There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged serious amounts of 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, since the coach receives maximum liabilities.
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 prepared to go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that composition a properly executed coaching session. Here are the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I connect with a client, I usually allow myself a quarter-hour to properly incomparable the session. This can be a 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 training. 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 the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I prepare for a client uses 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 brief summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want 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 will use to maintain ones coaching session not off course and on some time. Now I’m ready to make the letter!
When you go a coaching session with your client, it is crucial for you to are in control of the conversation often!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” and your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places they wants to go, you’re the one that is driving public transit that will bring them there!
This is extremely true if you’re releasing a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for the bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the rim! 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 on the session.
If you in order to deliver a quality coaching session, you have 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 actual required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more fears! Maintain control! And then wait for the “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Sexual 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 found on 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 cons 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to the rigorous standards connected with a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire way to keep your clients motivated and on courseon target 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 got a chance to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus through the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus near the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not need to stifle any chance of your clients to attain 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.