To all coaches:
The following is a generic sample agreement for you to use as a guideline in
creating a contract that represents your legal relationship with your client(s). You will
find standard clauses covering all angles to protect you and your clients. Once you
have drafted your version, we recommend you show it to your lawyer for a final
stamp of approval.
GENERIC SAMPLE LIFE COACHING AGREEMENT
Agreement between: name, company, address __________ (Coach – identify
coaching qualifications, certificate, credential etc.) and ______ (Client) whereby
Coach agrees to provide Coaching Services for Client focusing on the following
topics/results/outcomes/goals attached to this agreement.
Description: Coaching is partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business
partnership) between the Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative
process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential.
1. Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior set by the
International Coach Federation “(ICF)”. www.coachfederation.org/ethics
2. Client is responsible for creating and implementing his/her own physical, mental
and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results. As such, the Client
agrees that the Coach is not and will not be liable for any actions or inaction, or for
any direct or indirect result of any services provided by the Coach. Client
understands coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed,
and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease.
3. Client understands that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice by
legal, mental, medical or other qualified professionals and will seek independent professional
guidance for such matters. If Client is currently under the care of a mental health professional,
Coach will recommend that Client inform the mental health care provider.