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 it, what you included in it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, the actual coach receives maximum service fees.
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 help go the extra mile and turn your integrative health coaching session into a coaching experience.
There are many elements that formula 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 get ready for the session. This can be a time when I do 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 period. I am always amazed at how many coaches rely on memory from one session to the subsequent. If you don’t take notes, you are attain a great credible and professional coach! Winging it is for the the destruction!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I get ready for a client will be based upon a 3 – 6 month schedule. I use this timeline to hold both the client and myself in command of 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 keep the coaching session not off course and on precious time. Now I’m ready to make the email!
When you get involved in a coaching session with your client, it is essential to are in control of the conversation at all times!You are the conductor of one’s “coaching bus” with your client is the passenger! While the consumer may have an itinerary of places he or she wants to go, you’re the one that is driving the actual bus that will drive them there!
This is especially true if you’re giving for free a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for riding on the bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the steering wheel! If they can drive the actual bus themselves, why does the catering company need you? Yet so many coaches allow their clients to “hijack” the coaching bus and take control of the session.
If you want 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 wonders! These questions must be targeted and focused on the desired Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more topics! Maintain control! And then wait for your “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Sexual climaxes.
A Coaching Climax is the ‘mental trigger’ that validates and authenticates a pivotal point within a coaching session.I deliberately chose the word ‘climax’ as a metaphor for the powerful impact akin to 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 every single single 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up towards rigorous standards to a Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire for you to keep your clients motivated and to normal 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 got a chance to.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded around the path to achieving a Desired End result.
Keeping focus on 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 for you to stifle any chance your clients to accomplish 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 difficult to record in your notes in the context of the overall Desired Outcome.