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 out of it, what you included in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, an enormous 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 make up a properly executed coaching session. A couple of the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I contact a client, I usually allow myself quarter-hour to properly get prepared for the session. This can be a 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 just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are not a credible and professional coach! Winging it is for the in addition to!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I you’ll find a client conditional on a 3 – 6 month timeline. 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 weight loss coaching Prep Sheet where they write a short summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to 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 preserve the coaching session on the right track and on any time. Now I’m ready to make the email!
When you practice a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in control of the conversation at all times!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” and your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have a trip of places the guy wants to go, you’re the an individual that is driving the actual bus that will take them there!
This is especially true if you’re giving out a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for public transit ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the controls! If they can drive riding on the bus themselves, why would they need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of this session.
If you for you to deliver a quality coaching session, you should be in regulating! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking wonders! These questions must be targeted and focused on the Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more considerations! Maintain control! And then wait for the “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Climaxes.
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 to help 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 had reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired Outcome.
Keeping focus about the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not want to stifle any chance your clients to be able to a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person don’t don’t, the session will miss its objective and get difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.