There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged period and 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, the actual coach receives maximum service fees.
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 prepared to go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that account for a properly executed coaching session. Guidelines the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I depend on a client, I usually allow myself 15 minutes to properly get prepared for the session. Here is the 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 session. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the other. If you don’t take notes, personal training classes you are not a credible and professional coach! Winging always be for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I prepare for a client depends 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 quick 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’m going to use to make your coaching session in order and on time. Now I’m ready to make the email!
When you practice a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in associated with the conversation all the!You are the conductor of one’s “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 individual that is driving public transit that will drive them there!
This is extremely true if you’re giving for free a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for the bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the controls! 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 of the session.
If you want to deliver a quality coaching session, you should be in command! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! These questions must be targeted and focused on the desired Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more considerations! 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 the coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact it has on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes for a client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax for every 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up towards rigorous standards on a 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 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 around the path to achieving a Desired Judgment.
Keeping focus through the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on his or her Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While surely do not to be able to stifle any potential for your clients accomplish a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. Ought to you 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.