Coaching Disclaimer and Coaching Terms and Conditions
In the spirit of good practise, when you are purchasing coaching services from us we ask you to confirm that you have read and agreed to each statement below and that you wish to proceed.
All coaching services and communication, email or otherwise, delivered by myself, Gary Risman, as well as information on this website (garyrisman.com.com) are meant to help you identify the areas in your life and in your thinking that may be preventing you from experiencing greater well-being and moving forward. Coaching is not a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care. As I see it coaching is meant to be done when major emotional and psychological wounds are already healing or healed.
The term ‘coaching’ as here used covers life coaching, personal coaching, executive coaching and business coaching for clients.
I understand that the coaching services I will be receiving from my Coach are not offered as a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. I also understand that my Coach is not acting as a mental health counsellor or a medical professional.
I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being during my coaching sessions, and subsequently, including my choices and decisions.
I understand that coaching is not a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment, and I will not use it in place of any form of therapy.
I understand that all comments and ideas offered by my Coach are solely for the purpose of aiding me in achieving the defined goals I create with my Coach. I have the ability to give my informed consent, and hereby give such consent to my coach to assist me in achieving such goals and understand that results are not guaranteed.
I understand that to the extent our work together involves career or business, my Coach is not promising outcomes included but not limited to increased clientele, profitability and or business success.
I understand that the use of technology is not always secure and I accept the risks of confidentiality in the use of email, text, phone, Skype and other technology.
I hereby release, waive, acquit and forever discharge my Coach, any agents, successors, assigns, personal representatives, executors, heirs and employees from every claim, suit action, demand or right to compensation for damages I may claim to have or that I may have arising out of acts or omissions by myself or by my Coach as a result of the advice given by my Coach or otherwise resulting from the coaching relationship contemplated by this agreement.
I further declare and represent that no promise, inducement or agreement not expressed in this agreement has been made to me to sign this agreement. This agreement shall bind my heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors, assigns, and agents.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There is no limit for online courses, but we recommending to take 4-6 video lessons a month moximu. Private one one one coaching schedule will be arranged between Gary and the client and can be booked up to 3 months in advance.
All monthly fees payable by the client in advance for following month for silver or gold package and not will be refunded. All nancelation of service will be effected on the following month.
Gold Package and above. The date that the first coaching session takes place shall be deemed to be the start date for the service. Where any client is unhappy with any of the terms and conditions they can contact Gary to discuss any concerns and see if they can be resolved before the first coaching session. Participation by any individual in the first coaching session constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
FORMAT OF SESSIONS
Face to face (venue by mutual agreement), via Skype (client calls coach); telephone coaching sessions (client calls coach); or other format where such is agreed. Unless otherwise agreed, for Skype and telephone sessions the client is responsible for telephoning GAry at agreed times. Gary is responsible for ensuring that he is available for consultation at agreed times.
The length of each session is 3o min and could be agreed individually for additional fee as agreed between Gary and the client before coaching sessions commence.
Additional SESSION FEES
In accordance with Gary current per session fee or fee for a programme of sessions, or any other such fee as shall be agreed and notified to the client. Gary will confirm the fees in writing, usually by email, unless this is impractical. The number of sessions for which payment is required in advance will be agreed before coaching sessions commence.
DATES AND TIMES OF SESSIONS
The date and time of the first session and any subsequent session will be agreed between Gary and the client by phone or email and confirmed by Gary by email or letter or skype, phone call
Sessions can only be rearranged in accordance with the section in these terms and conditions headed “Rearranging Sessions”.
Fees can be paid online by debit or credit card using the Paypal payments systems, by standing order, by bank transfer
Fees are payable in advance of each coaching session unless otherwise agreed (Business Coaching may allow for payment on receipt of invoice). Where payment has not been received by Gary in advance of a coaching session Lorrayn is not obliged to provide the session.
Gary may assign the client tasks or exercises to complete between coaching sessions. There is no obligation on the client to complete these items of ‘homework’, but not doing so may slow the client’s progress in gaining improved quality of life or achieving desired business or personal outcomes.
Personal information or business information supplied by clients in coaching sessions will be treated as confidential. It will not be disclosed to a third party without the client’s prior permission, save where required by law or where action might be necessary to prevent harm to the client or someone else.
In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or unavailability due to bereavement or other commitments, inappropriate behaviour by the client, actual or potential conflict of interest, or other reasons, Gary can decide to terminate the service to the client early or refuse or be unable to provide further coaching sessions to the client. In such a circumstance the client will be given reasonable notice of termination by Gary where practicable and will be refunded any advance payments made for coaching sessions not yet provided.
Feedback about the service is welcomed and can be given during a coaching session or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org