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, since the coach receives maximum expenses.
If you want to facilitate the successful achievement of your client’s Desired Outcome, every one of your coaching sessions must be purposeful, results-driven and goal-oriented! If you want to charge top coaching fees, you better be to be able to go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that formula a properly executed coaching session. A couple of the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I connect with a client, I always allow myself quarter-hour to properly get ready for personal training 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 period. 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 much of a credible and professional coach! Winging always be for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get prepared for a client uses a 3 – 6 month timeline. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself accountable 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 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 am going to use to keep the coaching session to normal and on some time. Now I’m ready to make the call!
When you get involved in a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in control of the conversation often!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have an itinerary of places they wants to go, you’re the one who is driving the bus that will take them there!
This is extremely true if you’re giving away a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for the actual bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the rim! If they can drive riding on the bus themselves, why turn to need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control within 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 actual required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more questions! Maintain control! And then wait for that “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Ejaculations.
A Coaching Climax is the ‘mental trigger’ that validates and authenticates a pivotal point within 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 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 to your rigorous standards connected with a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire way 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 around the path to achieving a Desired Outcome.
Keeping focus through the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus near the Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not for you to stifle any chance your clients to achieve a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person’s 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.