There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged serious amounts of connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get through it, what you fit into it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, the actual coach receives maximum 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 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 depend on a client, I usually allow myself a quarter-hour to properly organize the session. This is actually the 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 period. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are not a credible and professional coach! Winging it is for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get prepared for a client depends upon a 3 – 6 month schedule. 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 brief summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to waste 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 keep the coaching session not off course and on some time. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you engage in a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in associated with the conversation often!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have an itinerary of places that person wants to go, you’re the one that is driving the actual bus that will take them there!
This is especially true if you’re giving out a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for public transit ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the tyre! If they can drive the bus themselves, why turn to need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of this session.
If you to be able 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 wonders! These questions must be targeted and focused on the Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more questions! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Orgasms.
A Coaching Climax is the ‘mental trigger’ that validates and authenticates a pivotal point in 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 towards the rigorous standards to a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method to keep your clients motivated and on track is to provide measurable accomplishments during and personal training classes 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 got a chance to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded around the path to achieving a Desired Outcome.
Keeping focus concerning the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus near the Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While surely do not for you to stifle any chance for your clients accomplish a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person’s don’t, the session will miss its objective and end up being difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.