I recently had a participant in our Life Coach Certification program – “The Coach Mindset – Elite Life Coach Certification” ask…
“What’s something that dramatically increases your life coaching client’s chances for success?”
Now that’s a great question!
Now… we all love clarity. And this is especially the case when we’re talking about expectations.
Maybe that’s why I loved this sign so much when I saw it…
Ahhhhh clear expectations.
Now… how do you establish “clear expectations” with a life coaching client?
Let me give you two quick tips.
One involves a tech tip. The second involves a question.
First… the tech tip: Mind Mapping Software
When you’re working with a life coaching client… use some mind mapping software.
It will help you to stay engaged in the conversation, but it will also give you something to send when you’ve wrapped up with your life coaching client.
I can tell you that I do this with all of my own clients and they love them because they function as a mile marker for their progress… and they help to capture the specific homework the client has agreed to for the week.
As you can see… at the bottom of the map… I always wrap up with a specific walk through of the life coach assignment for that week.
You can find loads of different options when it comes to using mind mapping software. My favorite is from Mindjet… but it will cost you.
You can also find a free version from Xmind.net.
But just google “mind mapping software” and you’ll find plenty of options!
Second… the question: “What does success look like?”
We talk about this question a lot in our life coach certification.
Why? Well… it helps to bring clarity.
It helps to bring clarity to a bigger vision. For example, when people are talking about what they want their life to look like… you can ask a follow up question to the tune of… “So what would success truly look like for you?”
But when it comes to weekly homework… you can also ask this type of question.
So let’s say that your life coaching client has decided that they was to make more sales calls… or exercise more… or relax more. You can follow up with “Okay… so if that’s your goal… what would success look like?”
They may come up with a specific number of calls… or a certain amount of time in the gym… or some specific activities that they are going to do to actually relax.
Hey… you could even give this a try. If you are giving serious thought to Life Coach Certification… then ask yourself this same question.
“When I’m done with Life Coach Certification, what will success look like?”
Is it a certain number of clients? Is it having your full business up and running? Is it a feeling of deep satisfaction because you’re making an impact?
But as you do… that clarity will help to guide you… motivate you… and push you.
So stay with it and see where these strategies take you!
Keep dreaming big and helping others to do the same,
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