Welcome to Relationship Coaching! I am very pleased to be your Relationship Coach and I look forward to working together.
This Coaching Agreement will be mutually agreed to by you and by me, Valerie Greene, and it sets the ground rules and practical arrangements for our relationship for a respectful and productive coaching experience that will achieve your desired results.
Coaching services will vary depending on your needs and desired level of support.
Your success requires your commitment to take responsibility for the process and the outcomes that result from it. You must be open and honest about your issues and needs, keep agreements, and stay committed to the goals you and your partner agree to and which will form our Coaching Agenda. My role is to use my training and expertise as a mentor, taskmaster, motivator and sounding board, which will help you get on track, stay focused, and be accountable for your progress.
Our coaching relationship is not psychotherapy, psychological counseling, or any type of therapy; nor is it a substitute for these services. In the event you feel the need for professional counseling or therapy, it is your responsibility to seek a licensed professional who can provide these services. I will use my best efforts to make recommendations for those services, if in my opinion they may be required or you make a request.
By working with me, you confirm that you are medically, physically, emotionally and in all respects functional, and able to participate in the coaching process.
I may make suggestions from time to time that are intended to help you and your well being. However, you take ultimate responsibility for your choices and realize that Valerie is not a licensed therapist, and that you must consult your health care provider for mental health advice.
Please come prepared to each Coaching session with your updates, progress, and current challenges. Let me know what you want to work on and be ready for coaching. Remember, our agenda is client generated and coach supported. You may call or send an email to me between sessions if you need “spot coaching” or can’t wait to share a win with me. I enjoy providing this extra level of service. I do not charge for additional time of this kind. Please keep the non-scheduled calls to 5 to 10 minutes. When you leave a message, please let me know if you want a call back or are just sharing.
WHAT I EXPECT OF YOU
You will come to each session on time and ready to work
You will be prepared to share your updates, progress, and current challenges You will pay all fees in full and on time
You will bring the topic/takeaway/deliverable for that session You will tell your truth to your partner and myself
You will take responsibility for your own feelings, thoughts, attitudes and behaviors; and the outcomes of the couples coaching process
You will speak and act in a respectful manner with me and your partner.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT OF ME
I will honor and support your relationship, first and foremost
I will hold and advocate for your vision of your desired relationship
I will set and maintain appropriate boundaries for our couples coaching work, such as emotional safety, confidentiality, etc
I will listen for your wisdom, needs, values and points of view I will never judge you or take sides
I will support you to take conscious, effective action towards your goals
I will invite participation in personal and couple exercises and the use of proven tools and strategies to achieve your goals for your relationship.
The fee for Couples Coaching Services is agreed upon ahead of the session, payable in cash, check, or credit card.
We will agree on a time and day for our sessions. Once that time is established, it will be reserved for you.
I understand that on rare occasions you might cancel an appointment rather than reschedule it. If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice or you will be charged for an hour.
The information you share with me will remain strictly confidential unless: (1) you give specific permission to release the information; or (2) I am required to release the information by law. Exceptions to confidentiality include information about intent to seriously harm an individual, child abuse, and elder abuse.
As the client takes responsibility for their own actions, Valerie Greene is not responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages beyond the total amount of fees paid by the client. Valerie is committed to providing value, and willing to refund the first month of coaching fees if you don’t feel they are valuable for you. As this is a relationship, I’m committed to everyone experiencing a win/win.