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 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 fees.
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 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 connect with a client, I always allow myself 15 minutes to properly prepare 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 nutrition coaching session, I take detailed notes on everything that happens during the period. I am always amazed at what number of coaches rely on memory from one session to your next. If you don’t take notes, you are in your home credible and professional coach! Winging could for the birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get prepared for a client is based 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 Coaching Prep Sheet where they write a brief 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 am going to use to maintain ones coaching session to normal and on a moment. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you practice 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” or your client is the passenger! While your client may have an itinerary of places he or she wants to go, you’re the individual who is driving public transit that will bring 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 actual bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the rim! 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 within the session.
If you want to deliver a quality coaching session, you have to be in regulating! 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 the “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Climaxes.
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 every single single 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to the rigorous standards of a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire for you to keep your clients motivated and on courseon target is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made mainly because last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has got to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded on the path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus on 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 chance for your clients to 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 going to difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.