Get Your Free New Client Intake Form and 16 Other Forms to Use in Your Business Here

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New Client KitOne of the things I learned early on in my coaching business (coming up on 18 years!!) is that systems are your friend!

I know you got into your business because you were so excited and passionate about what you do. But not as excited about all the paperwork behind the scenes.

The business stuff can be pretty overwhelming. Payment agreements, contracts, coaching plans, notes and other details can make you feel like you’re reinventing the wheel every time you land a new client. That’s way more stressful than it should be.

The best way to avoid all that hassle is to automate and systematize as soon as possible, and that starts with a copy and paste new client template you can simply tweak and send.

For a new client package, you’ll want to include (at a minimum):

  • A welcome letter
  • Your payment agreement
  • An intake form
  • A confidentiality agreement
  • Your invoice

Then, as your relationship continues, you’ll have other documents to add, such as your call notes, goals, reviews, and other information. It’s a lot to develop from scratch.

I’m so excited that I found a solution to make this easier for you!

My friends Nicole Dean and Melissa Ingold of Coach Glue have stepped up and created a complete done-for-you resource. It includes 17 rebrandable forms and documents you can put to work in your business right now, and they’re giving it away for FREE.

Click here to check it out.

And the best part? Because it’s fully customizable, you’re encouraged to edit every piece to fit your unique business.

That’s smart marketing!

Stop struggling (and looking like an amateur) and get your new client kit developed today. Start right here.

Your Business Speaks to You…

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TattoosHave you noticed that your business tries to get your attention?

Your business has a message for you.

It might be trying to get your attention to say that it feels stagnant and stuck. You know it when you feel repelled from the computer to write that article. It might mean that something needs to shift. You will feel the slow down or resistance in your own body and emotions.

Perhaps it’s jumping for joy and trying to get your attention that there is a new body of work that wants to emerge! You may notice amazing synchronicities and messages from people that reinforce an ‘aha’ that you just had!

Your business might be trying to tell you that yes, indeed it wants to expand and first, your systems need to be upgraded and in place. This happened to me recently where every technology thing was breaking down or screaming for attention – expanded internet, new phone, new printer, password hell, mysterious circling when I wanted to go to a certain web page.

What signs, signals, and messages is your business sending you?

A great way to discover this is journal or write a list. Write down all the signs, synchronicities and messages.

Be willing to go deeper than… my computer is slow so I’m just not meant to do this business.

I hear that all too often.

Be willing to go deeper than that typical message.

What does it REALLY want to say?

Maybe that it’s bored with the same message. Or, you aren’t speaking your truth. You need a new environment to work in or to clean the one you are in.

Go deeper.

Remember… the universe is conspiring for our well-being and growth.

Why I Did a Firewalk…

by Laura West

FirewalkLast week I was at a creativity conference in Santa Fe called Creative Reboot.

The biggest reason I went was because the iconic Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, was speaking. I’ve been doing morning pages for about 20 years since being introduced to this concept.

There were also several of my early creativity inspirations including Melody Ross from Brave Girl who helped me years ago create my very first homemade art journal soul book. Also, Flora Bowley who taught me Intuitive Painting and opened up the door for me to paint without worry and without attachment to an outcome. These ladies all shared with me practices to allow me to feel more free and expressive over the years.

Then of course, I justified the trip as a birthday gift to myself! (Coming up this weekend – woohoo!)

What I didn’t expect was that on the opening night there would be a firewalk!

I’ve always heard of them but I’ve never seen one. It’s when they prepare a fire and a bed of hot coals and you walk across 8 – 10 feet of those red hot coals… without burning your feet.

I immediately was thrown into a pendulum of swinging emotions. Thinking… I always wanted to do a fire walk. Mark one off the Life List! This will be awesome!

To: Oh Sh*t! What if I can’t do it? What if I get burned? What if I’m the only one who gets burned? What if I chicken out?

Oh the JoyFear!

I decided to go with the crowd outside and to trust.

I was in the first group to go. I watched as several people crossed without getting burned. (See, they can do it!) Then I felt a little panic rising up.

I checked in. I knew my desire to do this was bigger than the fear.

I went deep inside to my core where my belief in my power and my strength lives…and I walked across hot coals!

It was amazingly freeing on the other side!

Here’s some pictures one of the participants took (that’s not me walking) of the firewalk. You get it’s hot!

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