Preparing for a Session
Taking the time to prepare for your session will positively influence the quality and effectiveness of your coaching.
The below protocol allows consistency in our delivery and provides a high quality coaching experience for the client.
Prepare your space
- Check your internet connection to make sure it is stable (not running any big downloads, videos, etc)
- Check microphone and audio levels
- Check web cam and your position on it
- Ensure your room is quiet, well lit and free of distractions (turn off your phone)
- Ensure your personal presentation (clothes, hair, grooming,etc) is appropriate and displays a high level of professionalism.
- Coaching is challenging, emotionally, mentally and physically. Take time before each session to create an environment where you feel at your best.
- Use this Coaching Credo http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/members/coaching/setting-boundaries/ to set healthy boundaries for yourself
- Have a light meal (if needed) and ensure you have water for during your session
- Before each session take time to calm yourself, slow down and be in your best place mentally to coach.
- 1 day prior: send Skype contact request to client to allow Skype connect. If not accepted by client, send an email notifying a contact request has been sent requiring their action. If still no reply, contact them via phone numbers provided to alert them to accept your request.
- 15 minutes before session:
- open client’s file in Asana and review their case. Look to clients application, details of previous session(s), notes added by Mentor and Specialists, to create a profile of the client.
- if a Mentor session, determine which number you will be presenting.
- open UCE program and other GM programs you wish to use as a resource when coaching
- open Session Structure page to provide correct format of session http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/members/coaching/call-time-management-etiquette/
- open file document to take notes provided by client during session (as a courtesy, advise the client you will be taking notes during the session).