The Ultimate Guide to Creating Transformational Coaching Sessions
The Art and Craft of Delivering Rapid, Life-Changing Results for Your Clients
By Ajit Nawalkha
That’s a quote from Master Coach and co-founder of Evercoach, Ajit Nawalkha, and it’s one of the deepest truths about coaching.
Here’s the thing…
When it comes to creating transformational coaching sessions, it doesn’t matter where you are or who you’re talking to…
It doesn’t matter if you’re at a 5-star resort running a weekend seminar for hundreds of people or at home connecting 1:1 with a client, online…
Knowing how to maximize every conversation in every one of your coaching sessions is the ONE key thing that will shape the outcome your clients can look forward to now, tomorrow, next month, and even years in the future.
So, if you want to deliver outstanding results, if you want to make a difference with the work that you do and if you want to create lasting transformations and change lives…
You need to understand the nuts and bolts of what goes into a transformational coaching session and that’s what this Ultimate Guide is all about.
By the time you’re done, you’ll know how to apply the elements of a powerful coaching structure so you can start to create consistent results for your clients.
Everything you learn in this guide is based on thousands of hours of deeply effective, result-driven coaching by some of the world's best teachers and coaches at Evercoach.
You’ll get the knowledge and action steps you need to help clients go from where they are when they first start to work with you, all the way to where they want to be…and even beyond that!
It’s important to understand that the world’s top coaches stay open to new ideas. They’re always looking for opportunities to test and experiment with what they learn.
So, whatever you do, don’t turn the principles in this guide into a “coaching straightjacket” -- a restrictive, set of rules that you feel you MUST follow.
See this guide for what it is… a guide! Learn the principles and then give yourself permission to mix, match and develop your own unique framework.
So, are you ready to deliver powerful, transformational coaching sessions that will help your clients hit their goals and live their dreams?
Let’s get started!
The Power Of
A Coaching Structure
If you’re like most coaches, the idea of creating “structure” in your coaching sessions makes you want to run as far and as fast as you can.
You might even feel like introducing structure to your sessions can – and will – squeeze every last drop of creativity from what you do but here’s the thing…
World-class coaches are always willing to go with the flow so they can give their clients what they need in the moment, but make no mistake…
Coaches who know their stuff have a clear and defined structure that supports every one of their sessions and that’s exactly why they’re at the top of their game
The truth is structure in a coaching session is not limiting, it’s not boring and it’s absolutely necessary.
In fact, a reliable session structure is the thing that will create freedom for you as the coach….
Ultimately, that’s what coaching is all about -- results.
Structures are powerful and even critical in a coaching session because you have a format or system to work with.
When you have a session structure that you can rely on, you’ll save a ton of time and energy that you would otherwise spend on researching and coming up with ideas on what you need to do next with each client.
If you’re working with a new client, a session structure creates a sense of comfort and direction because you’re not doing things at random…
You’re following a defined path.
Your clients will see that your questions are targeted and focused and that you’re not jumping from one thought to the next (this can create deep uncertainty and doubt in your abilities and skills as a coach).
So, what does an awesome session structure look like?
While there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” answer, some of the most effective and transformational session structures out there include these 3 power-packed steps:
We’ll be exploring each of these in the following chapters.
Right now, it’s good to take stock and retune your mindset in the Take Action Section, so you can easily implement what you’re about to learn in the rest of this guide.