NEW COACHING CLIENT WELCOME & AGREEMENT
Each new client to my practice is a welcome addition. We are optimistic and enthusiastic about what we can accomplish together. To bring our “best selves” to the coaching relationship, it is important that we share the same understanding about how we will work together.
Basic Shared Agreements:
For coaching/mentoring or counseling clients, I recommend a 3-month commitment to weekly sessions. A 3-month commitment ensures that you understand that it is hard work to change habits of thinking and acting, and that you are committed to making a concentrated effort and understand that it takes time. If you feel the need to only book a single session you can certainly do so.
Individual Sessions will be billed prior to the session via Paypal and payment needs to be received in order to confirm that appointment.
Each session is approx. 40+ minutes long.
I will bring myself to those coaching sessions free from distractions and respectfully request that you do the same.
We agree that we will each show up at the mutually scheduled time for our coaching session and if you have to reschedule you will do so with a minimum of 24 hours notice. I certainly understand that emergencies do arise and will accommodate those on a case-by-case basis.
Should you “no-show” for an appointment (without notification or rescheduling) we will evaluate whether or not coaching is appropriate for you right now.
Coaching fees are not refundable.
I welcome communication between our sessions via email. It is my expectation that you will reach out only if you hit a “sticky” spot that you would like some feedback on, and that you will share the successes that you have on the way to creating your desired future. If you need an “emergency call” I can usually accommodate within the same week and I do not bill for calls that are 5 minutes or less.
I welcome your input and questions along the way. Our relationship is a collaborative one, and the more you put into it the more you will get out of it. Ask me questions, challenge my point of view, bring resources to the table that you’ve found, tell me where I’m wrong, and share with me your insights along the way. You are your own best expert even if you don’t know that yet (you will shortly!).
By booking a session you are stating you have read and agree to the working agreements above, and will honor them during our coaching relationship.
STATEMENT OF INTENT
All private services delivered by Bernard Alvarez, are meant to challenge, uplift, and support you psychologically. However, coaching/counseling/advising is not psychotherapy. If you feel psychologically stressed to the point that it is interfering with your ability to function, please have the courage to seek the help you need in the form of a professional counselor. Spiritual coaching may augment your therapy, but the work of coaching is meant to be done when major emotional and psychological wounds are already healing or healed. In that spirit, please read the following. Should you agree to each statement and wish to proceed please continue to booking and payment:
I understand that the services I will be receiving from Bernard Alvarez are not offered as a substitute for mental health care. I also understand that my coach, Bernard Alvarez, is not acting as a psychotherapist, and does not purport to offer mental health care.
I understand that my coach will maintain the confidentiality of our communications only to the extent defined by the laws of the states in which each of us resides.
I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well being during my coaching sessions, and subsequently, including my choices and decisions.
I understand that all comments and ideas offered by my coach are solely for the purpose of aiding me in achieving my defined goals. I have the ability to give my informed consent, and hereby give such consent to my coach to assist me in achieving such goals.
By pursuing the services offered by Bernard Alvarez I hereby release, waive, acquit and forever discharge Bernard Alvarez, their agents, successors, assigns, personal representatives, executors, heirs and employees from every claim, suit action, demand or right to compensation for damages I may claim to have or that I may have arise out of actions, omissions, or commissions taken by myself or by Bernard Alvarez as a result of the advice given by Bernard Alvarez or otherwise resulting from the coaching relationship contemplated hereunder. I further declare and represent that no promise, inducement or agreement not herein expressed has been made to me to enter into this release. The release made pursuant to this paragraph shall bind my heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors, assigns, and agents. I have read the statements above and I understand and agree with the points contained therein.