Sample Coaching Agreement
This agreement is made between _______________________________ (“Coach”), and
_____________________________________ (“Client”). Both parties agree to the
Coaching is an ongoing relationship between a coach and a client. The opportunity for
success for the coaching client dramatically increases because changing habits and
creating possibilities is a process. Trust and mutual respect are essential parts of the work we do together.
It’s important for you to know the principles and ethics that guide this work. Unless noted otherwise, what follows applies regardless of the type of session or whether it’s a group or individual session.
Coaching is a structure that facilitates the process of personal, professional and / or
spiritual development. The Client and Coach agree that the coaching relationship will be
Coaching is for individuals who are emotionally and psychologically healthy and who
want to make changes and move forward in their lives. Coaching is not advice, therapy
or counseling. I am a Coach, not a psychotherapist or physician, and I am not trained in diagnosing psychological or medical conditions. If any issues come up for you that should be handled by a licensed therapist or physician, I insist that you must attend to your health by contacting the appropriate professional.
By entering this relationship, the Coach and Client acknowledge that the Client wants to
make significant progress and change in his/her life. Because progress and change
happen at rates that are unique to each individual, the Coach and client commit to
working with each other for an initial three‐month period. This allows the coaching
relationship necessary time to develop and progress through objectives, obstacles and
successes that occur.
I am honored to be part of your personal, spiritual and business growth and expansion.
Professional/Business Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that successful people use to help them pursue their passions and strengths. A coaching relationship is designed based on the client’s interests and goals. Discussion, questions and requests are used to assist the client as he or she reflects, identifies goals, develops strategies to reach them, takes action and adapts to challenges along the way.
A Professional/Business coach might brainstorm with you or make observations based on his expertise. While a coach may have expertise in a particular area, the primary focus of a coach is to help the client make his/her own choices and find what will work best for him/her. 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.
COACHING SESSION PROCEDURES:
All coaching sessions are conducted by telephone unless otherwise arranged with the
At the scheduled appointment time, the Coach agrees to call the Client at an agreed
upon number. The Coach and client commit to start and finish each session on time. If
the client is more than 10 minutes late for a coaching session, the Coach will assume the
session is cancelled and the client will forfeit the session fee.
The coach and client agree to respect each other’s time by:
Being punctual for meetings and phone calls.
Showing up prepared for the session, having set aside an hour to work together
Rescheduling a coaching session is easily done with appropriate notice. Please allow for
at least 24 hours notice, based on the time scheduled, for appointment changes.
In between coaching sessions, the client may feel free to e‐mail the Coach. Calls made
between the scheduled calls are permissible and based on availability; the parties agree
to keep the calls to 5 minutes or less.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND IT’S LIMITS:
Confidentiality and your privacy is a high priority. You are also expected to respect your practitioner’s privacy and confidentiality. While you’re free to share what you experienced and learned, please treat as confidential any specific personal or business details that you learn about the practitioner.
Part of respecting your confidentiality is to be clear and honest with you about the limits to confidentiality. This clarity is also an attempt to avoid areas of possible misunderstanding.
The coaching relationship is built on trust. The Coach agrees to keep all conversations
and information with the Client private and confidential. No personal ideas, information
or thoughts expressed will be shared with anyone except with the permission of the
Opening Session – a free 30‐minute consultation session may be provided to introduce
the coaching process to the potential Client. After this, the Coach and the Client can
discuss entering into a coaching relationship.
3 Month Commitment – The client receives one(1) 60 minute telephone
coaching session per week (4) sessions in a month.
Supplemental telephone conversations and on‐going email support is also provided.
6 Month Commitment - The client receives one (1) 60 minute telephone coaching session per week (4) sessions in a month.
Supplemental telephone conversations and on-going e-mail support is also provided.
12 Month Commitment - The client receives one (1) 60 minute telephone coaching session per week (4) sessions in a month.
Supplemental telephone and on-going e-mail support is also provided.
Monthly programs may be cancelled, in writing, at any time without penalty. Cancellations will take effect within 30 days of receiving written notification.
Fees are payable in advance on a monthly basis and can be set up as recurrent payments through Paypal(where possible) to avoid interruption of the coaching process.
The Client agrees to pay the monthly fee before coaching services are provided for the
Payments may also be made by cash, money order or credit.
WHAT’S EXPECTED FROM YOU:
The power of a coachinhg or consulting relationship is ultimately granted by the client. The most important thing is that you be present and authentic. Say what you are thinking and feeling. Ask for what you want. Don’t worry about editing nwhat you’re going to say. I am an advocate creating a safe and supportive environment for you to explore and move forward with whatever is on your mind.
If you come to a place you feel the relationship is not working as desired, please inform me.
The coaching relationship is to be powerful, meaningful, safe and helpful.
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 am under the care of a physician and healthy enough to engage in coaching.
I can financially afford the Coaching fee at this time.
I agree to pay (or be autocharged) promptly by the first of the month for that month's fee.
I agree that ultimately, it is my responsibility that my coach gets paid for the services I use.
I agree to honor my scheduled session times.
I have read and agree with the Coaching Guidelines and the Coaching Agreement.
Cardholder Name: __________________________________
Card Number: ________________________________Exp Date (MM/YY) ____/____
Security Number: ________
Bank Name: ___________________
This sample agreement is subject to revisions