There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged as well as connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get from 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 fees.
If you want to facilitate the successful achievement of your client’s Desired Outcome, every one of one’s 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 make up a properly executed coaching session. Guidelines 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 15 minutes to properly prepare for the session. Here is the time when I all of the following:
I review all 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 just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the next. If you don’t take notes, you are not really a credible and professional health coach program! 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 will be based upon a 3 – 6 month timeline. 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 expend 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 in order and on any time. Now I’m ready to make the call!
When you get involved in a coaching session with your client, it is vital that you are in associated with the conversation at all times!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” with your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have an itinerary of places the guy wants to go, you’re the individual who is driving public transit that will take them there!
This is extremely true if you’re giving away 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 do they historically need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control with the session.
If you desire to deliver a quality coaching session, you have to be in control! 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 topics! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Ejaculations.
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 it 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 every 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to your rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire for you to 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 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 along the path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus about 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 want to stifle any chance for your clients to achieve a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. If you 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.