Career Coaching Agreement

When you sign-up for career coaching, you agree to all of the following policies:

This Coaching Client Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”), is made effective as of the date of payment for a duration of 30 days,

Catherine (Kate) Tudoreanu, hereinafter referred to as “Coach,” and you, hereinafter referred to as “Client.”

SCOPE: This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions whereby Coach agrees to provide professional coaching Services (as described below). Coach will be engaged for the limited purpose of providing these Services to the Client.

COACHING TERMS: A coaching relationship between two Parties is essentially a relationship whereby the Coach assists the Client in meeting the Client’s potential within the area the coaching relationship is meant to focus on: career and job search.

Client hereby acknowledges and agrees:

a) Client is solely and exclusively responsible for the choices that Client makes with regard to this coaching relationship, as well as the Coach’s recommendations and input;
b) Client is solely and exclusively responsible for Client’s own mental health, physical health, career decisions, and any other actions or inaction Client chooses to take;
c) Coach is not liable for any result or non-result or any consequences which may come about due to Client’s relationship with Coach;
d) Coaching is not a therapeutic relationship or a medical one. Coach may not provide therapy, medical or legal services and Client is responsible for procuring these services at Client’s own will and discretion if needed.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: The Client hereby engages the Coach, and the Coach accepts such engagement to provide the following coaching services for the Client (hereinafter, the “Services”):

a) 1 zoom session
b) Unlimited phone calls (Coach answers when available; please refer to availability section of the agreement)
c) Unlimited whatsapp or facebook messages (audio and text)
d) Unlimited emails
e) Document editing (through Google drive or Microsoft Word)
d) Resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviews

Coach and Client will use the following methods of contact for meetings throughout the coaching relationship: Email, Whatsapp/Facebook messenger and Zoom

WARRANTIES: Coach represents and warrants that Coach has the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to provide the Services. Coach agrees that during the term of this Agreement, Coach will agree to provide the Services at the request of the Client.

SCHEDULE: Coach and Client agree to have coaching meetings: 1 time during the 30 days. The length of each coaching meeting shall be as follows: Up to 60 minutes. The Parties agree to the following number of meetings total under this Agreement: 1
Coach and Client may agree to a change of the schedule between them, through an additional written document. Coach and Client may also agree to adjust each meeting on a per meeting basis. Coach agrees to respond to written communication via email within 48 hours.

HOLIDAYS: Coach will be unavailable on state (Michigan) and federal (United States) holidays, Saturdays or before 5pm on Sundays. A holiday does not extend the coaching duration.

FEES AND EXPENSES: Payment is $197 for new clients and $147 for returning clients. No further payments will be assessed, unless Client and Coach agree to continue services beyond the initial 30-day period, at which time the terms and policies in this agreement will be continued.

CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULE POLICY: Client or Coach may need to cancel or reschedule the coaching meeting. If Coach is responsible for the reschedule, Coach will become available to Client as the soonest possible opportunity within 3 business days. If Client is responsible for the cancellation or reschedule, Client agrees to notify Coach no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting or right to the session is forfeit.

REFUND POLICY: Client shall not be entitled to any refund for any monies spent under this Agreement. If Client wishes to terminate this Agreement prior to its planned expiration, Client will forfeit the fees already paid to the Coach.

RECORD RETENTION POLICY: Coach will indefinitely maintain communications, documents, information, and notes related to Client, in a manner most convenient for Coach. These records are kept on paper without identifiable information and in email form. Google drive folder may be created and shared between Coach and Client, if agreed upon by both. No one except Coach and Client shall have access to this folder and the documents contained within.

RESPONSE TIME: Client agrees to respond to Coach no later than the following amount of time after being reached out to for communication: 2 business days. In the event of an emergency or other similar conflict, Coach will give the Client as much notice as possible if there is the possibility of interruption to the Services, whether that interruption is temporary or long-term.

