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 from it, what you set in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, nevertheless the coach receives maximum charges.
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 depend on a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly get ready for the session. Right here 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 training. I am always amazed at what number of coaches rely on memory from one session to the next. If you don’t take notes, you are in your home credible and professional coach! Winging always be for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client conditional on a 3 – 6 month schedule. 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 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 preserve the coaching session on track and on any time. Now I’m ready to make the email!
When you practice a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in control of the conversation consistently!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” or your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have an itinerary of places that person wants to go, you’re the one who is driving the bus that will bring them there!
This is particularly so 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 leader! 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 on the session.
If you in order to deliver a quality integrative health coaching session, you must 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 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 it has on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes to enjoy 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 towards rigorous standards on a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method 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 as being 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 Verdict.
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 you do not need to stifle any opportunity for your clients to achieve 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 difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.