There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged time and connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get from your 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 coach receives maximum expenses.
If you want to facilitate the successful achievement of your client’s Desired Outcome, every one of the coaching sessions must be purposeful, results-driven and goal-oriented! If you want to charge top coaching fees, you better be to be able to go the extra mile and turn your coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that account for a properly executed coaching session. A couple of the 10 session criteria that I consider essential for creating a coaching experience!
Before I connect with a client, I always allow myself 15 minutes to properly organize the session. This is actually the time when I 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 procedure. I am always amazed at 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 it is for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I plan a client uses a 3 – 6 month timeline. 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 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 am going to use to make your coaching session in order and on time. Now I’m ready to make the video call!
When you go a coaching session with your client, it is important to are in associated with 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 an itinerary of places your puppy wants to go, you’re the one who is driving the bus that will drive 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 steering wheel! If they can drive the actual bus themselves, why do they need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control within the session.
If you in order 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 fears! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Ejaculations.
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 it’s on a coaching client.A skillful Coach can achieve multiple Coaching Climaxes for 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 towards the rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire for you 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 since the 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 the path to achieving a Desired Judgment.
Keeping focus through the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on the Desired Outcome, the client may start to wander in different directions. While you do not need to stifle any chance for your clients to be able to 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 end up being difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.