The Contract Shop® for Coaches & Consultants

Whether you're a consultant, freelancer, coach, or somewhere in-between, if you provide client services, our peer-reviewed agreement template will work for you.

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Ready to ACTUALLY and truly stand out in your field?

There are not many things that feel better than hearing a client exclaim over how amazing and on point your help was, and that they’ve seen an incredible change in their life or business as a result. (Okay, maybe a really vigorous shampoo job from your hair stylist, mmmmm.)

But sheesh, think of the rush you get when you coach someone to conquer or implement the things they need to grow!!!

All because you were able to offer your expertise and guidance through a difficult patch. #diggingdeep

Coaching and consulting are divine callings. Well, maybe that’s overstating it a little, but the fact is that people like you—who believe firmly in the ability of their clients to achieve anything—are a valuable resource.

Your dedication to helping your clients overcome the barriers between starting and doing, and your commitment to coaching them through the wilds of their own mental landscapes is sorely needed in our current “everyone’s an expert” digital age.

However, before you can move mountains, you have to build TRUST, which takes a wee bit of time-- something that seems to be in short supply these days.

And sometimes it can be difficult to lay out expectations and boundaries in a comprehensive, easy to understand way. And occasionally (like, every other week) you run into someone who isn’t quite the right fit (thanks for the referral mom).

How do you kindly kick ‘em to the curb because you know they’re wasting your time, and at the same time attract more of who you love?

Enter your contract.

There’s an easy legal solution for handling this, because your contract can help you appear professional without feeling icky.

In our resource guide below, the TCS team has rounded up the best of the best from our blog and product list—offering quick solutions to your most pressing concerns and letting you get back to your calling. Check it out!

Let's get started, shall we?

Understanding Contracts

Do you really need a contract? Oh yes you do! (And I’m not saying that just because I’m a lawyer.) A contract gives both you and your client the security of knowing exactly what to expect and the ability to hash out any disagreements beforehand. Not sure what needs to be included? Check out these posts for some quick dos and don’ts.

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Trying to decide whether the price tag on a custom contract is worth it? I’ve got answers for you.
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Are contracts always set in stone? They don’t have to be, but let’s talk about making changes in a way that serves both you and your client.
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Does every contract have to be an eye-crossing snore-fest? Nope, and it might even be an advantage if it’s not!

Copyright & Legal Considerations

Worried about running afoul of someone’s copyrights—or has someone else run afoul of you? What do you need to do about the new internet privacy laws? Get your answers here!?

How to Legally Use the Photos You Find OnlineHow to Legally Use the Photos You Find Online
Your first reaction might be to fire off a nasty email, but these steps are more productive (and more likely to guarantee a positive outcome)!
Does the GDPR apply to freelancers and creative entrepreneurs?Does the GDPR apply to freelancers and creative entrepreneurs?
GDPR might seem like the boogieman everyone is scared of, but it actually does apply to you, and here’s why!
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Not sure what the difference between Trademarks and Copyrights are, or how they apply to you? No worries, it’s all laid out right here.

Business Dos & Don’ts

Think that the legal aspects of your business stop once you and your customer have signed a contract? Think again!

client experienceThe Top 10 Ways to Create an Amazing Client Experience
Without clients, our businesses wouldn’t exist, so it’s up to us to treat them right and keep them coming back for more (or recommend us). Check out these tips to up your business-ante.
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Even if you’re not just starting out, finding clients (and putting yourself out there) can be hard! Take a page out of my book and see if some of these ideas will work for you.

The Serious Consultant's Must-Have Product List

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All-Inclusive Bundle for Coaches 

Get everything you need to set yourself up right (legally speaking) in one convenient purchase!
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Coaching Contract Template

Not sure what should be included in your contract with a coaching client? I’ve got you covered!
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Attendee Contract Template for In-Person Events

Planning to offer special events for your coaching clients? Check out this specialized contract template to cover all your one-on-one and in-person events.
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GDPR Compliant Terms & Conditions + Privacy Policy for Your Website

Federal and international laws require transparency about what information you collect from your website visitors—and how you use it. Our handy bundle has you covered.

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