Coaching Protocols

1. As I work towards my coaching licensure, the cost of these sessions are currently “pay what you can”.

2. Our sessions will be documented so I can turn in my coaching hours to the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

Read about the organization here.

3. All sessions are safe, confidential (unless you state otherwise, in writing, except as required by law), and adhere to a specific Code of Ethics.

Certain topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training OR consultation purposes.

4. As a client, you are fully responsible for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being during coaching sessions, including your choices and decisions. Know that you can choose to discontinue coaching at any time.

5. “Coaching” is a Professional-Client relationship you will have with your coach 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.

The coach does not provide advice or therapy. Coaching is the facilitation of a creative conversation the client has with themselves.

6. 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, incorporate coaching into those areas, and implement your choices is exclusively your responsibility.

7. Coaching DOES NOT involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and cannot be used in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment or therapy.

8. If you are currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a mental health professional, your mental health care provider needs to be consulted and made aware of working with a coach and your decision to proceed with the coaching relationship.

9. Coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other qualified professionals. It is important to seek independent professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other matters. All decisions in these areas are exclusively yours and actions regarding them are your sole responsibility.