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Coaching Calls

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

Coach-Client Relationship

  1. As the Client, I understand that I am fully responsible for my well-being during my coaching call, including my physical, mental, and emotional well-being, choices, decisions, actions and results arising out of or resulting from the coaching relationship and his/her coaching calls and interactions with the Coach. As such, I agree 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.

  2. As the Client, I understand that the service to be provided is Coaching, which is not advice, therapy, nor counseling, and does not substitute for advice, therapy, nor counseling if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease.

  3. As the Client, I understand that I am fully responsible for my choices regarding my physical health and that although my coach may be a physician, my Coach is not my physician and I should contact my personal medical provider prior to making changes that may affect my physical or mental health.

  4. As the Client, I understand that Coaching does not treat mental disorders as described by the American Psychiatric Association. I understand that health/wellness coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment, and I will not use it in place of any form of therapy. 

  5. As the Client, I understand that  Emergency services, psychiatric or otherwise, are not part of the coaching agreement. I am expected to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room in an emergency. I acknowledge that I do not have needs that require regular emergency care such as active suicidal ideation or inability to self-regulate without self-harm. Should these or other psychiatric needs arise during the coaching relationship I maintain sole responsibility for keeping myself physically/medically and emotionally/psychologically safe and seeking out professional psychiatric/psychological/psychotherapeutic assistance outside of the coaching relationship. 

  6. I certify that I do not suffer from any physical or mental disability that might affect my participation in the coaching process. I have consulted with my physician and other health care professionals and have been advised that I may participate in the coaching process without risk. I promise that if I am currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a mental health professional that I have consulted with this person regarding the advisability of working with a health/wellness coach and that this person is aware of my decision to proceed with the health/wellness coaching relationship. I agree that if there is any change in this representation, I will promptly advise the coach.

  7. I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time. I recognize that coaching is not psychotherapy and that although my coach may be a physician, my coach will not provide any form of psychiatric or medical diagnosis or treatment, and that professional referrals will be given if needed.

  8. I understand that Coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of my life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education, recreation, or general conditions in my life or profession. I understand that Coaching is not to be used in lieu of professional advice. I will seek professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual, or other matters. I understand that all decisions in these areas are exclusively mine, and I acknowledge that my decisions and my actions regarding them are exclusively my responsibility.

  9. I understand that the coach will be honest and straightforward in asking questions and making requests. I understand that the power of the coaching relationship can only be granted by me and I agree to do just that. If I believe that coaching is not working as desired, I will immediately communicate that to the coach and both of us will take action to remedy the situation.

  10. I understand that the Coach cannot guarantee my success.

  11. I agree to not disparage Coach or WanderFonder, LLC on any social media or other platform; and agree to ethical communication standards should a conflict between myself and the Coach arise including, but not limited to, directly communicating area of conflict to Coach so that resolution may occur.

  12. I understand that sessions may be in person, via phone or via video chat at coach's discretion.

Confidentiality

  1. I understand that information will be held as confidential unless I state otherwise, in writing, except as required by law. I understand that throughout the working relationship, the coach will engage in direct and personal conversations. Sessions may be recorded and the recordings will be uploaded to my private folder and available only to me for 60 days for my own personal access. These recordings are for my use only and will not be used (without direct permission from me) for any other purpose. Recordings are permanently deleted after 60 days.

  2. I understand that certain topics may be anonymously shared with other wellness coaching professionals for training or consultation purposes.

  3. Should I choose to communicate with my Coach through text or email, I understand that due to the unreliability (and possibly non-confidential nature) of these types of communication the Coach cannot be responsible for texts or emails that are not received or intercepted by 3rd parties. By agreeing to communicate via text or email, I assume this risk and indemnify the Coach of any damages.

  4. I agree to keep the Coach’s methods and modes of practice confidential including, but not limited to: fees for coaching packages, other proprietary practices such as course curriculum and supporting documents; and Coach’s personal/professional information that may become known in the course of the normal coaching relationship. 

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Limited Liability

  1. I agree to indemnify the coaches and WanderFonder, LLC for any injuries, illnesses, incidental or consequential damages, or expenses from my participation in the Coaching Sessions. I agree to the following: In consideration of the privilege of participating in the Coaching Sessions under this Agreement, and the coaching services provided by WanderFonder, LLC and its Coaches, the Client for him/herself, his/her heirs, assigns, administrators, executors, and/or all members of his/her family including minors, waives, releases, holds harmless and forever discharges WanderFonder, LLC its successors in interest, assigns servants, agents, employees, independent Agreementors, associates, officers, directors, officials, and any other participants in the Coaching Sessions under this Agreement, from any and all responsibility, liability, claims, and demands of any kind and nature, damages, actions, causes of action of any kind, whether known or unknown, or which the Client may have now, or which may hereafter accrue to the Client (collectively, the Claims), including but not limited to Claims based upon or related to any physical, mental, financial, personal injury, due to any cause whatsoever, including the act or omission, negligence or any other fault of WanderFonder, LLC, its successors in interest, assigns, servants, agents, employees, independent Agreementors, associates, officers, directors, officials, and any other participates in the Coaching under this Agreement.