Practice Essentials offers practical tips and guidelines for the professional beginning their practice. Members interested in learning about how a veteran coach approaches a leadership coaching endeavor will also benefit from these resources. Client Engagement: Engaging effectively with client organizations and the individuals you coach can make or break a coaching project and how you are viewed as a coaching professional. In this MasterClass, we look at what defines a client engagement, steps in the process, including how to decide if to proceed with the organization, and then with the individual client and deciding whether or not to have a chemistry check. Mini-MasterClass: Coaching Essentials: Client Engagement - Part I Chemistry Meeting: We often meet with a client before deciding whether to proceed forward. At times this is to allow the client to choose who, as a coach, is best for them. The chemistry meetings described here are for a executive coaching engagements. However, the concepts are equally useful and applicable for life and health coaches. Lew Stern offers us a detailed list of 11 agenda items for a first meeting as well as an extensive Coaching Chemistry Checksheet (under Related Resources at the bottom of the page). Decide for yourself which items are useful. There is also a wide range of approaches to initial sessions. David Peterson, for example, has the one sentence beginning, "How can I be of most service to you right now." Whether your strengths are structured or emergent, these items are useful for thinking about or planning a session. Mini-MasterClass: Coaching Essentials: Chemistry Meeting - Part II Business Essentials: What kinds of infrastructures do you need? How can you spend less time on administration? Remember, we are here to support you in your practice. Your feedback is integral to our mission. If you have any comments or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.