When beginning the Coaching process it’s advisable to formalize all agreements. It is both in the coach’s and customer’s interests to sign a contract. A written contract is most often the basis of performing the service. Below are listed elements, which a coaching written agreement should contain:
- What the service is, what is included, what is its nature
- The number of sessions and the duration of a single meeting
- An approximate time of its realisation
- The coach’s obligations
- The customer’s obligations
- Confidentiality clause
- Price and payment terms
Of course, depending on the expectations of both parties, the contract may contain more points, for example the procedure of cancelling a session, the place of holding sessions or steps concerning the contract’s cancellation.
A written contract of providing a coaching service should be constructed in a way that protects the interests of both parties involved.