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 from it, what you fit into it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, nevertheless the coach receives maximum 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 prepared 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. Suggestions the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I contact a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly incomparable 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 period. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to another. If you don’t take notes, you are not much of a credible nutrition and weight loss coaching professional coach! Winging always be for the at times the damage!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I prepare for a client depends upon 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 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 am going to use to keep the coaching session on the right track and on any time. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you go a coaching session with your client, it is crucial for you to are in control of the conversation at all times!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” your client is the passenger! While your client may have an itinerary of places that person wants to go, you’re the individual who is driving the actual bus that will drive them there!
This is especially 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 steering wheel! If they can drive the actual bus themselves, why would they need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control within the session.
If you want to deliver a quality coaching session, you should be in get a grip on! 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 the “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Orgasms.
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 akin to 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 on the rigorous standards on a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire technique 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 since 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 Outcome.
Keeping focus across the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While you certainly do not for you to stifle any opportunity for your clients to be able to 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 will be difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.