CONGRATULATIONS! You have taken a great step in focusing your time and energy on your own growth and creating a life you really want to have. On a business note, I have some policies and procedures I would like you to be familiar with. Please know that if you have any questions regarding these, we can discuss them further. This way, we can quickly get to the coaching and assume all the business stuff is taken care of.
First off, I am honored to be your coach, and I am committed to supporting you as you extend your reach and become even more than you dreamed possible. Like your sample session, our coaching calls are entirely about you as a whole person: your values, goals, work, balance, fulfilment, and life purpose. Our first appointment will be a special discovery session that focuses on designing an alliance (how we work together): how you want me to coach you as well as a chance for you to train me on who you are, what you wish for in your life and what I am to hold for you as your vision. Together we discover your goals and the paths that lead you to realize them fully.
Please read the information below and keep it for future reference.
Confidentiality: Our coaching relationship is completely confidential. I will not be telling anyone that you are my client, and I will not reveal the content of our coaching calls to anyone. This is sacred. You are free to share whatever you choose from our calls with anyone.
Time: We will begin and end our calls on time, in honour of our commitment, unless we have both agreed at the beginning of a session for a longer period of time due to a particular exercise.
Our Session: Our sessions will be conducted via phone or zoom.
Scheduling: In our busy lives, each of us will occasionally need to move a session. I require twenty-four hours' notice to reschedule, and I will work with you to reschedule for within the same week. I will extend the same courtesy to you and give you as much advance notice as possible. If there is an emergency and you cannot call ahead of time, I will attempt to work around it. Forgetting or missing our session does not count as an emergency and will be considered a paid session. I am honouring our relationship by setting aside that time for you. If I am travelling and we have a session scheduled, I will let you know in advance so you can call me on my cell phone. Otherwise, if this is not possible, we will agree to reschedule.
Payment: The fees for our sessions are $600 plus HST for 5 sessions lasting one hour each. These are to be paid for in advance, and I will maintain a log of already paid sessions. I currently accept bank transfers or payments through Paypal.com (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org). Your payment needs to be received 24 hours before each session. If requested, I will send out an e-mail notice, invoice or receipt of payment for your records. If you choose to continue coaching after your 5 sessions are complete, you will pay a rate of $ 500 for each four-session package.
Sharing: It is a very powerful tool to share what you are learning with others in your life. That alone can help reinforce new insights and skills. As a bonus, you will receive a complimentary session for every person you refer to me for a consultation call.
In-between sessions: Communication, homework, accountability, sharing successes and roadblocks can all be handled through e-mail. This can be a great tool to keep working your new “muscles.” If you need to call me, please do so during regular business hours and use the +1 6475493766 number. You might consider purchasing a notebook to record any notes and thoughts after our sessions to help “lock in” what you are learning.
Completing our relationship: Initially, I request that you honour yourself by committing to four coaching sessions. This will be more evident when you are feeling frustrated and like nothing is happening. This is perfectly normal and most often is an indication that you are on the verge of a breakthrough. Committing to four sessions allows you the opportunity to work through that. After that, we can continue on a week-to-week basis. When you decide it is time to end our coaching relationship, please give me one week’s notice. This will give us time to capture your learning and strategize for what is next in your life.
Finally, you must know that if I ever say or do something that upsets you or doesn’t feel right, please bring it to my attention. If I pose a question during a session that doesn’t work, let me know. If there are requests or “homework” that seem way off base, then tell me so. You always have the right to either accept, decline or counter any request I may make. We will continually work together to strengthen our relationship so that it supports your growth. I am not a “sounding board” to listen to you complain, but someone who will hold you higher than that which you may be accustomed. I will challenge you to look beyond your “comfort zone” while providing a safe environment to explore unfamiliar areas of your life and being. I will work with you to realize who you have to be and create a path for what you have to do to live the life you truly wish.
If you have any questions regarding the above information or wish to counter offer, please contact me; otherwise, it is assumed that you understand and agree to all the above terms. Be sure to fill out the enclosed sheets and return them to me (email), so we can get down to the real business…
You and your life.
Elo Claire Odogbo
Your Personal Life Coach