Bold Agreements & Ethics

Before we begin, please read this agreement.

This form sets the context in which you will get the outcome you want. It also covers some of the issues of law governing our relationship.

Chrissy Marquardt reserves the right to update this policy as needed.

Last updated: February 18, 2021.

Coaching With Me…

…is a co-created relationship, one that can radically empower you, possibly for the first time in your life.

…is founded on the principle that all people are whole, creative, and resourceful. You do not need to be diagnosed, fixed, or healed because you are not broken.

…is wholehearted and provides safety for you to truly be seen and heard, and ultimately remember that you matter.

…is not a solution but rather a pure creative space where you can explore all possible outcomes and remember that you have a choice. Our primary goal is to move you toward choice.

…puts you back in the driver seat of your life and assumes right responsibility. It reminds you that you are your own domain and always have a choice, the very definition of empowerment.

…is rooted in the belief that all people are valuable and have a purpose. It assumes all people are whole at their core, even if you’re experiencing a fragmented piece of your life in this moment.

…is simply a tool. You will be the one to change your own life with my unwavering belief that not only can you create positive change, in a way, it’s already done.

How I show up as your coach

I am intuitive and use my intuition to help forward the work and your experience.

I feel a responsibility to present the intuitive stories I receive and also help you to integrate them. I am not a psychic and won’t give you “downloads” that tell you what to do or how. The information I read is nothing you don’t already know. But it is helpful to have these stories brought to the forefront and heard with such clarity.

You are a strong, not-broken, and capable adult.

You’ve handled your life up to now and will continue to do so after me. I trust that you will know how to utilize this work and I am here to support you wholly in doing so.

I practice my work totally rooted in love.

This includes how I show up, how I approach you, the questions I ask, and how I use my intuitive gifts. If I invite you to continue working with me, I will present the program that I believe in my heart will get you the exact results you’ve asked for and nothing less.

I am here to facilitate change and transformation, and the transformation happens when you show up to do the work.

My role as a coach and as a healer is not to heal you, but to hold space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may begin the process of healing yourself. I will create a safe space for you to feel open and supported; I call this a coaching container. I will also use this container to challenge you in a loving way. You are responsible for your life and what you do with what we uncover.

I am human and also do the work.

I am an open book and will share pieces of my own experiences if I think they will serve you. But I don’t feel it’s serving or safe to bring all of my stuff into your session because you aren’t here to take care of me. This can appear as though I’ve got it all figured out – I don’t. I practice what I preach and am, like everyone, a work in progress. I work with coaches and spiritual mentors as well as journal, meditate, and reflect on my own fears and desires just like you.

Ethical Responsibility

Aware that dogmatic methodology creates an unhealthy attachment to the “provider” and disempowers the client, I am committed to principle-based services which move people toward expanded choice.

Knowing that “guru-ism” is rampant in helping services, I am committed to coaching my clients home to themselves where they are not reliant on my processes to do the work. Our work is collaborative and co-creative.

Aware that unnecessary harm is caused through negligence of helping providers and the space they provide, I am committed to the tenet, ‘do no harm’.

The space I provide promotes safe sharing through confidential communication, client-driven processes, permission, and the client’s right to end the work if/when it’s no longer serving you.

Aware that harm is caused by dishonest and manipulative language, I am committed to loving communication and listening to, for, and with wholeness.

I am dedicated to honoring my client’s experience and to only use my skills of questions and listening to meet a client where they’re at. I will only challenge if in service of the desired outcomes you’ve outlined in our work together.

Aware that harm is caused psychologically and physically when helpers operate outside their scope of practice, I am committed to stay in my lane and seek advisement as needed.

Through continued education and ongoing mentorship, I hold myself accountable to the integrity of being a professional coach. I seek support on a case-by-case basis as needed and am fully resourced to refer a client out if/when the need should arise.