Nutritional Consulting Guidelines
I have positive expectations for a consulting relationship that helps you to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. To partner together professionally, I want you to be familiar with the following guidelines.
Terms of Consulting
I invite you to think of Consulting as a process. Many people create change for themselves in a short time. However, to refine and sustain the change takes several months. Although not binding, I would ask that you expect our Coaching relationship to last at least 3 months.
Our arrangement will commence upon receipt of a 50% non-refundable deposit and any required content provided by client is received. Payment can be made with Paypal.
I will connect with you via Facebook Messenger at the specified time, unless we make other arrangements. If you wish to connect with me in between sessions with a challenge, a success, or an inquiry, I will make every attempt to respond to your e-mail or Voxer message within 24 hours, as per the package description.
If you need to reschedule our appointment, please give me 24 hours notice. If you have an emergency or illness, you can reschedule with less than 24 hours notice. If you do not show up for a scheduled call, for any reason, and provide no notice (latest notice can be five minutes past scheduled session start time), we will not make up that time. If I need to reschedule, I will give you at least 24 hours notice as well, barring an emergency or illness.
Email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Voxer to reach me with ideas, problems, questions, etc. I will get back to you at my earliest convenience, within 24 hours of your message.
If I ever say or do anything that upsets you or doesn't feel right, please bring it to my attention so that we can resolve it as soon as possible. My objective is to have a consulting relationship that is fully open, honest, real and trusting in our communication styles. We should both realize that communication via messenger or email entails extra challenges since we can not see body language, facial expressions, etc. Therefore we give each other plenty of latitude, and promptly ask for clarification if there is a mis-connection.
I agree to serve as your Consultant- to partner with you to identify and achieve your nutritional and/or lifestyle goals.
As your Consultant, I cannot guarantee results. You will create powerful results by having the courage and determination to forward the action in your life.
During the time we spend together in our consultation sessions, I will devote my time, thoughts, and energy to you, exclusively. In between our sessions, I may not be instantly available, as I may be attending to others, or myself. I will however, always attempt to be available within 24 hours.
I am a Consultant, not a psychotherapist or physician, and I am not trained in diagnosing psychological or medical conditions. If any issues come up for you that should be handled by a licensed therapist or physician, I insist that you must attend to your health by contacting the appropriate professional.
As your Consultant, I will bring attentive listening, understanding, belief in you and commitment to your success. You can expect me to challenge you, offer fresh perspectives, make requests (including assigning homework), acknowledge your wins, and guarantee utmost confidentiality (to the fullest extent of the law, and so long as I don't fear for your or another's safety) in the powerful, sacred relationship.
I am motivated and committed to taking action on my determined personal and professional goals. I realize that anything less than my intentional full participation will not lead to my success.
I accept full responsibility for myself and any actions I take that might result from Consulting.
I am under the care of a physician and healthy enough to engage in consulting services.
I also agree to disclose details of the past or present psychological or psychiatric treatment. Consulting and counselling are not the same. Likewise, therapy and other modes of professional or medical psychological examination shall not be considered equivalent to coaching.
In entering into the consulting relationship, and signing the agreement, I am agreeing that if any mental health difficulties arise during the course of the coaching relationship, I will notify you immediately so that you can provide you with an appropriate referral.
I can financially afford the Consultation fee at this time. I agree to pay promptly. I agree that ultimately, it is my responsibility that my coach gets paid for the services I use.
I agree to honor my scheduled session times.
The client has the option to terminate the consultation agreement within (3) days of signing the contract, and will receive a refund on all payments. Otherwise, the client agrees to consultation for the duration of the contracted period.
The Consultant will keep the Client’s information private, and will not share the Client’s information to any third party unless compelled
to by law. Client information and records are confidential unless I receive your advance permission to disclose. All of our conversations and information exchanged is confidential under HIPAA code.
Release of Liability
The Client understands that the role of the Nutritional Consultant 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 Consultant is a mentor and guide who has been trained in holistic health consulting to help clients reach their own health goals by helping clients devise and implement positive, sustainable lifestyle changes. The Client understands that the Consultant is not acting in the capacity of a doctor, licensed dietician-nutritionist, psychologist or other licensed or registered professional, and that any advice given by the Consultant 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, and should not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting his or her doctor.
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 Program, including the risks of trying new foods or supplements, and the risks inherent in making lifestyle changes. The Client releases the Consultant 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 Consultant, arising from the Client’s past or future participation in, or otherwise with respect to, the Program, unless arising from the gross negligence of the Consultant.
The Client has chosen to work with the Consultant 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.