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 regarding your it, what you included in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, while the coach receives maximum service fees.
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 composition a properly executed coaching session. Suggestions the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I come in contact with a client, I usually allow myself 15 minutes to properly get prepared for the session. This is actually the time when I do 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 just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are in your home credible and professional coach! Winging every person for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I prepare for a client conditional on a 3 – 6 month timeline. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself the agent responsible for 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 Let me use to make your coaching session in order and on time. Now I’m ready to make the video call!
When you participate in a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in associated with the conversation whenever you require!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have a trip of places your puppy wants to go, you’re the one who is driving riding on the bus that will take them there!
This is particularly true if you’re releasing a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for riding on the bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the rim! If they can drive riding on the bus themselves, why do they historically need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of the session.
If you want to deliver a quality coaching session, you have got to be in control! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! These questions must be targeted and focused on the desired Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more fears! Maintain control! And then wait for the “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Climaxes.
A Coaching Climax is the ‘mental trigger’ that validates and authenticates a pivotal point in the coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact found on on a coaching client.A skillful health coach description can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes to get a client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax for each 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to your rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire way to keep your clients motivated and ready is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made considering that last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has accomplished.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired End result.
Keeping focus about the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on his or her Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While you certainly do not to help stifle any opportunity for your clients accomplish a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. Ought to you don’t, the session will miss its objective and is actually going to difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.