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 set in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, the actual 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 come in contact with a client, I usually allow myself fifteen minutes to properly get ready for the session. This is actually the time when I do 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 workout session. I am always amazed at just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the other. If you don’t take notes, you are in your home credible and professional coach! Winging is actually also for the birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client conditional on 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 quick 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’m going to use to try to coaching session in order and on precious time. Now I’m ready to make the letter!
When you engage in a coaching session with your client, it is imperative that you are in associated with the conversation whenever you require!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have an itinerary of places he or she wants to go, you’re the individual who is driving the actual bus that will bring them there!
This is especially true if you’re giving for free a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for public transit ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the controls! If they can drive riding on the bus themselves, why turn to need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of this session.
If you want to deliver a quality coaching session, you should be in regulating! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! These questions must be targeted and focused on the required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more factors! Maintain control! And then wait for the “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’s on a coaching client.A skillful health coach description can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes to get 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 on a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire way 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 since the last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has got to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded within the path to achieving a Desired Outcome.
Keeping focus about the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on the Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While you do not need to stifle any potential 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 will be going to difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.