You Can Leadership Coaching Terms

You Can Leadership LLC (“Coach”) agrees to provide Coaching Services for Client(s) focusing on management and leadership.  

1) Coach-Client Relationship

A. Coaching is a 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. Client is solely responsible for creating and implementing his/her own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results arising out of or resulting from the coaching relationship and his/her coaching calls and interactions with the Coach. As such, the Client agrees that the Coach is not and will not be liable or responsible for any actions or inaction, or for any direct or indirect result of any services provided by the Coach. Client acknowledges that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals and that it is the Client’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed.

2) Services

The parties mutually agree to engage in a agreed upon number sessions over an agreed upon period of time via phone and/or online meetings.  Coach may also be available for additional time, per Client’s request on a prorated basis rate of $100 per hour.  Coach may also be available for in-person meetings, per Client’s request.  Coach reserves the right to bill Client for travel for in-person meetings.

3) Schedule and Fees

This coaching agreement is valid as of the submittal of the Coaching Information Form by the Client. The fee for coaching sessions and related services will be discussed and set with the Coach prior to the first coaching session.

4) Procedure

The time of the coaching meetings and/or location will be determined by Coach and Client based on a mutually agreed upon time. The Coach will initiate all scheduled meetings and will call or connect online with the Client at the phone number or using an online username provided by the Client.

5) Confidentiality 

This coaching relationship, as well as all information (documented or verbal) that the Client shares with the Coach as part of this relationship, is bound by the principles of professional confidentiality. However, please be aware that the Coach-Client relationship is not considered a legally confidential relationship (like the medical and legal professions) and thus communications are not subject to the protection of any legally recognized privilege. The Coach agrees not to disclose any information pertaining to the Client without the Client’s written consent. The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent. Confidential Information does not include information that: (a) was in the Coach’s possession prior to its being furnished by the Client; (b) is generally known to the public or in the Client’s industry; (c) is obtained by the Coach from a third party, without breach of any obligation to the Client; (d) is independently developed by the Coach without use of or reference to the Client’s confidential information; or (e) the Coach is required by statute, lawfully issued subpoena, or by court order to disclose; (f) is disclosed to the Coach and as a result of such disclosure the Coach reasonably believes there to be an imminent or likely risk of danger or harm to the Client or others; and (g) involves illegal activity. The Client also acknowledges his or her continuing obligation to raise any confidentiality questions or concerns with the Coach in a timely manner.  

7) Cancellation Policy

Client agrees that it is the Client's responsibility to notify the Coach 30 minutes in advance of scheduled calls or online meetings and 24 hours in advance of in-person meetings. Coach reserves the right to bill Client for travel for missed in-person meetings. Coach will attempt in good faith to reschedule any missed meetings.  In the event that the Coach must cancel a meeting, the Coach agrees to notify the Client 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled calls or online meetings and 24 hours in advance of in-person meetings.  

9) Termination

Either the Client or the Coach may terminate this Agreement at any time with written notice. Client agrees to compensate the Coach for all coaching services rendered through and including the effective date of termination of the coaching relationship.

10) Limited Liability

Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the Coach makes no guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied with respect to the coaching services negotiated, agreed upon and rendered. In no event shall the Coach be liable to the Client for any indirect, consequential or special damages. Notwithstanding any damages that the Client may incur, the Coach’s entire liability under this Agreement, and the Client’s exclusive remedy, shall be limited to the amount actually paid by the Client to the Coach under this Agreement for all coaching services rendered through and including the termination date.

11) Entire Agreement

This document reflects the entire agreement between the Coach and the Client, and reflects a complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter. This Agreement supersedes all prior written and oral representations. The Agreement may not be amended, altered or supplemented except in writing signed by both the Coach and the Client.

12) Dispute Resolution

If a dispute arises out of this Agreement that cannot be resolved by mutual consent, the Client and Coach agree to attempt to mediate in good faith for up to 30 days after notice given. If the dispute is not so resolved, and in the event of legal action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover attorney’s fees and court costs from the other party.

13) Severability

If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If the Court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.

14) Waiver

The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.

15) Applicable Law

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont without giving effect to any conflicts of laws provisions.

16) Binding Effect

This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and permissible assigns.