There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged time and connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get from it, what you put into it” was never more true than for personal training 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 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 formula a properly executed coaching session. Guidelines the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I come in contact with a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly get ready for the session. Here is the time when I 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 how many coaches rely on memory from one session to another. If you don’t take notes, you are attain a great credible and professional coach! Winging always be for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I plan a client is based on a 3 – 6 month schedule. 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 quick summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to waste 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 Let me use to keep the coaching session in order and on time. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you get involved 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” or your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places the guy wants to go, you’re the one that is driving the actual bus that will bring 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 tyre! If they can drive public transit themselves, why turn to 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’ve got to 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 wanted Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more topics! 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 from a coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact it 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 towards the rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire technique 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 a chance to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired End result.
Keeping focus across the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on the Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While surely do not to help stifle any potential for your clients to achieve a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person have 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.