Contracting with a Coach, Contracting with a Mentor

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Contracting with a coach


Once you have decided on what support you need from a coach and which coach or organisation you want to use, you need to ensure that you are agreed about how the work will proceed.

Scroll down or click here for a list of the issues that you should ensure are dealt with for a successful coaching engagement.


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Contracting

Whether you have a verbal or more formal, written contract there are a number of issues that should be considered and agreed.

Substitution

What happens if the coach is available – either for just one event or for longer than that?

Payment & Credit Terms

Are VAT, any materials and expenses included or excluded?

Cancellation fees

What happens if an event or session is cancelled? Many coaches will operate a sliding scale where a in increasing proportion of the fee is payable as notice of cancellation reduces.

Intellectual Property and Copyright

Who owns any materials that are created for the programme? Can you use them without incurring licence fees?

Confidentiality

It’s important to be explicit about confidentiality – both in terms of what information about your organisation can be shared with other organisations and also about how information learned from one person or group within your organisation may be shared elsewhere within the organisation. For example, what information from a 1:1 coaching discussion can be shared with a manager?

Marketing

Are you happy for the coach to advertise that they have worked with you on their websites and brochures?

Data protection

What records will the coach keep – and for how long?

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Contracting with a Coach, Contracting with a Mentor

Contracting with a coach: how to ensure the best outcome? Read Leadership Connections' free, expert advice on contracting with a coach and how to overcome issues involved in contracting with a coach.