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This Agreement is entered into by and between the Coach (Peter Roxburgh t/a Pete Coach) and the Client (that’s you) whereby the Coach agrees to provide Coaching Services to the Client.
Description of Services:
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 potential. It is 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.
Coach-Client Relationship A. Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coach Federation “(ICF)” (Coachfederation.org/ethics). It is recommended that the Client review the ICF Code of Ethics and the applicable standards of behavior. B. The Client is solely responsible for creating and implementing their own physical, mental, and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions, and results arising out of or resulting from the coaching relationship and their coaching calls and interactions with the Coach. As such, the Client agrees 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. The Client understands that coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease. C. The Client further acknowledges that they may terminate or discontinue the coaching relationship at any time. D. The Client acknowledges that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve different areas of their life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education, and recreation. The Client agrees that deciding how to handle these issues, incorporating coaching principles into those areas, and implementing choices is exclusively the Client’s responsibility. E. The Client acknowledges that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical, or other qualified professionals and that it is the Client’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. If the Client is currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that the Client promptly inform the mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by the Client and the Coach. F. The Client understands that in order to enhance the coaching relationship, the Client agrees to communicate honestly, be open to feedback and assistance, and to create the time and energy to participate fully in the program.
Services The parties agree to engage in a Coaching Program of no specific contract duration or obligation to fulfill a predetermined number of meetings. The Coaching Program will be held through online meetings, which shall be Zoom unless otherwise agreed. The Coach will be available to the Client by e-mail and voicemail in between scheduled meetings if separately agreed. The Coach may also be available for additional time, per the Client’s request, at the standard coaching rate as displayed on the Pete Coach Booking Site (for example, reviewing documents, reading or writing reports, engaging in other Client-related services outside of coaching hours).
Schedule and Fees This coaching agreement is valid as of the date of payment for Coaching. The coaching fees are displayed on the Pete Coach Booking Site or the place of booking and are payable at the time of booking. Standard meeting duration is 60 minutes. If rates change before payment has been made, the prevailing rates will apply. The refund policy in effect for the term of this Agreement is as follows: No refunds, but rescheduling of meetings is available when a Client is not able to attend and has provided a minimum of 24-hours notice to the Coach in writing (email or direct message).
Procedure The time of the coaching meetings will be determined by the Client at the time of booking on the Pete Coach Booking Site or through mutual agreement. Meetings will take place via Zoom unless otherwise agreed.
Confidentiality This coaching relationship, as well as all information (documented or verbal) that the Client shares with the Coach as part of this relationship, is bound by the principles of confidentiality set forth in the ICF Code of Ethics. However, please be aware that the Coach-Client relationship is not considered a legally confidential relationship (like the medical and legal professions) and thus communications are not subject to the protection of any legally recognized privilege. The Coach agrees not to disclose any information pertaining to the Client without the Client’s written consent. The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent. Confidential Information does not include information that: (a) was in the Coach’s possession prior to its being furnished by the Client; (b) is generally known to the public or in the Client’s industry; (c) is obtained by the Coach from a third party, without breach of any obligation to the Client; (d) is independently developed by the Coach without use of or reference to the Client’s confidential information; or (e) the Coach is required by statute, lawfully issued subpoena, or by court order to disclose; (f) is disclosed to the Coach and as a result of such disclosure the Coach reasonably believes there to be an imminent or likely risk of danger or harm to the Client or others; and (g) involves illegal activity. The Client also acknowledges their continuing obligation to raise any confidentiality questions or concerns with the Coach in a timely manner.
Cancellation Policy The Client agrees that it is their responsibility to notify the Coach 24 hours in advance of the meeting. The Coach reserves the right to bill the Client for a missed meeting. The Coach will attempt in good faith to reschedule the missed meeting.
Termination Either the Client or the Coach may terminate this Agreement at any time with written notice. The Client agrees to compensate the Coach for all coaching services rendered through and including the effective date of termination of the coaching relationship.
Limited Liability Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the Coach makes no guarantees, representations, or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, with respect to the coaching services negotiated, agreed upon, and rendered. In no event shall the Coach be liable to the Client for any indirect, consequential, or special damages. Notwithstanding any damages that the Client may incur, the Coach’s entire liability under this Agreement, and the Client’s exclusive remedy, shall be limited to the amount actually paid by the Client to the Coach under this Agreement for all coaching services rendered through and including the termination date.
Entire Agreement This document reflects the entire agreement between the Coach and the Client and reflects a complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter. This Agreement supersedes all prior written and oral representations. The Agreement may not be amended, altered, or supplemented except in writing signed by both the Coach and the Client.
Severability If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If the Court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
Waiver The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.
These general terms and conditions are subject to Swiss substantive law. If this law refers to foreign legal systems, such references are invalid.
The exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement and the underlying legal relationships is Basel.
All disputes, controversies or claims arising from the contractual relationship with Pete Coach (including validity, invalidity, possible breaches of contract or of these terms and conditions or their termination) shall be submitted to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Mediation Rules of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in force at the time the request for mediation is submitted, in accordance with the said Rules. Unless otherwise agreed, each party shall bear half of the costs of the preliminary mediation proceedings. The seat of the mediation shall be Basel and the mediation shall be conducted in English.
Binding Effect This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and permissible assigns.
Please retain a copy of this agreement for your records.
End of Agreement.