Confidentiality: I recognize that in the course of our work, you may give me a variety of personal and professional information. I will not at any time, either directly or indirectly, use any information for my own personal benefit, disclose, or communicate in any manner any information to any third party. I, Russell Smidt, will not divulge that you and I are in a coaching relationship without your permission. I will hold everything that we say and do confidential unless you present as a physical danger to yourself or others. In this case, I will inform potential victims and legal authorities so that protective measures can be taken. If subpoenaed, (though it is unlikely to occur) client/ coach (or therapist) confidentiality, is not protected in a court of law.
Nature of the relationship: You are aware that the coaching relationship is in no way to be construed as psychological counseling, psychotherapy, or any health-related service. In the event that you feel the need for professional counseling/therapy or medical care, it is your responsibility to seek a licensed professional. In addition, you should know that, although I am a physician by training, I am not in any way acting as a physician in any of our interactions. Coaching results are not guaranteed. You enter into coaching with the understanding that you are responsible for creating your own results. You are hiring Russell Smidt for the purpose of advising and supporting you with respect to achieving your goals.
Email and Cell phone use: The use of email and cell phones to discuss coaching issues are not secure. While we would never share your email with anyone without your permission, email without encryption can be compromised. You agree that when you/I/we use email, cell phones it will be under these conditions.
Video conferencing: Faithful & True utilizes Zoom as the platform for all video conferencing. We pay for their highest level of encryption. We will never record any session. We expect group clients to be in a place of privacy for the duration of the conference call for the privacy of all group members. We do not allow conferencing while driving for safety reasons. We acknowledge that despite our best efforts, no communication platform is 100% secure and the signee acknowledges that fact.
Client has read and agrees to parameters of Russell Smidt’s coaching practice as outlined above: