There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged some connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get from it, what you included in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, while the 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 help 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. 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 get ready for the session. This is 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 procedure. I am always amazed at just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the next. If you don’t take notes, you are not a credible and professional coach! Winging could for the in addition to!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get prepared for a client will be based upon a 3 – 6 month timeline. 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 brief summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to pay 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 am going to use to keep the coaching session not off course and on a moment. Now I’m ready to make the call!
When you engage in a coaching session with your client, it is imperative that you are in associated with the conversation consistently!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” or 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 the bus that will bring them there!
This is extremely true if you’re gifting away 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 steering wheel! If they can drive riding on the bus themselves, why do they need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control with the session.
If you to be able to deliver a quality coaching session, you’ve 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 wanted Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more factors! 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 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 Coaching Climaxes for any client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax for each 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up on the rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire to help 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 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 across the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While you certainly do not to help stifle any chance your clients to achieve 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 nutrition and weight loss coaching will be going to difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.