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Coaching Agreement

DESCRIPTION OF COACHING

Coaching is a partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between Cecile Hemery (the Coach) and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that intends to inspire the client to maximize personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals. 


1. COACH-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

A. Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coach Federation “(ICF)” (Coachfederation.org/ethics). It is recommended that the Client review the ICF Code of Ethics and the applicable standards of behavior.

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. As such, the 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.

C. Client further acknowledges that he/she may terminate or discontinue the coaching relationship at any time, subject to the cancellation condition in section 7 below.

D. Client acknowledges that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve discussion of 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.

E. Client acknowledges that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by (but not limited to) the American Psychiatric Association and/or NHS and that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals and that it is the Client’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. If Client is currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that the Client promptly inform the mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by the Client and the Coach.

F. The Client understands that in order to enhance the coaching relationship, the Client agrees to communicate honestly, be open to feedback and assistance and to create the time and energy to participate fully in the program.

2. SERVICES

The parties agree to engage in coaching sessions which number and frequency are specified on the invoice.
Sessions will be held online through Zoom. Sessions through Whatsapp or Skype can be alternatively arranged at the client's request.

Contact between our sessions will be limited to email or Whatsapp.

3. SCHEDULE AND FEE

The number of sessions and fees are outlined in the invoice provided with this Agreement.

Any further sessions will be subject to a new invoice. However the terms and conditions in this Agreement will prevail for those further sessions.

Payment should be made in advance through credit card or bank transfer (details will be supplied within the invoice if you choose to move forward).

4. PROCEDURE

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 connect to the appointed Zoom meeting number at the scheduled time.

The Client is responsible for making sure they are in a quiet setting during the session, where they can have privacy and where nobody is going to pry in or interrupt the session.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY

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, with the exception of the terms set out in section 6 (Release of Information) below. The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent. 

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 law (for example statute, lawfully issued subpoena, or by court order to disclose); (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; and (g) involves illegal activity. The Client also acknowledges his or her continuing obligation to raise any confidentiality questions or concerns with the Coach in a timely manner. 

6. RELEASE OF INFORMATION

The Coach engages in training and continuing education pursuing and/or maintaining ICF (International Coach Federation) Credentials. That process requires the names and contact information of all Clients for possible verification by ICF.

By signing this agreement, you agree to have only your name, contact information and start and end dates of coaching shared with ICF staff members and/or other parties involved in this process for the sole and necessary purpose of verifying the coaching relationship, no personal notes will be shared.

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.

7. CANCELLATION POLICY

Client agrees that it is the Client's responsibility in the event of cancellation to notify the Coach 48 hours in advance of the scheduled calls/meetings. Failure to do so will result in the client being liable for the full cost of the missed session. 

No refund will be given for sessions that have taken place.

8. LIMITED LIABILITY

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.

9. GDPR

A separate document detailing the privacy policy and compliance with GDPR is provided to you as an appendix to this agreement.

10. CONTENT POLICY

Any audio, video or written document/material provided to the client is for your personal use only and shall not under any circumstances be shared online or with any parties or individuals.

Recording online sessions - in full or parts of it - is not permitted

11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This document reflects the entire agreement between the Coach and the Client, and reflects a complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter. This Agreement supersedes all prior written and oral representations. The Agreement may not be amended, altered or supplemented except in writing signed by both the Coach and the Client.