Confidentiality between Empowerment coach and client
Our coaching conversations are strictly confidential, with some exceptions. I will not willingly share any of our conversations but will have to share past session notes if I am ever subpoenaed from the court of law. Our conversation does not qualify for the practitioner/client confidentiality privilege that exists between doctors and lawyers. In light of this, I shred all notes at the end of each session or alternatively give them to you if you would like to keep them. Only the signed Coaching Agreement will be kept on file, along with a brief description of any goals or actions that you have asked me to hold you accountable to, of which I will shred or delete upon completion of said goal or actions. If you were to mention causing harm to yourself or others, I am required to notify the people or services in place to ensure you and others are safe.
Additionally, when working with a parent who has purchased a program for their child/youth they are considered a Sponsor, meaning they are paying for the Program and/or Empowerment Coaching on behalf of their child/youth. The confidentiality of these sessions is strictly confidential, with the same exception described above. The Sponsor will not have any rights to the session conversations, and again all notes will be shredded at the end of each session or given to the child/youth via email if that is their preference. Again, only the signed Coaching Agreement will be kept on file, along with a brief description of any goals or actions that your child/youth have asked me to keep to hold them accountable to, of which I will shred or delete upon completion of said goal or actions.
If your child/youth mention that they are going to hurt either themselves or someone else I will notify both you and the people or services that are in place to make sure they and others are safe.