There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged serious amounts of connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get regarding 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, while the coach receives maximum charges.
If you want to facilitate the successful achievement of your client’s Desired Outcome, every one of the 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 composition a properly executed coaching session. Here are the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I come in contact with a client, I usually allow myself fifteen minutes to properly get ready for the session. Here is the time when I do all of the following:
I review 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 other. If you don’t take notes, you are not much of a credible and professional coach! Winging every person for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I prepare for a client is based on 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 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 will use to make your coaching session in order and on time. Now I’m ready to make the email!
When you engage in a coaching session with your client, it is essential to are in control of the conversation all the!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” and your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places the guy wants to go, you’re the individual who is driving riding on the bus that will bring them there!
This is particularly so 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 leader! If they can drive the 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 must be in hold! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! These questions must be targeted and focused on the wanted Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more questions! Maintain control! And then wait for the “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Sexual 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 found on on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes to get a 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 on the rigorous standards on a nutrition coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire for you to keep your clients motivated and ready 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 had reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded within the path to achieving a Desired End.
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 certainly do not want to stifle any chance of your clients to attain 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 end up being difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.