There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged as well as connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get out of it, what you set in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, while the health coach description receives maximum service 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 for you 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 contact 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 all my notes.
Every time I conduct a coaching session, I take detailed notes on everything that happens during the session. I am always amazed at just how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the next. If you don’t take notes, you are not a credible and professional coach! Winging always be for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client conditional on a 3 – 6 month schedule. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself accountable 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 short summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want expend 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 preserve the coaching session in order and on time. Now I’m ready to make the call!
When you practice a coaching session with your client, it is crucial for you to are in associated with the conversation consistently!You are the conductor of your “coaching bus” and your client is the passenger! While your client may have an itinerary of places your puppy wants to go, you’re the one who is driving riding on the bus that will bring them there!
This is extremely true if you’re releasing 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 riding on the bus themselves, why do they need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of this session.
If you desire to deliver a quality coaching session, you must be in regulating! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking challenges! These questions must be targeted and focused on the required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more questions! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Orgasms.
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 it’s on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes for any client during a coaching session.
If your client does not experience at least one coaching climax for each 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to the rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire to help keep your clients motivated and on track 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 got to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded on the path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus across the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on his or her Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While surely do not to be able to stifle any chance for your clients to accomplish a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. If you don’t, the session will miss its objective and will be difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.