Contracting and Closing: The Bookends of Effective Coaching Conversations
Our 2017 Theme has been Back to Basics, and during the year we explored many ways to dance with our clients, to shift their perspective, and to hold them accountable. For our final learning session of 2017 we will focus on the framework of a coaching session: Contracting and Closing.
Our presenter, who served as a mentor coach for three coaching programs and is deeply trained in the ICF PCC Markers, will offer several frames to help you dive more quickly and deeply into what really matters for your clients. During the meeting you will practice these tools on each other (of course!).
What you’ll get from the session:
We invite you to bring a copy of any coaching agreement you use in your business, both for sharing and to use in the practice portion of the program.
- A flexible five-question process for your initial coaching session that will meet all ethical requirements AND teach your client from the first moment that it’s all about them.
- A similar framework to start each regular coaching session that will help you shift your client from “talking about the problem” to being focused on what’s most important to them.
- Understand the distinction between coaching the What versus the Who of the client, and how to get there faster at the start of any coaching session.
- Tips on how to laser-focus your client on value as you close a coaching session
- Finally, a simple process to close a coaching relationship when it’s time to move on.
About the Presenter
Jim Smith, PCC, is The Executive Happiness Coach®, a global provider of executive coaching, and personal and workplace transformation services. His passion is to create a Happier world and workplace, one Leader at a time.
Jim participated in the first-ever global cohort to train as an Authentic Happiness Coach, holds his Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential, and is a certified Body and Movement practitioner. He serves as a mentor coach for Newfield Asia, and has helped coaches in over a dozen countries achieve their own PCC credential.
He has coached leaders from 29 countries and on six continents, and has touched the lives of over 18,000 people through his work on Positive Emotion, Leadership, and Coaching.
Jim wants you to know this: he dances a little and breathes On Purpose every day; he worships Dark Coffee, Dark Beer, and Dark Chocolate; and he deeply believes that Happiness is a Decision, not an Event!