With a very simple coaching strategy consisting of just 5 basic steps, you can help your clients achieve what they think are impossible outcomes.
|A Simple But Effective 5 Step Coaching Strategy
Let’s take a look at each of the steps in details.
Step 1 – Clarify the goal
The initial step in your coaching strategy is to specify your client’s goal in an objective and measurable way. In order to know if your client has reached their goal, no matter how impossible it seems, you and your client must know exactly what outcome they want and be able to measure progress in a quantitative way. When your client is clear, you are clear, and your client knows that you are clear, the goal will start to take on a new level of reality.
Step 2 – Make the goal real
Our subconscious does not know the difference between reality and imagination. The chemical reactions in our brains are the same whether an experience is actually happening to us or whether we are imagining it in our minds. And the more you can imagine a scenario using all 5 senses, the more impact it will have.
For this step, have your client imagine in detail what it will be like when he meets his goal. Where will they be? What are their surroundings? Who are they with? What are they doing?
Be sure to have them imagine the experience using all the senses. What sounds would they hear? What would it smell like? What would they see around them? What would they be doing? By coaching your client in making the experience real in their mind it will give them a strong incentive to take action toward their goal.
Step 3 – Strategize the action steps for achieving the goal
Now that a clear and measurable goal is in place, the next step in the coaching strategy is to work with your client to develop a plan to reach their goal. What are the first things they need to do and what is the timeframe it needs to be completed?
Your coaching strategy might be to start at the end and work backwards from the goal to figure out the best actions for them to take. It’s highly unlikely your clients goals are going to just fall in their lap. They will need to take focused action to achieve their goal.
Step 4 – Your coaching strategy must include accountability for your client
Step 4 in the coaching strategy is to hold your client accountable for each step along the way to their goal. Keep track of their commitments and make sure they stick to them. Being accountable for their actions will make your client feel empowered by their progress. This will result in your client gaining important confidence in their ability to reach their goal with each action step they complete successfully.
Step 5 – Celebrate each step toward the goal
Last but not least, is to acknowledging every step your client takes on the way to his goal. This is an essential part of the 5 step coaching coaching strategy. Some of the coaching strategy steps are easier than others, but they all contribute to making impossible goals happen for your clients. In this step, you should make sure your client understands that celebrating what he has already achieved is necessary and will provide motivation for achieving more.
Using the simple 5 step coaching strategy, “impossible goals are being achieved everyday”. Use this strategy with your coaching clients and watch how quickly they achieve their goals.
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