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 from your it, what you included in it” was never more true than for your health 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 prepared to go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that form a properly executed coaching session. Guidelines the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I depend on a client, I always allow myself 15 minutes to properly incomparable 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 how many coaches rely on memory from one session to your next. If you don’t take notes, you are not a credible and professional coach! Winging always be 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 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 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 I’m going to use to maintain ones coaching session not off course and on some time. Now I’m ready to make the call!
When you get involved in 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 that person wants to go, you’re the one who is driving the actual bus that will take them there!
This is particularly so 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 controls! If they can drive riding on the bus themselves, why do they historically 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 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 factors! 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 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 on your 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 of a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method to keep your clients motivated and on course 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 had reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired End result.
Keeping focus on the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While you do not want to stifle any chance of your clients 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 is actually going to difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.