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 your it, what you dedicated to 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 your 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 make up a properly executed coaching session. Guidelines the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I get in touch with a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly organize the session. This can be a time when I do 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 what number of coaches rely on memory from one session to your next. If you don’t take notes, you are not much of a credible and professional coach! Winging it is for the at times the damage!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I plan 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 I will use to try to coaching session on track and on any time. Now I’m ready to make the video call!
When you go a coaching session with your client, it is vital that you are in associated with the conversation at all times!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” with your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places they wants to go, you’re the individual that is driving public transit that will bring them there!
This is particularly so if you’re giving for free 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 leader! 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 with the session.
If you desire to deliver a quality coaching session, you should be in command! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking challenges! These questions must be targeted and focused on the desired Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more fears! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Ejaculations.
A Coaching Climax is the ‘mental trigger’ that validates and authenticates a pivotal point in a coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact it’s on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple integrative health coaching Climaxes to enjoy a client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax every single single 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to the rigorous standards connected with a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire for you to 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 on the path to achieving a Desired Judgment.
Keeping focus across the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not need to stifle any chance your clients to 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 will be difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.