Welcome to Ama La Vida! We’re very excited to start working with you. We want the best results for you. That means understanding the details of what coaching is and what you get expect from our work together.

Before your first session, you need to read the below coaching agreement and sign it. You’ll then be redirected to your new client questionnaire to get started.

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Personal Coaching Agreement
Ama La Vida Coaching Agreement 

This Agreement is entered into by the individual completing this form and Ama La Vida.

Ama La Vida agrees to provide Coaching Services for Client as agreed upon in the membership purchased by the Client. Coach is an independent contractor employed by Ama La Vida to provide coaching services.

Description of Coaching: Coaching is 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 maximize personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals. 

  1. Coach-Client Relationship 
  • Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coach Federation “(ICF)” (Coachfederation.org/ethics). It is recommended that the Client review the ICF Code of Ethics and the applicable standards of behavior. 
  • Client is solely responsible for creating and implementing their own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results arising out of or resulting from the coaching relationship and their coaching sessions and 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. 
  • Client further acknowledges that they may terminate or discontinue the coaching relationship at any time. 
  • Client acknowledges that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve different areas of their 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. 
  • Client acknowledges that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, 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 mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by the Client and the Coach.
  • 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 program.

2. Procedures 

  • The time of the coaching meetings and/or location will be determined by Coach and Client based on a mutually agreed upon time utilizing calendar scheduling software. 
  • All sessions will take place remotely via video conferencing software. It is Coach’s responsibility to provide the appropriate link and corresponding information regarding the session. If Coach will be at any other number for a scheduled call, Client will be notified prior to the scheduled appointment time.
  • If the client is unable to find a time which works for their schedule, the client will reach out to their coach to determine future availability. 

3. Confidentiality 

  • This coaching relationship, as well as all information (documented 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 ICF Code of Ethics. 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 Client’s written consent. The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent. 
  • 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 likely risk of danger or harm to the Client or others; and (g) involves illegal activity. The Client also acknowledges their continuing obligation to raise any confidentiality questions or concerns with the Coach in a timely manner. 
  • Should a Client request a celebrity session, the Coach has permission to share information with the Celebrity Session Coach related to the coaching relationship.
  • Information may be shared with other professionals within Ama La Vida for the purpose of providing the best resources and support or in the event of a coach transition.

4. Pause Policy

  • Client may elect to pause their membership at any time for any length of time. During the pause period, a $9.99 membership fee will be charged to maintain the Client’s account with Ama La Vida. To enact a pause, the Client is responsible for reaching out to the Client Services team at support@alvcoaching.com.
  • During the pause period, Clients may utilize any banked coaching sessions, gift coaching sessions to others, and access coaching materials through the Client’s Ama La Vida website dashboard.
  • There is no guarantee that a Client will be reassigned to the same Coach after the pause period.

5. Cancellation Policy

  • Session Cancellations: Client agrees that it is the Client’s responsibility to notify the Coach 24 hours in advance of the scheduled calls/meetings. Coach reserves the right to bill Client for a missed meeting. 
  • Membership Cancellation: Client will discuss the request to cancel with Coach in order to create a transition plan. Client is responsible for logging into Client’s Ama La Vida website dashboard, navigating to MY ACCOUNT, then selecting SUBSCRIPTIONS where Client will find a CANCELLATION BUTTON. Please note that once Client cancels we will not process any future payments.
  • Upon cancellation of the membership, the individual will forfeit all unused sessions at the end of the last month of membership. Client agrees to compensate the Coach for all coaching services rendered through and including the effective date of termination of the coaching relationship. 

6. 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. 

7. Entire Agreement 

  • This document reflects the entire agreement between the Ama La Vida and the Client, and reflects a complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter. This Agreement supersedes all prior written and oral representations. 

8. Law Governing  

  • This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced  in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the choice of law principles of the State of Illinois or of any other jurisdiction.

9. Consent To Jurisdiction And Venue

  • The parties agree that any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this agreement or any transaction contemplated hereby, shall be instituted solely in the United States district court for the District of Illinois, or any court of the state of Illinois located in Cook County, and each party irrevocably submits and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts and waives any and all objections to jurisdiction or venue that any such party may have under the laws of the state of Illinois or otherwise.  

10. Waiver Of Right To Jury Trial 

  • The parties acknowledge and agree that any controversy which may arise under this agreement or with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby would be based upon difficult and complex issues, and therefore, the parties agree that any court proceeding arising out of any such controversy will be tried in a court of competent jurisdiction by a judge sitting without a jury.

11. Severability  

  • In case any one or more of the provisions in this Agreement should be declared by a court, arbitrator, or governmental agency or department to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

12. Headings  

  • The headings contained in this Agreement are for convenience of reference only, and are in no way intended to describe, interpret, define, or limit the scope, extent, or intent, of this Agreement or any provision hereof.
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