There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged some connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get from your it, what you put into it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, while the coach receives maximum liabilities.
If you want to facilitate the successful achievement of your client’s Desired Outcome, every one of the coaching sessions must be purposeful, results-driven and goal-oriented! If you want to charge top coaching fees, you better be prepared to go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that make up a properly executed coaching session. Suggestions the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I depend on a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly incomparable the session. This can be a time when I all of the following:
I review my notes.
Every time I conduct a coaching session, I take detailed notes on everything that happens during the workout session. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to another. If you don’t take notes, you are attain a great credible and professional coach! Winging could for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I prepare for a client uses a 3 – 6 month timeline. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself in command of achieving measurable progress toward a Desired Outcome.
I read the “Prep Sheet”.
Prior to every session, my clients submit a Coaching Prep Sheet where they write a short summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to spend some extra time during the next session.
I prepare a Session Agenda.
Based on the notes, timeline and prep sheet, I create a simple agenda that I am going to use to maintain ones coaching session in order and on a moment. Now I’m ready to make the call!
When you go a coaching session with your client, it is crucial for you to are in associated with the conversation often!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” and your client is the passenger! While your client may have an itinerary of places he or she wants to go, you’re the individual that is driving the actual bus that will bring them there!
This is particularly true if you’re giving away a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for the actual bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the leader! If they can drive riding on the bus themselves, why does the catering company need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control on the session.
If you for you to deliver a quality coaching session, you have to be in get a grip on! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! These questions must be targeted and focused on the actual required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more fears! Maintain control! And then wait for the “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Orgasms.
A Coaching Climax is the ‘mental trigger’ that validates and authenticates a pivotal point from a coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact it’s on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes to get a client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax every single single 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up on the rigorous standards on a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method to keep your clients motivated and on course is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each health coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made as being the last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has had reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded on the path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus through the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus during the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While surely do not want to stifle any chance your clients to be able to a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person don’t don’t, the session will miss its objective and will be going to difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.