The Partnership Agreement for Coaching Sessions
When you book your first coaching session with me, you will receive a Coaching Preparation Email from me which includes the following Partnership Agreement. Please read it before booking your first session so you know what to expect from me and what my expectation is of you.
— COACHING AGREEMENT with SEHAAM CYRENE PCC —
Coaching is a partnership with your coach designed to facilitate the creation and development of personal, professional or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy or plan for achieving those goals.
Coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of your life including work, finances, health, relationships, education and recreation. Deciding how to handle these issues and implement your choices is exclusively your responsibility.
Coaching is not a substitute for professional advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual, or other qualified professionals. All decisions and any actions are your sole responsibility.
Your well-being throughout our sessions is your responsibility, including your choices and decisions. Coaching is not psychotherapy and is not a substitute for counselling or therapy.
I cannot guarantee any results because these are down to your commitment and follow-through. That said, most people report significant progress on their goals and understanding of themselves.
Please be honest with me at all times. You can say anything to me, positive or negative. This includes honesty in your responses to me and letting me know if something makes you uncomfortable or you do not want to respond to a question. If at any time you experience discomfort during one of our sessions or are unsatisfied with my coaching, please bring it to my attention. We are working as a team to grow your life positively and together we will make the necessary adjustments to keep the coaching process moving forward.
If I ever say something that upsets you or does not feel right, bring it up. I promise to do what is necessary to create a successful coaching relationship.
I highly recommend a quiet, undisturbed space for our sessions. Please do not conduct coaching calls from mobile phones while you are driving (even hands-free) and avoid coffee shops.
My commitments to you include being present and available for you at our sessions and being unconditionally constructive and supportive at all times.
I will always speak the truth to you as I see it. You may not always agree with me and I count on you to tell when those times happen.
At times I may challenge you or ask tough questions as a way to help move the process forward and overcome perceived limitations. If I make a request, you may accept, reject, or alter the request.
I may provide you with homework (sometimes) including materials needed for our coaching relationship and to help you move forward more quickly.
At times, I may recommend assessment tools or other materials that may have an additional fee. I will discuss all this with you in advance. These tools can provide us with valuable information about your behaviours and leadership traits, your needs and your challenges.
Our sessions and information you share with me are kept confidential to the extent allowed by law. I subscribe to and am governed by the International Coach Federation’s Code of Ethical Conduct. This code includes a prohibition against disclosing that you are a client, without your written permission. (However, as the client, you are free to tell anyone you choose about the benefits you get from our relationship!)
However, please know that if you share with me that you are engaged in illegal activity or intend harm to yourself or others, I reserve the right to disclose that information to the appropriate authorities.
Occasionally, certain topics and information may be shared anonymously with other coaching professionals, for training or consultation purposes and for promotional purposes. Your identity or details that could identify you will never be disclosed without your express written permission.
As part of my professional development and certification, I may be required to submit your name, contact information, and number of coaching hours to a certifying body such as the International Coach Federation of which I am a member. The topics or details of our coaching will never be revealed. I assume I have your permission to provide this information, unless I have something in writing from you asking me not to.
Please be on time. Our time together begins when you are scheduled to start, not when you show up.
Please provide more than 48-hours’ notice to reschedule or cancel a session. Late cancellations made with less than 48-hours’ notice not only make it hard for me to offer this time to someone else, but you may still be charged for the full session.
Should you choose to continue working with me, this Coaching Agreement will persist. Future engagements are open meaning each of us can cancel or pause sessions provided we give each other 10 working days written notice.
You will be added to Better Conversations emailing list and will receive periodic updates on topics that I believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these emails, please let me know. You can also unsubscribe at any time.
AGREED. By signing this Agreement (by email reply stating “I agree”), you agree to the terms and understand the scope of coaching services. As such, you acknowledge your responsibilities for decisions and actions taken or not taken, and you agree to hold me harmless from any suggestions, advice, or counsel offered during the coaching sessions. You also consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England with respect to any action or proceeding arising from or related to this Agreement.