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5 Legal Essentials Every Health Coach Needs

“Give yourself the legal foundation you need to thrive and make a lasting impact in the wellness world.”

As Integrative Health Practitioners, your passion drives you to empower others, but safeguarding your entrepreneurial journey is equally important. As a health coach, you operate in a semi-unregulated industry that brings many layers of risk. As you dive into the online world to market your business, you’re opening yourself up to more legal issues.

IHP Legal Protection for health coaches and their business

Creating a solid legal foundation is essential and allows you to move forward and build your business without stress!

But you also don’t want to do this with generic legal agreements that aren’t specific to health coaches!  That’s why we partnered with Law Is Fun.  Their legal agreements are written specifically for Health Coaches and speak to the nuances of our industry,  so you can be confident you’re covered for all risks!

Navigating Legal Waters with Law is Fun: Exclusive Health Coaching Packages and Agreements

They have three health coaching-specific legal packages and many individual agreements to fill gaps in your legal coverage.  You can find them all here, and use code IHP for 10% off anything in their store.

New Health Coaching Package:  

This includes all the essentials a new health coach needs to protect their business AND 4 bonus agreements to help you take on the online world. More below on what’s included in this package.

Complete Online Health Coaching Package: 

All the essentials and bonuses are included in the New Health Coaching Package, with an added Community Membership Agreement.  For those looking to create an online community to move beyond 1-on-1 coaching!

Health Coach Online Course Package

Everything is included in the Complete Online Health Coaching Package, PLUS an Online Course Agreement, for those going all out in the online world who plan on creating and selling online courses.

What Legal Agreements Does Every Health Coach Need?

The three health coaching packages mentioned above include all the agreements below.

Privacy Policy + Terms & Conditions

Your coaching journey involves handling personal information. The Privacy Policy + Terms & Conditions establish clear guidelines for data protection, forming trust between you and your clients. It ensures you're compliant with privacy laws while demonstrating your commitment to professionalism.  Every website in the world requires these agreements.

Waiver of Liability

In the world of health coaching, unexpected twists can arise. The Waiver of Liability acts as your legal armor, protecting you from potential claims stemming from client injuries or dissatisfaction. It's your safety net, allowing you to focus on guiding clients toward wellness without worrying about them suing you because of the advice you gave them.

Disclaimer

Communication is key in coaching. The Disclaimer document lays out the scope of your services, ensuring clients understand what you can – and can't provide. It sets the stage for a smooth coaching relationship where both parties are on the same page.

Service Agreement

The Service Agreement solidifies your professional commitments. It outlines your services, fees, and other critical details, ensuring a mutual understanding and a seamless working relationship.

These are five essentials if you’re just getting started…but most of you will ALSO be diving into social media, affiliate marketing, and sharing testimonials.  The below agreements are BONUSES and included in all three above packages.

Affiliate Disclaimer

If you're engaged in affiliate marketing, the Affiliate Disclaimer adds an extra layer of transparency. It discloses any potential financial relationships, cementing your credibility and trustworthiness.  It’s legally required if you’re making a commission on recommendations for other companies' products.

Social Media Disclaimer

Your online presence matters. The Social Media Disclaimer clarifies your role, preventing misconceptions about your content's purpose. This ensures that if someone follows the “advice” or education you put out on social media, you aren’t going to get in trouble.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Trust is the cornerstone of coaching. The Non-Disclosure Agreement ensures confidential discussions remain just that – confidential. It establishes a safe space but is also used if you work with contractors or employees and want to keep your business workings private!

Media Release

One of the most powerful ways to build new business and get coaching clients is to share testimonials.  It’s a core part of most marketing plans! But if you haven’t signed a Media Release, you won’t legally be able to use or post their testimonial!  Make sure to have this signed so you can promote away!

Conclusion

Health coaching-specific legal agreements ensure your protection to build your coaching business stress-free. With these legal packages, you can dedicate your energy to your true calling – guiding clients to their best, healthiest selves.

Give yourself the legal foundation you need to thrive and make a lasting impact in the wellness world.

Learn more about their packages below, and save 10% with code IHP.

New Health Coaching Package 

Complete Online Health Coaching Package

Health Coach Online Course Package

OR, if you already have your essentials, their Legal Store has a full suite of individual legal documents to help you fill gaps in your coverage!

Hiring contractors?  You’ll need this.

Hiring employees?  You’ll need this.

Running giveaways?  Don’t launch without this.

Law is Fun agreements are affordable and written by a 5-star lawyer who has worked with over 1,000 wellness entrepreneurs in our industry.  But you need to get personalized legal support when you purchase their agreements.  If you prefer to work 1-on-1 with a lawyer for tailored guidance, we recommend Cory from Conscious Counsel.

Disclaimer: This blog post provides general insights and should not be considered legal advice. For tailored guidance, consult a qualified legal professional.  The links included are affiliate links, which means if you purchase using one of these links, you are supporting IHP and our ability to support you.

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