Do you know what’s not fair?
Going to a seminar and watching a coach take another coach through an exercise and expect you to recreate the same execution with your clients…
Good luck with that.
Do you know who take cues really well?
Do you know who doesn’t take cues well?
A lot of coaches who want to be detailed and want to add a breathing component to their training, struggle to get clients to buy in or fall short when producing results that are meaningful for the client.
Is the root of their problem the lack of knowledge? Do they need more theory? do they need more courses where they sit and learn about the rib cage for 15 hours?
No! They need better execution, better coaching, and more realistic expectations.
Fortunetly, I’ve got a solution for all those needs 😉
You can learn how to do something by countless hours of observing someone else do it, or you can learn by actually doing it. Michelle Boland and I created a 100% hands on workshop where you get to learn how to do everything you would like your clients to do. Keep your eyes peeled because we’re currently working on scheduling more 😉
If you can’t attend our workshop in two weeks, I’ve got an hour of content that you can watch today!
What does it look like when someone who has never trained with me goes through the initial consult where breathing is introduced?
I was lucky the April class from the Lexington Healing Arts Academy let me record them on our first class together. 3 out of the 4 I had never worked with before.
Even though they all have been active in the past/present, they have never been taken through my detailed coaching or any breathing exercises.
With these videos I want you to focus on a few things from a “new client” perspective”.
I want you to notice:
- How I break down the activity. I start with one aspect of the breathing exercise and let them practice/fail, and I slowly get more detailed and add other cues.
- How much I repeat what I say. exhale, keep exhaling, exhale, more….more exhaling, keep going. I’m not afraid to keep asking for a certain thing, and you shouldn’t either. Cue it until they do it.
- How complimentary I am. For my friends and loved ones, I might seem like I have a cold distant personality, but for new clients, I’m the nicest most encouraging person on the planet. Let people know they’re doing a good job. At Enhacing Life, we take all aspect of training seriously…including breathing. Our new clients get a lot of praise for doing these things correctly.
- How it’s not perfect. Detailed coaching doesn’t mean it has to be perfect. It means it’s always improving 🙂
Throughout the videos, you’ll also hear me talk to the new students. I want you to notice I don’t impress them with big words. If you’re dealing with interns or new hires (new trainers), you can’t start them off where you’re at. You’ve gotta give them the big picture, you have to start with practical information and keep it simple simple simple.
Disclaimer: these students took cues really well. Over the next few months I will be doing consults that will be recorded. My hope is for you to watch me fail and problem solve with people who are extremely difficult 🙂
Hope this was helpful!