Managing client expectations is KEY when transitioning from serving 1-on-1 coaching clients to a group coaching program.
How can you get started managing client expectations?
By creating firm boundaries.
Clarifying your boundaries is key in having successful relationships with clients, especially in group settings.
You must re-educate your clients about what 1:1 support looks like in a group coaching environment.
How to get started creating firm boundaries:
- What are you promising vs. what is overdelivering?
- Where do the hard boundaries need to exist?
I help you get clear on the promise you are delivering, how to set boundaries around the level of access to you that clients have, and the importance of educating your clients on how a group container works and benefits them.
There are 3 things you need to do, in order to align your group coaching program with your ideal client.
- Define your audience. You must understand what their past experiences with group coaching programs are, and then know how those experiences are informing their beliefs about what a group coaching program entails.
- Know the type of learning environment your audience excels in. Recognize your own coaching style, so you can set clear expectations from the start.
- Proactively acknowledge where the gaps may be in your process.
Misalignment of expectations often occurs because people are misinformed about how much access they get to you as the creator during the program, the number of touchpoints they will have, and the curriculum itself. You, as the creator, as the business coach must get clear on the gaps you actually want to address and teach.
If you need help aligning and managing client expectations, with how your group program will actually run, then this episode is for you!
Key Highlights of the Episode
This episode was extremely actionable and insightful. Here are a few key highlights:
- The need to re-educate your clients about what they can expect from you when you are doing a group program, instead of doing 1:1
- Determine where your boundaries need to be. What are you promising vs. what is overdelivering? Where do the hard boundaries need to exist?
- Transitioning from codependency to a co-working relationship with your clients where you help them do it for themselves
- Debunking the myth that group coaching programs don’t have any 1:1 support
- The 3 things you need to do manage client expectations effectively
- Understanding whether you coach more from masculine energy or feminine energy. Does your client need more therapeutic, encouraging support at this time, or do they need more analytical and strategic? Most coaches will default to one or the other. Clients need to understand what they need and you must clearly communicate the expectations of what you will deliver.
- And lots more! Tune in now.
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