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 dedicated to it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, an enormous coach receives maximum charges.
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 for you 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. Guidelines 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 a quarter-hour to properly organize the session. This can be a time when I do 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 period. I am always amazed at what number of coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are not really a credible nutrition and personal training service professional coach! Winging could for the in addition to!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client uses a 3 – 6 month schedule. 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 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 try to coaching session in order and on precious time. Now I’m ready to make the video call!
When you engage in a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in associated with the conversation often!You are the conductor of the “coaching bus” or your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have a trip of places that person wants to go, you’re the one that is driving public transit that will take them there!
This is particularly true if you’re giving away 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 the bus themselves, why turn to need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control on the session.
If you to be able to deliver a quality coaching session, you have got to be in get a grip on! 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 Orgasms.
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 akin to on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes to enjoy a client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax for every 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to the rigorous standards on a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire to help keep your clients motivated and ready is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made as being the 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 along side path to achieving a Desired Outcome.
Keeping focus on the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on his or her Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While you do not for you to stifle any chance for your clients to achieve 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 end up being difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.