Coaching is a professional practice that aims to accelerate the development, growth, maturity, and professionalism of clients so that they can achieve whatever goals they are willing to set for themselves. While coaches ask many questions, give feedback, offer suggestions, and provide information, they do not make decisions for clients or force clients to do anything against their will. As a client, you accept full responsibility for all actions and decisions you make. Although your coach will work in partnership with you, you will only get out of the coaching experience what you choose to put into it. Be honest, open, and committed to the process at all times, and be sure to advise your coach if you find any part of the experience to be troublesome, uncomfortable, or counterproductive.
Coaching is not therapy, and while it helps most people, it isn’t always or completely effective. If it becomes the opinion of the coach that the client is in need of therapy, or if the client is not participating satisfactorily, the coach may elect to terminate this agreement with a full refund of any cancelled sessions or pre-paid time.