Throughout the working relationship, the coach will engage in direct and personal conversations. The client can count on the coach, to be honest, and straightforward in asking questions and making requests. The client understands that the power of the coaching relationship can be granted only by the client, and the client agrees to do just that: have the coaching relationship be powerful.
If the client believes the coaching is not working as desired, the client will communicate that belief and take action to return the power to the coaching relationship. A designed alliance provides the “container” in which coaching takes place. Once the initial container is set, a designed alliance is continuous and ongoing. Client and coach design the container so that it is customized to specifically meet the needs of a particular client.
It is also a dynamic container, capable of changing over time so that it will continue to meet the client’s needs — not become obsolete. Much of the coaching alliance happens in the initial discovery session between coach and client.
The coach promises the client that all information provided to the coach will be kept strictly confidential and honored in the highest regard.
The coach will not at any time divulge, either directly or indirectly, that Coach and Client are in a relationship without the permission of the Client. The Coach will not use any Client information for the Coach’s benefit or disclose or communicate in any manner any information to a third party unless the Client provides written permission. Except where required by law.
If Client refers a friend, family member, employee or colleague, the Coach will be most grateful, but will not inform the referring Client about any interaction beyond the referral.
When entering into agreements with a Sponsor (corporations, non-profits or any kind of organization), the Coach holds each individual being coached as a Client, and respects each client’s right to confidentiality.
If it becomes evident that the Client intends to commit harm to self, another person, or violate the law in any way, this will break any covenant of the Coach to confidentiality, as required by law.
Code Of Ethics
The Coach adheres to the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics, to treat people with dignity as independent and equal human beings, and to model these standards, which may be found here.
I understand that I am working with Ty Ryan for professional life coaching at the agreed upon schedule and fee. Emotional Wellness Coaching is distinctly different from counseling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. Since professional coaching does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply. These fees may be considered deductible business expenses.