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Coaching for Writers!

I'm looking forward to taking this journey with you!

For Creatives of all natures, a coach can be a vital part of your support system as you move towards your calling, career, passion project, and more. Focus is placed on crafting your vision as you overcome blocks of fear, self-doubt, and rejection; and operate from a place of love and abundance. From personal development to goal attainment, a combination of imagination and questioning that encourages deep thought is used to align your life with your values. How you define your overall success is connected to your determination and willingness to make lasting changes.

Newness is the essence of creativity. It spins knowledge on its head, breaking down ideas and building them up in exciting, different ways. We just need the courage to take risks, and surrender to possibility. “Frankly, be.” Accept yourself, faults and all, and remain open to receive the gifts and tools to live your ideal life. From the impressionist painter to the corporate exec, the power to not only create but also manifest our dreams is already rooted in each of us.

 

COACHING AGREEMENT

Services: Coaching is a professional, paid service conducted by biweekly sessions of 45-60 minutes that can help you to use your creativity to enrich your life. I, the Coach, will assist you by listening carefully and offering nonjudgmental feedback, thinking through decisions, and ask questions to help you gain clarity, and support you by offering accountability, affirmation, and an action plan through the implementation phase, in order to help you achieve your goals for life and work. As the Client, you will set the agenda for our coaching conversations. I expect you to evaluate your own progress, and to be proactive in the goals you have defined. Coaching does not offer any guarantee of success.

E-mail support is provided between sessions within the time-frame of the agreement.

Payment: Unless another method is stated, payment will be made in advance of our coaching calls by credit card through PayWhirl. This arrangement continues as long as you decide to retain me as your coach. Our first session will begin after the first payment has been made and the agreement has been signed. Payment by check or through PayPal can be arranged.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel or reschedule a coaching session, I will need 24 hours’ notice. With advance notice of more than 24 hours, you will not be charged and/or I will make every effort to reschedule with you. If you miss our session without prior notification, you will not be refunded. If I need to cancel a session for illness, travel, or emergency, I will make every effort to give you adequate advance notice and to reschedule with you.

Refunds: There are no refunds for coaching sessions. Your remaining paid sessions may be rescheduled at any point within a 12-month period.

Termination: Either of us may end the coaching relationship at any time, with 1 week verbal or written notice. I would like to offer support to all the phases of your work with me as a coach, including when you decided to leave coaching. I can best support your decision to leave if you give me several sessions' notice prior to actually leaving. The notice allow you to leave well, having an experience of completion.

Definition of Coaching and Psychotherapy: Coaching differs from counseling and therapy in that the latter deals more with processing thoughts and feelings, and to go a step further, diagnosing. A coach provides guidance to set the blueprint for goals. The past is acknowledged and honored, but we will not linger there, instead looking to the future. A coach does not tell the client what to do, but empowers the client to make shifts in areas of life where the client wants to see change.

Nondisclosure and Intellectual Property: I will not voluntarily communicate your future plans, business strategy, customer information, or financial information to any other third party. To protect my intellectual property, you agree not to disperse or reuse the coaching materials I may give you, unless you have my written permission.

Hold Harmless Provision: You understand that as your coach, I provide a variety of services as listed above to assist you in achieving your goals. I do not guarantee, and will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to, our coaching sessions. I do not bear responsibility for any consequence and in no event shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction that you take based on the services offed, information provided, or other material obtained through our coaching.

 

CODE OF ETHICS

I adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics, which can be read in full at http://coachfederation.org. Below are some points included in the Code that I would like to highlight:

  • I will not knowingly make any public statement that is untrue or misleading about what I offer as a coach or make false claims in any written documents relating to the coaching profession or my credentials or the ICF.
  • I will conduct myself in accordance with the ICF Code of Ethics in all coach training, coach mentoring, and coach supervisory activities.
  • I will not knowingly take any personal, professional or monetary advantage or benefit of the coach-client relationship, except by a form of compensation as agreed in the agreement and contract.
  • I will not knowingly mislead or make false claims about what my client or sponsor will receive from the coaching process or from me as the coach.
  • I will carefully explain and strive to ensure that, prior to or at the initial meeting, my coaching client and sponsor(s) understand the nature of coaching, the nature and limits of confidentiality, financial arrangements, and any other terms of the coaching.
  • I will be responsible for setting clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries that govern any physical contact I may have with my clients or sponsors.
  • I will encourage the client or sponsor to make a change if I believe the client or sponsor would be better served by another coach or by another resource.
  • I will maintain the strictest level of confidentiality with all client and sponsor information.
  • I will have a clear agreement or contract before releasing information to another person, unless required by law. I will have a clear agreement upon how coaching information will be exchanged among coach, client, and sponsor.
     

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

I protect the confidentiality of all communications with my coaching clients. I will only release information about our work to others with your written permission. I will not release any identifying information about you or our work together without your express permission.
 

REGISTRATION FORM

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