Every coach has certain personal styles and coaching models that they follow. This affects how you impact your customers because different people respond to different behavioral and management signals.
Depending on the goals and needs of your customers, you may need to apply different coaching techniques and coaching styles to reach them appropriately.
If a customer doesn’t respond to a particular coaching style well, you’ll need to change the way you interact with them and help them through their journey. Here are three types of coaching you can offer to help your clients improve their lives:
- Self-Directed Course
The self-directed course is a personal development framework that focuses on present realities, personal strengths, and new mental maps to meet the demands and desires of the clients. This approach focuses on the past to activate conversations about solutions, resources and past successes.
Through this approach, you can purposely help your clients to focus on the present and future conversations. The client learns by focusing on self-awareness and insights into personal strengths, which motivates the person to focus on positive actions for continuous growth. To achieve this, create a self-directed course that asks questions about the client’s story, strength, and resources, and particularly any perceived problems or reasons for not taking action.
With self-directed coaching, you can help people identify a positive direction for change in their life and to focus on areas they wish to change.
- Group Coaching
This is a team coaching session that’s designed around a one-theme concept that all clients can benefit from. Sessions focus on activities such as simulation, role-play, and group discussions without lecturing from you, the coach.
A great group coaching program works like a container for you and your clients, to bring exponential progress and momentum in your business and your life.
There’s a great deal of energy and collective wisdom during group coaching, which differs from one-on-one sessions. This energy can rapidly help your clients to achieve their goals while establishing you as a reputable coach.
Coaching groups can generate massive income… so everybody wins.
Group coaching is more than getting a bunch of clients together and then coaching them for ten minutes each while everybody has a turn. It’s not an extension of private coaching in a group coaching environment. This is the type of thinking that makes clients feel unseen and unheard, and it doesn’t get results for everyone.
Group coaching is about the connection, communication, and community that comes from not just interacting with you, but also group members interacting with each other.
However, when doing group coaching, it’s crucial to remember that each member has their own goals even though all members may be in a similar situation in their life or business. So, it’s very important to identify the overarching theme for your group coaching program.
Decide on the theme based on your interests, expertise, experience, and your niche as a coach. For instance, if you’re a health coach who is thinking of starting a group coaching for first-time moms, your theme could be “weight loss.”
However, whatever you decide, your theme should ultimately connect every member in the group with everyone else so there’s a unified thread that pulls people together in your group.
- One-on-One Coaching
Whether you’re a new coach or an experienced coach, running successful coaching sessions is always a priority. This is because the ability to run transformational coaching sessions repeatedly is what will set you apart from the competition. No matter your area of coaching, a structured approach is crucial to the learning process.
One-on-one coaching is the best way of giving the client the responsibility to help them come up with their own answers. Using this approach of coaching, you can help a client unravel a problem, execute a new action, master a new skill or find direction, purpose and ultimately balance in their life and business.
Through one-on-one coaching sessions, you can cater to the needs of individual clients, and you can focus on each client individually and help them improve their strengths and overcome their weaknesses.
Having said that, to be effective, your one-on-one sessions must be principled but not generic.
Here, you’re a coach – not a manager. And your focus should be skill development via practice, not PR through pep talks. Each client must put in hard work.