This Agreement is Made Between
Julie O'Hara (The Coach)
This agreement, will begin upon acceptance, and will continue for the duration of your coaching package. If you choose the payment plan, you will pay the first installment upon signing up. You will be charged monthly for the remaining payments.
All sessions must be used within 1 month of the date the package ends unless otherwise arranged (for example, a 3-month package begins on the day of your first session and ends 3 months later).
The services to be provided by the coach to the client are coaching via phone or Skype audio, as designed jointly with the client. Coaching, which is not advice, therapy or counseling, may address specific personal projects, business successes, or general conditions in the client's life or profession.
The coach promises the client that all information provided to the coach will be kept strictly confidential.
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.
I understand that I am working with Julie O'Hara for professional food coaching at the agreed fee. Professional coaching is distinctly different from medical consultation, medical treatment, counseling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of medical or emotional problems. Since professional coaching does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.
1) The Client understands that the role of the Coach is not to prescribe or assess micro- and macronutrient levels; provide health care, medical or nutrition therapy services; or to diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. Rather, the Coach is a mentor and guide who will help clients reach their own health goals by helping the client devise and implement positive, sustainable lifestyle changes. The Client understands that the Coach is not acting in the capacity of a doctor, licensed dietitian-nutritionist, psychologist or other licensed or registered professional, and that any advice given by the Coach is not meant to take the place of advice by these professionals. If the Client is under the care of a health care professional or currently uses prescription medications, the Client should discuss any dietary changes or potential dietary supplements use with his or her doctor.
The Client has chosen to work with the Coach and understands that the information received should not be seen as medical or nursing advice and is not meant to take the place of seeing licensed health professionals.
2) The Client will not hold the Coach responsible for unforeseen technical difficulties including but not limited to internet outages. The Coach will make every effort to fix the problem to the mutual satisfaction of the Client and Coach.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RELEASE OF HEALTH CARE RELATED CLAIMS
The Client acknowledges that the Client takes full responsibility for the Client’s life and well-being, as well as the lives and well-being of the Client’s family and children (where applicable), and all decisions made during and after this program.
The Client expressly assumes the risks of the Coaching, including the risks of trying new foods or supplements, and the risks inherent in making lifestyle changes. The Client releases the Coach from any and all liability, damages, causes of action, allegations, suits, sums of money, claims and demands whatsoever, in law or equity, which the Client ever had, now has or will have in the future against the Coach, arising from the Client’s past or future participation in, or otherwise with respect to Coaching.
ARBITRATION, CHOICE OF LAW, AND LIMITED REMEDIES
In the event that a dispute ever arises between Coach and Client with respect to the services provided pursuant to this agreement or otherwise pertaining to the relationship between the parties, the parties agree to submit to binding arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas Mediation and Arbitration Rules). Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Such arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator. The sole remedy that can be awarded to the Client in the event that an award is granted in arbitration is refund of the Program Fee. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no award of consequential or other damages, unless specifically set forth herein, may be granted to the Client.
This agreement shall be construed according to the laws of the State of Illinois. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is deemed unenforceable, the remaining portions of the Agreement shall be severed and remain in full force.
If the terms of this Agreement are acceptable, please digitally sign the Agreement. By doing so, the Client acknowledges that: (1)he/she has received a digital copy of this letter agreement; (2)he/she has had an opportunity to discuss the contents with the Coach and, if desired, to have it reviewed by an attorney; and (3) the client understands, accepts and agrees to abide by the terms hereof.