PhD coaching terms and conditions
Please ensure you have read, understood and accept these terms and conditions before booking and paying for your coaching session(s):
Single coaching sessions:
- Please show up to your coaching session on time. I will wait for only 10 minutes before closing out the session. No-shows are considered a cancellation in less than 48 hours before the session and your payment will not be refunded (please see point 3 below).
- If you need to cancel or reschedule your session, please do so at least 48 hours before the call. (You will be sent a confirmation email via my booking platform Calendly, which will include links to cancel or reschedule).
- Cancellations: if you cancel a session at least 48 hours before the call, I will send you a full refund. If you cancel a session less than 48 hours before the call, your payment will not be refunded.
- Rescheduling: if you reschedule a session at least 48 hours before the call, you will not be charged again. If you reschedule a session less than 48 hours before a call, you will need to rebook and pay again as a new session.
- Recording: please note that the call will be recorded for my personal reference, for quality control and improvement. Rest assures that anything you share with me during the call will remain private and confidential. I may also extract some sections of myself talking (e.g. sharing tips which may be helpful to others), for social media posts and/or my website. However, I will ensure that anything I extract and share publicly is carefully edited to feature only myself and that all identifying details of whom I am speaking to are completely omitted or removed from the clip.
Coaching vs academic supervision
Coaching is not the same as academic supervision and as a coach, I will not be formally or directly checking or editing your written work. Your supervisors will provide the best guidance and advice for your academic progress and thesis.
My role as a coach is to support your overall PhD journey, and to help you find the best practices and methods for you to be successful in your PhD research and in other academic activities that you might do during your PhD – e.g. conferences, career development etc.
Professional mental health support
Please also note that I am not a trained mental health professional and will recommend that you seek professional support/therapy if I believe that you would benefit more from their services than from coaching with me.