Coaching Session with Jayson Gaddis Agreement

  

Relationship Coaching Agreement

I understand that my relationship coach is Jayson Gaddis, Founder of The Relationship School®.

As a client, I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my physical, mental and emotional well-being during my coaching calls, including my choices and decisions. I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time.

I understand that relationship “coaching” is a Professional-Client relationship that I have with my coach, which is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal relationship goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals.

I understand that relationship coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of my life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education and recreation. I acknowledge that deciding how to handle these issues, incorporate coaching into those areas, and implement my choices is exclusively my responsibility.

I understand that relationship coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. I understand that coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and I will not use it in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment or therapy.

I promise that if I am currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a mental health professional, that I have consulted with the mental health care provider regarding the advisability of working with a coach and that this person is aware of my decision to proceed with the coaching.

I understand that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other qualified professionals. I will seek independent professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other matters. I understand that all decisions in these areas are exclusively mine and I acknowledge that my decisions and my actions regarding them are my sole responsibility.

Finally, I understand that my coach is providing coaching services independently and is not an employee or agent of Jayson Gaddis, LLC or The Relationship School®, and I hereby release Jayson Gaddis, LLC and The Relationship School® from any liability whatsoever in connection with the coaching services provided by my coach.

Sessions

I understand that I will have _____ number of sessions per month with my coach. Calls/meetings need to begin on time. I understand that if I’m more than 10 minutes late, Jayson counts that as a paid session and he will not meet with you. All sessions are via Skype or Zoom. Calls will be recorded for supervision and consultation purposes.

 

I give my full permission to use all recorded sessions of my coaching with Jayson Gaddis for educational and training purposes at The Relationship School®. I understand that my video sessions are recorded and archived in a private and secure online database called “The RS learning Library” and is only to be used for training and educational purposes for relationship coaches in training.

Supervision. I understand that certain topics and call recordings may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with Jayson’s peers and mentors for training OR consultation purposes only to better serve me in serving you.

I understand that information will be held as confidential unless I state otherwise, in writing, except as required by law.

Cancellations

I agree to make session cancellations by leaving my coach a text, or an email message 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. I understand that if I fail to do so, this counts for one of my sessions and I agree to pay in full.

Payment

I understand I am being charged the rate outlined on the payment page. I agree to pay in full prior to getting on Jayson’s calendar and I agree to make payments to Jayson Gaddis LLC (soon to be The Relationship School® LLC).

I agree to pay the above amount on time. If I’m doing ongoing work with Jayson, I agree that my card will be automatically charged each month for the full amount.

 

Pre-Session Clarity

I understand it is best if I come to every session with at least 3 relationship issues I want to address, receive support around, get feedback on, or dive into. I will also remain tethered to the most important big picture relationship goal I have. Every session should be in support of my biggest desire.

Post Session Notes

I understand that taking notes immediately following a session is helpful so that I can retain what we’ve discussed. Your coach will do the same. I can email my coach my takeaways as a way to hold myself to noting the highlights.

Additional Contact

I understand that email contact is included in our coaching relationship. I may email my coach at any time and as much as needed, to report wins and new insights. My emails help my coach with supporting me well, because they provide insight in what is happening in my experience, and where I am at. My coach reads them thoroughly, usually within 24 hours of receiving them (on the weekend this can be slower). My coach will try to get back to me 24-48 hours, if he sees an urgent need, will coach via email to some degree. However, my main coaching will happen during my verbal sessions with my coach. I understand that an email of mine may be left unanswered (or merely briefly acknowledged) —  and I know that my coach will still welcome, read and take my email seriously.

Phone contact Phone support is not included in our coaching agreement at this time.

The Relationship School®, Facebook, Blog, Email list

I understand it is crucial that I understand the context and view that informs the relationship coaching work since I’m in training with Jayson and The Relationship School®. I will read Jayson’s blog, and/or listen to his podcast. This will help me and my coach have a shared language for what type of relationship work we are doing.

Hunger & Commitment

I understand that my intrinsic motivation is the best predictor of accomplishing desired outcomes. In other words, the hungrier I am for change, the quicker results will happen. Commitment to the work is crucial. Coming in for one or two sessions is helpful, but really diving in and rolling up my sleeves is best.

Termination

I understand when I am ready to complete the work, a closing session will happen. In the event that coaching is no longer helpful to me before the commitment is over, the coaching relationship may be discontinued at that time. I will be upfront with my coach and give him/her two weeks’ notice so that we can complete things properly. I understand that this is good practice for my other relationships.

I have read and I agree to the terms listed above.

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