Terms & Conditions

We offer support for you to move courageously forward in cultivating an empowering life. We pride ourselves on holding space in a safe and confidential way. We ask that you hold the same commitment to confidentiality within any service we offer. Thank you for living courageously with us!

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Coaching is not currently a regulated industry in the state of New York. It will be solely the responsibility of the client to determine the effectiveness of the services rendered and the competency of the coach/coaches.

Coaching is not psychotherapy or counseling. Coaching does not address mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. Your coaching sessions/workshops are not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, mental health care or substance abuse treatment. Psychotherapy is a healthcare service, and its primary focus is to identify, diagnose and treat nervous and mental disorders.

Coaching assumes the mental health of the client.  Coaching is a collaborative process that is present and future oriented.  It is action oriented, solution focused and encourages change.  It involves accountability and commitment through increased competence, awareness, and confidence.

As the client, you set the agenda for these sessions and your success/results will largely depend upon your willingness to define goals and try new approaches.  Agendas for workshops will be set by Courageous in Creation. You can expect Courageous in Creation, as your coach, to be honest and direct, asking straightforward questions and offering challenging techniques to help you keep moving forward.

 

OUR ROLE

-Co-create a collaborative partnership that supports you to deepen self-awareness, enhance creative ability, foster personal mastery, cultivate your full potential and obtain goals set forth by you.

-Ask timely and appropriate questions that foster and support greater self-awareness and inner resourcefulness, and assist in working through any personal roadblocks/obstacles-conscious or unconscious- that may arise.

-Honor that some experiences/things in life are private, which you may or may not choose to share or explore as part of these coaching sessions.

-Facilitate effective coaching processes/techniques/workshops designed to help tap into your own inherent awareness, work through any perceived challenges, and explore creative possibilities and potential.  Weekly inspired instructions may be provided as a result of findings from each session/workshop to be completed by you by the next session.

 

YOUR ROLE

-Commit to a coaching relationship/partnership that supports my abilities to:

  1. Deepen self-awareness and strive to identify whatever challenges/issues and or opportunities you may be experiencing.

  2. Become aware of and commit to working through any blind spots roadblocks, or obstacles to success that may arise.

  3. Utilize emerging insights/learning to enhance your personal growth and development.

-Take responsibility for my own actions and behaviors.

- Be intentional about making empowering, conscious choices that truly reflect and support my needs/desires/ goals in life.

-Follow through and be accountable for the completion of any action planning steps/activities (inspired instructions) generated as a result of each coaching session.

 

AGREEMENT

-As a client, I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my physical, mental and emotional well-being during my coaching conversations/workshops, including my choices and decisions. All coaching topics/issues for discussion are my choice. I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time, as my coach/coaches may decide to discontinue their services at any time.

-I understand that coaching is a relationship with my coach/coaches that is designed to facilitate the creation of goals in different areas of my life and to develop and carry out a strategy plan for achieving those goals

-I understand that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of my life, including work, finances, health, relationships, and recreation. I acknowledge that deciding how to handle these issues and implementing my choices is exclusively my responsibility.

-I understand that coaching/workshops is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and I will not use it in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment or therapy.

-I understand that I am seeing this professional as a coach and not a licensed mental health professional, advisor, consultant or mentor.

-I understand that coaching is not to be used in lieu of professional advice. I will seek professional guidance for advice regarding academic, legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other matters. I understand that all decisions in these areas are exclusively mine and I acknowledge that my decision and my actions regarding them are my responsibility.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality is an important element of the coaching process.  Your identity and ongoing work will be kept strictly confidential.  Courageous in Creation will only release information about our work with your written permission, or if we are required by court order.  The following exceptions will apply:

  1. There are a broad range of events that are reportable under child protection statutes. Physical or sexual abuse of a child will be reported to Child Protective Services. When the victim of child abuse is over the age of 18, we are not legally mandated to report it unless we believe that there are minors still living with the abuser who may be in danger of being abused. Elder abuse is also required to be reported to appropriate authorities.

  2. If you are at imminent risk to yourself or someone else or make threats of imminent violence against another person, we will take appropriate action.