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 out of it, what you dedicated to it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, an enormous coach receives maximum service 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 account for 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 usually allow myself quarter-hour to properly prepare for the session. 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 workout session. I am always amazed at just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are in your home credible and professional coach! Winging every person for the birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I you’ll find a client conditional on a 3 – 6 month schedule. 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 quick summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to 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 I’m going to use to try to coaching session in order and on some time. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you practice a coaching session with your client, it is crucial for you to are in control of the conversation all the!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” with your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have a trip of places they wants to go, you’re the one who is driving the bus that will drive them there!
This is particularly 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 steering wheel! 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 of the session.
If you to be able to deliver a quality coaching session, you’ve got to 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 desired Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more fears! Maintain control! And then wait for that “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Ejaculations.
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’s on a coaching client.A skillful health coach program can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes to enjoy a client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax every single single 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up towards rigorous standards of a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method to keep your clients motivated and on course 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 reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired Verdict.
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 you do not to be able to stifle any chance for 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 get difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.