1:1 Coaching Agreement

$399.00

If you do any one-on-one coaching, you absolutely need a coaching agreement signed by you and your client. A coaching agreement clearly delineates roles and responsibilities, level setting your client’s expectations about what to expect from your coaching program and what kind of access they have to you during the program, while also informing them that their success is largely dependent on their effort, and disclaiming you from liability from any unmet expectations. It also contains protections for you should a client refuse to pay, pays late, or requests a refund.

Far too often, coaches operate without proper legal documents in place, worrying that making a client sign a legal document will alienate the client, or they believe a coaching agreement is an unnecessary expense, or they use another coach’s agreement or a free template they found on the internet.

Unfortunately, not having a client sign a coaching agreement leaves you vulnerable on several fronts. First, a client could ghost you and refuse to pay, and you’re left trying to chase them, with limited remedies available. Second, running your business without a coaching agreement means you’re operating without proper disclaimers in place, so you haven’t limited your liability should a client misuse information you present and suffer damages, or have unrealistic expectations of what they can achieve through your program or services.

Free templates are very rarely comprehensive enough to both shield you from liability and ensure you get paid in the event a client defaults on payment. Using a fellow coach’s agreement is copyright infringement, so you definitely don’t want to go that route.

 

Our coaching agreement covers:

 

  • Duration of program
  • Frequency of meetings and communication methods to protect you from a client who wants 24/7 access to you
  • Payment terms, including late and missed payments, and refunds
  • Protection of your intellectual property
  • Confidentiality
  • A built-in testimonial release so you can use client testimonials in your marketing
  • Disclaimer and limitation of liability.

If you do any one-on-one coaching, regardless of your industry, you need this agreement ASAP. Coaching without a contract between you and your client opens you up to liability, and also leaves you vulnerable with no protections (e.g. payment default, unrealistic client expectations) in place.

**Important: While this 1:1 Coaching Agreement template was created by an attorney, purchase and use of this template, or any other information, product or service on this website, does not form an attorney-client relationship between you and Solivagant Legal, LLC. We have made every effort to make our template as comprehensive and universally applicable as possible. However, we advise you to use our templates in consultation with a lawyer familiar with your jurisdiction’s laws and regulations. Please consult our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Far too often, coaches operate without proper legal documents in place, worrying that making a client sign a legal document will alienate the client, or they believe a coaching agreement is an unnecessary expense, or they use another coach’s agreement or a free template they found on the internet.

Unfortunately, not having a client sign a coaching agreement leaves you vulnerable on several fronts. First, a client could ghost you and refuse to pay, and you’re left trying to chase them, with limited remedies available. Second, running your business without a coaching agreement means you’re operating without proper disclaimers in place, so you haven’t limited your liability should a client misuse information you present and suffer damages, or have unrealistic expectations of what they can achieve through your program or services.

Free templates are very rarely comprehensive enough to both shield you from liability and ensure you get paid in the event a client defaults on payment. Using a fellow coach’s agreement is copyright infringement, so you definitely don’t want to go that route.

 

Our coaching agreement covers:

 

  • Duration of program
  • Frequency of meetings and communication methods to protect you from a client who wants 24/7 access to you
  • Payment terms, including late and missed payments, and refunds
  • Protection of your intellectual property
  • Confidentiality
  • A built-in testimonial release so you can use client testimonials in your marketing
  • Disclaimer and limitation of liability.

If you do any one-on-one coaching, regardless of your industry, you need this agreement ASAP. Coaching without a contract between you and your client opens you up to liability, and also leaves you vulnerable with no protections (e.g. payment default, unrealistic client expectations) in place.

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**Important: While this 1:1 Coaching Agreement template was created by an attorney, purchase and use of this template, or any other information, product or service on this website, does not form an attorney-client relationship between you and Solivagant Legal, LLC. We have made every effort to make our template as comprehensive and universally applicable as possible. However, we advise you to use our templates in consultation with a lawyer familiar with your jurisdiction’s laws and regulations. Please consult our Terms and Conditions for more information.