Welcome To Coaching!
Here’s where we begin!
As your coach, I am committed to helping you grow beyond where you currently are and into a life that is a vibrant expression of who you truly are. The real work is yours to do, and I want you to choose the pace that fits best for you. Please read through ALL of this information, complete and submit the Coaching Agreement (link below), and let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Policies & Procedures
I will send you an invoice by PayPal, with a link to make your payment online. All fees agreed upon must be paid in full before coaching begins.
- After the coaching has begun, any unused sessions will not be refunded, but may be re-scheduled for up to 12 months after the initial payment.
- All unused sessions expire 12 months after the initial payment.
- Unused coaching sessions are transferable to another person, provided that person is ready and willing to step into the coaching process.
Please call me at the scheduled time at
If you get my voice mail, wait a full minute, then call back. Please do not leave me a message and wait for me to call you.
If you need to reschedule a session, please give me at least a 24-hour notice, and we will reschedule it. If you have an emergency, we will find a way to work it out. If you must cancel a call within 24 hours before our scheduled time, I may not be able to reschedule it, but I will if I have the flexibility in my schedule.
If you are more than 15 minutes late for a call, I will assume the session is canceled, and will not be rescheduled. In the case of an emergency, I will do what I can to be flexible. If you are late for the call, the session will still end at the designated time.
You may call or text me between our calls if you have a problem, or can’t wait to share an ‘AHA!’ with me. I generally have a little time between sessions to talk with you, if needed. I do not charge extra for this time, and I ask that you keep these calls relatively brief (5-10 minutes). Please feel free to email me at any time with questions or comments, too. I check my mail every weekday. I do get quite a bit of email, so I also ask that you keep your emails brief and to the point.
If, at any time, I say something that is upsetting to you, or does not feel right, please bring it up. I will do what I can to make it right. My commitment to you is to do what I can to help make this coaching partnership rewarding, safe and productive!
Get the most out of your coaching
I want you to get the most out of our co-creative partnership. This is a guide to help you maximize the value of your coaching relationship with me.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
Coaching works best when you know what you want and can translate those wants and dreams into clear, specific goals. If you don’t know what you want in your life, that’s a good place for us to begin our focus in our coaching sessions.
GET THE STUFF IN YOUR HEAD OUT OF THERE!
Find some way to get your thoughts out of your head. Journal, make lists, record your thoughts on your phone, make a Vision Map, create a flow chart, anything! By putting ideas and thoughts on paper, it makes them more real, and gives them depth and substance.
CONCENTRATE ON BEING A STUDENT OF YOUR LIFE
We are all faced with many challenges in our lives. The trick to moving beyond them is to acknowledge them, feel them, then learn from them. What can you learn about the way you handle the difficult “stuff” in your life? What can you do differently next time to handle it better? You have no control over the things that happen to you, but taking personal responsibility for your own life means choosing how you respond to those challenges, and accepting the consequences of your actions.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
You are a whole, entire, complete person – Mind, Body, and Spirit. Taking care of your emotional needs, but slacking off on your fitness needs causes imbalance. Concentrating on your spiritual self, but ignoring your mental health creates the same results – imbalance. Get in the habit of doing at least one thing just for yourself in each of the three areas EVERY DAY.
DOUBLE YOUR LEVEL OF WILLINGNESS
Part of working with me as your coach is that I will expect you to expect more from yourself. I will ask you to venture beyond your current comfort zones, to push the “envelope” farther than you have in the past. I ask you to be willing to take these risks, to experiment with fresh approaches, and to be open to redesigning those aspects of your life that you are able to. This creates momentum to be able to reach your goals more rapidly and efficiently. Some of the things I will ask you to do are:
~ Experiment and try new things
~ Question your current assumptions
~ Get the support you need to reach a goal
~ Set goals that stretch you
~ Raise your personal standards
~ Stop tolerating “toxic” people & events
~ Do your chosen fieldwork between sessions
~ Start treating yourself much, much better
Come to your session ready!
Your coaching call is an investment in yourself and your future. Make the most of that investment by being prepared for the session.
BEFORE THE CALL:
- 2 hours (or the night before): CLICK HERE to complete your Session Preparation Form
- 10 minutes: Turn off the phones, relax, just “be” with yourself
- 5 minutes: Collect your thoughts, think about the past week
AFTER THE CALL:
- Make notes of any commitments you made
- Revise your goals, target dates or plans as necessary
- Get ready for another great week!
Get the most out of our coaching partnership
This agreement will help us begin this co-creative relationship with a clear understanding of our respective roles and expectations. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the following please contact me at 619-719-1085 (9am – 5pm Central Time) before you submit this agreement.
If at any time, you are not comfortable with any part of our coaching partnership, please let me know immediately so we can correct the situation and move forward.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please read the following and click the “Yes, I Agree” button to indicate your understanding of and agreement to each section. When you click the “Submit” button at the end of it, you and I will both receive a copy by email.
I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your journey!
Saul Palmer, CPT, CPC, CC
Coach P Fitness