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, since the health coach description 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 form a properly executed coaching session. Suggestions the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I connect with a client, I always allow myself fifteen minutes to properly prepare for the session. This is actually the time when I all of the following:
I review my notes.
Every time I conduct a coaching session, I take detailed notes on everything that happens during the workout session. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to another. If you don’t take notes, you are not really a credible and professional coach! Winging every person for the wild 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 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 quick 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’m going to use to maintain ones coaching session on track and on a moment. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you participate in a coaching session with your client, it is imperative that you are in control of the conversation often!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” with your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places that person wants to go, you’re the an individual that is driving riding on the bus that will take them there!
This is particularly so if you’re gifting 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 do they historically need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control with the session.
If you in order to deliver a quality coaching session, you have to 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 Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more considerations! Maintain control! And then wait for your “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 found on 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 cons 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up to your rigorous standards of a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire way 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 reached.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired End result.
Keeping focus through the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus near the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While definitely do not to be able to stifle any potential for your clients to attain a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person’s 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.