone are responsible for your results, mindset, and personal development progress.
(F.1) I am heavily invested in your success and thriving, but I am not responsible for it. It will be up to you to take the work we do in our sessions and investigate, integrate, embrace what works for you, and adjust or let go of what doesn’t.
(G) I agree to listen with empathy and embolden you through constructive, supportive, uplifting feedback.
(H) You agree to receive feedback with an open mind and be open to experimenting with new actions, behaviors, strategies, and techniques to create what you want in life.
(I) We commit to open, honest communication, and will let each other know if some aspect of our coaching experience is not working and needs to be adjusted.
(J) CONFIDENTIALITY: We agree to hold everything (written and verbal) shared during our time together in the strictest confidence. I agree not to disclose any information pertaining to you without your written consent. I will not disclose your name as a reference without your written consent.
(J.1) 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.
(J.2) Confidential information does not include information that: (a) I am required by statute, lawfully issued subpoena, or by court order to disclose; (b) is disclosed to me and as a result of such disclosure I reasonably believe there to be an imminent or likely risk of danger or harm to you or others; and (c) involves illegal activity.
(J.3) According to the ethics of our profession, topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training, supervision, mentoring, evaluation, and for coach professional development and/or consultation purposes.
(K) In between our sessions, you are welcome to email me ([email protected]) if something specific comes up that you would like my support on (or if you would like to celebrate a win!). I will respond as soon as I am able, usually within 24-48 hours.
If you agree to these coaching terms, please send me an email saying “I agree to the client and coach agreement, updated 3/28/2023” and tell me your favorite color.