Terms and Conditions

 

 

 

About your Coach: Francesca Dal Bello is the owner and founder of Gr8fool Limited. Francesca qualified as a Coach in October 2017, having successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in Coaching Practice, a training accredited gold level by the UK Association for Coaching (“AC”). As a professional coach and accredited member of the AC, Francesca’s practice is aligned to the AC global code of ethics and good practice standards.

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 maximise personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the identification and development of personal, professional or business outcomes and to develop and carry out a strategy plan for achieving those goals. Best results happen when both coach and client are committed to the same outcomes.

1) Coach-Client Relationship

  1. Coach agrees to maintain the standards of professional behaviour and conduct established in the global code of ethics of the AC. It is recommended that the Client review the AC code, available from their website (weblink, at time of this Agreement: www.associationforcoaching.com/general/custom.asp?page=AboutCodeEthics).
  2. 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 coaching 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 understands 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.
  3. Client further acknowledges that he/she may terminate or discontinue the coaching relationship at any time.
  4. Client acknowledges that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve different areas of his/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.
  5. Client acknowledges that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders and that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counselling, 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 Client is currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that the Client promptly inform the care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by the Client and the Coach.
  6. The Client understands that in order to enhance the coaching relationship, the Client agrees to communicate honestly, be open to feedback and assistance and to create the time and energy to participate fully in the process.

2) Services

  1. The Parties agree to engage in a coaching programme through either face-to-face, online or telephone meetings. to be set at regular intervals agreed between Client and Coach. The time of the coaching meetings and/or location will be determined by Coach and Client, based on a mutually agreed upon time.
  2. Coach will be available to Client by e-mail and other online means, in between scheduled meetings as defined by the Coach. Coach may also be available for additional time, per Client’s request on a prorated basis rate to be agreed in advance in writing.

3) Schedule and Fees

Except for initial discovery sessions, which are free and without obligation, all payments are paid in advance. Fees vary depending on the type and duration of the coaching required. The costs and the duration of the Coaching programme can vary by mutual agreement of the Parties.

4) Cancellation Policy

In the case of requiring to cancel a meeting, Client agrees that it is the Client’s responsibility to notify the Coach 24 hours in advance of the scheduled coaching meetings. Coach reserves the right to charge Client for a missed meeting, cancelled at shorter notice than 24 hours. Coach will attempt in good faith to reschedule the loss of time, to avoid charging or to refund Client.

5) Refunds

If the coaching relationship is terminated by the Client prior to completion of a coaching programme paid in full in advance, a refund may be granted for services not rendered at the discretion of the Coach.

6) Confidentiality

  1. The coaching relationship established under this Agreement, as well as all information (written 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 Code of the AC. 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 expressed permission of the Client. The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent.
  2. 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 potential 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.
  3. Coach intends to deliver coaching, write materials and promote the coaching process in any way she can. This means that at times, Client may share examples from her personal experience or practice. This will be done only with permission from Client, whilst maintaining the Client’s confidentiality
  4. According to the ethics of the coaching profession, topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training, supervision, mentoring, evaluation, and for coach professional development and/or consultation purposes.

8) Data Protection and Retention of Records

The Client consents and acknowledges that during the coaching relationship, Coach will retain on file all documents, written notes and recordings from the meetings, including personal information relating to Client, during the term of the coaching relationship. Such records will be maintained by the Coach in a format of the Coach’s choice (print or digital/electronic) and will be destroyed after a period of 6 months from the date the coaching relationship ends.

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) Complaint Procedure

If Client is not fully satisfied with the coaching services provided by Coach, the AC will explore your complaint(s). As a member of the AC, a complaint procedure has been set up to protect members’ clients. Excerpt from the procedure:

Making a complaint:

  1. The complaint is deemed to be a breach of a clause of the AC code of ethics.
  2. The complaint may be made by a client or by one member of the AC against another.
  3. The person and/or organisation concerned must be named and be a member of the AC at the time of the complaint being made.
  4. The complaint must be made in writing.

12) Professional Liability Insurance

Gr8fool Limited is covered by professional liability insurance for coaching and training through Oxygen Insurance. This is underwritten by Hiscox Underwriting Limited, on behalf of Hiscox Insurance Company Limited.

15) Applicable Law

The performance and interpretation of these Terms of Agreement and any claims arising under it shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

 

 

 

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