CONFIDENTIALITY: The existence of this coaching relationship, as well as any information that Coach receives from Client, are to be fully and completely confidential under the terms of this Agreement. Client hereby acknowledges and agrees, however, that a Coach-Client relationship is not considered a legally confidential relationship and therefore communications between Coach and Client are not subject to any legal confidentiality requirement or privilege. Coach will not, however, disclose Client’s name or any of Client’s information without Client’s consent, unless subject to a legal requirement, such as a court order, subpoena, or law enforcement inquiry. It will be the Client’s responsibility to address any confidentiality issues with the Coach. Confidential information under this Agreement shall specifically not include the following categories: (1) information that is generally known to the public or known to Client’s specific industry, (2) information freely given by Client to any third-party; (3) information received by Coach from any source that is not Client; (4) information in Coach’s possession prior to this contractual Agreement; (5) information developed independently by the Coach; (6) information which is received by the Coach from the Client but that may imminently harm the Client or another individual; or (7) information about any illegal activity.
Client shall, during and after the participation in and use of the Coach’s services, refrain from making any statements or comments of a defamatory or disparaging nature to any third-party regarding Coach, policies, services or products, other than to comply with the law.

TERMINATION: This Agreement will automatically terminate at the end of 30 days. The Parties may choose to renew this Agreement, with all of its terms and conditions, by providing notice the following amount of time prior to the planned termination: 5 business days. The notice must be in writing. If the Parties agree, this Agreement will continue for a term that is the exact same as the original term.
This Agreement may also be terminated by either Party in writing for any reason. Notice shall be given at least the following amount of time before termination: 5 business days.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Coach and Client agree that all proprietary information, and work-product conceived, created or developed by each of the Parties, respectively, will be the sole and exclusive property of the Party to whom the information originally belonged. There shall be no transfer of intellectual property through this Agreement.
All copyrights, patents, trademarks, or other intellectual property shall stay with the original Party owner.

PORTFOLIO USE: As described above, Coach shall be permitted to use all produced items of work in Coach’s professional portfolio and correspondence between Coach and Client, if applicable, but may not use Client’s name, likeness, or other identifying details without express written permission from the Client. This information will only be shared anonymously as part of Coach’s marketing efforts; only first name and last initial will be used to identify the client (unless client agrees identification). Marketing includes email, PDFs, social media, video and website.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Coach’s liability in contract, tort or otherwise arising through or in connection with this Agreement or through or in connection with the completion of obligations under this Agreement shall be limited to Fees paid by the Client to the Coach. To the extent it is lawful, neither Party shall be liable to the other Party in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss, damage, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by that other Party of an indirect or consequential nature including without limitation any economic loss, data loss, loss of goodwill, or other loss of turnover, profits, or business.

INDEMNIFICATION: Coach and Client shall each defend, indemnify, and hold the other harmless (including all affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from and against all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, actions, judgments, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or resulting from bodily injury, death of any person, or damage, real or intangible, to personal property resulting from the other’s acts or omissions or the breach of any representation, warranty, or obligation under this Agreement.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: In case of a dispute between the Parties relating to or arising out of this Agreement, the Parties shall first attempt to resolve the dispute personally and in good faith. If these personal resolution attempts fail, the Parties shall then submit the dispute to binding arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted in the county and state noted in the Governing Law provision of this Agreement. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator, and such arbitrator shall have no authority to add Parties, vary the provisions of this Agreement, award punitive damages, or certify a class. The arbitrator shall be bound by applicable and governing Federal law as well as the law of Michigan. Each Party shall pay their own costs and fees. Claims necessitating arbitration under this section include, but are not limited to: contract claims, tort claims, claims based on Federal and state law, and claims based on local laws, ordinances, statutes or regulations. The Parties, in agreement with this sub-part of this Agreement, waive any rights they may have to a jury trial in regard to arbitral claims.

GOVERNING LAW: This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the laws of the State of Michigan, Kent County, without regard to or application of choice-of-law rules or principles.

BENEFIT: This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of each of the parties hereto.

FORCE MAJEURE: Coach is not liable for any failure to perform due to causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil authorities, acts of military authorities, riots, embargoes, acts of nature and natural disasters, and other acts which may be due to unforeseen circumstances.

By paying for any coaching through careercoachkate.teachable.com, you are agreeing to everything outlined above.

Career Coaching and Career Counseling for Early Career to Mid-level Professionals | Kate Tudoreanu, MS
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