There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged time and connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get from your it, what you set 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 in order to 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 depend on a client, I always allow myself 15 minutes to properly organize the session. Here 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 workout session. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are not really a credible and professional coach! Winging always be for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client will be based upon 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 expend 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 on the right track and on any time. Now I’m ready to make the video call!
When you get involved in a coaching session with your client, it is essential to are in control of the conversation whenever you require!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places he or she wants to go, you’re the one that is driving riding on the bus that will drive them there!
This is extremely true if you’re giving 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 leader! If they can drive public transit themselves, why do they historically need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of the session.
If you desire to deliver a quality coaching session, you should be in get a grip on! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! These questions must be targeted and focused on the actual required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more topics! 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 from a coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact it on a health coaching online 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 towards the rigorous standards of a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire way 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 when the 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 concerning the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on his or her Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While you certainly 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 get difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.Turn Your Coaching Session Proper Coaching Experience