What is the best way to open a session? With breathing exercises, grounding exercises, checking in – or none of the above? We got some pet peeves to share here as well as good practices for keeping a session 100% client-led from the very start.
This Episode is part of our “Coaching Session Structure” series, where we will be leading you through the structure of a coaching session. Stay tuned for Episode 6, where we will talk about the Topic/Focus and Agenda/Agreement of a session.
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Starting a session starts BEFORE the session
Our thoughts on “chit-chat” at the start of a session
Sandy’s pet peeve that many new coaches do at the start of a session (rant warning!)
Skillfully asking about progress/checking in at the top of a session
Some things Sandy sees when reviewing student sessions
Dave’s thoughts on starting a session when you only have 30 minutes (spoiler alert: skip the chit-chat!)
We share some examples of “good session openers”
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Find Sandy at swansoncoaching.com