There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged as well as connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get out of it, what you dedicated to 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 composition a properly executed coaching session. Here are 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 quarter-hour to properly get prepared for 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 period. I am always amazed at just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are attain a great credible and professional coach! Winging could for the birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client conditional on a 3 – 6 month schedule. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself critical to 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 maintain ones coaching session on track and on time. Now I’m ready to make the phone 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” 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 riding on the bus that will bring them there!
This is very true if you’re giving 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 do they need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control with the session.
If you for you to deliver a quality coaching session, you have 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 Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more questions! 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 a 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 weight loss 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 to the rigorous standards in the place of 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 considering that 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 Outcome.
Keeping focus across the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While you do not for you to stifle any opportunity for your clients to achieve 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.