Before meeting with Fern for coaching, you will be asked to agree to the following:
As Fern’s 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 cancel this coaching agreement at any time.
I understand that “coaching” is a Professional/Client relationship I have with my coach that 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.
I understand that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of my life including work, spirituality, 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 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 relationship.
I understand that my information will be held confidential by Fern Horst unless I state otherwise in writing, except as required by law.
I understand that certain topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training or consultation purposes.
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.