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 out of 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 the coaching sessions must be purposeful, results-driven and goal-oriented! If you want to charge top coaching fees, you better be to help go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that formula a properly executed coaching session. Here are the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I come in contact with a client, I always allow myself 15 minutes to properly incomparable the session. This is actually 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 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 a credible and professional coach! Winging every person for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client is based 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 short 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 Let me use to maintain ones coaching session in order and on precious time. Now I’m ready to make the video call!
When you participate in a coaching session with your client, it is imperative 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 your client may have a trip of places your puppy wants to go, you’re the individual that is driving public transit that will bring them there!
This is especially true if you’re gifting 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 rim! If they can drive the actual bus themselves, why do they 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 health coaching session, you must be in command! 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 considerations! 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 within a 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 for 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 connected with a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire technique 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 since the last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has had reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along the 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 certainly 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 don’t don’t, the session will miss its objective and get difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.