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 your 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 charges.
If you want to facilitate the successful achievement of your client’s Desired Outcome, every one of one’s 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 formula a properly executed coaching session. Guidelines the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I connect with a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly incomparable the session. This is the time when I 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 workout session. 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 really a credible and professional coach! Winging always be for personal training the birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I you’ll find a client is based on a 3 – 6 month schedule. 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 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’m going to use to try to coaching session to normal and on time. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you engage in a coaching session with your client, it is crucial for you to are in control of the conversation all the!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” or your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have a trip of places that person wants to go, you’re the individual who is driving riding on the bus that will drive them there!
This is particularly true if you’re gifting away 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 the actual bus themselves, why would they need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control on the session.
If you to be able to deliver a quality coaching session, you’ve got to be in get a grip on! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking situations! These questions must be targeted and focused on the desired Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more factors! Maintain control! And then wait for that “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Climaxes.
A Coaching Climax is the ‘mental trigger’ that validates and authenticates a pivotal point in the coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact akin to on a coaching client.A skillful Coach 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 on course is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made mainly because last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has got to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired Outcome.
Keeping focus through the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While surely do not to help stifle any potential for 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 is actually going to difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.