Coaching Agreement for Student Path to Success Program

Agreement: Best in You Coaching LLC (Coach) agrees to provide Life Coaching Services for the Client. The Coaching Agreement is specifically designed to outline the coaching process and its distinction as a helpful process for self-development. This Coaching Agreement is valid as of the date signed and extends through the duration of the coaching sessions provided by the Coach.

 Description: Coaching is a partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between the Coach and the Client. Coaching is a collaborative, solution-focused, results-oriented, and systematic process in which the Coach facilitates the self-directed learning and personal growth of the Client. The function of the Coach is to partner with the Client to identify topics and goals to be coached around and to utilize the Client’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to 1) make decisions about changes the Client would like to make; 2) develop an action plan to make those changes; 3) implement the action plan; and 4) develop strategies to maintain the changes made.

Responsibilities:

As a Coach, I will:

  • be clear with you about the coaching relationship, including any expectations
  • be prepared for each coaching session
  • come to each coaching session promptly at the agreed-upon time
  • maintain the ethics and standards of behavior set by the International Coach Federation (ICF) coachfederation.org
  • maintain complete confidentiality, within the limits of the law, unless you give me explicit permission to share particular content with others
  • represent myself to you with honesty and integrity and will refer you to another professional if I am not within my area of expertise or comfort

As a Client, I will:

  • thoughtfully prepare for each coaching session
  • come to each coaching session promptly at the agreed time
  • seek to complete any between-sessions action steps (‘action items’)
  • be honest and forthright in my discussions
  • receive, accept, and act on feedback
  • raise, and frankly discuss, any issues that relate to the goals we are working on

The client is responsible for creating and implementing his/her/their own physical, mental, and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions, and results. As such, the Client agrees that the Coach is not and will not be liable for any actions or inaction, or for any direct or indirect result of any services provided by the Coach. The client understands that 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.

Client understands that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice by legal, mental, medical, financial, or other qualified professionals and will seek independent professional guidance for such matters. If the Client is currently under the care of a mental health professional, Coach will recommend that the Client inform the mental health care provider.

Services & Schedule: Each virtual group session will be approximately 1 hour and we will meet for 4 weeks. Coach will be available to Client in-between sessions via e-mail and voicemail for more detailed needs. Client can text the Coach in-between sessions for updates on big wins, celebrations and brief questions. Coach will check messages and reply to Client during the business hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday Central time.

Your financial sponsor (parent/guardian) will receive general updates from the Coach on how the Client is doing without breaking the confidentiality of the Client.

Appointment/Cancellation Policy: The Client attending class is very important to get the best experience adnn benefits from the Program. There will not be make-up classes. Client may request the recording from the Coach for any classes they missed.

No Refunds for the Program.

Confidentiality/Privacy: All information about the Coach/Client relationship and any written notes remain completely confidential, except in rare circumstances decreed by law. If the coach is legally required to disclose information, the Client would be made aware of this prior to the disclosure.  If information is requested by the Client’s financial sponsor, parent or guardian, the coach will report in broad terms on the process and progress of coaching but will not give details and content of the coaching sessions unless the Client gives their explicit permission.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Warranty: As the Client, you are in the best position to understand your unique circumstances. This program is not a substitute for medical or mental health advice from a qualified professional. Please use your best judgment and seek the advice of such professionals in implementing the principles of this program. No guarantees are made as to outcome for the use of this program.

Limited Liability: Best in You Coaching makes no guarantees or warranties, express or implied. In no event will the Best in You Coaching be liable to the Client, the client’s financial sponsor, parent or guardian for consequential or special damages. Coaching is a partnership where all parties must willfully participate to facilitate success. The Client and Sponsor understand and agree that while the effects of coaching and the learned interactions that result from coaching are comprehensively encouraged, the Forms, Assessments, Materials, Surveys, Coaching Techniques, and Evaluations are the property of Best in You Coaching, and are owned copyright by Best in You Coaching, to be used for personal coaching and development only, and may not be copied, displayed, distributed, or shared.

Waiver of liability and Governing Law: This contract is governed by the law of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree without reservation to personal jurisdiction in the Illinois courts in the event of dispute concerning this agreement or your use of this program.

Agreeing to these guidelines indicates that the client has read and agreed to the Coaching Agreement.