Terms & conditions

Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching is a Hanzibar bv brand and is located at Zandpoortstraat 25, 9000 Gent (Belgium). The company is represented by its managing director Hans Vandenberghe who is referred below to as ‘the Coach’. 


The scope, themes, forms and intentions of Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching Hanzibar bv its coaching services are visible on the website www.hansvandenberghe.com. 

“Coaching” is a professional-client relationship that Clients have with their Coach and that is designed to: 

  • facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional, or business goals. 
  • develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals. 
  • create awareness that initiates a greater freedom to choose, to create and to act.   


The Client acknowledges the copyright of Consciousness Coaching® and Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching, Ghent, Belgium. Reproductions in any form must have written permission from Hans Vandenberghe, managing director at Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching.  

3.Quality Guarantee 

The satisfaction of our clients is our highest priority. To provide the best coaching skills and methods is our ongoing commitment. It is the philosophy of Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching to do whatever it takes for the clients to achieve their goals in the most effective way. 

4.Coaching language 

Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching uses a certain coaching language which is designed to reinforce the impact of the coaching. This language uses common words but rearranges the grammar in such a way that the wording matches the functioning of consciousness. Therefore, the impact of the conversation with Hans Vandenberghe is comparatively significantly higher.  

Coaching takes place in English, which can be a language that is not your native language. We assure you that Hans Vandenberghe is at full capacity to act in the capacity of Coach and to coach you consistent with the level of quality you expect from a professional and experienced coach. 

5.Length of the coaching sessions 

The average duration of a coaching session is 1 hour. A session might be complete earlier or later. The Coach does not look at his watch while coaching, however after 1 hour and 30 minutes overtime begins. The Coach assesses the possible additional length of the current coaching session and informs the Client about this. The Client now can choose to either continue the session for additional charge or end the session.  


As a Client, I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my physical, mental, and emotional well-being during my coaching conversations, including my choices and decisions. I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time. 

7.Use of coaching 

As a Client, I understand that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the National Psychiatric Association. I understand that coaching is not a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and I will not use it in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.  

As a Client, I understand that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other qualified professionals. I will seek independent professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other matters.  

As a Client, I understand that all decisions in these areas are exclusively mine and I acknowledge that my decisions and my actions regarding them are my sole responsibility.


As a Client, I testify that if I am currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a mental health professional, that I have consulted with the mental health care provider regarding the advisability of working with a coach and that this person is aware of my decision to proceed with the coaching relationship. 


As a Client, I understand that information will be held as confidential unless I state otherwise, in writing, except as required by law.  

Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching recognizes that the Client may have future plans, business affairs, customer lists, financial information, job information, goals, personal information, and other private information.  

Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching will not at any time, either directly or indirectly, voluntarily use any information for the Coach’s own benefit, or disclosure, or communicate this information to a third party.  

As a Client, I understand that certain topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training or consultation purposes.


Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching acknowledges and commits to the Code of Ethics as outlined by the International Coach Federation (ICF – www.coachfederation.org). Hans Vandenberghe is an ICF member (Member ID #009530880I). Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching does not represent any religious ideologies, or are members of any sect, cult, or dogmatic organization.  


As a Client, I understand that coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of my life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education, and recreation. I acknowledge that deciding how to handle these issues, incorporate coaching into those areas, and implement my choices is exclusively my responsibility.  

As a Client, I understand that I am fully responsible for myself and my actions within and outside of the coaching relationship. Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching is released from any liability claims, except if these are based on intentional harmful behavior of the Coach. 


The billing of the coaching services is done before the start of the first coaching session. The first coaching session is planned after the payment by the Client has been settled.  

13.Additional costs 

Remote coaching is done via Zoom. When used over Wi-Fi, there are no additional costs to use this app.  

In case of face-to-face coaching sessions: The Client is solely responsible for travel arrangements, flight fares, hotel reservations etc.  

In case of a face-to-face session in the coaching van outside of the Ghent city area, an extra mileage cost of 0.40 euro / km applies.

14.Planning of sessions 

The Client is responsible for the planning of his/her sessions via the booking tool available on www.hansvandenberghe.com.  

15.Session Cancellations  

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. There will be no refund or credit for cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to a scheduled session. 


The means of communication between Coach and Client are agreed upon before the start of the coaching journey. Options include over-the-phone, WhatsApp, and email.   

17.Salvatorian clause 

In the case that one or more of these terms become disempowered, the other terms shall not be impacted by that. Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching and the Client shall agree upon a substitute term, which comes closest to the discontinued term.   

18.Court of jurisdiction

This doesn’t apply. Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching will not employ legal steps to carry through their rights. This matches the holistic philosophy lived by Hans Vandenberghe Consciousness Coaching.