Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road (Client Agreement)

You, the client, are the driver. As the coach, I’m the navigator. You select the destination for our road trip and I’ll help you get there.

You have control of the steering wheel. You understand that any actions you undertake (or fail to undertake) are completely your choice and responsibility. Ultimately, you control the destination.

There will be times when I will ask you to speed up or I may pull on the emergency brake. Using my experience and intuition, I may interrupt you or redirect the conversation. Please don’t take these actions personally—it might just be to avoid that armadillo in the road.

I may lead you on an occasional detour; possibly to see the world’s largest ball of twine. If an interesting topic arises that is unrelated to our current conversation but may lead to your overall growth, we might explore the new direction.

Premium gets you better performance. You agree to put all your energy into the coaching relationship. We’re building a collaborative partnership that needs our full presence. Understand that “you get out what you put in.”

You’re responsible for maintenance. During our sessions, you’ll be learning new skills. You need to practice these skills and bring them into everyday situations to grow and move yourself forward.

Always let someone know when you’re going on a trip. While all topics of discussion are completely confidential, you acknowledge that your name and number of hours we work together may be tracked for credentialing purposes. As a normal course of business, no records or transcripts of session content are kept without express written permission to protect your privacy.

There are no free rides. Fees are due by the date stated on each invoice. Failure to stay current on payments will result in an early end to our trip.

I’m not a professional driver. (I’m not THAT Paul Tracy.) Coaching is not therapy and is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of any mental illnesses.

The ICF Pledge of Ethics

As an ICF Professional Coach, I acknowledge and agree to honor my ethical and legal obligations to my coaching clients and sponsors, colleagues, and to the public at large. I pledge to comply with the ICF Code of Ethics and to practice these standards with those whom I coach.

If I breach this Pledge of Ethics or any part of the ICF Code of Ethics, I agree that the ICF in its sole discretion may hold me accountable for so doing. I further agree that my accountability to the ICF for any breach may include sanctions, such as loss of my ICF Membership and/or my ICF Credentials.