There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged period and connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get out of it, what you fit 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 service fees.
If you want to facilitate the successful achievement of your client’s Desired Outcome, every one of your 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. Right here the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I contact a client, I always allow myself 15 minutes to properly get ready for the session. This is 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 session. 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 a credible and professional health coach description! Winging is actually also for the at times the damage!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I you’ll find a client is based on a 3 – 6 month timeline. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself accountable 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 quick summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want 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 to normal and on time. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you participate in a coaching session with your client, it is essential to are in control of the conversation consistently!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” or your client is the passenger! While your client may have an itinerary of places that person wants to go, you’re the one who is driving public transit that will drive them there!
This is very true if you’re giving for free 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 on the session.
If you want to deliver a quality coaching session, you’ve got to be in hold! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! These questions must be targeted and focused on the required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more fears! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Climaxes.
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 on your 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 connected with a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire for you to keep your clients motivated and on courseon target is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made when the last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded within the path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus about 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 to help stifle any chance for your clients to accomplish 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 get difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.