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 from it, what you put into it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, the actual 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 for you 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. A couple of 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 quarter-hour to properly organize the session. This can be a time when I 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 session. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to your next. If you don’t take notes, you are in your home credible and professional coach! Winging it is for the birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client depends upon a 3 – 6 month schedule. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself the agent responsible 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 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 I’m going to use to keep the coaching session to normal and on precious time. Now I’m ready to make the video call!
When you go a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in associated with the conversation consistently!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” with your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have a trip of places he or she wants to go, you’re the individual that is driving public transit that will take them there!
This is very 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 steering wheel! If they can drive riding on the 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 must be in regulating! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking situations! 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 that “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 it on a health coaching topics 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 you will discover potentially 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up towards the rigorous standards of a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire to help 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 considering that 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 around the path to achieving a Desired Verdict.
Keeping focus about the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus near the Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not need to stifle any opportunity for your clients to achieve 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 end up being difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.