I’m taking a legal course and adding some legal documents to my business. Why? To protect both myself and you, my clients.
Many of the documents were created with health coaches and life coaches in mind. But as I was editing the documents for my own business, I realized how similar Computer Girl is to coaching.
When you’re working with clients, you have to be clear that their results are their own responsibility. That you can’t do the work for them. That their results depend on their own dedication, initiative, and desire.
It’s the same for me! I can’t do the work for you. I can show you how to do it. I can love and support you and guide you based on my studies and my very best intentions. But in the end, you have to tell people about your fabulous website, And you have to send your newsletter.
I can’t do that for you. I wish I could grow your business, just like you probably wish you could cook healthy meals for your clients so you know they always eat well. But the truth is it’s up to them, and it’s up to you.
This is just a reflection I had as I was looking at my new disclaimer page.
And I want you to know the reasons that I enrolled in this legal course. It’s really to protect you! If you’ve ever done a personal webinar with me, you know how freaking nervous I get when I have to ask you for your password. I don’t like having people’s passwords. I don’t like your business to be unprotected.
There are a lot of things that we do before the webinar to make sure that I don’t need your password, but sometimes it happens. And I just want to make sure that you feel safe, and that I’m safe too.
It’s not that I think you’re going to sue me. We just need to cover our bases so that everybody is protected and safe.
And a lot of times, my clients tell me about their programs. But I’m a coach too, and I want you to know, in writing, that I don’t take your documents and programs and use them for my own business. Your intellectual property is safe with me.
That’s why I signed up for this legal course — to protect you, and to make me feel better about our time together.
In her Go Bare legal course, Lisa Fraley equates client agreements to the sacral chakra, which is all about safety and creativity. That’s what we’re doing together! We’re creating beautiful websites, emails, and programs together, and now we’re doing it safely.