There is much more to coaching than simply picking up the phone at a pre-arranged period and connecting with your client for a 30 minute chat! The old axiom “You only get through it, what you dedicated to it” was never more true than for your coaching session. The client must receive maximum value from the session, nevertheless the 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 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 usually allow myself a quarter-hour to properly incomparable the session. This can be a 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 workout session. I am always amazed at what number of 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 could for the wild birds!
I check my Coaching Timeline.
Every Coaching Program that I prepare for a client is based on 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 short summary of the progress they made since the last session and where they want expend 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 will use to maintain ones coaching session not off course and on any time. Now I’m ready to make the phone call!
When you engage 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 your “coaching bus” and 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 public transit that will take them there!
This is extremely true if you’re giving away a free initial coaching session! You’re passenger hasn’t even paid for the bus ticket yet, so don’t let them grab the tyre! 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 with the session.
If you want to deliver a quality coaching session, you have 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 actual required Outcome. Listen intently to your client’s answers!
Ask more questions! Maintain control! And then wait for that “Coaching Climax”!
Creating Coaching Ejaculations.
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 every single single 15 minutes of coaching, your coaching session did not measure up towards rigorous standards in the place of Coaching EXPERT!
A sure-fire method to keep your clients motivated nutrition and personal training service on track 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 accomplished.A ‘Success Formula’ is created when a string of ‘milestones’ are recorded along side path to achieving a Desired End.
Keeping focus concerning the Desired Outcome.
If you don’t keep focus on his or her Desired Outcome, customer may start to wander in different directions. While you certainly do not want to stifle any potential for your clients to accomplish a Coaching Climax, you must guard against any random deviations from the session agenda. A person have 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.