Life Coaching Agreement
Trust and mutual respect are essential parts of the work we do together. It is important for me
that you know the principles and ethics that guide this work. The agreement below is presented
to make sure we have clarity and mutual understanding about these matters. You should also
know I subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the International Coach Federation (ICF). I invite you
to openly discuss any concerns or questions that may arise during our working together. I am
happy to explain any aspect of your session or of the information on this page. I appreciate the
opportunity to be part of your personal and/or professional growth.
Coaching Guidelines - Professional Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that conscientious people use to help them pursue their passions and strengths. Coaching assistance is designed based on your interests and goals. Discussion, questions and requests are used to assist you as we reflect, identify goals, develop strategies to reach them, take action and adapt to challenges along the way.
A professional coach might brainstorm with you or make observations based on his/her expertise. While a coach may have expertise in a particular area, the primary focus of a coach is to help you make your own choices and find what will work best for you.
Research has demonstrated that the relationship-based skillful listening and questions provided by trained coaches through professional coaching leads to reflection and new learning and successful application of the learning in clients’ daily lives [Griffiths, K. & Campbell, M. (2009). Discovering, applying and integrating: The process of learning in coaching. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 7(2), 16-30. Retrieved from www.business.brookes.ac.uk/re-search/areas/coachingandmentoring].
Typically, coaching is not psychotherapy or counseling which deal with past events and how they relate to your thoughts and feelings in the present. While professional coaching does pay attention to your feelings, coaching focuses on the present and future, and is oriented towards you applying learning to your life (and/or business) in order to move forward in practical ways.
Payment – The frequency and length of coaching sessions and their cost will be decided in advance by mutual agreement. Payment is due by the first session.
Communication and support between sessions – If you have contracted for a package of 4, 8 or 12 sessions, I will be available for communication between sessions for integration, questions and support. In most cases this will be done via email or text. Support between sessions is usually only available when sessions occur weekly. In some limited situations, email support may be offered for a week or more after a longer, intensive session.
Scheduling- Either by website (www.alivenwell.net) or phone during the initial intake session or through email, we will agree upon a regular weekly (or bi-monthly) time and day for our sessions. Unless agreed otherwise, it will be your responsibility to initiate each coaching session by calling 813-815-1518.
Cancellation – If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please email or call at least 48 hours in advance. Since the time is held for you, should you miss a session without notice, it is possible that that session may not be rescheduled nor reimbursed. True emergencies are the rare exception and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If--due to an emergency--I must cancel a session, I will make reasonable efforts to be available for a rescheduled session as soon as possible.
I am motivated and committed to taking action on my determined personal and professional goals. I realize that anything less than my intentional full participation will not lead to my success. I accept full responsibility for myself and any actions I take that might result from Coaching. I agree to pay before each multi-session block. I agree to honor my scheduled session time(s). I have read and consented to the Coaching Agreement.