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

FEE

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.

REFUND POLICY

  • 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.

CALLS

Please call me at the scheduled time at

619-719-1085.


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.

CHANGES

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.

MISSED CALLS

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.

EXTRA 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.

PROBLEMS

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:

  • The day of or the day after: CLICK HERE to complete your Session Follow-Up Form
  • 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.

1. I am a being of choice.
2. I take full responsibility for all of my own decisions, feelings, actions, and outcomes.
3. By taking 100% responsibility for my choices, I hold Saul Palmer, COACH P FITNESS, and all those associated with my coaching process, harmless from any outcomes, results, or repercussions of my choices.
WHAT I DO AS YOUR COACH:
Listen openly and actively
Ask powerful questions that help you tap into your own wisdom
Reflect/mirror back to you
Challenge you to explore different perspectives
Hold you accountable to what you tell me you want
Trust you to make your own decisions
Show up with your best interests at heart
Advocate for your highest intentions
Believe in you and your highest good
Respect and adhere to the International Coach Federation’s Code of Ethics (https://coachfederation.org/code-of-ethics)

WHAT I DON’T DO AS YOUR COACH:
Diagnose or treat anything
Focus on or label “problems”
Do your work for you
“Fix” you
Judge you
Give you “hard” advice (e.g. legal, financial, etc.)
Take responsibility for you, your feelings, emotions, actions, or your results

WHAT I ASK OF YOU AS MY CLIENT:
Speak your truth to me and to yourself
Be willing to stretch yourself
Call me on time, and prepared to work
Approach challenges as opportunities for growth
Let me know if something isn’t working for you
Be open to new ideas and perspectives
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE PROCESS!
Anything you share in a coaching session will be held in the strictest of confidence and not shared with anyone, with the following exceptions:

1. If release of such information is required by law (i.e. illegal activity, pursuant to valid court order or subpoena), I will comply.
2. If there is imminent or likely risk of danger to yourself or to others, I will notify you by email that I intend to inform appropriate authorities (if that feels appropriate to the situation), then make that contact.
1. After the coaching has begun, any unused sessions will not be refunded, but may be re-scheduled within 12 months after the initial payment.
2. All unused sessions expire 12 months after the initial payment.
3. Unused coaching sessions are transferable to another person, provided that person is ready and willing to fully step into the coaching process.

I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your journey!

Saul Palmer, CPT, CPC, CC
Coach P Fitness

coachp@coachpfitness.com
619-719-1085