What to Expect from Coaching with Dr. Jennifer?

The Coaching Relationship 

Description of Coaching: 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. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional, or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals. 


Coachee’s Responsibilities 


● To attend coaching sessions as agreed 
● To select topics for discussion 
● To set and pursue meaningful goals 


Coach’s Responsibilities 


● To manage the coaching process (including timekeeping) 
● To undertake regular professional coaching supervision 
● To maintain confidentiality (subject to certain exemptions) 


1) Coach-Client Relationship 


A. The 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. The client understands that 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. 
B. Client further acknowledges that he/she may terminate or discontinue the coaching relationship at any time. 
C. The client acknowledges that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve different areas of his or her life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education, and recreation. The Client agrees that deciding how to handle these issues, incorporate coaching principles into those areas, and implementing choices is exclusively the Client’s responsibility. 
D. 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. If a Client is currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that the Client promptly inform the mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by the Client and the Coach. 
E. The Client understands that in order to enhance the coaching relationship, the Client agrees to communicate honestly, be open to feedback and assistance, and create the time and energy to participate fully in the program.


2) Services 


The parties agree to engage in a single coaching session on a scheduled date in our Coaching Program through ZOOM online meetings. The coach may also be available for additional time, per the Client’s request on a prorated basis rate of (for example, reviewing documents, reading or writing reports, engaging in other Client related services outside of coaching hours). 


3) Schedule and Fees 


This coaching agreement is valid as of The fee is $150.00. Payment is to be made after each session to the Paypal account: DRJLMULLAN@gmail.com or Paypal.me/DecolonizingTherapy. Payments can be made prior to the session if agreed upon by DT and the Wellness Worker.
The calls/meetings shall be 60 minutes. If rates change before this agreement has been signed and dated, the prevailing rates will apply. 
The refund policy applies to an emergency or crisis for either party. 


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. If the Coach will be at any other number for a scheduled call, the Client will be notified prior to the scheduled appointment time. 


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 confidentiality set forth in the ICF Code of Ethics. 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 the 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. 


6) Release of Information (Optional, based upon the specific situation) 


The individual's information is private and will not be disclosed, unless for supervision purposes. 
According to the ethics of our profession, topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training, supervision, mentoring, evaluation, and coach professional development and/or consultation purposes. 


7) Cancellation Policy 


The client agrees that it is the Client's responsibility to notify the Coach 24 hours in advance of the scheduled calls/meetings. Coach reserves the right to bill Client for a missed meeting. The coach will attempt in good faith to reschedule the missed meeting. 


8) Termination 


Clients may terminate the coaching at any time. However, it is recommended that the client and coach discuss the reasons surrounding the termination of the relationship, for the client's benefit prior to termination. The client agrees to compensate the Coach for all coaching services rendered through and including the effective date of termination of the coaching relationship. 


9) 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. 


10) 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. 


11) 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 40 days after the notice is given. If the dispute is not 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. 


12) 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. 

 


13) 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. 

14) Applicable Law 


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

What people are saying

Your last two posts touched me deeply as a fellow black, queer person, a deep feeler, and daughter of immigrants. For many years I thought I was broken to be feeling so much all the time, and then I learned that so much of that pain is not even mine! I was carrying, and still am, so much generational pain. I still have so much to learn and unpack. I am revisiting some trauma work myself in therapy and I am so grateful for the way many of your posts challenge me to thing about things differently. Thank you so much for the validation, for sharing, for reminding me that vulnerability and feelings are great gifts