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 from your it, what you fit into it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, an enormous coach receives maximum liabilities.
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 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 always allow myself a quarter-hour to properly prepare for the session. This 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 training. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the other. If you don’t take notes, you are not really a credible and professional coach! Winging is actually also for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I you’ll find a client depends upon a 3 – 6 month timeline. 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 brief summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want to pay 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 to normal and on a moment. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you go a coaching session with your client, it is imperative that you are in control of the conversation at all times!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” and your client is the passenger! While your client may have a trip of places that person wants to go, you’re the individual that is driving the bus that will bring them there!
This is extremely true if you’re giving out a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for the actual bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the leader! If they can drive the actual bus themselves, why do they historically need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of this session.
If you to be able to deliver a quality coaching session, you’ve got to be in control! How do you maintain control? By asking questions!
Lead the conversation by asking questions! 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 to enjoy 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 to the rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method to keep your clients motivated and ready is to provide measurable accomplishments during and following each coaching session.Recognize the progress the client has made considering that last session and point out any recent ‘milestones’ that he/she has accomplished.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded within the path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus through 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 be able to stifle any chance 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 will be difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.