I LOVE this time of year! My social feed and my inbox are full of gorgeous entrepreneurs and lightworkers talking about their goals for the next 12 months - and the new offerings they are creating to help them smash those goals. The energy and creativity are palpable and it is an exciting time!
My big tip for you is to make sure you think through your terms and conditions for each new offer as you plan them out. Don't just plan content, marketing and numbers - think legals too.
There are two main reasons for this: the discipline of thinking through the legals will make sure you plan out every aspect of the offer so you launch it into the world from a good solid platform; AND (this is the bit I love!) the security of knowing your back is covered will mean you show up with all the best energy in your launch, brimming with confidence. Which of course means your potential clients will have more confidence in you and your offer - and ultimately more sales!
Here are 5...
If you don’t know where to start with your legal foundations: this is it!
I mean, if I were your fairy Godlawyer, and I could grant you one thing, a great client contract would be it.
It is the handsome prince of the contract world. It is the one thing that is most likely to lead to you and your coaching business living happily ever after!
So instead of continually placing it at the bottom of your never ending to-do list, put on your positive pants and start to take action. You will feel so good when you have a solid client contract in place: I promise you.
To help you on your way, here are the 3 main areas you need to cover in your coaching contract:
This is what sets a solid foundation for your relationship with your clients and will save you hassle further down the line.
The main place where you create this beautiful clarity is in the description of your products and services.
In a one to one...
When most coaches first come to me, they already know they need to get their legals in place – they may have heard cautionary tales of refund requests or unrealistic client expectations from other coaches, or maybe their own coaches or coaching academies have stressed the importance - but they don’t know where to begin or what to prioritise.
One of my members this week compared it to the horrible feeling you get (if you’re anything like me!) when you take your car to the garage to be fixed.
You know it’s something you have to do, but you feel helpless and lost, you don’t understand the lingo and there’s a constant nagging feeling that you’re being ripped off.
Here then, to set you off on the right path, is a no frills list of the four types of legal protection you need to prioritise as a coach:
It could be a one to one agreement or it could be terms and conditions of service for an online sign...