Pre-Marital Coaching Agreement.
Before Starting Pre-Marital Coaching with you, there are a few things that must be agreed upon.
My goal for pre-marital coaching with you is to give you tools and ideas to work together to strengthen your relationship, but there are no guarantees regarding the outcome of the services provided, and I, as your coach, hold zero liability for results.
Things that we must all agree to moving forward:
First, you agree that coaching, at the present time, is an unregulated industry and that Jerry Karns is not licensed by the State of New York or any other state. For all legal purposes it must be noted that these coaching sessions are designed to give tools for success, but not to be confused with licensed counseling sessions or anything similar. You understand that all comments and ideas offered by Jerry Karns are solely for the purpose of aiding you in achieving relationship goals but ultimately are your choice to implement or ignore.
All information disclosed within coaching sessions is confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without permission. This applies to information shared with, or by Jerry Karns along with information shared with, or by either member of the couple. All parties involved agree to this clause. Exceptions to this might be present, and while unlikely, could include (But not limited to):
(a) when there is reasonable suspicion of abuse
(b) when the client communicates a threat of bodily injury to others
(c) when the client has been physically injured due to violence
(d) when disclosure is required pursuant to a legal proceeding.
It should be noted that I receive occasional professional consultation. In such cases, neither your name nor any identifying information about you would be revealed.
No Secrets Policy
Complete transparency is necessary for the best chance for success. Withholding information from each other especially isn’t going to lead to meaningful work together. Not telling Jerry everything is ok if there are things you want to work out on your own, but it must be known that due to the confidentiality clause above, along with the mindset that your relationship is considered a “unit”, meaning my allegiance is to you as a couple, not either induvial, so there should be limited concern about sharing anything.
The ”No Secrets” policy expands in regard to the “unit” philosophy. If there are issues that you don’t feel comfortable at first bringing up in front of your partner and you were to message me privately. It will be brought up in a safe way at a later time. I will not keep secrets from the other member of the couple.
Participation in this program is voluntary, but certain things are required for me to continue with it. If this is a requirement by Jerry Karns to be an officiant at your wedding ceremony. The minimum of 3 sessions is required and participation by both members of the couple is paramount. In the event you choose to terminate before the 3 sessions (at least) are complete, then I will pro-rate the fee for the coaching sessions, but Jerry will no longer perform the ceremony. This will not impact the contract to DJ your reception/ceremony. If you are utilizing this coaching program as a separate entity then sessions can be terminated at any time by either the Couple, Jerry Karns, or mutual agreement.