This question comes up a lot, as most coaches these days have an online presence which means that they can have clients based in many different countries. Coaches I speak to are often worried that this is going to make running their businesses very complicated - surely you will need different versions of your contracts depending on the laws in the countries that your clients are based in, right?
And this misconception causes 2 different problems for coaches:
So let’s sort this out right now. You need clarity on this so that you can start moving forward and get those all-important contracts in place.
The basic answer is…
You decide which law is going to apply to your contract. And by the way, it doesn’t have to be the law that applies to where you are based geographically (which is great, as many coaches are not based in just one place). It doesn’t have to be the same law as where your company is registered, either, so you really have a lot of freedom in which law you choose to apply.
However, there are a couple of sensible things to bear in mind:
So, the good news is that you only need one contract if you have an international client base, no matter how many different countries your clients are based in.
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