Disclosure & Agreement For Coaching
Certified No More Mr. Nice Guy Coach Informed Consent
THIS IS NOT THERAPY/PSYCHOTHERAPY OR COUNSELING.
Even though I am a licensed therapist in the State of Oregon, the work I do with No More Mr. Nice Guy is teaching/coaching, and in no way a substitute for counseling or therapy.
Because there is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions about what constitutes coaching vs. therapy I want to make sure you understand the concept of coaching so that you are clear on what to expect from our time together.
First off, psychotherapy is based on a medical model. When I treat people in therapy in my office, I am required to give the client a mental illness diagnosis. We spend much of our time together talking about the person’s mental illness, their family of origin issues that contributed to the illness and I use cognitive behavioral therapy as a modality of treatment.
There is no diagnosis listed in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM -5) for the NICE GUY SYNDROME (NGS). The Nice Guy Syndrome is not a mental illness, but a set of beliefs and behaviors that contribute to the individual self-perceptions.
Because our work together is not a medical treatment, our time together is NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE.
Coaching is teaching:
Much like a professional tutor, when I work with someone as a coach for No More Mr. Nice Guy, I use specific materials developed by Dr. Robert Glover. The goal coaching is to deliver information that can be useful for the individual to create a more satisfying life. When I coach, I will not work with anyone who I feel may have a mental disorder. If I suspect a mental disorder or illness, I will immediately stop our coaching and refer that individual to a therapist in their area.
As such, we are entering into an agreement that I will provide coaching and teach specifically to No More Mr. Nice Guy materials, and in return, you are expected to pay my fee for teaching and to coach you through the No More Mr. Nice Guy materials. In this way, I am much like a professional tutor.
This consent intends to provide a clear framework for our work together. Please feel free to discuss any of this with me.
Communication, Session Times & Changes
We will meet for one 60 minutes coaching session via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/5709716790) at mutually agreed-upon times. I will initiate sessions by hosting a Zoom. I will wait for up to 10 minutes if you are not available at the agreed-upon time I will consider the session closed. There is no refund or rescheduling for missed sessions. If you cannot meet the previously scheduled session, you may reschedule but must be made 24 hours prior to the agreed time.
During the time we spend together in coaching calls, I will devote 100% of my time, energy and attention to you, exclusively. In between our sessions, I may not be immediately available, as I may be attending to myself or others. Whenever possible, I will respond within one business day, although I do my best to try to respond sooner.
Exception: If you are planning on taking a vacation, let me know, and we will reschedule around those times. I will do the same.
I am available to you outside of scheduled sessions:
If you wish to connect with me between sessions with a challenge, success or inquiries, you may do so avia emails to [email protected].
Neither results nor success can be guaranteed. Only you have the power to create these – I am here to hold space for you in your emerging power.
Cancelation, rescheduling, and refunds
I need to talk to you about my cancellation and no-show policy. I want to make sure that there’s no miscommunication about it, and that you understand it and agree to it 100%. A canceled appointment delays our work and disrupts the process of personal growth.
If you need to reschedule, please give me 24-hour advance notice. Sessions can only be rescheduled for the same week in which they were originally scheduled. Missed or unused sessions do not float over to other weeks.
My clients understand that scheduling an appointment with me is like buying tickets to an event. If you miss the event, it doesn’t matter why you missed it, or even if it was your first time, you can’t turn in your tickets for a refund. Therefore, there are no refunds for any used, unused or missed sessions.
Non-Provision of Mental Health Services
Although I am a licensed mental health professional, I am not providing any mental health services. If any issue arises for you, that should be handled by a licensed therapist, counselor, or another mental health professional in your area. You will attend to your mental health by contacting an appropriate professional.
I agree not to share anything private about you that comes up in the coaching with anyone outside of the coaching relationship without your express permission. I ask for the same in return: I will share personal things with you and ask that you not share these things unless you ask me first.
There are four exceptions:
1) In work with my own coach(es)
2) In conversations with my own coach/advisor(s), mental health and other professionals (I will omit your name unless it is an emergency)
3) In conversations with my own team members (this will be limited to the information they need to know to support me in coaching you).
4) As required by law (the coaching relationship is not legally protected as is the relationship with a therapist or healthcare provider). Note: I am a “mandated reporter” in the United States. If I deem you or another person to be in imminent danger, especially a child or elder, I will involve the relevant authorities.
I will engage with my own coach(es) and professionals to be a better coach and person and to provide you the ideal coaching experience. I am not required to share if I have spoken about you to my own coach(es) or mental health professionals.
Serving Your Highest Good
I am here to challenge you, engage you, laugh with you, and celebrate you. I aim to serve your highest good 100% of the time with unflinching honesty and straightforwardness. This includes initiating the hard conversations that you may not enjoy or feel ready for. I will always do my best to engage with and support you. I will bring my highest energy vibration into the coaching space we share and will care for myself physically, spiritually, and psychologically to maximize my effectiveness as a coach.