In every aspect of our lives, questions are powerful. Whether as a parent, friend, colleague, manager, leader, or coach, questions serve many purposes.
One challenge coaches face is shifting their own mindsets and behaviors. Try these 9 questions before responding to your client’s statements and responses.
Just like a great story has a beginning, middle and end, so does a coaching engagement. Here are 5 questions I ask clients at the end of a coaching engagement.
Asking questions demonstrates curiosity, shows interest, solicits answers, engages others, prompts shifts in thoughts and actions, fosters reflection, helps to reframe a situation, helps generate ideas and solutions, and builds rapport.
All coaches offered for your consideration have biographies and are competent and capable professionals. However, they may not all fit your coaching needs. Therefore, it is important for you to interview the coach or coaches who seem to align most with your interests. This will give both you and the coach(es) the opportunity to explore suitability to meet your needs.