There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged time and connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get through it, what you set in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, since the coach receives maximum charges.
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 in order 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 depend on a client, I always allow myself 15 minutes to properly get ready for the session. This can be a time when I do all of the following:
I review 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 just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to your next. If you don’t take notes, you are attain a great credible and professional coach! Winging it is for the wild birds!
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 in control 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 short 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 Let me use to keep the coaching session on track and on some time. Now I’m ready to make the letter!
When you practice a coaching session with your client, it is essential to are in control of the conversation consistently!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” with your client is the passenger! While your client may have an itinerary of places the guy wants to go, you’re the an individual that is driving the bus that will bring them there!
This is very true if you’re gifting away a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for the actual bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the steering wheel! If they can drive the bus themselves, why does the catering company 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’ve got to be in hold! 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 considerations! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Sexual climaxes.
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 found on on a coaching client.A skillful health coach description can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes on your 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 on the rigorous standards of a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method to keep your clients motivated and to normal 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 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 on the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus during the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not for you to stifle any chance of your clients accomplish a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person’s don’t, the session will miss its objective and get difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.