Thursday, August 2, 2012
We all know that a strong opening question at the beginning of a coaching session can really help set the tone for a productive and insight-full meeting. How do you go beyond “What’s gone well since the last time we met?” and “What have been your biggest challenges?”
- Since the last time we met, if I were to interview your colleagues at work and ask them what changes they’ve seen in your behaviors, what would they say?
- Consider what has happened to you in your life and work since the last time we met… If you were going to write a book about it, what would the title be?
- On a scale of 1 to 10 -- 1 representing where you were during our last session and 10 representing where you would like to have been by today -- where are you now?
- Part of your goal is [insert the goal here … e.g., being more succinct… speaking more confidently, etc.] Please demonstrate that goal while summarizing the progress you‘ve made since the last time we met.
- What have you learned about yourself [professionally, personally] since our last meeting?
- How have you brought out the best of you in the time since we last connected?
In 2002, Brenda left the corporate world and founded BDA International. Now, with clients that span the globe and with offices in both the U.S. and Asia, Brenda travels the world speaking, training, and coaching individuals, entrepreneurs, and corporations to greater success through creative yet practical brand development.