Sessions - what exactly happens?
People normally ask what happens at a session. Well in all honesty, each life coaching session is unique to the individual and are usually a positive experience. They do follow a structure.
In your initial session, whether it is online or in-person, we go over the contract first. As a professional life coach, it is our agreement to work together and ensures you understand my obligations to you as a client. This does not take long as it is usually sent via email before you arrive. You have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have concerning the contract, as it looks at confidentiality and GDPR etc. Once the contract is agreed, I then look to finding out a bit more about you and your life to establish what is going on at present. We will aim to set goals before the session finishes. What these are depends on what you tell me.
In your next session (and those that follow) we will spend the first 10 minutes catching up on set goals and tasks, celebrating achievements and, if unmet, examining barriers and establishing what got in the way.
Then we move on. What we move on to depends on you. You define the outcome of this session. It could be a continuation of a goal from a previous session or something completely new.
As the session progresses, I will ask open questions or use a relevant tool or technique to establish what is important and realistic for you and eventually 'hammer down'. This is where you decide if something is worth setting as a task or goal, and we then look into achieving it and how we measure its success.
At the end of the session, I check in with you to see if you feel you have made progress towards your outcome. We will summarise our discussion, highlighting any key actions, themes or revelations taken from the session.