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An agreement will be emailed to you upon purchase that must be signed before any coaching begins. Below are the terms of the agreement that you will be signing if you would like to read it before purchasing:


Each new client to my practice is a welcome addition. Coaching is based on the premise that you already have the basic knowledge and internal guidance system to create your right life. The coaching process is a series of powerful exercises that will lead you to your truth, remove barriers, and create the life you are meant to live.  

To bring our “best selves” to the coaching relationship, it is important that we share the same understanding about how we will work together.  

Basic Shared Agreements:  

  • Changing habits of thinking and acting takes a concentrated effort and time.  
  • Each session is 60 minutes long and takes place by phone or Zoom. Please find a quiet space for our session. Coaching is most effective when you are able to be fully present without interruptions.  
  • In the event that you must cancel your scheduled coaching session, a 24-hour  notice is required. Otherwise, you will be charged for that missed session.  
  • I welcome your input and questions along the way. Our relationship is a  collaborative one, and the more you put into it the more you will get out of it. Ask me questions, challenge my point of view, bring resources to the table, tell me where I’m wrong, and share with me your insights along the way.  

Email/Phone Agreements:  

  • I welcome communication between our calls using Voxer, a web-based communication tool. The Voxer App is free and I will send you an invitation to your email after our first session. I listen to messages at least once daily, Monday through Friday. This is a great tool for staying in touch between sessions. Please know that I am always on your side. When I am direct in either verbal or e-mail conversation, I am usually challenging ideas or beliefs and never you personally. When in doubt, assume best intentions and ask questions.  
  • It is my expectation that you will reach out through Voxer if you hit a “sticky”  spot that you would like some feedback on, and that you will share the successes that you have on the way to creating your desired future.  

Scope of Coaching Relationship: 

All coaching services delivered by Thea Bourke Martin are meant to challenge, uplift,  and support you psychologically. However, coaching is not psychotherapy. If you feel psychologically stressed to the point that it is interfering with your ability to function,  please seek help in the form of a professional counselor.  

Please read the following and sign the agreement should you agree to each statement and wish to proceed:  

  • I understand that the life coaching services I will be receiving from Thea Bourke  Martin are not offered as a substitute for mental health care. I also understand that my coach, Thea Bourke Martin, is not acting as a psychotherapist and does not purport to offer mental health care.  
  • I understand that while Thea Bourke Martin is an attorney, she is not my attorney. She is providing life coaching services exclusively. Information or advice that I  receive from Thea Bourke Martin is not offered as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. I also understand that my coach, Thea Bourke Martin, is not acting as an attorney.  
  • I understand that Coaching is a potentially powerful alliance designed to help a client achieve specific, identified goals. Coaching may address specific personal projects, life successes, and/or general conditions in a client's life or profession.  
  • I understand that Coaching services may include values clarification,  brainstorming, examining patterns in life, identifying plans of action, the asking of clarifying questions and the making of empowering requests.  
  • As a client, I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being during, after and between my coaching calls. I am responsible for any and all choices and decisions I make.  
  • Your coach is committed to keeping all contacts, information and records confidential (see the confidentially agreement below).  

Your signature on this agreement indicates full understanding of, and agreement with,  the information outlined above.   


The conversations that we have within our coaching sessions are confidential and will be protected as such. Information will be shared outside of our sessions only with your  written consent or in the event that a Court Judge demands it, however, the following are instances where I would be obligated by law to break our confidentiality agreement without your permission:  

  • If it is assessed during your participation in coaching sessions that abuse or  neglect of children or elders is occurring.  
  • If in my presence you threaten to kill or harm another individual, and I am convinced that you will act on this threat, or that you may lose control of your actions.  
  • If at any time during the course of our sessions, I determine that you are a  danger to yourself, I will inform you of that opinion and make every effort to keep you from endangering your life. In some cases, this may include notifying the police or family members. 

In addition, your name and payments may be shared with the Martha Beck Institute or any other certifying organization that requires verification of my coaching hours. By signing the agreement, you are agreeing to verify our work together. The content of our coaching session will NOT be shared with said certifying organization.  

Your signature on this agreement indicates full understanding of, and agreement with, the information outlined above.   

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You are a good husband, provider, and father. You love your wife, but you are arguing a lot. It's as though everything you say is wrong.

You don't need therapy, you need tools and a map.

Working 1:1 with me as your coach, you will build your skills, feel stronger and achieve excellence so that you can be the best version of yourself.

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