Coaching Guidelines & Agreement
I have positive expectations for a coaching/consulting relationship that helps you to create the life YOU want to live. To partner together professionally, I want you to be familiar with the following guidelines.
Terms of Coaching:
I invite you to think of Coaching as a process. Many people create change for themselves in a short time. However, to refine and sustain the change takes several months.
My Coaching fee is payable to Sofia Roper Consulting and payable through PayPal or credit card.
You or I will call at the scheduled time according to our arrangement.
If you need to reschedule our appointment, please give me 24 hours’ notice. If you have an emergency or illness, you can reschedule with less than 24 hours’ notice.
If you do not show up for a scheduled call, for any reason, and provide no notice (latest notice can be five minutes past scheduled session start time), we will not make up that time.
If I need to reschedule, I will give you at least 24 hours’ notice as well, barring an emergency or illness.
If I ever say or do anything that upsets you or doesn’t feel right, please bring it to my attention so that we can resolve it as soon as possible.
My objective is to have a coaching relationship that is fully open, honest, real and trusting in our communication styles.
We should both realize that communication via telephone or email entails extra challenges since we cannot see body language, facial expressions, etc. Therefore, we give each other plenty of latitude and promptly ask for clarification if there is a misconnection.
I agree to serve as your Coach – to partner with you to identify and achieve your personal and/or professional goals.
As your Coach, I cannot guarantee results. You will create powerful results by having the courage and determination to move forward and take the actions in your life.
During the time we spend together in our coaching sessions, I will devote my time, thoughts, and energy to you, exclusively. In between our sessions, I may not be instantly available, as I may be attending to others, or myself. I will, however, always attempt to be available within 24 hours.
I am a Coach, not a psychotherapist or physician, and I am not trained in diagnosing psychological or medical conditions. Coaching is not intended as a replacement for counseling, psychiatric interventions, treatment for mental illness, recovery from past abuse, professional medical advice, financial assistance, legal counsel, or other professional services.
As your Coach, I will bring attentive listening, understanding, belief in you and commitment to your success. You can expect me to challenge you, offer fresh perspectives, make requests (including assigning homework), acknowledge your wins, and guarantee utmost confidentiality (to the fullest extent of the law, and so long as I don’t fear for your or another’s safety) in the powerful, sacred relationship.
I am motivated and committed to taking action on my determined personal and professional goals. I realize that anything less than my intentional full participation will not lead to my success.
I accept full responsibility for myself and any actions I take that might result from Coaching.
I am under the care of a physician and healthy enough to engage in coaching.
I can financially afford the Coaching fee at this time (or have made arrangements for my coaching to be gifted to me). I understand that coaching is typically paid for in advance, and there are no refunds for time utilized with my coach. I agree that ultimately, it is my responsibility that my coach gets paid for the services I use.
I agree to honor my scheduled session times.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sofia.