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 through it, what you set 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 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 to be able to go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that form a properly executed coaching session. Here are the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I get in touch with a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly get ready for the session. Right here is the time when I all of the following:
I review all of my notes.
Every time I conduct a coaching session, I take detailed notes on everything that happens during the procedure. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to your next. If you don’t take notes, you are not really a credible and professional coach! Winging could for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client conditional on a 3 – 6 month timeline. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself critical to 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 brief summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to pay 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 will use to preserve the coaching session to normal and on precious time. Now I’m ready to make the email!
When you participate in a coaching session with your client, it is crucial for you to are in control of the conversation consistently!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” and your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places he or she wants to go, you’re the one who is driving public transit that will drive them there!
This is especially true if you’re giving away a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for personal training riding on the bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the rim! If they can drive the actual bus themselves, why does the catering company need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control with the session.
If you to be able to deliver a quality coaching session, you should 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 Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more fears! Maintain control! And then wait for that “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 found on on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes for a client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax for every 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to the rigorous standards to a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire technique keep your clients motivated and on track is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made since 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 within the path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus across the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on his or her Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not need to stifle any chance of your clients to attain 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.